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Archive for October 14th, 2010

allthatsparklesuk auctioning obvious fake 256GB Kingston on ebay

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This Kingston flash drive being auctioned by allthatsparklesuk on ebay is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Apart from anything else the DataTraveler 200 is not produced in 256GB capacity!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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32GB flash drives from ebay seller ebuyerexpress seem a bit cheap

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The 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from top rated seller ebuyerexpress seem a bit too cheap to us. Looking at this seller’s feedback we wouldn’t give a top rating – but then we concluded a long time ago that ebay ratings seem to be based on whether they make money from the seller rather than actual customer satisfaction!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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October 14, 2010 at 10:31 PM

256GB DT310 from ebayer realdeal*_01 sure to be counterfeit

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from realdeal*_01 are too cheap to be genuine. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

parky_cae has private ebay auction for notorious fake flash drive

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The leather and steel model of flash drive in this private ebay auction from parky_cae is a notorious fake – always has a fake capacity (usually no more than 2GB can be stored before it corrupts files) – if you buy this model of flash drive on ebay you will end up with trashed files! As parky_cae recently bought another model of fake 32GB flash drive from tom.chen0616 can we expect to see this one come up at auction soon too?

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

ebay charity auctions for Kingston flash drives from miggy1582

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Seller miggy1582 has a number of ebay charity auctions for lots of 5 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 256 and lots of 10 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. We are pretty certain that they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

zhangjich2009 and zlhaiquw sell fake 64GB Sony flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Sony USB flash drives listed on ebay by zhangjich2009 (above) and zlhaiquw (below) are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. Sony have never sold any flash drives that look like this!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Beware flash memory items on ebay from qinghuattt – they are fakes

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Seller qinghuattt has listed a range of fake capacity and counterfeit flash memory items on ebay including the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this listing, 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives, 32GB Sandisc SDHC memory cards and generic micro SDHC cards all of which are sure to be fake capacity, which corrupts files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.