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Archive for October 15th, 2010

64GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer anekka1 seems a bit cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from anekka1 seems a bit low which makes us wonder if this seller made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier in China. 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.

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October 15, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Beware 128GB flash drives on ebay from seller hatakekakashi2010

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As well as this notorious leather and steel model of USB flash drive (always fake capacity and corrupts files) seller hatakekakashi2010 has listings for 128GB Sony Vaio flash drives (something that simply does not exist except as a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files) – anyone who buys a flash drive from hatakekakashi2010 will find it corrupts their files.

As hatakekakashi2010 is registered in Malaysia, but gives the item location as Japan, we think this looks like a case of deliberate fraud on ebay rather than an unwitting ebayer who bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

kalnickis lists obvious fake Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing are very obvious fakes – they are the wrong colour! The seller obviously bought these fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives from mznxm on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from mznxm are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 on ebay from seller yuchangbing2010

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from yuchangbing2010 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

dajavier2003 lists Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay – this is a fake!

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Our thanks to Beth for drawing our attention to this obvious fake flash drive listed on ebay by dajavier2003. All Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Any who buys a Sony Vaio flash drive will discover that it is fake capacity and 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from ebayer banynoor

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay are genuine then seller banynoor risks making a big loss by auctioning them. We think it is more likely that they are fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

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.