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Archive for November 9th, 2010

256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer swerty24 are fakes

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by swerty24 are fakes – the model of flash drive pictured is not made in this capacity. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeits 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.

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moniruzzaman2010 lists fake Sony flash drive on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from moniruzzaman2010 (item number 160503829657) is a fake – all Sony Vaio USB flash drives are fakes! This fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

sbonnay lists notorious fake 128GB flash drive on ebay

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The supposedly USB flash drive in this ebay listing from sbonnay is a notorious fake on every possible level – all the leather and steel type flash drives sold on ebay are fake capacity and all Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes! The buyer of this flash drive will find that this notorious fake corrupts their files 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.

128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer hay4ever

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller hay4ever are genuine we wonder why this seller is taking the risk of auctioning them rather than using a buy it now listing which is by far the most cost effective way of selling a number of USB flash drives. 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, guarantee 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 guarantee 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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November 9, 2010 at 5:49 PM

256GB DT310 in ebay auction from sarwar.ali7 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive (ebay item number 250723375996) is 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, guarantee 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 guarantee 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from jace1963 sure to be counterfeit

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from jace1963 is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one will find that the USB flash drive corrupts files 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.

128GB Corsair flash drives on ebay from ateszltd look wrong

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It looks as though ebay seller ateszltd bought the Corsair flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier as the model shown is not made in 128GB capacity – as the seller would have realised had he or she taken the precaution of checking the Corsair web site before buying these. Unless we are much mistaken these Corsair Voyager USB flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits which will corrupt 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.