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Archive for November 10th, 2010

counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives from ebay seller uks300

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay by uks300 are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one will find it 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.

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32GB flash drives from ebayer blorangejuice are notorious fakes

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The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 180585350872) from 180585350872 are notorious fakes and anyone who bought one will discover that it corrupts files after a while. This seller obviously didn’t do his or her homework before buying these 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.

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November 10, 2010 at 9:05 PM

flash drives on ebay from superior365 sure to corrupt your files

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If you buy a USB flash drive from seller superior365 you will find that it corrupts your files after a while because the real capacity is a lot less than it appears. These fakes are programmed to report a false capacity for the operating system – the real capacity is likely to be 2GB and will certainly not be more than 8GB.

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 DT200 flash drives from simonc76auctions on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by simonc76auctions are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys will find the 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from cityhallsg are counterfeit

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by cityhallsg 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.

DT310 flash drives from ebayer haanx006 unlikely to be genuine

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It seems extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by haanx006 are 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 DT200 flash drives from ebayer beautiful_life_usa

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It seems very unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in ebay auctions from beautiful_life_usa are 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.