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Archive for November 11th, 2010

64GB flash drives in ebay auction from greatdeals765 are fakes

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These supposedly 64GB USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by greatdeals765 are notorious fake capacity flash drives. As those of us who were foolish enough to buy this notorious leather and steel type flash drive on ebay know this model is always 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.

USB flash drives & memory cards from ebay seller sherafgunkhan

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It seems that ebay seller sherafgunkhan has been shopping in fake flash land as the Corsair flash drive in this ebay listing is not genuine – it is the wrong model to have a capacity of 128GB. As this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier the memory cards and the 256GB Kingston DT300 flash drives from sherafgunkhan are no doubt fakes 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.

chelspenparkltd auctions notorious fake capacity flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel type flash drives being auctioned on ebay by chelspenparkltd are notorious fakes. This model of USB flash drive is alway fake capacity and corrupts files. The real capacity of these is usually 2GB and has never proved to be more than 4GB – nowhere near the advertised capacity of 128GB!

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 xphil1013x

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The model of flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from xphil1013x is not the genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive – we previously reported our suspicion about the Kingston flash drives from this seller being counterfeit – these certainly are. This seller obviously 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.

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November 11, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from furryroy

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 280587391362) are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of thes USB flash drives 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.

Used 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay from strontium27 is fake

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The used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay listing from strontium27 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. It is the wrong colour to be genuine!

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 on ebay from hassan22 tested?? Don’t think so!

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Seller hassan22 claims in this ebay listing (item number 260690917451) That these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives are tested and fully working. Unless they were stolen from somewhere we don’t think so as it is not possible to sell a genuine one for £51.99. Buyers can check whether the Kingston flash drives from hassan22 are genuine (and therefore stolen) or fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier 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.