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Archive for November 17th, 2010

wisyee118 selling fake 64GB Kingston DataTravler flash drives on ebay

Seller wisyee118 has a number of ebay listings for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives (both the DT150 and DT200 models) – they are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys a USB flash drive from wisyee118 will find that it corrupts his 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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Beware ebay fake flash seller west2cn – buy and corrupt your files!

Seller west2cn has a range of flash memory items for sale on ebay (USB flash drives and memory cards) all of which will be fakes. Anyone who buys a memory card or USB flash drive from west2cn 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.

sm.malls lists counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 220697909529) from sm.malls are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebay seller dstbak likely to be fake

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We think it is extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from seller dstbak 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 idahodirect83864 sure to be fakes

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We are pretty certain that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by idahodirect83864 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, 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 Kingston DT310 USB flash drives on ebay from zziron

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The 256GB Kinston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by zziron seem a bit 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, 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.

Bought a flash drive on ebay from audiosavings? Test with h2testw

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If you bought the 16GB flash drive shown in the ebay listing above (item number 390254286558) from audiosavings you are advised to test it immediately as an ebay member reports that they are fakes. The member tested with Michel Machado’s program f3 for non Windows users (an alternative to Harald Bögeholz’s Windows based program h2testw) but we’d still recommend anyone with access to a Windows computer to test with h2testw as f3 seems to need a bit more technical understanding.

The seller currently has a listing for 8GB flash drives (ebay item number 390254249944) – we’d suggest that buyers test these too as a comment about this model in a previous listing (ebay item number390254286548) suggests these may be 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.

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November 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM