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Archive for December 14th, 2010

Counterfeit 32GB Kingston flash drive on ebay from pro-sell-a

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The flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 160519209512) from pro-sell-a is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – if this was a genuine Kingston the capacity would be 2GB not 32GB!

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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aussiespecials auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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We think it very likely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay in this listing (item number 250741544309) and others 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 DT310 in ebay auction from carilutorres76 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by carilutorres76 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.

Kingston DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from hector6886

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We think it very unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this auction and the 32GB one also listed at auction by hector6886 are genuine – especially as it seems they are being drop-shipped from Hong Kong. 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.

Counterfeit 32GB Transcend flash drives on ebay from pmjsdirect

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The 32GB Transcend USB flash drives in this ebay listing from pmjsdirect (item number 260706133403) are fake capacity counterfeits – this model is not made in capacities above 16GB. Anyone who buys one of thes USB flash drives 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.

Counterfeit 32GB Kingston USB flash drives from akr.8 on ebay

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As the 32GB Kingston USB flash drives in this ebay listing from akr.8 (item number 260705879821) are obviously fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files we think it very likely that the 16GB model (item number 260705870469) being sold by akr.8 will also be fake. A fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive always 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.

seems onestopmagicbox is selling drop-shipped flash drives on ebay

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It looks as though the USB flash drives being sold in this ebay listing (item number 120656807687) by onestopmagicbox are being delivered from outside the UK. It seems that this seller has entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a supplier (probably in China) so they are delivered to the buyer straight from the original supplier. This means that onestopmagicbox has no opportunity to check that what is being sold is genuine – and we don’t think it is. This model of USB flash drive is usually fake capacity and corrupts files and we think these will be the same.

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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December 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM