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Archive for December 15th, 2010

Are 64GB leather flash drives from marketnet_gre genuine?

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Seller marketnet_gre claims to have tested the 64GB flash drives in this ebay listing with h2testw and shows a screenshot of the program. We are not convinced – if these really passed testing with h2testw then it will be a first! We have tested a number of these leather type flash drives and all those that we tested were fake capacity, and a fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files.

We advise anyone who bought one of these from marketnet_gre to run their own test with h2testw as we have a suspicion that this could be another case of firey pants. We wouldn’t touch any USB flash drive sold by marketnet_gre with a barge pole!

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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Written by fightflashfraud

December 15, 2010 at 11:26 PM

64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from xg_motorsports

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Are these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives being sold on ebay by xg_motorsports 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 15, 2010 at 9:39 PM

vietetoday sells counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Corsair USB flash drives in this ebay listing from vietetoday are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. The model shown is simply not made in 128GB capacity. The seller also has some obvious counterfeit Kingston flash drives.

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 256GB DT310 flash drives from auctionbarnusa1 on ebay

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As seller auctionbarnusa1 has a buy it now listing (item number 290512726320) for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive at 65 dollars as well as a number of auctions for these we are certain that the USB flash drives being sold are fake capacity counterfeits and that 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.

Did you buy one of these 32GB flash drives on ebay from kinam_76?

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If you bought one of these 32GB USB flash drives on ebay from kinam_76 you are strongly advised to test it immediately with h2testw as you may be at risk of data loss.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM

fake 32GB USB flash drives on ebay from seller ibziatrading

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The 32GB flash drive in this private ebay auction from ibziatrading (item number 200554773449) is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller has a number of auctions for these and for 32GB micro SD cards that are no doubt fakes as well.

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.

wfrank2084 auctioning fake 64GB flash drive on ebay

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The 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction from wfrank2084 is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.