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Archive for December 21st, 2010

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebay seller missmars42 likely fakes

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We doubt that this 256GB Kiingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive being auctioned by missmars42 (or those already sold) are genuine – there has been no feedback so far from the buyer of the one sold on November 30th (item number 320622882488) using a different picture. That listing made no mention of the (supposed) source of these – a lot sale. Did the buyer discover it was a fake?? Is this why the seller has since “explained” the low price??

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.

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fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from seller aamirsh

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The 256GB flash drives in this ebay auction listing and rhw buy it now listing (item number 290514739890) from seller aamirsh are out and out fakes.

These were manufactured by a fraud gang in China and have nothing whatoever to do with Kingston. This model was never produced in 256GB capacity other than by Chinese counterfeiting gangs!

This seller presumably made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier as a result of not doing the necessary research that sellers should do first. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives from aamirsh will get a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay from paver54

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We are sure that the pair of 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned in this ebay listing from paver54 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. The same applies to those in the buy it now listing (item number 160519571960) – it seems that the seller actually has some suspicions about these from what is said in the listings!

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.

fake 32GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer dwtech

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 280606660367) from seller dwtech are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these 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.

sadaqats selling fake USB flash drives on ebay

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As well as the very obvious fake flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 220713511212) seller sadaqats has also listed the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 at a price too low for them to be genuine. There is no such thing as a real Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. The same will apply to the Kingston flash drives from this seller.

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.

Is 256GB DT310 flash drive from ebayer tashyjane genuine?

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction (item number 260710375913) from tashyjane is genuine the seller is likely to make a loss on the sale. 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.

32GB flash drives from ebayer hairy-potty seem a little cheap

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The price of £24.99 with free P&P for the 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 260707898949) from hairy-potty seems a little low which makes us wonder if they could have come from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that sell fake capacity memory items.

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 21, 2010 at 12:10 PM