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Archive for January 15th, 2011

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer scott92214

The 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebay seller scott92214 seem rather 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.

.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/h2testw-gold-standard-in-detecting-fake-capacity-flash”>test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

<a href="https://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/report-fakes-andWe advise everyone who buys flash memory items to Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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64GB Corsair Voyager USB flash drives from ebayer die2013out

We are certain that the 64GB Corsair flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 160530695315) from new member die2013out are fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone who bought one will find that the USB flash drive corrupts their files. At this price they simply could not be genuine unless they were stolen in a heist.

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 Sony Vaio flash drive in ebay auctions from bobik68

There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive, all are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one (whether from ebay seller bobik68 or elsewhere) will find that the USB flash drive 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.

256GB DT310 flash drive from ebayer baricom too cheap

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from baricom is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive 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.