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Archive for January 20th, 2011

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from algate_technology

In the unlikely event that the the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by algate_technology are genuine the seller could make a big loss on the auctions. 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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ebayer exodus_emporiums demonstrates the importance of careful reading

This ebay listing from exodus_emporiums is titled “Kingston DT310 Data Traveler 256GB Quality Copy” – meaning fake capacity counterfeit. In the main body of the listing the seller says:

DataTraveler 310 USB Flash drive is ideal for storing and transferring digital images and presentations and transporting all kinds of data. With capacities up to 256GB, 1GB of that being uncorrupted.

Features/Specifications

Capacities – 256GB

Uncorrupted – 1GB

So – everything after 1GB (the real capacity) gets corrupted! Hardly goes with the statement “ideal for storing and transferring digital images and presentations” does it. Sadly many ebayers don’t read listings properly so no doubt quite a few will buy a fake capacity counterfeit from exodus_emporiums then wonder why their files get corrupted!

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive on ebay from trentmorris99

Is the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 in this ebay listing from trentmorris99 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

January 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM

64GB Corsair Voyager USB flash drives on ebay from rafal_haza

The 64GB Corsair Voyager flash drives listed on ebay by rafal_haza seem a little too cheap to us which makes us suspect that this seller may have bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China which sell fake capacity counterfeits. If they are counterfeits then anyone using one of these USB flash drives will find it 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.

fake 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from francisco3520

The 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by francisco3520 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts files. As these obviously came from a fraudulent supplier any other flash memory item from this seller is pretty certain to be fake.

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from gpeeek

Are the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by gpeeek genuine? If they are the seller is taking a risk by auctioning them. 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 on ebay from stefitzs2011 sure to corrupt files

We are sure that the 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 260724165021) from stefitzs2011 will be fake capacity, and a fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM