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Archive for January 27th, 2011

32GB Sony Vaio flash drives from ebayer conectionusa will trash files

The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from conectionusa are fake capacity and anyone who buys one will find that it corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes.

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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Used 256GB Kingston DT300 on ebay from seller magyargyerek79

As the used 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive in this ebay auction from magyargyerek79 does not appear to have any engraving on the USB connector we are pretty sure it will turn out to be 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.

counterfeit 128GB Corsair USB flash drives from ebayer hemal_aus

The 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from hemal_aus is a fake capacity counterfeit – the genuine 128GB Corsair does not look like this! Anyone who buys 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.

Bargain price 256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer kubicki2008

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from kubicki2008 (item number 320647517247) are genuine then they are a great bargain. If not…

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 27, 2011 at 12:08 AM