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price for 4GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer 199computerstore seems too low

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The buy it now price for these 4GB Kingston flash drives seems a bit on the low price to us; we can’t see how the seller could be making anything on these if they are 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.

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September 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM

ebay alert: counterfeit DT310 flash drives listed by zhy66888

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from zhy66888 are fake capacity counterfeits 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.

Beware, leather & steel type flash drives on ebay will corrupt files

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The model of USB flash drive shown in this listing on ebay UK from ruizhi65r has always proved to be fake capacity and 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.

“Defective” USB flash drives listed on ebay – not defective – FAKE!!

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A lot of ebay members worldwide are now listing “defective” flash drives for sale. They are (for the most part) not defective – they are deliberately created fake capacity flash drives. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

The majority of the models of flash drive listed on ebay sites as “faulty” or “defective are familiar to the team at fightflashfraud – but the one shown on the left is new to us.

Selller chu19 (ID registered on ebay Germany on 18.03.10) had two active listings for this supposedly 128GB model of USB flash drive when we looked. The seller lists it as being from Xisstech – we could find absolutely no trace of Xisstech.

We’d be interested to hear from seller chu19 about where these came from. We strongly advise all ebayers not to buy “defective” flash memory – you can not reliably “fix” fake flash memory items. We also strongly 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.

Dave’s fix for a powerangollee fake flash drive

Hello all,
I purchased a flash drive from Powerangolee which was rated at 16GB turned out to be 4GB in a fancy dress costume with a faked capacity. It was cheap thankfully and easily restored to fully working condition.
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January 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM

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Merple’s guide to fixing hacked flash drives

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An ebayer who was warned by the owner of this blog about a fake flash drive she purchased managed to fix her drive so that is now a usable innocent – no longer a fake capacity frankenflash monster. You can see the guide she wrote about how she did this here – if you bought the same model try her solution and let fightflashfraud know how you got on by leaving a reply to this post.

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January 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

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