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counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drive from ebay seller 123_filmer

As the picture in this ebay listing from seller 123_filmer shows the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive but the description matches the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 we’re not sure which model 123_filmer is actually selling here. What we are sure of is that whichever model it is this USB flash drive 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.

oasisthearpy1 lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

The supposed 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from oasisthearpy1 is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The DT200 is simply not made in this capacity.

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.

Dodgy ebay listings for 256GB Kingston flash drive from buddybottle

We are certain that the 256GB Kingston flash drives from buddybottle will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. Although there is no picture in listings the title identifies the model as the DataTraveler 200 which is not made in 256GB capacity. Nobody that we have heard of has multiple high capacity flash drives that are unwanted – so we suspect this seller is being somewhat less than truthful.

Update 15/01/2911
We just spotted ebay item number 260720762976 from seller buddybottle – it has a picture of the supposed 256GB Kingston flash drives – and guess what? They are very obvious fake capacity counterfeits – anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find that it corrupts their 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 256GB Kingston flash drives from d.g.services on ebay

Had ebay seller d.g.services done his or her research properly before buying the seller would have known in advance that these are very obvious fake capacity counterfeit Kingston flash drives. The DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity – a quick look at the Kingston web site would have told the seller this. In this listing (item number 190489649599) d.g.services says:

Kingston 256GB DataTraveler 200

This item has been imported from China and is not working as it should be. Ive been told that it needs HP USB recovery program to get it working.
I have also found out that only about half of memory can be used (80-140GB) All items are new although have been opened.
I will not accept returns or refunds as i have given as much information as i can

We think d.g.services is mistaken about the storage capacity of these fakes and that it is unlikely that they can store as much as 8GB let alone 80GB. Once the real capacity of a fake capacity flash drive is filled it corrupts files.

We wonder if the seller realises that selling counterfeits is actually a criminal offence that could result in prosecution in court.

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 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay from seller all4gems

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this ebay auction from all4gems is very obvious fake capacity counterfeit which 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.

mharvard auctions fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by mharvard are very obvious fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their 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 256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer spacecityseller

The supposedly 256GB Kingston flash drives being auctioned on ebay by spacecityseller are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.