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Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Guide

Posted by flashchiptutor on January 25, 2009

Please Check Kingston’s Official Site for the flash USB drives currently offered. They do not offer any KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive with a capacity of 128GB. The highest capacity appears to be 64GB.

Update June 16th 2009. There is now a 128GB usb flash drive from Kingston see: Kingston Technologies Releases DT200 128GB USB Flash Drive To Market

Reported to SOSFakeFlash, we have documented some of the sources for these 128GB USB Flash Drives that are stealing the Kingston Name for counterfeiting and selling false capacity usb flash drives. You will find useful information to help you learn and spot the fakes – what you can to to find a genuine Kingston USB Flash Drive on the internet.

To see the highest size currently offered go http://www.newegg.com

These sites all have Kingston flash drives to offer that can not be found at Kingston’s official site. If Kingston makes the drive and size you can be sure they will list it. If they don’t, watch out! You are likely to be buying a counterfeit usb flash drive.









Feel free to perform your own investigation on these sites using the official Kingston site as your guide and compass to find the counterfeits out there.

Finally recently offered on ebay:

Kingston 128 GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 DataTraveler Black
Free Shipping!!! Available in 5 different Colors!!!


described as:

100% Tested for Reliability
Free Technical Support
Easy to Follow Installation Instructions
Designed to Meet or Exceed Industry Standards for Performance and Reliability

With large capacity, the sleek, practical, and attractively designed DataTraveler 110 contains room for high-definition photos, graphics-intensive documents, videos, spreadsheets, presentations, term papers, and music that can be stored and retrieved in a flash. The affordable DataTraveler 110 serves the needs of the budget-conscious user as well as those looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact design. DataTraveler 110 features a retractable USB connector for ease of use and safe housing.

By the way, what does Kingston have to say about the DataTraveler 110 . See for yourself. How the model does not match.

Counterfeiters of brand names are doing a lot of dam mage. To the brand name and also to the buyer when they start losing data the moment they exceed the true capacity of the drive.

Do not think eBay is the only place where this happens. It can be found everywhere and anywhere. If you want to buy a brand name usb flash drive on the internet. DO YOUR HOMEWORK, ALWAYS CHECK THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR A MANUFACTURER’S offerings. That is the first step in protecting yourself from a counterfeit and false capacity usb flash drive.

If the information presented makes you wary about buying a Kingston flash drive on the internet, you should know that Kingston also sells the drives directly. If you buy from them – you won’t have to worry about acquiring a counterfeit. From what victims of fake flash purchases have to say in hindsight? They would rather have spent more and avoided the ordeal they went through.

If you want to learn more about Kingston Flash Based Products:


Kingston has written the definitive document related to memory and the technology behind it. Everything you ever wanted to know about memory can be found here.


A 13 page PDF document describing everything you need to know about Flash memory.

Kingston has made a great effort to educate the public. You will find the information useful and interesting.

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