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Sony MicroVault Genuine USB Flash Drives – Archive Of Retired Models To Avoid Fakes And Counterfeits

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 26, 2009

The Sony Microvault brand name is famous, trusted by consumers. Seized by fraudulent sellers,this brand name is used to lure unsuspecting buyers into buying counterfeits and fakes. The dark side of flash drive selling they scam and fraud – hurt both Sony and the general buying public. Advertising capacity as high as 64GB these fakes are as generally 512MB and lower in real size. Current at time of publishing the highest size produced by Sony for Micro Vault is 32GB. These imitations cause data loss. They ruin uninformed resellers on the internet who do not do their product research. eBay is the most popular site for distribution to unsuspecting buyers.

Extremely old models are not found at most Sony sites for inspection. To assist buyers and resellers the FrankenFlash Project has to put together a visual archive to assist in research and to preserve information. We have a list of models, their codes and photos. It will show you the true evolution of the Sony micro vault flash drive. How counterfeiters have used early packaging and attempted to make their imposters seem genuine. The earliest capacities are presented because they provide very important clues for the fakes that will be presented in a new series of articles to be published at FlashDriveFacts.

Covered are the following capacities: 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB

We begin with a list of flash drives and their codes followed by photo’s of the genuine drives for you to inspect and last but not least, the most famous counterfeit that is being sold as a Sony Microvault.

The List:

USM1GH – 1GB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2.0
USM2GJX – 2 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0
USM4GJX – 4 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0
USM1GJ – 1GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0
USM2GJ – 2GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0
USM4GJ – 4GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0
USM1GL – 1GB MICRO VAULT CLICK USB 2.0
USM2GLX – 2GB MICRO VAULT CLICK TURBO USB 2.0
USM512J – 512MB MICRO VAULT USB2.0
USM128B – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH MS READER/WRITER
USM1GJX – 1 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0
USM1GLX – 1GB MICRO VAULT CLICK TURBO USB 2.0
USM8GJ – 8GB MICROVAULT CLASSIC USB2.0
USM512H – 512MB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2.0
USM128U2G – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 GOLD
USM1GD – 1GB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM128U2B – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 BLUE
USM1GE – 1GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM128 – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.
USM2GE – 2GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM128U2R – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 RED
USM64 – 64MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE
USM128E – 128MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM256D – 256MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM256F – 256MB BIOMETRIC MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM256E – 256MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM16 – 16MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.
USM512E – 512MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM512D – 512MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)
USM32 – 32MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.
USM128D – 128MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

The Archive Photo Gallery:

USM1GH – 1GB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2.0

USM1GH - 1GB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2

USM2GJX – 2 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0

USM2GJX - 2 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2

USM4GJX – 4 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0

USM4GJX - 4 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2

USM1GJ – 1GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0

USM1GJ - 1GB MICRO VAULT USB 2

USM2GJ – 2GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0

USM2GJ - 2GB MICRO VAULT USB 2

USM4GJ – 4GB MICRO VAULT USB 2.0

USM8GJ - 8GB MICROVAULT CLASSIC USB2

USM1GL – 1GB MICRO VAULT CLICK USB 2.0

USM1GL - 1GB MICRO VAULT CLICK USB 2

USM2GLX – 2GB MICRO VAULT CLICK TURBO USB 2.0

USM2GLX - 2GB MICRO VAULT CLICK TURBO USB 2

USM512J – 512MB MICRO VAULT USB2.0

USM512J - 512MB MICRO VAULT USB2

USM128B – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH MS READER/WRITER

USM128B - 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH MS READER-WRITER

USM1GJX – 1 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2.0

USM1GJX - 1 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2

USM1GLX – 1GB MICRO VAULT CLICK TURBO USB 2.0

USM1GJX - 1 GB MICRO VAULT TURBO USB 2

USM8GJ – 8GB MICROVAULT CLASSIC USB2.0

USM8GJ - 8GB MICROVAULT CLASSIC USB2

USM512H – 512MB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2.0

USM512H - 512MB MICRO VAULT TINY USB 2

USM128U2G – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 GOLD

USM128U2G - 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2

USM1GD – 1GB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM1GD - 1GB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM128U2B – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 BLUE

USM128U2B - 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2

USM1GE – 1GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM1GE - 1GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM128 – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.

USM128 - 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE

USM2GE – 2GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM2GE - 2GB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM128U2R – 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2.0 RED

USM128U2R - 128MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB 2

USM64 – 64MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE

USM64 - 64MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE

USM128E – 128MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM128E - 128MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM256D – 256MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM256D - 256MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM256F – 256MB BIOMETRIC MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM256F - 256MB BIOMETRIC MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM256E – 256MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM256E - 256MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM16 – 16MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.

USM16

USM512E – 512MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM512E - 512MB ELITE MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM512D – 512MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM512D - 512MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2

USM32 – 32MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE.

USM32 - 32MB MICRO VAULT WITH USB INTERFACE

USM128D – 128MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2.0)

USM128D - 128MB MINI MICRO VAULT (USB 2

The usb flash drives presented are genuine and sony did produce them at one time. While this archive does not cover everyone and while their are variations in product codes according the target sale market, you can easily see the evolution. What is also very clear is that Sony never produced these models sold as MicroVault in various packaging and sizes.

SonyMicroVaultUnPackaged-StickerSizes

If you see any like this for sale, please report the internet site, the page and the seller information immediately to

stopfakes@am.sony.com

The FrankenFlash Project and FlashDriveFacts asks that you help Sony to identify these sites and sellers. It is the only way we can get rid of the counterfeits, spare people from the consequences of data loss and fincial loss.

If you bought a countefeit on eBay please report in to SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab

For interesting background reading see: Fake Sony 32GB 64GB 120GB 360GB 500GB Micro Vault USB Flash Drives Available on eBay!

For current information on the Fake and Counterfeit USB Flash drives visit the main site:

http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/

You will find links to the different sites participating in the FrankenFlash Project, each specialized in different subject areas of this issue.

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