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128GB Kingston DataTraveler Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – DTI Series – White With Grey – DTI/1GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 4, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler advertised as 128GB with drive colour white with grey in white black packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is likely to have a real capacity in line with it’s colour coding case. Old smaller capacity Kingston usb flash drives are frequent targets for counterfeiting and digitally altering to report a much larger capacity than the flash chip can support.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.


The grey Kingston DataTraveler is the Data Traveler USB flash drive – 1GB DTI/1GB usb flash drive. There is no guarantee that this fake will have a real capacity of 1GB. Much depends on the flash drive chip used, not the shell casing.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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