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Archive for April 7th, 2009

Sony Upgrades Kingston DataTraveler DTI/2GB To 64GB – The Dark Side Of Counterfeit USB Flash Pen Drives – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 7, 2009

Would Sony upgrade Kingston’s DataTraveler 2GB DTI/2GB to an amazing 64GB? They are competitors in the usb flash drive market. Why would Sony give Kingston a helping hand and make a 2GB usb flash drive walk on water? To demonstrate they have more knowledge and expertise? FlashChipTutor doesn’t think so. It is just more fake flash spin from counterfeiters who continue to attack both brand names to make their fake flash profits.

Resellers looking to make a fast dollar order from these wholesale internet sites in the Orient. For $15 US can a counterfeit. Most are resold on eBay. “Upgrading” is a polite word used in the orient for digitally altering a usb flash drive to lie about it’s true capacity to the operating system.

Important Reading:

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

Sony did not exactly upgrade this usb flash drive. It is also the lime model and that would be only 2GB true capacity if it actually has the right flash drive chip inside. Anyone who used this drive will suffer data loss once they exceed 2GB.

64GBSonyAsAKingston-Cost

64GBSonyAsAKingston

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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16GB USB Flash Drive Pastel Spring Colours Selling as a Sony DataTraveler – Fake Counterfeit – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 7, 2009

Sony and Kingston brands are being targeted by counterfeiters. Please check Sony and Kingston websites for usb flash drives to find attractive 16GB usb flash drives offered in pleasant spring colours!

Kingston does offer DataTraveler 101 usb flash drives with similar colours, only it is a swivel drive not capped. Also it says Kingston, not Sony! Kingston is offering the 16GB at $56 US but we found a seller charging over $70 for a drive never made by Kingston. Is the surcharge because Sony’s name is being used? This drive is not made by Sony either.

Important Reading:

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

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel-Cost

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel

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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