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256GB Kingston DT101 256GB 256 GB DataTraveler 101 USB Flash Drive Counterfeits

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 14, 2009

Beware Kingston DataTraveler Kingston DT101 256GB advertised as 256GB with this packaging and drive etchings of 256GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston has not yet offered this size for sale in ANY Model !. It is sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong.

Currently the largest capacity offered is 64GB on the consumer market. At Kingston’s site you will not find this model in the size shown below, nor in the colour revealed here. The Kingston DT101 is a swivel model, distinct in it’s colours and Kingston etches the same colour on the swivel as the plastic casing for lettering. If they made a 256GB Kingston DT101 you can be sure they would showcase it at their site.

Recently a lot of counterfeit Kingston DT150 DataTraveler usb flash drives have shown up on eBay! You can read about it in Confirmed – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler Ring eBay Sellers minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008 The counterfeit shown here has been offered for sale on eBay too.

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.

DT101 256 GB-Counterfeit

The real Kingston DataTraveler 101 is only made up to 16GB looks like this:

KingstonDataTraveler101-Genuine

To review the models really made by Kingston visit: http://www.kingston.com/flash/dt101.asp

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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3 Responses to “256GB Kingston DT101 256GB 256 GB DataTraveler 101 USB Flash Drive Counterfeits”

  1. Daniel said

    Thanks for the warning. They are selling this in Thailand.

  2. Licardo Robert said

    Yes 64,128,256 and 512Gb are sold at many places in Thailand. So fake – dont buy this hit !!

  3. Licardo Robert said

    Yes 64,128,256 and 512Gb are sold at many places in Thailand. So fake – dont buy this shit !!

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