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Counterfeit DT200/16GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 10, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT200 advertised as 16GB with this packaging and drive markings of 16GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce them, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

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. Use this new guide: Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.


Kingston never made a DT200 in 16GB capacity. The colour coding of black and yellow is for the DT200 64GB seen below.

DT200 64GB angled top closed

All Genuine Kingston DataTraveler DT200 usb flash drives are engraved on the usb flash connector tip. Read the guide mentioned above to learn more.

Additional Reading:

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

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

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