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Counterfeit DT101/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive – Yellow Silver 128 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and yellow is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, 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.

These DT101/128GB usb flash drives are fakes:

DT101-128GB-Group

The highest capacity Kingston Technologies made for a DT101 usb flash drive is only 16GB. Any other size offered by wholesalers, retailers or internet sites is a fake with an upgraded capacity that does not have a 128GB flash memory chip inside. Upgraded means the usb flash drive has been digitally manipulated to lie about it’s true size to operating system. This means customers will lose their files as soon as they go beyond the real size of the flash memory chip.

The genuine Kingston DT101 usb flash drives:

DT101 angled Group

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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