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Counterfeit SD6/32GB 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity – Class 6 Kingston Memory Card

Posted by flashchiptutor on October 17, 2010

Beware Kingston SD6/32GB 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity – Class 6 Kingston Memory Card model advertised as 32GB with this packaging and card markings of 32BG 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 memory card in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this memory card!

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 item, it is not only for usb flash drive but includes validation information useful for memory cards too.

Front Packaging

KingstonSDHC-226

Back Packaging:

KingstonSDHC-228

This item is not made in Class 6 and only up to a capacity of 8GB, not 32GB. This is what the highest real SD4/8GB looks like.

SDHC6 topview 8GB

Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/8GB

The SD6/32GB SDHC below is a fake.

KingstonSDHC-235

The serial information is missing.

KingstonSDHC-232

A genunine Kingston class 6 in 32 GB looks like this:SDHC6 32GB U top

32GB Secure Digital High Capacity Ultimate – Class 6 – Part Number: SD6/32GB-U

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:

  • http://fakememorysentinel.wordpress.com/
  • http://fakeflashnews.wordpress.com/
  • http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/<a
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