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Where Is The Serial Number On DT200 Kingston USB Flash Drives?

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 12, 2011

People are searching the internet for information on serial numbers for Kingston usb flash drives. If they bought a genuine item, the serial number is in plain view. For older datatraveler usb flash drives, it is on the side of the usb flash drive. For newer usb flash drives, especially high end usb flash drives the serial number is engraved on the usb connector tip. Kingston Technologies began engraving the serial number for every single usb DataTraveler on the connector tip to fight against counterfeiting. It is additional overhead and work but they believe it is worth the effort to protect consumers and resellers.

If you need to verify if the DataTraveler usb flash drive you bought is a genuine item or a counterfeit you should read:

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.

This article will tell you everything you need to know and how to contact Kingston to validate your DataTraveler usb flash drive.

People interested in the DT200 model need to exercise additional care. Kingston no longer makes it.

DT200 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives Retired Discontinued. Only Remaining Market Left Appears For Counterfeits And Fake DT-200s. More Recent Kingston USB Flash Drives Cheaper Than DT200.

Recent information from the FrankenFlash project indicates the DT200 is still a hot item on the internet, there are many searches for 256GB capacity and even 1 TB Terabyte capacity. The DT200 usb flash drive was only manufactured up to a capacity of 128GB. Where is the global community getting the idea it can be 256Gb or even 1TB?

The DT200 is old news and no longer a good bargain for genuine DataTraveler at high capacity. You can buy one with better read/write speeds a lot cheaper than what the DT200 sold for!

Kingston DataTraveler R500 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DTR500/16GB – DTR500/32GB – DTR500/64GB – DTR500/128GB. The Replacement For DT200 USB Flash Drives. A Close Up Look DataTraveler R500.

If you are looking for the serial number for a Kingston DataTraveler, just look at the usb connector tip. If it is a very old model, check the side of the usb flash drive, it is that simple. If you have a DataTraveler from DT150 onward and do not see a serial number on the usb flash drive connector, you probably bought a fake and at a false capacity.

Make sure you validate your DataTraveler usb flash drive with Kingston. It will not cost you anything and it will give you piece of mind.

If Kingston says your DataTraveler is a counterfeit, test the memory capacity of the flash storage on board:

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Information On DT200 DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Problems:

DT200 256GB – New Capacity Offered By Kingston Technologies. DT200 Now Comes in 256 GB Or Does it?

Kingston DT200 Offers New Capacity – 1TB USB Flash Memory Stick. The Biggest Capacity For A USB Flash Drive Is Available From aliexpress.com. Wholesale Cost For DT200 Is Not Expensive, It Is Cheap. Profit From Selling Upgraded Flash Memory.

eBay Erasing Evidence Of Fraud – Protection Of Fake Memory Sellers Increasing. DT200/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fakes Continue To Be Sold On eBay.


Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

Buying A Kingston DataTraveler DT200 128GB Flash Drive On eBay? What You See Might Not Be What You Receive. Have a look.

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