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:
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.
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!
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:
Information On DT200 DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Problems:
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