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Counterfeit Corsair Flash Voyager 256GB 256 Fake USB Flash Drive – Pictures And Packaging

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 6, 2011

Beware Of Corsair Flash Voyager Usb flash drives advertised at 256GB with this packaging and drive markings. They are counterfeits, fake! Corsair did not produce them in the size advertised. 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! The Flash Voyager was made in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacity. If you see any advertising for 64GB, 128GB or 256GB you will buy a fake.

This story provides a lot of detail on the counterfeit flash voyager usb memory problem:

Fake 128GB Corsair Flash Drive Counterfeit Voyager Pen Sticks Continue To Be Sold On eBay.

Do not be fooled by term “OEM”. Do not assume counterfeit or fake means the usb flash drives are only knock offs of the Corsair brand name – harmless in your pursuit of profit. These usb flash drives will not contain the advertised capacity of flash memory.

If you list these flash drives on eBay, there is a strong possibility a warning will be issued on the internet by the WatchDog site for flash memory. If your buyers report you, you will be recorded at SOSFakeFlash.

On eBay, the problem of fake memory usb flash drives being sold there remains a very serious problem:

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

Inspectors continue to examine eBay listings for fake flash voyager usb flash drives, in the interest of protecting consumers.

To understand read Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please avoid being scammed with Fake Corsair flash drives. Avoid the temptation to import them from Chinese wholesaling sites. Did you know if you sell these flash drives on eBay your buyers do not have to return them to you for a refund?

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Yes the rules have changed. It is also very difficult for you to get your investiment back from internet wholesalers, especially if you chose not to fund with a credit card. If you were wise enough to use a credit card, you might have the possibility to contact Corsair and ask them to provide you with supporting documentation. The fact is, no Flash Voyager usb flash drive exists above 32GB. Any credit card company can find this out by reviewing the information for the Flash Voyager usb drive at Corsair websites.

Avoid trouble, don’t buy these fakes and save your seller reputation.

What do 256GB Flash Voyager counterfeits look like?

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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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Counterfeit Corsair Flash Voyager 128GB 128 Fake USB Flash Drive – Pictures And Packaging

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 5, 2011

Beware Of Corsair Flash Voyager Usb flash drives advertised at 128GB with this packaging and drive markings. They are counterfeits, fake! Corsair did not produce them in the size advertised. 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. The 128 GB Flash Voyager Corsair fake is very popular on eBay.

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! The Flash Voyager was made in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacity. If you see any advertising for 64GB, 128GB or 256GB you will buy a fake.

This story provides a lot of detail on the counterfeit flash voyager usb memory problem:

Fake 128GB Corsair Flash Drive Counterfeit Voyager Pen Sticks Continue To Be Sold On eBay.

Do not be fooled by term “OEM”. Do not assume counterfeit or fake means the usb flash drives are only knock offs of the Corsair brand name – harmless in your pursuit of profit. These usb flash drives will not contain the advertised capacity of flash memory.

If you list these flash drives on eBay, there is a strong possibility a warning will be issued on the internet by the WatchDog site for flash memory. If your buyers report you, you will be recorded at SOSFakeFlash.

On eBay, the problem of fake memory usb flash drives being sold there remains a very serious problem:

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

Inspectors continue to examine eBay listings for fake flash voyager usb flash drives, in the interest of protecting consumers.

To understand read Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please avoid being scammed with Fake Corsair flash drives. Avoid the temptation to import them from Chinese wholesaling sites. Did you know if you sell these flash drives on eBay your buyers do not have to return them to you for a refund?

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Yes the rules have changed. It is also very difficult for you to get your investment back from internet wholesalers, especially if you chose not to fund with a credit card. If you were wise enough to use a credit card, you might have the possibility to contact Corsair and ask them to provide you with supporting documentation. The fact is, no Flash Voyager usb flash drive exists above 32GB. Any credit card company can find this out by reviewing the information for the Flash Voyager usb drive at Corsair websites.

Avoid trouble, don’t buy these fakes and save your seller reputation.

What do 128GB Flash Voyager counterfeits look like?

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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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Counterfeit Corsair Flash Voyager 64GB 64 Fake USB Flash Drive – Pictures And Packaging

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 4, 2011

Beware Of Corsair Flash Voyager Usb flash drives advertised at 64GB with this packaging and drive markings. They are counterfeits, fake! Corsair did not produce them in the size advertised. 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! The Flash Voyager was made in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacity. If you see any advertising for 64GB, 128GB or 256GB you will buy a fake.

This story provides a lot of detail on the counterfeit flash voyager usb memory problem:

Fake 128GB Corsair Flash Drive Counterfeit Voyager Pen Sticks Continue To Be Sold On eBay.

Do not be fooled by term “OEM”. Do not assume counterfeit or fake means the usb flash drives are only knock offs of the Corsair brand name – harmless in your pursuit of profit. These usb flash drives will not contain the advertised capacity of flash memory.

If you list these flash drives on eBay, there is a strong possibility a warning will be issued on the internet by the WatchDog site for flash memory. If your buyers report you, you will be recorded at SOSFakeFlash.

On eBay, the problem of fake memory usb flash drives being sold there remains a very serious problem:

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

Inspectors continue to examine eBay listings for fake flash voyager usb flash drives, in the interest of protecting consumers.

To understand read Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please avoid being scammed with Fake Corsair flash drives. Avoid the temptation to import them from Chinese wholesaling sites. Did you know if you sell these flash drives on eBay your buyers do not have to return them to you for a refund?

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Yes the rules have changed. It is also very difficult for you to get your investment back from internet wholesalers, especially if you chose not to fund with a credit card. If you were wise enough to use a credit card, you might have the possibility to contact Corsair and ask them to provide you with supporting documentation. The fact is, no Flash Voyager usb flash drive exists above 32GB. Any credit card company can find this out by reviewing the information for the Flash Voyager usb drive at Corsair websites.

Avoid trouble, don’t buy these fakes and save your seller reputation.

What do 64GB Flash Voyager counterfeits look like?

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Notice the usb flash drive could be positioned horizontally or vertically. Also the poor marking for the GB size. Many fake Flash Voyager usb drives just have a sticker covering the original size. Size overwrite is common for fakes.

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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dhgate.com adrian886 Flash Memory Seller – Warning Test Immediately! 128GB USB Thumb Drives Under $15 US

Posted by flashchiptutor on September 6, 2010

If you bought a flash memory item from dhgate.com seller adrian886 seller you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

If your memory item fails testing post a comment on SOSFakeFlash’s Report A Fake Tab and here. You can also document by sending information to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com. Addressing Information is important!

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Please read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please see Validation Memory links for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. Reminder, Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You must divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode.

For a catalogue of common fakes, please see FlashDriveFacts . Scroll down on the left menu bar to see the categories.

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Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

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Corsair USB Flash Drives – Buying And Selling – A Guide

Posted by flashchiptutor on September 9, 2009

Are you interested in buying or selling Corsair USB flash drives? The Flash Survivor and Flash Voyager usb flash drives are well known. Excellent products with a 10 Year Limited Warranty. This is much higher then most brand names currently offer.

  • If you want to buy one, could you buy it just anywhere?
  • If you want to sell them could you buy them from any wholesalers?

Currently Corsair offers:

Flash Survivor
CMFUSBSRVR-8GB 8GB
CMFUSBSRVR-16GB 16GB
CMFUSBSRVR-32GB 32GB

Flash Voyager GT

CMFUSB2.0-16GBGT 16GB

Flash Voyager CMFUSB2.0-4GB 4GB
CMFUSB2.0-8GB 8GB
CMFUSB2.0-16GB 16GB
CMFUSB2.0-32GB 32GB
CMFUSBHC-64GB 64GB
Flash Voyager Mini
CMFUSBMINI-4GB 4GB
CMFUSBMINI-8GB 8GB
CMFUSBMINI-16GB 16GB

Note the capacity sizes offered for Flash Survivor, Flash Voyager GT or Flash Voyager and Flash Voyager Mini. There are no other capacities offered for these models by Corsair. You won’t find any 128GB, yet.

So where is the best to buy? Where is the cheapest price to be found? If you are a consumer, eBay would be the place – you would think. If you are a potential seller, from a wholesaler or wholesale internet site in China, seems logical.

Wrong. That fabulous 10 year limited warranty? Wave it goodbye. The only smart place to buy from if you are a consumer is from a Corsair authorized reseller, period. If you want to sell them, then you need to become an authorized reseller. It is not just about the warranty, it is the fact you are likely to acquire false capacity usb flash drive(s).

We will show you two things to help you understand:

  1. Corsair’s Warning
  2. A Victims Documented Corsair GT Voyager Fake.

Corsair’s Warning

Counterfeiting is a serious problem for flash nand memory based products. Corsair, just like all the other brand names is having it’s merchandise counterfeited.

The issue is serious enough that Corsair now publishes the fact at their support site. If a company does this, they do it because they have no choice and want to warn consumers. If you log in to http://www.corsair.com/helpdesk/default.aspx, then select Flash Memory followed by a Flash Voyager USB Pen Drive model you will see the following message:

NOTICE: Warning about counterfeit Corsair drives

CorsairTechSupportExpress

Key is the following:

“We have recently seen some number of counterfeit Corsair drives available in the market, usually from unauthorized sellers or third party sites such as EBay”

SOSFakeFlash can confirm that the eBay is a third party site where counterfeit Corsair USB Flash Voyager have been sold. In fact, in the last year of SOSFakeFlash’s operation it is the only internet site reported so far where these counterfeits have been sold.

Many sellers hoping to make a large profit bought these counterfeits from wholesaling sites in the Orient, they then offered them on eBay. As a result, not only did these eBay sellers have many angry buyers, if reported to SOSFakeFlash with supporting evidence, their reputations permanently stained from having sold fake flash. SOSFakeFlash in the interest of eBay members issues internet alerts to warn people around the world. eBay has a global presence. Counterfeits are also false capacity devices. For usb flash drives, this spells disaster! Data loss. A consumer’s files gone for good.

A Victims Documented Corsair GT Voyager Fake

One eBay victim documented his purchase and also photographed the fake Flash Voyager GT 16GB in various stages of disassembly for the public to inspect. Anyone who wants to see what a fake Corsair usb flash drive looks like will want to read this article.

The photos are very large and detailed. The victim dubbed “CaptainVoyager” also has a sense of humour. You need to use your mouse over the photo’s to see the little captions.

Victim Of Counterfeit Flash Voyager GT 16GB and 32GB Purchased On eBay Creates A Visual Guide

CaptainVoyager takes you step by step right down the the circuit board. If you think you may have bought a counterfeit Corsair as a consumer or even as a seller you will want to compare your usb flash drive(s) against his.

The moral of the story for both buyers and sellers is to only buy Corsair Memory products from authorized resellers. If you return a counterfeit to Corsair there will be no warranty. Not only that, you will never see the usb flash drive again.

If you return a drive that is counterfeit, we will notify you that the drive is not genuine, and the drive will be discarded.

Don’t go looking for super cheap fabulously priced bargains. There aren’t any. You could lose your data, your money and even end up creating a website to present your fake counterfeit Corsair to the public and display your lesson learned.

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