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Counterfeit DT300/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive

Posted by flashchiptutor on November 14, 2011

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT300 advertised as 128GB with this packaging and drive markings of 128GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these. The DT300 usb flash drive was manufactured in only one capacity, 256GB. They are sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. You will also find them listed on eBay by sellers who do not research the DT300 model and demonstrate both negligence and ignorance. 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.

DT300 128GB

To see what the real Kingston DT300 usb DataTraveler looks like read:

What Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size On The Market? Kingston Technologies Releases DT300 256GB

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 DT310/512GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive – It Is A Fake! DT310 512 GB Never Manufactured

Posted by flashchiptutor on September 13, 2011

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT310 advertised as 512GB, it is a counterfeit, fake capacity. Kingston did not produce them. There is no such thing as a capacity of 512 GB for a DT310 DataTraveler. It was manufactured at a capacity of 256GB only. They are appearing at internet 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 at an advertised capacity of 512GB, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive, if you do you will engage in fraud and be subject to legal prosecution in your country.

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models. 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.

DT310 512GB DataTraveler

This DT310 is a fake.

To see the REAL Model: DT310/256GB Replaces DataTraveler DT300 256GB DataTraveler From Kingston Technologies. DT310 Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size. photographed from all angles.

Exposing DT310 USB Flash Drive Fakes Sold On eBay. Counterfeits For Kingston DT310 Are Infesting The Global Market!

More Information On DT310 Fakes:

Why Are DT310 USB Flash Drives So Cheap?

iOffer And DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. The Wholesale Price Is Cheap $20.99 For A Flash Drive That Retails For More Than $650 US. Will You Be Importing Counterfeits To Your Country? iOffer chengcheng88 Flash Memory Seller – Warning Test Immediately!

DT310 Plague Ravages eBay. Kingston Technologies Under Attack By Counterfeit Flash Memory Sellers. Fake And Flash Capacity DT200 DT300 DT310 Invade And Infest eBay. Warning! SOSFakeFlash And FakeMemorySentinel Need Your Help!

Report On Fake DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. eBay Seller 1958vardy And The Fake DT310 – No Returns. Counterfeit 310 DT310/256GB Flash Memory Continue To Flood eBay. Cheap. Consumers Frauded With Fake Upgraded Flash Memory. Fraud Warning. Beware Of Sellers Who Refuse To Stand Behind The Advertised Capacity Of Flash Memory Size.

WholeSale Cost For Kingston 256GB DT310 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick Drive Is $26 US. Best Competitive Price For DT310 USB Flash Drives.

See this video by By OutlawedMedia on DT310 Kingston DataTraveler Fakes.

Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!

See what a fake counterfeit DT310 usb flash drive looks like for yourself. OutlawedMedia opens it up for you to see what is really inside!

Can You Fix Fake DT310 USB Flash Drives?

Kingston 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.

Kingston Technologies Offers Help To eBay Victims Frauded With Counterfeit Flash Memory

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

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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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.

Warning KINGSTON DT200 DATA TRAVELER 128 GB USB FLASH DRIVE eBay Fakes – A Guide

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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Exposing DT310 USB Flash Drive Fakes Sold On eBay. Counterfeits For Kingston DT310 Are Infesting The Global Market!

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 8, 2011

The DT310 256GB flash drive is very popular. Too many sellers believe it possible to buy DT310 Kingston DataTraveler flash drives cheap! They are all unauthorized sellers for the Kingston brand name. Focused on a quick profit, uninformed about flash chip prices and very naive, they are harming people around the world, causing a lot of damage to buyers who not only lose their money but data to fake Data Traveler flash drives.

While effort continues to educate buyers for usb flash drives, the DT310 continues to be the most popular fake sold at internet sites. Most victims of flash memory fraud are on eBay. Despite pressure from Kingston Technologies, eBay continues to permit the sale of these counterfeits. New seller id’s appear every day. There appears to be a concerted determination on the part of fraudulent sellers to push the DT310 fakes out to buyers despite the consequences to consumers. The determination is based on the reputation of the DT310 DataTraveler, everyone wants to buy one and they want to have this reliable usb flash drive cheap.

The fake DT310 usb flash drive can have a real flash chip capacity ranging from 1 GB to 8GB in size. Most lock up after a few read write attempts.

Sellers on eBay caught selling the fakes complain bitterly when buyers leave negative feedback or follow up feedback about their purchase. FrankenFlash Project sites continue to expose the sellers and never retract their articles. They receive many threats. The evidence and facts vindicate the truth they reveal. Kingston Technologies continues to pressure eBay and assist victims of DT310 fakes.

There are reports of frauded buyers being asked to return these counterfeits as a condition of refund. The truth is, they don’t have to return them!

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.

When eBay or PayPal tries to circumvent a frauded buyer and ignore the new rules, Kingston Technologies tech support steps in to provide assistence. They also use the information provided to make eBay pull the sellers listings.

According to insider information, eBay continues to fear lawsuits from brand names for flash memory fraud. They do remove listings but they do not inform buyers for the eBay seller to warn them about a fraudlent purchase. It leads to many buyers not only losing their data but the potential to issue a case against a fraudlent seller. The deception continues.

The packaging and internal tear downs for DT310 are amazing in their variety, so we are not including the usual deal, there are just too many versions out there for us to document in the collection.

One of the best exposures for the DT310 counterfeits is in this video. You need to see it! It is all our site really needs to catalogue.

OutlawedMedia on DT310 Kingston DataTraveler Fakes.

Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!

It is the best exposure and tear down for a DT310 fake so far!

DT310 fakes can be sold for as little as $20 US and as much as $300 US. Buyers continue to be fooled. Resellers continue to be fooled. It remains the hottest fake usb flash drive on the market today!

Ebay flash fraud continues. Internet flash fraud continues.

Please do not import DT310 usb flash drives from Chinese or Hong Kong internet sites. You are will become a fake flash memory seller. You will lose your reputation. You could be published by a FrankenFlash Project site. These days, they don’t hesitate to publish the full address of a seller who has been caught selling a DT310 fake. You might even face criminal procession in your country. Kingston Technologies is fighting to protect their brand name integrity and they will not accept your excuses, they will take legal action against you.

The DT310 flash drive is one item you should stay away from selling! Unless you are an authorized reseller from Kingston. Don’t sell it on the internet unless you have been able to confirm with Kingston that the merchandise you received is really genuine.

The DT310 Counterfeit Problem:

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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DT310 DataTraveler USB Flash Drives Being Withdrawn From Internet Sites. Why? How Cheap Are Kingston DT310 USB DataTraveler Flash Drives Wholesale? Counterfeiters Have Hijacked The DT310. Expect Hacked Memory And To Be Scammed With A Fake If You Buy From An Internet Wholesaler For Flash Memory.

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 15, 2011

A lot of internet sites are withdrawing the DT310 USB flash drives from Kingston Technologies. Reputable internet sites. The question is…. why? Read the rest of this entry »

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Counterfeit DT150/4GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 4 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on February 8, 2011

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT150 advertised as 4 GB with these drive markings of 4GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce them, in the size advertised. The DT150 was only manufactured at a capacity of 32GB or 64GB. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong, this one was found 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!

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.

DT150 4GB

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 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:

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

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and blue 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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Counterfeit DT100/64GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 64 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT100 advertised as 64GB with this packaging 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.

This DT100/64GB is a fake flash memory drive.

DT100-64GB Fake

 

The highest capacity for a DT100 usb flash drive from Kingston Technologies is 32GB.

Genuine DT100 usb flash drive:

DT100 top open 32GB

 

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 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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Counterfeit DT100/512GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 512 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 26, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT100 advertised as 512GB with this packaging 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.

This DT100/512GB is a fake flash memory drive.

512GBDataTraveler100

The highest capacity for a DT100 usb flash drive from Kingston Technologies is 32GB.

Genuine DT100 usb flash drive:

DT100 top open 32GB

 

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

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 26, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and pink 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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WholeSale Cost For Kingston 256GB DT310 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick Drive Is $26 US. Best Competitive Price For DT310 USB Flash Drives.

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 22, 2010

Hot, Kingston DT310 256GB flash drives cost about $26 wholesale. DT310 256GB retail at over $700 US. Visit Newegg.com to see how much you can charge for DT310 . Don’t believe us about the wholesale price for DT310?

The internet site call “iOffer” offers amazing prices for usb flash drives. Check out iOffer seller mengstar2010.

mengstar2010 DT310 Best Price On Internet 256GB

If you can buy a DT310 for only $26 US and sell it for as much as $700 US your financial problems are solved. It’s a great way to make money. You don’t have to invest very much.

There is only one problem you face for selling Kingston DT300/256GB counterfeits. You could face legal prosecution for fraud and could end up in prison. Kingston Technologies is aggressive with people who buy counterfeit products and resell them. Is it worth it? No.

If you want to resell Kingston DT310 256 GB flash drives, make sure that the seller is authorized by Kingston. Stay way from internet sellers who tell you their DT310 usb flash drives are OEM. There is no such thing.

The quick profit from selling DT310 counterfeits is not worth you ending up in trouble with the law or losing all your assets. Be a responsible seller, do your homework, be safe.

If you bought any Kingston usb flash drives, you should make sure to check some of the serial numbers. It is the best way to ensure you bought a genuine Kingston Product.

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.

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Fake 256GB 256 DT200 Kingston Counterfeit USB Flash Drive. Highest Capacity For DT200 Is 128 GB! eBay # 1 Source For Fake DT200. OEM DT200 Is Fraud From China. Upgraded Flash Memory USB Flash Drives Is A Scam – Not possible.

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 15, 2010

A DT200 256GB DataTraveler usb flash drive does not exist. Kingston never made one. There is no such thing as OEM Kingston DataTraveler flash memory usb pen sticks or thumb drives. Any internet site that advertises DT200 256 GB flash drives is engaging in fraud. This includes eBay, or an wholesaler site in Hong Kong, China or elsewhere.

Kingston Technologies DT200

The DT200 highest true capacity is 128GB as stated by Kingston Technologies at their website.

Fake DT200 256 flash drives are offered in many different colours: Pink, Yellow, Blue and Grey.

eBay seller, kennykcheng demonstrates ignorance by listing DT200 Data Traveler usb flash drives at an advertised capacity of 256 GB for only $125 US.

kennykcheng Ignorance DT200 256 GB

eBay consumers trust in eBay and their ratings of sellers. FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash frequently expose how misleading seller rating can be on eBay. It gives buyers a false sense of confidence.

kennykcheng eBay Top Rating

There is no such thing as a DT200/256 GB DataTraveler usb flash drive. Kingston never made one.

Many internet wholesaling sites in China and Hong Kong will tell you it is an OEM version, if you challenge them about no information being available at a Kingston website. There is no such thing. OEM is a term usually used for software products, not for flash memory.

Others will tell you it is “upgraded memory”. You can not upgrade the memory capacity of flash nand memory chips any more than you can upgrade the existing capacity of your fixed hard disk. In the early days of computers there was some tricky formatting to stretch the capacity of hard disks. It was a dare devil practice and everyone knew you better not fill it up to the last byte, because if you did, your hard disk and all of it’s contents would be toast!

Flash memory storage is very different. There is absolutely no way to stretch capacity. You can alter it’s reported capacity by using the right software programmes to digitally alter information on the usb flash memory controller chip. It tricks operating systems into believing the capacity is much higher then it really is. Operating systems, trust the information in the usb controller chip. They have too. If they didn’t and performed a full scan, you would wait a very long time, even hours before you could use your usb flash drive. If you have an older computer, you would lock up and wait forever. So in the spirit of “plug and play” operating systems rely on the information the usb flash drive controller chip reports. If the physical storage chip for the data is only 4GB, there is no way it can be upgraded to hold more!

All FrankenFlash project sites recommend that you test your usb flash drive before using it to store information. The most accurate program is H2testw. Depending on the reported size of your usb flash drive and the speed of your computer it can take a long time to run because it validates the reported size. To know why it is it the best software you should read

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

to learn why. You will find links to download the software. It is free too.

If you see any Kingston 256GB DataTraveler 200 with this packaging – you are guaranteed to buy a fake, a counterfeit Kingston Technologies Product. Watch out!

DT200 256GB Counterfeits Multi Colours

You will find them available everywhere. Kingston counterfeiting of DataTraveler usb flash drives is big business.

Kingston according to sources we will not name, has severe security problems. Part of the problem is that they sub contract the manufacturing of their usb flash drives. In the Orient, especially in China, there are very few procedures and security guidelines to ensure that brand name products manufactured there can not be copied or counterfeited. In trying to deliver low prices to consumers, Kingston Technologies appears to have compromised itself. This is the opinion formed by people monitoring the Kingston counterfeiting flash memory problem.

There was a time when Kingston counterfeits were very crude and easy to spot. This is no longer true. Because Kingston Technologies is highly respected as a brand name and for quality, it is the first choice for counterfeiters of flash memory. A lot of money can be earned, and the profits high. The issue is not one of “looking like a real one”, it is the fact that these counterfeits do not deliver the advertised capacity. This means that people will lose their data and their files as soon as they exceed the real capacity of the flash storage chip.

SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel report that consumers rush to buy DT200 Kingston fakes. Both groups say they can not keep up with the number of sellers who offer them. On eBay DT200 fakes are very common, in fact almost all are fakes. FakeFlashNews is keeping track of them and also tries to provide consumers with current information on pricing for genuine DT200 usb flash drives.

It’s hard to say if kennykcheng on eBay is aware he is selling fakes or simply just another eBay seller ignorant about the products he is selling. kennykcheng and many other eBay sellers do a lot of harm to buyers by listing Kingston fakes.

Sites in the FrankenFlash project are busy documenting sellers who sell DT200 fakes. They are issuing a lot of internet alerts. Recently both SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel report that eBay is cracking down on sellers, who sell counterfeit Kingston Technologies products. If an eBay seller is caught by the FrankenFlash project, an alert is issued. It stays forever as a record on the internet.

How many people have been frauded with DT200 fakes and counterfeits? Nobody really knows the full magnitude. On eBay a lot of fraudulent sellers use multiple item listings. Some sell as many as 2000 DT200 fake usb flash drives before they are suspended. In some cases 128 GB DT200 fakes are sold as low as $20 US.

There is only one solution for buyers and sellers. Both need to test any DT200 usb flash drive sporting the Kingston brand with H2testw. No one should ever use a DT200 usb flash drive, before testing it with H2testw. Failure to do so, can lead to data loss. With so many Kingston DT200 fakes out there, it is the only smart thing to do.

Additional Information and Reading:

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.

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

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

Falso DT200 256 GB drakomoda eBay Flash Memory Seller España Spain – Test Immediately!

Warning KINGSTON DT200 DATA TRAVELER 128 GB USB FLASH DRIVE eBay Fakes – A Guide

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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Selling Kingston Technologies USB Flash Drives On eBay? Watch Out! eBay Is Suspending Sellers.

Posted by flashchiptutor on June 12, 2010

Are you selling 64GB 128GB 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives On eBay? Becareful! If you bought your inventory from a wholesaler on the internet, especially one based in Asia, you could be in big trouble.

If the seller is not authorized by Kingston, the probability of you buying a counterfeit false capacity usb flash drive is extremely high. Especially if you paid very low prices. There is a very low profit margin on selling usb flash drives. Did you know that? 80% of the cost is the usb flash drive storage chip.

There is only one sure way to verify that you did not buy a fake. Kingston etches serial numbers on the usb connector. Read this guide to learn more : 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.

You should also test the usb flash drives you buy with a software called H2testw. It is free. To learn more about how to use it and why read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

eBay is suspending sellers who offer Kingston Technologies usb flash drives at unrealistic prices according to SOSFakeFlash. Kingston is increasing pressure on eBay.

Don’t lose your hard earned reputation. Open some of your inventory, check for serial numbers and test the real capacity of the usb flash drives!

Additional Reading:

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

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

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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