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Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 25, 2009

Please Check Kingston’s Official Site for the flash USB drives currently offered. They do not offer any KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive  model with a capacity of 128GB. The highest capacity currently for DT100 is 32GB, only available  in the Far East, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Update February 26th, 2010:  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 now makes 256GB flash drives .  Read  DT310/256GB Replaces DataTraveler DT300 256GB DataTraveler From Kingston Technologies. DT310 Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size. you will find the price interesting and useful for comparision in this article.

Update June 16th 2009. There is now a 128GB usb flash drive from Kingston see: Kingston Technologies Releases DT200 128GB USB Flash Drive To Market

Reported to SOSFakeFlash, we have documented some of the sources for these 128GB USB Flash Drives that are stealing the Kingston Name for counterfeiting and selling false capacity usb flash drives. You will find useful information to help you learn and spot the fakes – what you can to to find a genuine Kingston USB Flash Drive on the internet.

To see the highest size currently offered go http://www.newegg.com

These sites all have Kingston flash drives to offer that can not be found at Kingston’s official site. If Kingston makes the drive and size you can be sure they will list it. If they don’t, watch out! You are likely to be buying a counterfeit usb flash drive.

http://www.gogoea.com

Kbad1

Kbad2

http://www.alibaba.com/

ali1

http://www.made-in-china.com

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High-Speed-Kingston-USB-2-0-Flash-Drive-DT100-128GB-

Feel free to perform your own investigation on these sites using the official Kingston site as your guide and compass to find the counterfeits out there.

Finally recently offered on ebay:

Kingston 128 GB USB Flash Drive 2.0 DataTraveler Black
Free Shipping!!! Available in 5 different Colors!!!

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described as:

100% Tested for Reliability
Free Technical Support
Easy to Follow Installation Instructions
Designed to Meet or Exceed Industry Standards for Performance and Reliability

With large capacity, the sleek, practical, and attractively designed DataTraveler 110 contains room for high-definition photos, graphics-intensive documents, videos, spreadsheets, presentations, term papers, and music that can be stored and retrieved in a flash. The affordable DataTraveler 110 serves the needs of the budget-conscious user as well as those looking for significant storage capacity in a lightweight, compact design. DataTraveler 110 features a retractable USB connector for ease of use and safe housing.

By the way, what does Kingston have to say about the DataTraveler 110 . See for yourself. How the model does not match.

Counterfeiters of brand names are doing a lot of dam mage. To the brand name and also to the buyer when they start losing data the moment they exceed the true capacity of the drive.

Do not think eBay is the only place where this happens. It can be found everywhere and anywhere. If you want to buy a brand name usb flash drive on the internet. DO YOUR HOMEWORK, ALWAYS CHECK THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR A MANUFACTURER’S offerings. That is the first step in protecting yourself from a counterfeit and false capacity usb flash drive.

If the information presented makes you wary about buying a Kingston flash drive on the internet, you should know that Kingston also sells the drives directly. If you buy from them – you won’t have to worry about acquiring a counterfeit. From what victims of fake flash purchases have to say in hindsight? They would rather have spent more and avoided the ordeal they went through.

If you want to learn more about Kingston Flash Based Products:

ULTIMATE MEMORY GUIDE

Kingston has written the definitive document related to memory and the technology behind it. Everything you ever wanted to know about memory can be found here.

FLASH MEMORY GUIDE

A 13 page PDF document describing everything you need to know about Flash memory.

Kingston has made a great effort to educate the public. You will find the information useful and interesting.

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12 Responses to “Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Guide”

  1. arun said

    I purchased kingston DT of 128 GB due to viruses formated and now getting only 31 GB of space. what to do to get full space.

    Thanks & Rgds
    arun

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  3. kittyfireflash said

    Hi Arun,

    We are not aware of any DT 128GB kingston flash drive. I think the highest made right now is 64GB. Have you tested the drive with H2testw 1.4? What does it have to say? You need to find out what the real capacity of the drive is. That will let you know what you might be able to have once you find the right tool to reflash it.

  4. fightflashfraud said

    You are correct Kitty, the highest capacity Kingston DataTraveller is 64GB. This was confirmed by fightflashfraud in a telephone conversation with Kingston last week. There is only one genuine 64GB Kingston – this is the red model of DataTraveller 150. There is no higher capacity Kingston at present. See

  5. fightflashfraud said

    Oops messed up the link!

  6. Juan Carlos said

    Hello,

    I bought a 128 and 64 Gb labeled Kingston flash drives from a chinese manufacturer.

    I’ve read aboutthe fake flash and the ones I bought are in fact fakes. Now i need to now if someone can help me to repair them for, at least, get the real capacitiy.

    The controller chip is the MW6208E and the flash memory chip is labeled MLC64G081uF, so I think the real capacity is 8Gb.

    I used the UDtools 1.0.4.6 software to try to repair them but now both drives shows a capacity of 8Mb and no way to format them. I’ve tried to download the Chipgenius software without success, the link you put in this page does not work.

    Or if you have a newer version of the software mentioned above.

    Thanks.

  7. InspectorTech said

    To Juan Carlos

    There is no link for Chipgenius on this page. At fixfakeflash, the link exists. We see a lot of clicks for it. At times the site where it is linked, might go off line. Not sure. Best thing is to hunt the internet for it if this happens.

    Which version of UDtools 1.0.4.6 did you use and where did you get it from? We have it listed in http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/mxt8208-vid-1221-pid-3234-repair-fake-flash-drive-solution/

    Did you check the manual setting to make very sure the ECC was NOT Open? This is a big no no.

    Was MLC64G081uF written on the flash drive chip? I don’t see anything anywhere on the internet for it. Is there any company markings? Hynix? Samsung?

    The 8MB is a bad sign. Usually from using the wrong tool, or the tool not understanding the particular flash chip. You might like to retry with an older tool

    or perhaps this one, but it is in chinese I believe:

    http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/mxt8208-vid-1221-pid-3234-repair-fake-flash-drive-solution/#comment-132

    or this one

    http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/mxt8208-vid-1221-pid-3234-repair-fake-flash-drive-solution/#comment-149

    Basically you are looking for the AMECO (newer) or Micov (older) tools.

    The 8MB senario can be corrected some times…if the right tool is found which will recognize the flash storage chip. If ECC was left open then the controller could be damaged from using a tool. One always should check the manual settings before clicking on the repair. If that happened you would get a download scan error. Otherwise you still have changes to repair them.

    Unless you can decode the chip, you have no way of being sure you have an 8GB chip of real capacity to repair. Kingston fakes are especially problematic. You should look at the fixfakeflash site – a few people wrestled with kingston fakes there.

  8. Ciko said

    Attention please a this site, not buy this is a Fake

  9. Dectective7 said

    Readers,

    Please help Kingston Technologies to fight against the fraud and counterfeiting of their usb flash drives. They are being attacked! It is not fair! See the local website for Kingston in your country, go to support and contact them. Their support people are very helpful. They need your information so they can hunt down sites that offer fakes. If the listing is on eBay, they can force ebay to remove the sellers listings!

    Kingston is a proud name for nand flash memory products. It is really disgusting to see how people try to use their brand name to sell crap! Please help them! Report any fakes or counterfeits to them so they can stop the seller.

  10. Shenzhen Electronical Kaidida Co., Ltd on the web site
    http://www.kaidida.com/

    “sells” technical stuff according to the site, paid 1600 USD for 13 Sony Ericsson Satio, but I got some USB Kingston 128 GB by this Chinese Company!
    I´m just reporting them to the police.

    Warning to everyone doing business when ANY company ends with @hotmal.com or @msn.com or @yahoo.com

    I real company has @companyname.com/or the lands letters!!!

  11. […] More info on Kingston fakes: Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Gui…. […]

  12. Seth said

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

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