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Kingston DataTraveler Retail Costs – Colour Coding To Spot Fakes And Counterfeits – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 3, 2009

What are the average costs for Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives – the DTI/2GB DTI/4GB DTI/8GB DTI/16GB models? These older usb flash drives are currently the target of counterfeiters in the orient. They use and or produce flash drives that look like the originals with a serious different and intent! Victims of fake flash purchases on internet sites and eBay learn very painfully what that difference is. These small capacity flash drives have been magically transformed into super sized capacity! Yes, they suddenly become 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB, 128GB, 240GB and 360GB capacity according to operating systems. They are dangerous to use. Data loss results the moment you exceed the true capacity of the flash drive chip. Counterfeiters call this upgrading – the rest of the world refers to these usb flash drives as fakes. Those who work in the FrankenFlash project call them? You guessed it – FrankenFlash!

FlashDriveFacts at is releasing a series of articles on Kingston fakes and counterfeits starting on April 4th, 2009.

Previously they covered the Sony MicroVault fakes. The next series is for the Kingston DataTraveler.

It is important that people know the current retail prices for the genuine models in the Kingston DataTraveler series. It will explain how victims of counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives, get such amazingly low prices. The sad truth is they simply paid about 30% more than the real drive size retail to own a fake. Unfortunately the larger the “advertised size” the more they end up paying. In some cases, astonishing prices.

According to SOSFakeFlash, not only are victims in Europe and North America, but there appears to be a very heavy traffic for these counterfeits in India. Consumers in India are not strangers to fakes and counterfeits, that is why they chose the Kingston brand in the first place – to avoid it!

FlashChipTutor decided to visit Kingston’s website and do a shopping trip. At Kingston you can search for models and then ask where you can buy them. Here are the retail prices FlashChipTutor found for March 20th, 2009 in US Dollars.

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