A polite term for hacked flash memory is “Upgraded”. You can not upgrade a flash memory storage chip. If you think it is possible you are about to be frauded.
dhgate.com seller itchina668 seller is pretty clear with the listing description:
Wholesale – Upgrade DataTraveler 310 Flash Drive 256GB DT310/256GB pen drive usb keys real 4g upgrade to 256g
His target audience, resellers who engage in fraud, reselling fake memory to make a profit. This counterfeit DT310 fake flash Data Traveler seller is honest – he is clear he is selling fakes. It is a signal to every and every dishonest reseller of fake flash memory – “buy 4GB capacity flash drives that report 256GB capacity”.
dhgate tolerates fraudulent sellers. If they did not, there would be few flash memory listings. The genuine listings remaining if they removed the fraudulent ones, would not appear very competitive in price. There is only one conclusion for a potential reseller of flash memory. STAY AWAY FROM DHGATE.
Research brand name sites for pricing, contact them for realistic prices. If you choose not to, you will be frauded, you will fraud others and you could be reported at SOSFakeFlash. SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy and in three years, never removed an article. Draw your own conclusions.
Please do your homework, research the Kingston DataTraveler DT310 before you decide to import it for local sale. Do not become a statistic, a fake flash memory seller recorded on the internet. Most brand names have validation at their websites, make sure you validate to ensure you purchased a genuine product. Test the flash memory capacity with H2testw to be sure the flash memory chips in your DT310 product is really 256 GB in capacity.
If you bought a flash memory item from dhgate.com seller itchina668 seller you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives
Resellers please read: How An eBay Seller Accidentally Fell Into The Trap Of Selling Fake 32GB Micro Memory Cards On eBay But Discovered In Time! A Personal Story. eBay Buyer Suspicions, Internet Research Did The Rest
If your memory item fails testing post a comment on our Report A Fake Tab. Make sure you mention your seller was on dhgate in your comment. You can also document by sending information to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com.
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?
For a catalogue of common fakes, please see FlashDriveFacts. Scroll down on the left menu bar to see the categories. SOSFakeFlash has a very long list of eBay sellers who sold fake capacity flash memory. You can view them by country on the left menu bar in categories.
FakeMemorySentinel also issues internet warnings. If you are an eBay seller, please do not try to resell fake flash memory on eBay. If you do, you will be suspended by eBay and your buyers will report you. SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy.
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!
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