Transcend now joins Sony and Kingston as brand names to have counterfeit USB Flash Drives sold on eBay. The model reported to SOSFakeFlash was the old JetFlash V30. This drive was only made up to 16GB in size. Transcend, like Kingston uses colour coding.
Sold on eBay by hellopetpet was a 32GB Flash drive.
Notice the colour band is green. The colour coding chart for the JetFlash V30 shows:
So green would be a 4GB usb flash drive and not a 32GB flash drive. The ebayer who performed the testing with H2testw 1.4 reported what size? 4GB!
This same model (green code) is for sale right now on ebay as 16GB by…
Transcend 16GB USB Drive Memory Stick 2.0 FREE SHIPPING
LIFETIME WARRANTY! GREAT VALUE! JetFlash V30 Item number: 250382415530
16GB USB Flash Memory Stick Drive Pen Thumb 16GO #Trans Item number: 270354142602
How many other eBay sellers have recently sold the green 4GB JetFlash V30 at a supersized false capacity? If you bought one please test it! H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives If it turns out you bought it on eBay and is a fake, please Report A Fake to SOSFakeFlash.
Update April 4th, 2009 – Visit these sites for additional information:
- New! Flash Drive Education. Fakes and Counterfeits http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/
- Documented Fake Flash Sellers. Help. Main site: http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/
- Known Solutions For Repairing Flash Usb Devices. http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/