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KINGSTON 32 GB PEN DRIVE - IT'S A FAKE PEN DRIVE.

 
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I HAVE BOUGHT KINGSTON 32 GB PEN DRIVE FROM UNKNOWN PERSON,
WHEN I BOUGHT IT, I JUST CHECKED ITS CAPACITY WHICH WAS SHOWING PERFECT,
BUT AFTER A USE WHAT I KNEW...

1. The data in the pendrive got corrupted due to bad sectors.
2. On coping pictures I found out that only till 512MB of data was intact, the rest got corrupted.
3. Formatting the Pendrive was of no use.
4. I tried using windows Disk Check utility to see whether the bad sectors could be recovered but the program used to hang on initiating it.
5. On opening the pendrive I saw the PCB was in a pretty bad condition.
6. Only a 512MB RAM Chip was used in the PCB.

I AM NOT ONLY THE PERSON FACING THIS PROBLEM, LOTS OF PEOPLES FACING THE SAME PROBLEM...

NOW TO WHOM I CAN GIVE THE COMPLAIN FOR THIS CHEATING HAPPENED WITH ME...

ISN'T RESPONSIBILITY OF KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY TO FIND OUT THE CHEATERS & STOP THERE ACTIVITIES.
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mee too facing the same problem, dont know what to be done
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nick  
 
Hi...I was facing the same problem...This guide helped me figuring out the solution. Try this guide book to fix your corrupt pen drive...

https://www.swpal.com/order.php?items=12468-705&clear_cart=true
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Khan  
 
Hello,

im totally agrree with above complaint..

Please help us if you know anything abt these type of pen drive case.
 
I have also faced the above problem

WHEN I BOUGHT IT, I JUST CHECKED ITS CAPACITY WHICH WAS SHOWING PERFECT
 
I am also facing the same problem.
i bought a 32 GB KINSTON Pen drive from an unknown person from Haryana.
so please don't buy anything from an unknown person.
 

32 gb - Kingston

my kingston pendrive of 32 gb not working properly.it could not read more than 1gb data of media files
 
I HAD BOUGHT A 32 GB KINGSTON PEN DRIVE FROM UNKNOWN PERSON,
WHEN I BOUGHT IT, I JUST CHECKED ITS CAPACITY WHICH WAS SHOWING PERFECT,
BUT AFTER USING THIS PEN DRIVE I FOUND, THAT COPIED DATA IN THE PEN DRIVE IS CORRUPTED, SO REALLY ITS NO USE...
 
I baught 7 no's of 32 GB pen drive for rs 3000/- but it was not working so if it is possible pls make a arrangement for replace this product
 
All, first thing first WELCOME TO THE CLUB

This happened to me and all my colleagues in office. Two hindi speaking men (their slang indicates that they are somewhere from the delhi, haryana area), duped close to 50 IT professionals (super techies infact). No kidding, it is true. They sold us 32GB Kingston Traveler pen drive, for just Rs.500/- a piece. Some fool in my office, saw them selling outside our campus and the news spread like fire and all the other fools stormed out to get cheated (that includes me as well). We infact tried to strike a deal with them for Rs.400/ a piece since we are buying in bulk. They did not agree to it, for them it was selling like hot cakes. We could not believe it and felt something fishy. We immediately send some of them back into the office with the pendrives to check if it worked, our guys smartly formatted it and even copied a 1GB file into the pendrive and confirmed that it works. All of us were glad to get 32GB for Rs.500/, we all were under the impression that these folks would have flicked a carton of these pendrives from somewhere in the port when the shipment arrived and thought that these men did not know the actual value for it. They sold all the pieces, they had something about 200 pieces. That's quite some money for a one hour business.

A little while later we realized that we were able to only copy a max of 1GB file into the pendrive and as soon as you unplug and plug it back into someother pc, there is only few MBs of the file felt in the drive. A disk dump of '0' also did not help, it always showed 32GB when queried through fdisk. The PCB board was definitely not damaged as someone mentioned here, but yes it just had a 512MB chip.

1) Is Kingston responsible for this?

Absolutely no, there are 1000 fakes in the market and they cannot stop all.

2) What can you do?

Every time you buy something, ensure that you buy from a genuine dealer/vendor who can give company 'warranty' on the product (not just his verbal one).

3) What else can you do?

Pass on the message to others, so that they atleast don't get fooled.
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DELVIN  
 
im totally agrree with above complaint..


KINGSTON IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS .
 
hai i 2 faced da same prob wid wt i bought i.e.., 32GB pen drive so if ny 1 can fix da corrupted pen drive plz let me knw dat i wish soooo...
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sujith  
 
i too facing the same.i bought two 32 GB flash drive..the same happen. So everybody beware...pls check http://www.kingston.com/asia/verifyflash/
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gssaini  
 
i bought new 4 GB pen drive but after two week this pen drive can not work properly. then i go to kingston service care but they can not replace my pen drive and say first call our customer care.but customer care is always busy
 
I got borrowed money frm my friends and bought it... But it happened lik this now
 
hay, i had faced the same one just now on 4th feb.2009 .what to do?. the same hiund wala and beharee state wala .he was given his cell no also .but he does not replied .his cell no.09847875320. what i can do tell me. i came to know, we should not buy anythink from unknown person. o.k today i have lost Rs.800 . this is very good experience to us
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sunil  
 
please dont purchase this. it is a fake.
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Dany  
 
Especially they are selling these KINGSTON 32gb cards through the classifieds and the sulekha free ads . Please do not buy these and especially never ever from an unknown person. DO NOT BUY from free ads or newpaper ads or thru freead magazine etc., There are so many of these fake drives, u wll easily get in the trap.
 
I have also been duped at Delhi for 64 GB Kingston Data Traveller. You should try to format it in Windows Vista or download patch KB-955704 from Microsoft Downloads for Windows XP. Then it will get farmatted in exFAT (FAT 64) filing system. However never copy more than 1GB as is its actual capacity. and it will work only in Vista or XP with above patch.
 
hai, i have. purchased 32gb kinston pendrive from a unknown person, but it is a fake one, in only save 330mb after that all the data are corupted like +++++++++++++++++++
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akhil  
 
thanx .. ppl.. . in time v saw this comments just before purchasing----we read ur article and laughed our ass of ---coz the same things were told to us and we did the same things as welll----but the difference is that we didnt buy it ---n were smart enough not to purchase it even when we are not from it company

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