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    Fake SSD bought on ebay

    Before you all start laughing - Yes I fell for a con. To be fair I was half asleep at the time, and didn't bother to check what the normal price was elsewhere.

    Anyway, I unwittingly (inb4 someone says that's open to debate) purchased a Kingston 60gb SSD. It arrived very quickly, and once I'd installed it in my Computer with Windows 7 it was faster than my mechanical drive.

    Read speeds are around 200 but write is around 70. Now, as I understand it it's the read speeds that are important with regards to stuff opening fast.

    I've opened a return case with ebay and already printed of the labels so I can send it back...

    ...however my pc only has a sata2 interface, so even a genuine drive will only have a read speed of around 230 mb/s

    Advice please...

    58 Comments

    Banned

    What was the point in explaining about the whole ebay case? why not just post the question?

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    MrScotchBonnet

    What was the point in explaining about the whole ebay case? why not just … What was the point in explaining about the whole ebay case? why not just post the question?



    cos asking questions in misc sends us elsewhere ;-)

    I dont even understand what the question is. How do you know it's a fake drive ?

    so I don't get the question how do u know it's fake seems be working fine if they supposed be around 230 and it's 200 it doesn't suggest it's fake.

    Banned

    OP - item number?

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    MrScotchBonnet

    OP - item number?



    271985852664 is the not magic number. :((

    To repeat the important question - why do you think it's fake? Because that item number certainly suggests otherwise.

    BillySollox

    Advice please...


    Polite advice would be to rephrase the question.

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    Ashe

    To repeat the important question - why do you think it's fake? Because … To repeat the important question - why do you think it's fake? Because that item number certainly suggests otherwise.



    Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdoL08HnjE

    The thing I received is on the right. ;-)

    Surely these are the ones that were 'fake' to begin with ?
    still don't think it should be that slow

    Chinese seller so highly likely to be fake. Returns to China will be a nightmare, customs will likely confiscate it. Fingers crossed ebay refund you first.

    BillySollox

    Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdoL08HnjEThe thing I … Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdoL08HnjEThe thing I received is on the right. ;-)



    I'm calling a fake spelling...

    http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/_fanpages/SSD%20or%20Fake_zpsa0wuj8fj.jpg



    BillySollox

    Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdoL08HnjEThe thing I … Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdoL08HnjEThe thing I received is on the right. ;-)

    Fair enough. I suspect the seller may not make a huge fuss if they genuinely know it to be fake, considering that they have so much positive feedback, and you haven't actually said what the problem you have with returning it is.

    There doesn't seem to be many negs (2) in the last 6 months for the same item, getting on for 2000 sold in total?

    Original Poster

    Gordon Bennet - you lot are better than ebay!! They didn't even ask for evidence!

    Bear with me. I'll upload pics soon

    COUPONKEV

    Chinese seller so highly likely to be fake. Returns to China will be a … Chinese seller so highly likely to be fake. Returns to China will be a nightmare, customs will likely confiscate it. Fingers crossed ebay refund you first.



    If the item is from UK can they insist on returning to China?

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    deeky

    If the item is from UK can they insist on returning to China?



    The return address is in the uk - Wendsbury...which isn't far from where I live (within 10 miles before you start stalking me!!) X)

    BillySollox

    The return address is in the uk - Wendsbury...which isn't far from where … The return address is in the uk - Wendsbury...which isn't far from where I live (within 10 miles before you start stalking me!!) X)



    Wednesbury?

    Original Poster

    fanpages

    Wednesbury?



    Yes, did you take her for a drink on thursday and friday also? X)

    Original Poster

    http://i.imgur.com/gZv6OeO.png

    the test of the SSD

    (_;)

    Proof it's a fake

    BillySollox

    The return address is in the uk - Wendsbury...which isn't far from where … The return address is in the uk - Wendsbury...which isn't far from where I live (within 10 miles before you start stalking me!!) X)


    https://media.tenor.co/images/0981ca07d7dcb0e13e99a9c396e73211/raw

    Original Poster

    fanpages

    Wednesbury?



    I was naughty, naughty, very naughty for missing that E from Wendsbury!

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    deeky

    This complicates things oOUK and EU legislation prohibits the return of … This complicates things oOUK and EU legislation prohibits the return of counterfeit goods to the supplier.If you return it you're a crim billy Just take it on the chin



    Balls! *goes into withnail mode*

    They can stuff it up their **** for nothing and i'll eff while they're doing it! X)

    Original Poster

    The person I bought said thing from has more than one ebay account

    How many thousands of others are now buying counterfeit SSDs?

    How many fecks do ebay give?

    BillySollox

    the test of the SSD(_;)Proof it's a fake



    ​that's not good proof ur system maybe old and making it worse to test

    lmao

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    muddassarsardar

    ​that's not good proof ur system maybe old and making it worse to test



    Does this prove my SSD is a fake?

    http://i.imgur.com/Ps1OvcL.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/kpPPpnL.jpg

    I'm pretty sure that genuine SSD made by Kingston don't have those stickers on the back.

    The additional info seems legit


    http://i68.tinypic.com/fqgw4.jpg

    BillySollox

    Does this prove my SSD is a fake?



    The underside of your SSD matches the genuine one on the video you posted.
    It has the same number of holes plus the little notch on the right edge. Additionally the SATA interface bracket clearly matches the genuine drive.

    https://s29.postimg.org/exfrtmajb/Kingston_SSD_underside.jpg







    Edited by: "MBeeching" 18th Jan

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    MBeeching

    The underside of your SSD matches the genuine one on the video you … The underside of your SSD matches the genuine one on the video you posted.It has the same number of holes plus the little notch on the right edge. Additionally the SATA interface bracket clearly matches the genuine drive.



    Mine also has that little chinese paper sticker (albeit in a different place)

    Original Poster

    My SSD:

    http://i.imgur.com/bH7aQYo.jpg

    I believe Genuine Kingston show the Capacity on the front! Mine didn't

    Feel free to google for pics of the real ones

    BillySollox

    Mine also has that little chinese paper sticker (albeit in a different … Mine also has that little chinese paper sticker (albeit in a different place)



    I wouldn't get too distracted by the sticker. The seller may have added it to identify tampering, it could also indicate that it's a manufacturer certified refurb (these are ancient SSD drives). I reckon it's a genuine drive and your computer is having issues running it at fully advertised speeds. Does the official Kingston Toolbox software recognise it?

    MBeeching

    I wouldn't get too distracted by the sticker. The seller may have added … I wouldn't get too distracted by the sticker. The seller may have added it to identify tampering, it could also indicate that it's a manufacturer certified refurb (these are ancient SSD drives). I reckon it's a genuine drive and your computer is having issues running it at fully advertised speeds. Does the official Kingston Toolbox software recognise it?


    Like I said before surely the point is a genuine Kingston drive dose not run at the advertised speeds ?

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    MBeeching

    I wouldn't get too distracted by the sticker. The seller may have added … I wouldn't get too distracted by the sticker. The seller may have added it to identify tampering, it could also indicate that it's a manufacturer certified refurb (these are ancient SSD drives). I reckon it's a genuine drive and your computer is having issues running it at fully advertised speeds. Does the official Kingston Toolbox software recognise it?



    well, this the Mech HDD on the same computer http://i.imgur.com/GL43qpr.png

    This is the SSD on the same computer: http://i.imgur.com/ZkUFUla.png

    Both conected on a sata2 connection.

    My pc may be old, but if my mech can write faster than a ssd then it proves it's a fake!



    Why not just email Kingston with the serial number to check. I don't think it's a fake just based on what you've posted so far.

    Original Poster

    also, the thing wasn't even put together properly!

    http://i.imgur.com/hLE5wkI.jpg

    note the bulge! oO


    Ahh, the good ol' Samsung F2! That's a blast from the past
    I honestly think it's genuine, here are loads of user benchmarks which highlight the atrocious write speeds on the V300

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    MBeeching

    Ahh, the good ol' Samsung F2! That's a blast from the past :DI honestly … Ahh, the good ol' Samsung F2! That's a blast from the past :DI honestly think it's genuine, here are loads of user benchmarks which highlight the atrocious write speeds on the V300



    I didn't reply to your earlier question.

    no is the answer. Kingston SSD Toolbox didn't recognise it.

    'tis a fake

    write speed is always crap on these drives - its the random writes that you buy it for not sequential
    did you set it up as ahci?
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