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How to identify counterfeit Kingston microSDHC (microSD) Memory Cards

Kingston: microSDHC (microSD) Memory Cards

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Edited: Apr 07, 2017

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Kingston Technology is committed to eliminating counterfeit product from the marketplace.

Counterfeiters do not honor safety and environmental regulations nor uphold the quality standards for which Kingston is known. Additionally, counterfeiters negatively affect the entire economy through lost revenues and taxes.

You cannot determine the actual memory capacity of a counterfeit memory card by simply viewing the capacity displayed by your computer, phone or camera. Counterfeiters fraudulently overwrite the cards internal memory with a false capacity. It must be checked with a test program.

To check if your Micro SD drive has the capacity and speed stated, "H2testw" is a simple tool that is distributed for free, does not require installation and offers a very simple, easy-to-use interface. The program can be used by anyone who wants to know how their actual product compares to others, the real capacity and the amount of errors that can be detected on their device.

The Secure Digital standard is maintained by the SD Association (SDA). The Secure Digital format includes four card families; the original Standard-Capacity (SDSC), the High-Capacity (SDHC), the eXtended-Capacity (SDXC), and the SDIO. The cards are available in three form factors; original, mini size, and micro size.

The only way to guarantee the authenticity of a Kingston product is to purchase it via a reputable partner.

Call the Kingston Counterfeit Hotline at (800) 251-9108. If you call, you may remain anonymous.

Please be assured that every lead is a priority and investigated as soon as possible. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and sends a strong message to counterfeiters


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Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeiters do not uphold the quality standards for which Kingston is known. Counterfeit products are not covered by the Kingston warranty and my lose or destroy data.

Recommended Action:

The only way to guarantee the authenticity of a Kingston product is to purchase it via a reputable Kingston partner.

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Contact the Company:

Kingston Technology Co.

17600 Newhope Street

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

United States

(877) 546-4786


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microSDHC (microSD) Memory Cards 

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How to Identify a Fake Product :
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Kingston microSDHC memory is available in 4GB to 32GB capacities. If in doubt, check the Kingston website for authentic product descriptions.

To ensure you receive authentic Kingston microSDHC memory products, buy from authorized Kingston retailers.

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Counterfeiters are very good at creating deceptive products to fool you.

Internet listings often use the manufacturer's stock photos but you may receive a fake with a lower capacity than stated.

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Consumers need to be cautious of deceptive counterfeit products. Kingston offers many different products and package variations.

Could you spot the counterfeit Kingston 64GB microSD card?

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Look closely and you will see this counterfeit Kingston 64GB microSD class "10" card bears a 64GB microSDHC trademark.

SD-3C, LLC is the trademark holder of microSDHC, and the capacity is limited to 32GB. 64GB microSDHC memory cards are all fa

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This Kingston 64GB microSDHC memory card bears the microSDHC mark on the packaging, but the card is marked microSDXC -- an obvious indication you received a counterfeit.

Always buy from authorized Kingston retailers.

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This listing on an e-commerce website offers a Kingston 64GB micro SDHC card -- a capacity not offered in the Kingston product line.

Counterfeit memory products may lose or overwrite data, and the actual capacity is usually much less than stated.


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