Identify original and fake Samsung USB flash drive

Identify original and fake Samsung USB flash drive

Today I will teach you how to identify a fake or original Samsung USB flash drive before or after the purchase, I remind you that I made an article to identify a micro SD where I explain how to identify a genuine product, with these simple tips I am sure you will not be scammed plus.

Before purchase

Samsung officially has up to date with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB USB sticks, there are no memories above this amount of storage, the 1TB and 2TB USB sticks are completely fake.

Before the purchase, the only thing that can be observed is the packaging and the USB memory that is seen in that transparent plastic, I could currently confirm that there are more than 4 types of fakes that tried to imitate the packaging and the flash memory, not to confuse you You should know the most important, attentive to the following images.

Original Samsung memories are named after the color of the device.

memorias usb samsung auténticos
Nombre del color

The Samsung brand is engraved without design errors, in 3.0 or 3.1 memories the entrance has two colors, black and blue, the opening is triangular or circular has a smooth edge.

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Behind the packaging in the “MUF” should be “EU“, this guarantees that if it is a genuine product.

identificar memorias usb samsung originales
MUF EU (genuino)

After opening, on the back of the device you should mention the amount of storage and the USB version in this case 3.0 or 3.1

flash drive samsung original

After buying

If the memory entry is only blue is fake, the original is black and blue.

memoria flash samsung flash

Chinese holograms or fake stamps

The Chinese version of Samsung is a copy quite similar to the original still has the same fake characteristics of the packaging, what gives them away is the seal or hologram attached to the packaging, the sticker has the name of Samsung and Chinese letters below, shines to light and is an absolute guarantee that it is a FAKE product. These stamps come in packages written in Chinese and packages in English.

Samsung has different guarantee seals for different countries and these are characterized by bearing the name of the country on the seal, however, some original devices do not usually have this seal, this depends on the region where Samsung is located.

sello holograma de samsung falso
Samsung does not have these stamps in China
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sello de garantia chino falso
Sello de garantia falso

If behind the packaging, in “MUF” says “CN” is fake.

flash drive falso

If the name of the Samsung brand is attached with a sticker, it is fake, in this example I painted the memory with a black marker to notice that it is a sticker, in addition the logo design is very small, in the back the speed It is aside, other evidence that betrays its falsehood.

samsung chino falso vendorco
memorias usb flash samsung falsas

When disarming the memory (without effort) it can be noticed that the blue plastic that represents the version of 3.0 is a simple plastic, if you thought that the memory was resistant to water or magnets you are wrong.

memoria fake samsung por dentro

This type of forgery has many disadvantages, the memory does not contain the set amount, when playing music for 20 minutes or more the reading of files is cut, the same happens with the videos, the compressed files are usually damaged if it has a considerable size, the fake drive is not 3.0 or 3.1 the speed is even lower than version 2.0, when it comes to copying large compressed files the copy duration lasts from 1 to 5 hours or more, if you accidentally disconnect the memory of any other device memory It is locked with a mandatory format message. Although all these inconveniences came later, the first few times everything went well. The person responsible for these fakes is VendorCo, as far as I could find out they also fascinate memories of HP and Kingston.

Tip, buy an original product from Samsung authorized centers.

About anthon
Hi, I'm Anthony, I'm a science addict, I have programming as a hobby and a profession, I'm a fan of the Boston Red Sox, a history and research lover.

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