The SSD Review reports they've received a counterfeit KingFast SSD straight from the manufacturer itself.
After investigating the issue, KingFast claims it had received a bad batch of memory from a new distributor in December 2012, which was utilized in the production of around 30 SSDs, which have since all been located and recalled.
Arguably, the two most important components of an SSD are the controller and NAND flash memory. In the memory industry, manufacturers may dispose of sub-par memory on the open market where, at least in the case of SSDs, more suitable applications may be found.The potential downside to this commonplace practice is the memory has the potential to be counterfeited and sold, while often suffering performance or capacity concerns. Up until this report, we have yet to see any instances of counterfeit SSDs. This analysis provides pictures, identification and full analysis of a fake SSD, offering the consumer a tool to assist should they ever believe that their SSD ‘just isn’t quite what it seems’.