Like many others I had issues with this drive (yes should have read reviews first).
I spoke to Kingston Tech Support and after sharing photos of the device they said the following:
"Thank you for the detailed information and the pictures. We have evaluated the images you provided to us and we have to inform you that based on these we believe your product is a counterfeit as there is no laser marking on metal connector." Kingston (full email available on request)
I have sent this information to the seller (based in Slovenia) and am awaiting a response.