No kidding, a few weeks ago I heard a clankety-clank in the dryer and when I went to see what it was, it was one of the 40-gig flash drives I'd recently purchased. Dang, I'd been wondering what I'd done with that. (note to self: no more sticking flash drives in pants pockets)
I almost threw it out, assuming that an electronic device that had just experienced a cycle in the washing machine and dryer was not going to work. I also had this hunch that any retailer/manufacturer would say that I'd voided the warranty! ;-)
But tonight I was cleaning up for Christmas guests and came across it, and despite some misgivings about what the defective drive might do to my computer, went ahead and plugged it into the USB. Lo and behold, nothing unusual happened, the files are all still on there and appear to be intact, and I was even able to save a new file onto it.
I've done that to my 1 GB flash drive so many times. It surprises me more every time it happens. I don't know how much more abuse the thing can take.
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quote:Originally posted by Uprooted: Sooo . . . I guess what you're all trying to tell me is that I'm not a participant in a unique, special, miraculous event?
Sorry, but no. I think they're built to withstand a certain amount of abuse. How much depends on the brand and the particular model. I had a Verbatim flash drive that got plugged into a USB port and didn't like, and it said 'see ya' and died.
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