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My USB Flash Drive Went Through The Wash..

Postby Ian on Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:25 pm

And it actually survived! I let it dry out for a few days and plugged it in this morning. It worked perfectly. Good job Kingston, your DataTraveler 100's are cheap as hell, but can handle a washing.
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Re: My USB Flash Drive Went Through The Wash..

Postby DrageMester on Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:41 pm

Is this your recommended way of cleaning dirty files from a USB Flash Drive? :D
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Re: My USB Flash Drive Went Through The Wash..

Postby Ian on Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:13 pm

No, I like dirty files. ;)
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Re: My USB Flash Drive Went Through The Wash..

Postby SithTracy on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:32 pm

I still have a 1GB LG flash drive that has gone through the wash at least 3 times and still lives... And the cool blue LED still works as well!!! Got a few of those cheap Kingstons as well... glad to hear they may survive my pockets too!
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Re: My USB Flash Drive Went Through The Wash..

Postby MediumRare on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:01 pm

My wife washed an el cheapo 250 MiB drive a couple of years ago. It still works too, although it suffered a bit mechanically. I don't use it any more because it's too small...

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