You heard it here first. About one month ago I bought a SanDisk Micro 8GB Flash Drive. I opened it, then stuck it in my pocket to go to work. I worked all day, then came home. Usually at this point, I empty out my pockets, but for some reason, I did not. I proceeded to change clothes, and my jeans ended up in the wash – and so did my brand new never used flash drive.
The next evening, my lovely bride handed me one very wet flash drive. My flash drive ended up in the wash, spin cycle and all. I was rather bummed out, because, while I love it when my wifey does the laundry, I just washed $20+ worth of storage. Yeah, it was only $20, but still. I never even got to use it!
Then I had a thought, that maybe, since there were no moving parts, the drive would still work if it dried out. There was nothing to lose at this point, so I put it on the shelf and forgot about it for a month.
Fast forward to last night. I had some files to transfer and figured now was a good time to try it out. I plugged the drive into my USB hub…. the light came on, and the icon showed up on my wonderful iMac desktop. Hmmm… this is promising. Double clicked and sure enough, the window opened showing me the default structure. I copied 400mb worth of files to it, and while kinda slow, the files copied!
This morning, I went to work, and right away I plugged in the drive, and copied the files to my work system. Not a single problem, everything copied over perfectly. I find it amazing that a small little piece of computer equipment can be put through a cycle of laundry, including soap and spin cycle, and given sufficient time to dry, it still works. Kudos to SanDisk.
I use their Ultra II memory cards too for my digital camera. I also have a 512MB flash drive too, and that’s never let me down either. I’ll continue to buy SanDisk products whenever I need them. What a great product.