Have you ever wondered what happens when a USB stick gets thrown into a washing machine?


Well, nothing really… quite an anti-climax. Stick should work just fine after a good rinse followed by a 1000rpm spin.

This experiment was conducted on an involuntary basis.

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  1. Fatima 10/06/2009 at 12:25 Reply

    Lol…good to know for future reference 😛

  2. zk 10/06/2009 at 13:21 Reply

    so what you saying is that…
    you forgot your flash in your jeans which then subsequently got washed and it survived??!?!?!?!?!

    yoh WOW
    thanks for testing it out 🙂

  3. Nafisa 10/06/2009 at 14:29 Reply

    @Fatima – for sure 😛

    @zk – smart cookie 😉

  4. Azra 10/06/2009 at 21:29 Reply

    I know from experience that some USB’s are difficult to destroy. If only our cameras and phones followed suit 🙂

  5. Jameel 11/06/2009 at 08:19 Reply

    What doesnt kill you only makes you stronger , lets hope the same applies to USB drives 😛

  6. coffiebean 11/06/2009 at 13:33 Reply

    hahaha.. could only be my sis 😛

  7. KiLLa 16/06/2009 at 14:56 Reply

    Hmmm.. Next week try a macbook

  8. Nafisa 16/06/2009 at 19:45 Reply

    @KiLLa – if you’re sponsoring one, okay, sure.

  9. murraybiscuit 01/07/2009 at 22:44 Reply

    Mach 8 ssd’s operate between -40 to 85C according to industrial spec on their site. Normal flash operating temperatures are around 0 – 70 deg C. No moving parts = no shock issue & minimal risk of particular contamination. Data lifespan is estimated at 50 – 100 years (how they figure that out when the technology is less than 10 years old defies me). I might be wrong, but the greatest risk to your data was probably posed by shorting on the external circuitry if it wasn’t properly dry. BTW, SDHC spec allows for up to 2TB storage, SDXC implements it and is currently in prototyping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDXC

  10. murraybiscuit 01/07/2009 at 22:46 Reply

    Try throwing a CD into a microwave. Makes a great geek party trick.

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