My USB drive went through the wash!
January 16, 2006 2:15 AM Subscribe
Someone who shall remain nameless put my Sandisk Cruzer Mini USB drive through the washer. It's one of the groovy ones with rubberised slipcases, and it's still working. What are these things made of? Will it rust?
posted by Happy Dave to Technology (12 answers total)
I've had a look at it very closely, and aside from a slight score on the metal casing (which I think is a manufacturing mark, not the start of rust-doom) it appears to be fine. Unfortunately, it sat in the back pocket of my work trousers while they dried on a rack overnight, and I only realised what had happened when I took them off to iron them. Is there anything I can do to check it further? I have another two skins which came with it, going to change the skins regularly over the next couple of days to minimise any moisture build-up, but if this has happened to anyone else and they have any tips, shoot.