superb USB drive amazing bit of kit!!!

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Found 22nd Dec 2016
So I forgot to take my Sandisk USB drive out of my pockets when washing the jeans

When I emptied the washer it fell out to my absolute horror and I knew it was a gonner losing two years of work
I shook it to expel any water then blew on it a few times like blokes do, then tried it in my laptop and hey presto - IT WORKS!!!!
It withstood 60 degree 2 hour wash and 1600 rpm spin

Has this ever happened to you?

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I'd get the data off that post haste. It could easily corrode pretty quickly

Obviously a cack washing machine.

my dad whose a pensioner did same thing with SD card from camera. from someone who spent majority of life using 35mm film he classed it as "witchcraft" when it worked. funny at the time and still makes me chuckle thinking about it so thank you, I'm now grinning after a diabolical day at work!

Same thing happened with my Sandisk usb drive and i was really worried about the data. When i have connected it, usb drive was working fine.

Bet you got yourself into a spin about it !

youngjb

my dad whose a pensioner did same thing with SD card from camera. from … my dad whose a pensioner did same thing with SD card from camera. from someone who spent majority of life using 35mm film he classed it as "witchcraft" when it worked. funny at the time and still makes me chuckle thinking about it so thank you, I'm now grinning after a diabolical day at work!



Sd cards have been recovered from the sea bottom (fallen overboard from a cruise ship) and have still worked. Lol

try backing up your work next time as well

join us next week when OP accidentally irons his hamster.

Why on earth did you have two years worth of stuff on there without backing up ?

stuff these days seems more waterproof anyway
my last two phones have got soaked but still work fine
doesn't seem to apply to cameras
Edited by: "Wongy110" 22nd Dec 2016

You should have shoved it in a bowl of rice for a while first because if there was water in it you plugging it in could have broken it.

Agree with the above tho back it up, should always do so anyway really.
Edited by moderator: "swearfilter" 23rd Dec 2016

wolf359

Sd cards have been recovered from the sea bottom (fallen overboard from a … Sd cards have been recovered from the sea bottom (fallen overboard from a cruise ship) and have still worked. Lol



They are sealed, not the same as a usb stick at all, they have more in common with Atari Lynx cartridges actually, the chip is molded inside the plastic.

Just use one of these next time
http://a68.tinypic.com/hwmgt4.jpg

This sounds like paid advertisement. Sandisk being reliable LUL.

2 years of work and not backed up anywhere else.
Seriously ???? (_;)

brilliant, you're very lucky.

its solid state hardware... provided power wasnt applied whilst wet there isnt much to go wrong other than corrosion mentioned previously. i'd get the data off ASAP just in case it starts corroding

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rodders443

Bet you got yourself into a spin about it !



Yes I was nervously wringing my hands


brilly

try backing up your work next time as well



Yes always get my back up at work


CookinBat

join us next week when OP accidentally irons his hamster.



Ooo er missus!

wolf359

Sd cards have been recovered from the sea bottom (fallen overboard from a … Sd cards have been recovered from the sea bottom (fallen overboard from a cruise ship) and have still worked. Lol


That sounds unlikely. Worse than looking for a needle in a haystack. Sounds like an advert scenario.

qbs

That sounds unlikely. Worse than looking for a needle in a haystack. … That sounds unlikely. Worse than looking for a needle in a haystack. Sounds like an advert scenario.


It's true mate, from what I remember of the article, a diver was working on the sea bottom and found a camera covered in crap (barnacles I'd assume lol) and brought it to the surface, it had an sd card which he removed and out of curiosity he tried it and found loads of photos still intact, he contacted the cruise line and they helped him to reunite the card (and I assume what was left of the camera) with its owner

wolf359

It's true mate, from what I remember of the article, a diver was working … It's true mate, from what I remember of the article, a diver was working on the sea bottom and found a camera covered in crap (barnacles I'd assume lol) and brought it to the surface, it had an sd card which he removed and out of curiosity he tried it and found loads of photos still intact, he contacted the cruise line and they helped him to reunite the card (and I assume what was left of the camera) with its owner


Ok. That's a little more believable. The way your post read, it sounded like the card was on it's own.

qbs

Ok. That's a little more believable. The way your post read, it sounded … Ok. That's a little more believable. The way your post read, it sounded like the card was on it's own.


Just had a quick google to try and find the news article but there are so many instances of it happening lol

This ones pretty good

dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

Washed a 128mb thumb drive in 2003. Still works now. This is not news really.

Found a Kingston USB 8gb which was made of metal - ran over by cars and was deformed after lying in the road in the rain and puddle for ages

Picked it up - used pliers to reform the USB end and plugged it in.. lots of music and stuff on it and working ok - nothing identifiable on it though!

Some tech can take a lot of abuse!
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