This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
I have this Fuiji Film, blue 512 MB thumbdrive along with a 1 gig thumbdrive that I’m saving for if the Fuji Film one ever dies.
I can say that the FF almost did die today, but it miraculously survived. Basically, since I don’t have an mp3 player or nothing, I’ve been using that by storing mp3s and taking it with me. I took that with me to work on Friday, and I’ve been using it the shirt pocket on the chest to carry that. Well… I forgot about the thumbdrive being in the shirt pocket, and then I gave that shirt to my dad to wash it.
Erm… you can guess what happened there. I found it on the dresser later and the following conversation happened:
Me: *looking at the thumbdrive with confusion and dread. Takes it to her dad* Er, dad? Is that my thumbdrive?
Me: *remembers where the thumbdrive was LAST time* Uh…
Dad: Now I don’t know if it will work after it went in the washing machine.
Me: *plugs it in to test it*
Daddy: *plays some of her mp3 files and is surprised that the thumbdrive still works*
Me: Wow. *giggles stupidly* Well… the thumbdrive and I’ve been spared. ^^;;;
*sighs* Yes, I can be quite forgetful and dense. I’m glad it’s okay though. Now I find it funny though. *snorts* Something electronic went in the damn washing machine and survive its trip. Amazing.