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Washability Rating

For USB Flash Drives
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One of the things I've noticed about reading reviews of various USB flash drives is that the reviewers seem equally preoccupied with speed/performance of the unit as they are with the fact that they've washed it in their jeans pockets a few times and it still works. I'd hazard a guess that it's really, in word-count, the most important aspect. So why aren't manufacturers giving us this data in the specs? There should be washability ratings and symbols - how many wash cycles this device is built for, what temp, whether the colours will run, how to iron it, etc.
Ian Tindale, Nov 29 2009


       Ever since an unfortunate incident with a cellphone in a laundromat, I have all my consumer electronics professionally dry cleaned.
mouseposture, Nov 30 2009

       Does it blow anyone elses mind that we're seeing terabytes on flash drives now?   

       No moving parts! I remember a debate with friends back in the early nineties that came to the consensus that putting a cd's worth of music content on any solid state device would be unlikely to happen in our lifetimes.
outloud, Nov 30 2009

       [outload] I once had a ZX81 in the 80s with a staggering 1K of memory with no moving parts too!   

       So am I staggered? No. Google "Moore's law".
Aristotle, Dec 01 2009

       I understood that the ZX81's memory expansion actually was a moving part. (I never had one - I had a Jupiter Ace which I broke before getting anything done on it).
Ian Tindale, Dec 01 2009

       [Ian] That was the 16K expansion pack. The 1K of RAM was on the motherboard (configured as four 256 byte chips, on my ZX80).
hippo, Dec 01 2009

       Oh my God! - that last annotation made me sound like a bit of a nerd, didn't it?
hippo, Dec 01 2009

       Not all my dear [hippo]. Those early Sinclair ZX machines were historic landmarks in UK home computing, offering programming for the people.   

       The solution to the much feared 16k Ram Pack wobble was to buy an external case. My case included a "proper" keyboard that replaced the rather flat, and hard to use, one that came with the system.
Aristotle, Dec 01 2009


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