OK, so I lost a memory stick that I’ve had for about 1¼years, Sandisk USB 2 Micro Cruzer 1Gb Pendrive U3.
It’s no big deal, really. I had all the data elsewhere, so I pick up a new drive, the 4GB variant for about $12 at the Radio Shack®, which is a lot cheaper than the $50 or so that I recall paying for the 1GB version.
Wouldn’t you know it, the next day, I find my old drive.
Actually, I didn’t find it, Sharon* did, in the dryer.
It had gone through the wash, AND the dryer, and it looked little worse for the wear. The printing on the case was a bit worn, but that could have happened over the past 15 months sitting in my pocket.
So, I leave it out and open for a day to ensure full drying, and I put it in my computer, and ALL THE DATA IS THERE.
Needless to say, this product has my seal of approval.
*Love of my life, light of the cosmos, she who must be obeyed, my wife.