Are pen drives ( USB drive, Thumb drive, Memory sticks) water proof?
13 Mar 09
No they are not water proof.You took it out very quickly from the water.If water gets in and you take it to a service center they will not repair it.I too have a pen drive but here i keep it very safe with the cap on.Even in the rainy seasons i know my drive won't be affected.
27 May 09
thanks david for the response and yes i got a new one now because someone stole my last one which i took from water and yes i know they are getting very cheaper now. I brought a Chinese pendrive ( kingston... i m sure it must be counterfeit) and it has 64 gb and costed me 500 rs ( about 10$) while the one which fell in water was 1 gb and costed me 25$ about a year or so back.
12 Mar 09
They're not technically waterproof, but if you've taken it out right away, and leave it out for a day or two to make sure the inside's totally dry, it should be alright. As long as you don't plug it in to anything when there's any water still in there, which'll fry the thing. lol A friend of mine actually dropped their cell phone in a hot tub once, and it was in there for a while before they noticed. They took off the battery and let it sit and dry for about a week, and it was fine.
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11 Mar 09
I have never got one wet so I have no idea if it works now or not. I'd say let it dry out good by turning it up so the water will drain from it and then try it in a few days or so. Let us know what happens as someone else may have this problem in the future.
11 Mar 09
Storage (Electronic) devices are not generally water proof... In 2006 computers at my dad's office were somewhat drowned in flood... the technician straight away said.. "If u have switched on,then forget that it could work again". It was then dried via blower... n then HDs were sent to mumbai for data recovery...
11 Mar 09
I have done the same thing and even though most of them are not water proof if you take it out as quick as you said, like I did and then dry it off. But what I did was to put it in front of a fan for a whole day to dry off the inside just in case any water did get in and it still work just fine. I think if you leave it damp inside it will rust components in just a few hours.