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How long does your USB Stick life....?

....With read/writes every day.

How long do you use your USB Stick a day.
What are you do with your USB Stick primary?
How many USB Sticks had you killed and how?

nm35
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I lost an Attachè 128MB USB

I lost an Attachè 128MB USB drive (but that's because my computer's USB hub exploded).

I use my USB key for portable-apping, pretty much all day every day.

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Haha.

Yay! Exploding USB hubs are fun! ...just kidding. I hope you're using that as a euphemism (or would that be dysphemism?); exploding peripherals are most certainly NOT fun.

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*BOOM*

Well, my USB port actually did explode. With my USB key in it.

I had plugged in the drive, and was about to perform my weekly backup, when something went wrong -- I smelled smoke, and then the hub went KABOOM.

This, and my DVD burner only burns coasters (those things you put under cups to keep from damaging the table), my DVD reader is extremely noisy, and my computer is excruciatingly slow at all times.

...Don't you just love Dell? Wink

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Ah *sniff* I love the smell of burning USB hubs in the morning.

And I do love Dell. They supplied all our computers at school, and I had to set them up *shiver*. Their mice needed special drivers which we had to pay an extra $400 dollars for and wait three weeks. </exaggeration>
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Yuck.

$400 dollars for a mouse driver?!

Actually, this was in the afternoon... I thought someone was burning dinner. Wink

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Notice the exaggeration tags?

Yeah, well it cost around $4 dollars a computer, which would have been $4000 but they said we could just use the one disk. Thank god!
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Okay...

Ah.

Now... $4 for a driver?!!!

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...

My sentiments exactly. Especially when you can go to driveguide.com and get just about any driver in existence for FREE. I've never heard of having to pay money for driver. The whole package, yes, but not the driver alone.

And don't tell me that was the cost of the media, either. blank CDs, floppies... even blank DVDs are way cheaper than $4.

@nm35
Wow. I'm glad my DVD burner works right. See, it actually burns REGULAR BLANK DVD-Rs. And they're readable, too. Smile If it ever starts burning coasters... well then, time for a new one!

Well, at least the coasters your drive makes are nice-looking anyway! Just tell people they're ultra-modern coasters!

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I had a 256MB drive for

I had a 256MB drive for about 3 years now with writes each day. I used it every day at work. I had data and my email program on it. Thus I was able to read my personal mail without leaving and traces on the host PC.
Now this stick "retired" as I bought a 2GB Sandisk Titanium (I had the first one for 6 weeks then it did not work anymore).

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