I had a left a few important files on my USB drive last weekend and was looking for the drive everywhere; but couldn’t find it. Suddenly, I remembered that it was in one of the trousers worn over the weekend. But then, that trouser was completely washed twice, dried and even ironed as of now. Still not sure as to whether the USB drive will be present, I checked the pockets of the trouser and voila! It was there.

USB disk

The connector looked like it had got rusted. But not sure as to whether to use this, I connected it to this very computer and the blue LED started blinking 😀 . The drive was still functional. Amazing! It survived two rounds of washing, rinsing, drying and then ironing. It is a 1GB Transcend drive that I purchased about one and half years back.

Nice USB stick! Nice Company!

5 Responses to “USB drive still functioning!”

  1. Sathya Says:

    Hmm. Fascinating Indeed!

  2. venkatramanan Says:


    I bet Transcend will definitely publish this in their website if you write to them! Given your profession, your metro presence, you can seriously consider writing to them!


  3. Aswin Anand Says:


    Aha! let me try that 🙂

  4. daksh Says:

    I have a similar one Aswin. But alas my 1GB transcend never glows 🙁 I think i could only use it once since then haven’t been able to work with out.

    Moved over to Kingston after that !

  5. Aswin Anand Says:

    Well.. with electronic devices, we cannot predict anything 🙂 may be my device was a wee bit luckier heheh!