Death of a Thumbdrive

Well, my Sandisk mini Cruzer gave up the ghost last night. Not a bad drive though, and I’ll probably get another one someday. It lasted me a year (which seems to be a little over par for me) and it went through the washer and dryer a couple of times. I tried using it yesterday though and couldn’t get any OS to enumerate the drive, so it was more than simply a bad partition.

After verifying that neither Linux, OS X or Windows was going to verify the drive, I promptly took it apart and beat the flash chip into 4 pieces. Gotta keep that data secure since it had my private keys on it.

I still haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to buy a new one right now. I don’t honestly use it that much… I generally just stick to scp and transfer things like that back and forth. I’ll probably end up getting one after the first time I need it though… we’ll see.

3 thoughts on “Death of a Thumbdrive

  1. Dang dude. Never had one of those go wrong on me before, what were you doing with your keys on that thing?

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