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Sossity 03-11-2011 04:40 AM

Lost caps to thumb drives, is this a big deal if USB end is exposed?
 
This where those turtleing ones have an advantage, but I like the regular ones, they are easier to insert into a usb port, but I lost the cap on one the other day, will it harm the thumb drive if the usb part is not covered by a cap? I carry them on my key chain.

admin 03-11-2011 01:27 PM

Only insofar as you allow dirt, lint, grit and other foreign matter to hide away in the USB port. You could always cover it over with a piece of Scotch tape if you're really worried. Remove and replace, as needed.

It really depends more on how clean you and your clothes are. A kid, for example, would probably have mud caked in it after a day. A businessman in a suit would have no more threat the lint from a coat pocket. If your keys are stored in a purse (or that camera bag), then it could be perfectly fine, and there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

My drives sit open almost 24/7, because they never move much out of the office.


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