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 Post subject: do thumbdrives require air/cooling?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:38 am 
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i got bored one day and took apart some thumbdrives and cast them in resin to give them a hard, clear case. i thought they turned out pretty cool, but now people are telling me that they will overheat and fry. is this true? especially if they dont get used unless having files put on or taken off?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:44 am 
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No way. Flash memory is extremely tolerant of abuse and the kind of stuff in a thumb drive really doesn't produce heat. There should be enough heat exchange going on to dispel the little that is produced.

Still, let us know how they stand up.


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I doubt it. I've got a thumbdrive with no case on it. The plastic broke off when I dropped it. You can put your hand on the memory chip during an extended write and not feel any heat at all.


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It depends on the manufacturer. I have an old stick from iomega that I bought purely for the transfer speed. The case was pretty hot after use. I took it apart, and it was the control chip that was the heater. It actually got almost untouchable hot during operation. I have also noticed some generic brands that get warm.

In the end I would say it depends. if the thing never got noticeably warm before, then it should be fine.


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 Post subject: thanks for all the input
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:10 pm 
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so far i have left them plugged in my computer for several days on end and have been transfering large (700+mb) files back and forth with no heat or errors. although im sure it does depend on the brand of stick you use with the 3 i have altered, i have had no problems. thanx


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