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Old 08-03-2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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"Cap-less" USB Thumb/Flash drives - difference in life expectancy?


Or is it more or less like cables, which ordinarily have no caps and don't suffer any bad effects from something they never had in terms of usable "shelf life" or other factors?

Another "just curious." I think all of mine look better with their caps on, frankly. I just wondered if there was a technical (rather than simply an aesthetic) justification for keeping the caps close to the drives.

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Old 08-03-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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Basically a dust cover and maybe to prevent static electricity damage if it is kept in a pocket.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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It can also protect from water damage because the general case is normally a hard plastic which is water proof. It's not water tight, obviously (like if you dropped it in water), but it may hold up if you accidentally spilled something on it, etc.
 
  


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