[SOLVED] Best Place to store USB Flash drives

bikemanI7

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Is there a Best place to store USB Flash drives? right now i gently place them in a old CD/DVD zip up type case thing underneath my tv stand, and get one out when i need it either for Windows 10 Clean installs at times, repair, or UEFI bios flashing on 1 Custom Built PC that has that type of bios updates, whereas my HP Laptop has a downloadable exe, and run that, and it updates the bios autoly on t hat system after restart.

Had 1 Drive die not long ago, why i'm kinda not using them to store any old data anymore, and instead using them for portable utilites, and such
 

popatim

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They are fairly indestructible with the environment. I keep 1 in my pocket almost all the time and has been thru the wash several times, just like it's predecessors. LoL.
I have a binder with a ziplock freezer bag in it with a bunch in there (40+). I tape a flash drive to the inside bottom of PC's I build as a "factory" restore disk . There's probably 1 or 2 on my dresser, another couple on my office desk and 3 or 4 in the desk drawer...

In other words (and IMO) - keep them where you need them and with whatever you need on them.
 

popatim

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They are fairly indestructible with the environment. I keep 1 in my pocket almost all the time and has been thru the wash several times, just like it's predecessors. LoL.
I have a binder with a ziplock freezer bag in it with a bunch in there (40+). I tape a flash drive to the inside bottom of PC's I build as a "factory" restore disk . There's probably 1 or 2 on my dresser, another couple on my office desk and 3 or 4 in the desk drawer...

In other words (and IMO) - keep them where you need them and with whatever you need on them.
 
Every good quality USB drive I have purchased have been exceptionally rugged. I have one I have washed and dried a few times by accident. The only failure of any kind I have ever had with one was with super duper cheapo ones. Most often they showed that failure nearly right away.
I carry a 2GB "credit card" type in my wallet every single day for the past three years and it works fine.
 

bikemanI7

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Well maybe just was unlucky or old drive that just finally kicked the bucket, and i worried over nothing lol. Try to purchase quality ones when i do buy them, so hopefully rest of these are quality, and continue working fine
 

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