So I was compelled to write an Amazon review after owning the 16GB OCZ Rally thumb drive BECAUSE... I've been using it for 6 years or so to transfer photos and such between devices. It is the biggest and fastest of all the thumb drives I own. My favorite. ...but, I just left it in my pants pocket, and I washed it in the washing machine ....and dried it in the dryer. I was heartbroken when I realized. Was ready to buy another one. But I left it overnight. Plugged it into my Macbook the next day. It still works, and all the info is still there. I did have the cap on it. I'm sure that helped somehow.But I will be buying these only for thumb drives from now on.