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    It might have been static or just made poorly.

    I even caught one student with a powerfull magnet placing it on the side of the computers to try and break things

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    The problem is that they will just wear out with sufficient use. I don't believe that windows (unless 7 does) uses any sort of wear levelling for such devices.

    We get a number of dead ones each year with no physical damage, they have just stopped working.

    Edit: It seems some flash drives will do wear levelling, this is quite interesting from Corsair:

    https://compatible.corsairmemory.com...r_leveling.pdf
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