Bit of preample before I get to my question, bear with me. So my 8GB Cruzer died (or so I thought)--it was totally unresponsive when plugging it into a variety of PCs. I tried cleaning the contacts and gently squeezing/twisting the casing to see if I could reconnect anything that had come loose inside, all without effect. As a last ditch, I cracked the case open and plugged the interior component (just a board, flash mem, and a USB plug) in--voila, it works.
I realize I can't trust this "Franken-drive" with critical data, but it would be nice to load UBCDWin (technically, it would actually be UBUSB) onto it and leave it in my glove box. Here's my question: what's the best way to protect the components now that they don't have a case? I considered good ol' duct tape, but I'm worried it won't conduct heat away. Should I just leave it naked? Any other ideas?
Just curious, because I have first hand experience with the incredible quality of Cruzer
Why not just go spend another $12 for a new one? Or better yet, get an OCZ Rally 2 high speed USB drive?