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can a cell phone erase data on a usb drive?

By Richard5761 ·
my cell phone carry case has a pocket that I want to carry a usb thumb drive. Will the cell phone destroy the drives data?

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Depends on who you speak to

by OH Smeg In reply to can a cell phone erase da ...

And how well Shielded the Thumb Drive is.

But as a General Rule of Thumb Cell Phones Radiate RF Energy in the form of Electro Magnetic Radiation and this type of energy can adversely affect unprotected Electronic Devices. It could conceivably cause the Memory Chips in the Flash Drive to become nonfunctional or even blank.

But as there have been no definitive Studies on things like this that I am aware of It's not possible to say one way or the other at the moment.

Personally I don't think that the makers of the Phones will pay for a study along these lines because it it proved detrimental to the Flash Drive people will then believe that the Cell Phones have a possibility of being detrimental to them because they absorb the same Electro Magnetic Radiation and if that is detrimental to Electronic Devices it's not going to do a lot of Good to a person who normally gets exposed to much more of the energy being produced.

Col

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Thank You

by Richard5761 In reply to Depends on who you speak ...

I was thinking along that line and confrimed my fears I'll keep them apart.

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Your Welcome

by OH Smeg In reply to Thank You

But you need to realize that is not a Definitive Answer.

Col

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What is the cell phone carry case pocket supposed to be?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to can a cell phone erase da ...

What was it designed to do?

That may offer a similarly non-definitive answer.

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Cell phone pocket

by Richard5761 In reply to What is the cell phone ca ...

The phone case has a elastic pen holder on one side and a elastic pocket on the other just the right size to put a usb thumb drive in no shielding at all. I'll try to think of something to put in it that will help me in my job.
PS the pen holder is not so hot eather,the pen falls out or to tight to get the pen out I love the case any way, it allows me to carry my phone 3 ways, on my pocket with a clip, Vertical or horzinal on my belt.
Have a great day.

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RE: I'll try to think of something to put in it that will help me in my

by OH Smeg In reply to Cell phone pocket

How about a Disposable Cigarette Lighter for Shrinking Heat Shrink?

That's about the same size and can be useful if you do not smoke.

Col

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It can be even more useful if ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to RE: [i]I'll try to think ...

You DO smoke.

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I don't know OM

by OH Smeg In reply to It can be even more usefu ...

I find Heat Shrink very useful. So much so that I panic when I start to get low on it and I never go without some on me always.

It's just so useful in this line of work.

Col

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