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Flash memory is tough and can take a pounding, but it's not indestructible. There are certain things you shouldn't do with your USB flash drive if you want to keep it intact and your data safe. Don't yank the drive off the USB port. Use the safe removal option on your Windows PC. If you simply pull the drive off, especially while it is transfering data, your memory can lock up and you may lose data.