Can Flash memory sticks withstand the summer heat?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I'm getting a new car head unit, and it's got a USB connector that allows you to connect a USB Flash memory stick to it (plays MP3s from the memory stick). Will the memory stick survive in the long-term if I leave it in my glove compartment inside the car during the summer heat?
     
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    Well sandisk rates their sdcard as being able to operate in temperatures up to 185 dF, if that helps you any.
     
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    Wonder if the longevity factor works against you if you leave it in the heat all summer long?
     
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    heat shouldnt be too bad for it (not great, but shouldnt destory it), but don't leave it in the direct sunlight.
     
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    These things are more bulletproof than I thought, I once refrigerated a compact flash card overnight, worked like a charm even though it condensated when I brought it out.
     
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    I bet it will be fine as long as its not in constant direct sunlight.
     
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    I have a USB key chain in my backback at all times. That backpack is basically in my car 24/7 (except for when I bring it into the office), but other than that, it's in the hot car for long periods of time and it still works.
     

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