...And no, I wasn't going for a "cleaner" sound. Actually, it's my backup library; I run my collection of mp3s off a hard drive, but I also keep backup copies on a pair of USB drives in my pocket. They travel with me, you see, in case my apartment burns down etc.... I wasn't counting on my pocket being the danger zone! But then I accidentally washed and dried the USB drives in my laundry. They still work fine, thankfully, but I can't help wondering if I've shortened their useful lifespan, and whether I should go ahead and replace them or just assume they will keep storing my data reliably (provided they pay no more visits to the washing machine). Anyone have personal experience along these lines? Any thoughts on the matter appreciated.