It's good to hear that someone else has had similar luck with Sandisk. My 512MB Cruzer Mini's gone through the washer twice now, too. The first time I had to format it to be able to write to the thing again, but I was able to copy data off it fine. The second time around (which was only last week, for the record) it worked without any additional steps. Sandisk is now one of my favorite brands and I'd recommend them to anyone. Here's hoping they never disappoint me.