I don't believe ROMs themselves can corrupt devices. Might be a faulty connection or even connector. It can happen, unfortunately.
"NintenDON'T sue me please haha"
basically, i was getting ssx tricky (i think thats it) so i can play it with nintendont on my wii, next thing i know, my wii crashes and my usb is fully corrupted. i dont know if it has to do with nintendont or ssx tricky but just be aware some roms can corrupt your drives.