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Old Feb 10, 2005, 3:59 PM   #11
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Setprime: do you format your cards often or just delete the old images? I do believe a regular formating is recommended.

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Old Feb 10, 2005, 4:50 PM   #12
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I found it:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...um_id=0&page=2
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 9:59 PM   #13
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Remember this

1kbyte is 1024 bytes.

1 megabyte is 1024 kbytes.

1 gigabyte is 1024 Mbytes.

But when folks talk about disk space they often say k meaning 1000 and omit the pesky 24 extra thingies at the end. So 900MB can mean 900*1024*1024, or quite close to 1GB.

When all said and done, it depends on perspective. Are you buying or selling?


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Old Feb 11, 2005, 7:30 AM   #14
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NHL- Thanks much. The overall picture is finally starting to penetrate (no pun).

I guess my major disappointment is from ASSUMING that no moving parts (CF) translates into 100% reliability.

I downloaded a free utility from Photo Rescue. It is called Card Wiper and does and very good job of testing and wiping a CF Clean. They warn you in no uncertain terms that you will lose ALL info on the card.

My SanDisk Ultra III should be a first rate product - but once again "there are no guarantees in life".

Thanks again for the tech info. Your work here is important.
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Old Feb 11, 2005, 7:38 AM   #15
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I guess my major disappointment is from ASSUMING that no moving parts (CF) translates into 100% reliability.
Guess why NASA with all their researchers took the microdrive into space rather than CF for their photos?
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Old Feb 11, 2005, 5:51 PM   #16
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I've been using sandisk, pny, viking, cannon, and dane elec. All of mine (Ithink all) have a lifetime warranty. I used my dane elec in my card reader once and after that it failed in camera. (I think this is one of the times you need to reformat too). But they replaced the card at no cost to me. So if you even sense a problem, send it back and get your new one, you pay for that in the price of the card. Sandisk 512 is showing 487mb available in a 20d
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