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Old Jul 30, 2003, 6:59 AM   #1
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Has anyone experienced this?

I've been using Lexar 1G 32x card for a few months, but during the last few formats (in camera) the card keep gradually loosing storage space... It's now down to 882Mb with less pictures available! :?
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Old Jul 30, 2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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That's not good, usually it's 972MB after format. Have you tried using Image Rescue that came with your card? I use the same one you have, so you should be able to analyse the card with I.R. and the Jumpshot reader. If the result is not good news, ring up Lexar tech support and they should be able to assist you, maybe get you a replacement asap. I haven't had problems with mine so far, it's been about 3 months now. Good luck!
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It's kind of strange @ first the Lexar were showing 409 pictures available upon reformatting, now it only shows 376 on the 10D!

The microdrives on the contrary have always shown constantly 1G with 424 pictures available... :?
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Have you tried a low level format on the Lexar? Mine's been showing 305 pictures available (on the D100) everytime I format, ever since I got it. Strange... hopefully it's not going bad, but even if it is you can claim your lifetime warranty
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NHL, have you tried using WinHex to see what size it reports? Have you tried filling an apparent cam formatted blank card, with one continuous movie file and checking both the AVI file size when full, and with Winhex to see where the end of file is and checked the 'slack space' for fragmentation?

Low level re-format should be a last resort until you find out what's going on, and I wouldn't do it if there's the possibility of a warranty claim.
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Lexar's Image Rescue provides a low level format option, and it doesn't void the Lexar warranty. Too bad it is tied up to the jumpshot reader and can't be used with other CF cards or card readers.
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Thanks guys

Lexar's Image Rescue came loaded on the CF card when I bought it... Only problem is I'm @ the beach house on a laptop without the program!

Will see... It's really strange since this has never happened before, it kind of gradually loosing space after each format... Better be prepared next time
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