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Old Feb 15, 2010, 11:31 PM   #11
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Isn't the card wear out more faster if you format it every time, inreasing the possibility of data corruption?

LOL! Chato, if you don't format the memory card every time, aren't you looking for trouble too?
You mean that even your photographer friends don't format cards every time, why?

How badly the cards are corrupted, recover software doesn't work?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 8:06 AM   #12
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Isn't the card wear out more faster if you format it every time, inreasing the possibility of data corruption?
Flash memory devices have a finite number of times that they can be written to. The actual number is in the tens, maybe hundreds of millions, but doing a low-level format will use up a lot of them, and fortunately, few cameras offer the option. Doing a conventional format just rewrites the File Allocation Tables, not the entire device, so it doesn't hasten the device's ultimate demise by much.

And reformating the device refreshes the folder structure, the failure of which is probably the biggest cause of data curruption anyway. So reformatting the device probably does more to prevent curruption than not formatting it.
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Default Wear & tear on the camera.

I was informed that using the camera's USB to transfer hastens the demise of the camera. Up to 1/2 of the cameras life can be used up by transferring USB vs. a card reader.

Olympus responded saying they have never heard of that and my friend just attended Nikon's school and they said to use the reader and not the USB from the camera?

Slightly confusing.

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I was informed that using the camera's USB to transfer hastens the demise of the camera. Up to 1/2 of the cameras life can be used up by transferring USB vs. a card reader. ...
That's bizarre.

If anything, removing and inserting cards will hasten the failure of the camera's card connector, so leaving the card in place and using the USB port to transfer photos extends the life of the card connector, but hastens the failure of the camera's USB connector. But of course, if you have multiple cards, and rotate through them anyway, then removing and inserting each of them in turn, to transfer photos, will hasten the failure of the card connector, while simultaneously hastening the failure of the USB connector.

It depends on how you use the camera, but that statement is entirely unfounded.
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Using the camera USB to download images can hasten the demise of the camera if you snag the cable and dump the camera on a flagstone floor!
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Using the camera USB to download images can hasten the demise of the camera if you snag the cable and dump the camera on a flagstone floor!
There's always that.
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