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Old Aug 25, 2004, 9:24 PM   #1
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So i am new and i am filling my sd card pretty fast, i've downloaded all the pictures from it to my computer. Do i delete all the pictures thru the camera delete function, or do i format it everytime?



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Old Aug 26, 2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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It is better to format. If you are in a hurry and your camera takes a long time to format there isn't anything wrong with deleting, but you should format when you can.

I learned the lesson responding to a Minolta CF card speed test site. Everyone with the same card I was using had faster cycle times. I reread the instructions to format the card before running the test and my times came down in line with the others.


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Old Aug 26, 2004, 1:56 PM   #3
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thanks, slipe

BTW i have a panasonic FZ10, so i guess formating is the way to go
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 2:31 PM   #4
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I have SD and normally delete the pictures in the card reader. No problems so far. Only two cards with problems at about the same time - something for which I blame the camera because the cards are different in size, different age and have very different usage patterns. When that happened I DID format in the camera to make sure they didn't get the wrong format.
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Old Aug 28, 2004, 3:50 AM   #5
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Yes! Formatting is better than deleting!
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