Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,139
Default

LOL - just discovered a weakness in a 256 meg Panasonic Secure Digital card.
Guess these things are not meant for heavy duty service cycle :-)

I had eight images on the card and set up IrfanView to do a repeating slide show. Instead of copying the images to the hard drive, I ran them from my USB 2 card reader overnight. This morning the slideshow was "frozen" so I tried to restart it but couldn't read the card and thought perhaps the card reader had failed. I pulled out the SD card to read it in another card reader and burned my finger. OUCH.... Took a look and here's what I found:

Lin

Last edited by Lin Evans; Feb 1, 2015 at 2:08 PM.
Lin Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:45 AM   #2
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Hmmmm.....

I've been thinking about trying to run Linux from flash media with an old laptop (some distros support this option, provided your PC lets you boot from removable media).

Perhaps I should reconsider that plan (at least with Secure Digital as themedia). LOL




JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:47 AM   #3
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Lin:

Out of curiosity, what card reader were you using? Have you tried this with other media types before (slide show running all night)?


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:52 AM   #4
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,139
Default

Hi Jim,

I was using a SanDisk ImageMate 12 USB2 reader. Fortunately the reader leaves half or more of the card external. If I had used my Computer's built-in reader it may have damaged the reader but the SanDisk still works fine.

Yes, I've done this many times before with CF cards which get mildly warm, but never distroyed one before....

Lin

Lin Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:57 AM   #5
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

I'm wondering what the techs at Panasonic will say about that one. :-)

Thanks, I'll try the Linuxexperiment with CompactFlash then.


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2005, 2:55 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,139
Default

JimC wrote:
Quote:
I'm wondering what the techs at Panasonic will say about that one. :-)

Thanks, I'll try the Linuxexperiment with CompactFlash then.

It's interesting - on another forum a member told me that it had also happened to him with a SimpleTech 256 meg SD card. He sent it back to SimpleTech but they claim that they never received it and that they had never heard of such a thing happening.

It definitely gives new meaning to "blazing speed" doesn't it? :-)

Lin
Lin Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2005, 3:01 PM   #7
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Lin Evans wrote:
Quote:
JimC wrote:
Quote:
I'm wondering what the techs at Panasonic will say about that one. :-)

Thanks, I'll try the Linuxexperiment with CompactFlash then.

It's interesting - on another forum a member told me that it had also happened to him with a SimpleTech 256 meg SD card. He sent it back to SimpleTech but they claim that they never received it and that they had never heard of such a thing happening.

It definitely gives new meaning to "blazing speed" doesn't it? :-)

Lin
LOL

Actually, unless they've changed component suppliers, Simpletech Secure Digital cards are using the same components as Panasonic cards. Ditto for some of the Lexar SD Cards (although some of the older non-high speedSD Cards were using the same components as the Sandisk standard speed cards). Lately, I've seen evidence that Lexar may be making their own SD now though.
JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:06 PM.