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Old Apr 30, 2003, 1:10 AM   #1
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Default Smart media cards durable?

I have used this type of memory for a while now and I have had no problems with it, but it seems to be a lot more flexible compared to compact flash cards, and thinner. Because its so thin, I get tempted to keep a spare card in my wallet even though there is a little bit of a flex going on. Is this ok to do? Or should I really be taking more care of it and keep it in a plastic case. Any bad experiences of losing pictures, or breaking the memory?

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Old Apr 30, 2003, 1:44 AM   #2
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People have had problems with losing pictures (with any card) with normal use...definately should keep extra cards in a plastic case. There are many types of SM holders out there, even some that can attach to the camera strap. I've seen many credit (and other plastic ID cards) break in my wallet over years of use...certainly wouldn't want to risk an SM card with that type of torture.
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 2:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike for the advice.

I am having problems finding these cases that hold on to your camera strap, I must not be searching for the right term, would you know of any places that sell these or maybe a link?

This could solve my problem of leaving my SM in my pants pockets when I do laundry! My wife tells me that I can no longer use my pockets because I have washed everything imaginable including a check for 100 dollars that was unrecoverable, but I always remember to remove my wallet , so that is where I resorted to storing things.

What about my shoe, any problems there? (ha ha)

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What about my shoe, any problems there? (ha ha)
SM = Smelly Media?
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 7:38 AM   #5
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Please keep in mind that all types of media (XD, CF, SD, ect) are still electronic devices, and NONE are durable. Don't touch the gold contacts, and always be aware of static. A 3 volt SM card will be garbage after being blasted with 10,000 volts of static charge.
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SM = Smelly Media? very good.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id=8986
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Smartmedia (at least my Sandisk media) is extraordinarily durable.

I do not use Camedia to download pics.

I just pop out the smartmedia and place in
my reader.

It actually has wear marks on it but still works
fine!

I ensure that I keep it dry and clean and do not touch
the gold contacts.

It will probably outlive me!!!

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Old Apr 30, 2003, 9:09 PM   #8
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www.inanycase.com

they have a few types for you to look over
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Old Apr 30, 2003, 9:58 PM   #9
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These look great for my needs, I will try them out.
Thanks for the help :lol:
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