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Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 19, 2003, 3:56 PM
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Posted By eric s
I believe the number of writes is in the hundreds...

I believe the number of writes is in the hundreds of thousands. It all depends on what flash the manufacturer wants to use.

I don't know this for a fact, but I think its true. To read sector 0,...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 19, 2003, 9:04 AM
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Posted By eric s
So very true. I hadn't fogotten that the FAT...

So very true. I hadn't fogotten that the FAT system is purely virtual on top of the physical flash chips, but I hadn't thought about that implication. So another benefit of reformatting is that it...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 18, 2003, 9:49 PM
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Posted By eric s
People are correct, reformatting in camera is the...

People are correct, reformatting in camera is the equivalent to a fast format in dos. It builds the FAT table. I doubt it does anything else (it might on some odd cameras, don't know.) But the FAT...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 9:37 PM
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Posted By eric s
I spent the money so I wouldn't have to care...

I spent the money so I wouldn't have to care (much.) So I got a 1G and 512MB cards. Not many can afford to do it, I realize.

With that understanding, I don't delete. I do review (especially if...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 4:36 PM
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Posted By eric s
NHL "FORMAT" will certainly make defrag...

NHL

"FORMAT" will certainly make defrag redundant, when format can be used. By definition when you copy files back to the newly formatted disk the computer writes the files one at a time. It...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 16, 2003, 10:10 PM
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Posted By eric s
It also depends on what you are taking pictures...

It also depends on what you are taking pictures of. I don't delete while I'm out in the field because there is usually something else I want to take a picture of. I don't want to spend the time...
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