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Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 19, 2003, 4:06 PM
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Posted By NHL
... But remember the FAT? Doesn't this get...

... But remember the FAT? Doesn't this get updated every time a picture is taken or when a user review and delete an image? Also flash data unlike the 'rotating media' type can't just be overwritten...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 19, 2003, 7:06 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By NHL
OK let me put my Nerd hat back on again, since...

OK let me put my Nerd hat back on again, since you guys are still thinking in term of 'hardisk' whick is fine (but only 1/2 of the picture). Haven't we just 'forgot' that there's a soft controller...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 18, 2003, 7:25 AM
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Posted By NHL
:lol: :lol: :lol: Another tidbit:......

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Another tidbit:... Everyone should realize there's a permanent flash in each and every camera as well (ie to hold the upgradable firmware). Theses are the 'NOR' flashes that...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 10:22 PM
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Posted By NHL
That's sum it all! Amen :P

That's sum it all!

Amen :P
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,844
Posted By NHL
On the surface things looks simple, but in...

On the surface things looks simple, but in practice a flash device is quite complex, and Eric seems to have the closest idea of what's involved 'really' in accessing a NAND flash devices, ie the type...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 4:34 PM
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Posted By NHL
I guess those 2M/4M/8M data buffers that the...

I guess those 2M/4M/8M data buffers that the manufacturer installed in their hardisks are for not then... Or could it be that they've use the same idea to improve the write time in flash?
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 2:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,844
Posted By NHL
... Really? NAND Flash...

... Really?

NAND Flash (http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/Flash/FlashNews/FlashStructure.htm)es, (the kind used in flash cards) are organized in even smaller blocks than sectors are in...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 5:37 AM
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Posted By NHL
Formatting in the camera is the best way......

Formatting in the camera is the best way... Beside "squinting' like the wise BillDrew has described, you're also robbing your camera of valuable battery power that you can use for taking picture...
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