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Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 19, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Posted By luisr
Then the manuals should state that cards should...

Then the manuals should state that cards should be formatted periodically. Mine doesn't. Just tells how to format the card.

Probably the number of cycles is very large. How many cycles does it...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 18, 2003, 5:17 PM
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Posted By luisr
If the camera doesn't find the expected directory...

If the camera doesn't find the expected directory structure then it will create it again. Same as the first time you put the card in the camera. The only thing is that any information that the...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 18, 2003, 10:51 AM
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Posted By luisr
But this raises a question for me: what is the...

But this raises a question for me: what is the difference of formatting the card vs. deleting the entire batch of pictures at once?
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 5:22 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By luisr
I have to ask this. Is it customary for people...

I have to ask this. Is it customary for people to use their memory cards for long term storage?

I normally take my pictures and once I am home I download the whole thing to my hard disk and...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 4:03 PM
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Views: 8,844
Posted By luisr
The point is that there is a latency associated...

The point is that there is a latency associated with disk access and also with the time needed to physically move the arm containing the heads. This does not exist in flash memory.

In the FAT...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 17, 2003, 12:49 PM
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Posted By luisr
Now the question about contiguous vs...

Now the question about contiguous vs non-contiguous file space usage. This IS an issue with hard drives becuase there is actually a mechanical component that has to move further or more often with...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Oct 16, 2003, 8:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,844
Posted By luisr
The problem with deleting in the middle is...

The problem with deleting in the middle is fragmentation - same thing as in your PC's hard drive.

My experience with deleting is that there is nothing wrong with deleting from the computer vs...
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