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June 9th, 2005, 11:47 PM #1Compact Flash Cards
Can someone please tell me how long data will stay on a compact flash card when it is removed from a pda or a camera. I can't find this information anywhere.
June 9th, 2005, 11:57 PM #2
like a hard drive that has been disconnected and put in a box for a year.. plug it back in and there is your data from a year ago..
Unless you leave it in your pocket and then do a load of wash..
LOL then it probably wouldn't be there at all..
June 10th, 2005, 12:42 AM #3
That's what I thought too. For my trip this July, instead of getting one 512mb card I want to get four 128mb or maybe even 10 64mb cards. I just don't trust one card. If one of the cards currupts, I will not loose all my pictures. Just the thought makes me cringe.
June 10th, 2005, 02:03 AM #4
My FujiFinepix uses x-D memory cards. I have the 16MB that shipped with it, a 128MB and a 256MB. I keep a protective holder with me that keeps the spare cards, and am very happy with it. Definitely go for the multiple cards.
I also bought a card reader and keep it in my camera bag. Have USB, can burn pics anywhere there's a PC.
June 10th, 2005, 03:44 AM #5
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Is it a good idea to keep inserting and removing cards, I would be worrying about the camera connectors.
Why not but one of those small media reader boxes with a hard drive.
Trying a search for Media reader hard drive
on Amazon throws up a Western digital one for $185 but I bet you do better than that.
When I went to Ascension Island earlier this year I took my laptop and downloaded almost every day, and as a result the one tip I would give anyone buying a new digital camera with over 4M pixels is to ensure it has USB2 support aaas mine only has USB1 and is so slooooow on download.
June 10th, 2005, 04:17 PM #6Originally Posted by webmarm
June 10th, 2005, 04:33 PM #7
I've had a digital camera for several years, and I've never had any problems losing data on the card. (Wish I could say the same for film!) I went with one big card, and it holds about 300 pictures at the highest resolution. Sometimes I'll go six months without transferring it to my PC.
June 10th, 2005, 05:21 PM #8Originally Posted by abelonyContinued Success,
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
June 10th, 2005, 06:10 PM #9Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
June 15th, 2005, 11:01 AM #10
One of the smartest ways to transfer images from your camera to your computer is to link them with USB and not even touch the card. Most cameras have a feature where you can edit and delete pictures without removing the card. I have a 512 mb sd card in my camera which I have not removed for about 2 years. Shutterfly by the way is a great resource (also fast and great quality). I had them make copies of a few pics I had and also made me a poster. Turned out wonderful!