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    Default What does formating CF card do?

    Wonder what does formatting CF card do to the card.
    Will formatting the CF card often lead to less possibility of errors or breakdown?
    How does it affect the speed of the card?
    How often should I format the card for steady, reliable use?
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    Default Re: What does formating CF card do?

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Wonder what does formatting CF card do to the card.
    Will formatting the CF card often lead to less possibility of errors or breakdown?
    How does it affect the speed of the card?
    How often should I format the card for steady, reliable use?


    no, using format function is camera is just like "resetting" the directory

    on normal average card not really any diff, but compare to a card that have images added and deleted ALOT of time, a newly formatted card might prove faster.

    best is to format before any shoot, but can also use it for many shoots before u format it

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    Default Re: What does formating CF card do?

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Wonder what does formatting CF card do to the card.
    Will formatting the CF card often lead to less possibility of errors or breakdown?
    How does it affect the speed of the card?
    How often should I format the card for steady, reliable use?
    nomrally... I format the cards once every few weeks of use. Or before an important event.

    Just to clear everything and make sure that it's in good condition.
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