For CF card: Delete all or Format ?


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ST_sg

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Hi all,

Once my CF filled up (after all transferred to PC),
I usually format it from the cam. (much faster than delete all)

Just wondering would it shorten the CF card life (format rather than erase all)? :dunno:

AFAIK, either formating or erasing, the OS is just remove the data that store at FAT (file allocation table) directory, so new incoming file can use the recycle slot/space.

Any input from you guys :think:

Thanks.
ST.
 

hori

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I usually format the CF after each transfer to the comp because it removes any hidden files that take up unnecessary space.
 

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