how to take card of CF cards ?


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erictan8888

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hi,

just like to know how you guys maintain your CF cards.....

thanks
 

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erictan8888 said:
hi,

just like to know how you guys maintain your CF cards.....

thanks
Pretty rough in that I use it for more then just taking pictures!! heheheh....still lucky I guess as all are still fine. Have not lost a single picture from them. A year now for all 4 of my CFs which I use in my D70, CLIE PDA and my cardreader since I do use them as backup module when I bring work from office to home and back. Totally no sense of maintance in my case heheh.
 

user111

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cf card dont need maintainence

just dont dunk it in water will do
 

jonlou

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if really wanna take care...

-dun wet it
-store inside drycase
-dun store with magnetic objects
-dun store near electricity
-dun drop it...

:D
 

reachme2003

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i think what you are asking is how to keep it in good working condition. to protect it, i use a gepe card safe. i remembered reading it as water resistant, moisture resistant, anti-static resistant, etc. false protection? i do not know.
 

Astin

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- store in anti-static bag
- wear ESD wrist strap when holding it
- power off all the equipment when insert to camera
- hold your breath while copying file to computer
:bsmilie:
 

reachme2003

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when copying hundreds of files, how to hold breath for so long? qi kong?

Astin said:
- store in anti-static bag
- wear ESD wrist strap when holding it
- power off all the equipment when insert to camera
- hold your breath while copying file to computer
:bsmilie:
 

Drudkh

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reachme2003 said:
when copying hundreds of files, how to hold breath for so long? qi kong?
copy one by one, interval has time to breathe. :bsmilie:
 

LimPeh08

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Hi,
If possible always format the card using your camera and not your PC.The card might easily be corrupted by your PC.
 

DeSwitch

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I have a CF card for my PDA for a few years and I really abuse it by throwing it in my drawer, put in pockets etc without any form of protection and it is still working in perfect condition. However I didnt dunk it in water. I have other cards and the worst is SmartMedia. So far I had 2 card totally unusable. They are used with card and only for my old Olympus 300z point and shoot camera.

Right now I have 2 pieces of 1G CF card for mu 350D.

Overall I thing CF is quite robost and can withstand rough usage unlike SM. In general keep them away from heat and moisture and shocks and some say away from kids....
 

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De'Switch said:
Overall I thing CF is quite robost and can withstand rough usage unlike SM.
I've read a report from a guy who left a CF card in his laundry. It (and the data on it) survived the machine wash.
 

pai

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ya me oso. i left one of my cheapo cf cards in the washing machine. after it dried, it worked fine. still working to this day :)
 

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