Tip to speed up writing times for the a580 (maybe for a55 and other models too)

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Sam_Oslo
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Re: Tip to speed up writing times for the a580 (maybe for a55 and other models too)
In reply to tbcass, Jul 21, 2013

exFAT works with A77 too. I didn't measure the speed, not in a serius way anyways, but exFAT is much faster.

On A77, you can format the SD-card in your computer, and when you insert the card, A77 is smart enough to give a warning and recreate the Image Database (the folder structure) without reformatting it.

tbcass wrote:

Rab G wrote:

That's in a cardreader can the camera read that format?

Good question. According to some web research I did the answer may be NO!.

http://digitalunion.osu.edu/2012/08/07/exfat-formatting-your-flash-drive-for-both-pc-and-mac/

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/19/mac-101-format-choices-for-usb-flash-drives/

QUOTE "Disadvantages: As a relatively newer file system format, exFAT isn’t supported in older versions of Mac OS X (anything prior to 10.6.5) or anything older than Windows XP SP2.

Windows XP belongs to museum. The important part is that Windows 8, 7 and even Vista support exFAT.

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