Formatting SD cards after transfer still necessary?

Started Jul 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Charles Wass
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Re: Formatting SD cards after transfer still necessary?
In reply to guinness2, Aug 30, 2013

IMHO filesystem used is so mature, that metadata failures are rare without bad block occurence so quick format or delete are very close. I wouldn't bother. Of course, I unload a card only from switched off camera.

During eight years of digital photography with CF and SD cards, and various cameras, I have sometimes done QF in camera, sometimes QF in the PC and sometimes deleted in the PC.  The result has always been the same with never any problem.


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