Archiving with SD cards ?

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Archiving with SD cards ?
May 28, 2012


Since SD cards have become relatively cheap I am considering
using them as a secondary archive. I would use the card
until it is full, not erasing any image files as I go, and then
store the card.

What kind of archival length do these cards have if used in
this way ?

Would any brands of card be better for this ?

thanks, dxr


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Re: Archiving with SD cards ?
In reply to doctorxring, May 28, 2012

I just shoot with 4g cards. When full I import to LR4 and while LR imports and copies to my computer it also burns them to a 4gig DVD. Those cost about 25 cents each (or less now) so I wouldn't use cards for that. Cards are also very small, easily misplaced, and hard to label.

I figure by the time I should be considering copying the DVD's to fresh DVD's or other media ...I'll have wings or horns so it won't matter much to me anyway.

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Re: Archiving with SD cards ?
In reply to doctorxring, May 29, 2012

I heard of an USB Stick which says, its good for 10 years.

SD cards may perhaps be not so good.

Meanwhile I also use SD cards, those are great for backups that must not live long.

So I can for examle make a Backup in many high quality DVD's every 1-2 years, and on SD card regularly in between


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