How often do you replace your SD cards?

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Re: How often do you replace your SD cards?

Nigel S wrote:

Not sure what you mean by low level format, but generally you should only ever do quick formats on flash memory, full formats wear them out for no reason.

A reasonably guide is that when recording FHD video, a typical SD card can record continuously for about 1 year before it starts to wear out, slow down and have problems.

A low-level format is to address these problems such as slowing down. The low-level format option, as far as I know, is only found on Canon camera, at least the many I've owned through the years.

If you are recording 24/7 then replace it after 1 year, but for a normal photo camera you never need to worry.

I really don't record video.

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