How often do you replace your SD cards?

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OP fotografffic Contributing Member • Posts: 978
Re: Low-level formatting

tcg550 wrote:

fotografffic wrote:

tcg550 wrote:

I think you're pushing your luck with only one card.

I have a couple of cards but because I have two different brand cameras, I don't switch cards between them.

What's the purpose of a low level format?

According to Canon, "Do low-level formatting if the card's recording or reading speed seems slow."

https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART109344

According to articles I've read in the past, low-level formatting erases all recordable sectors in the SD card.

How long does it take when you do a low level format?

I have a 16 GB card. Half full, it takes about 10-12 seconds as opposed to less than 5 seconds for a standard format.

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