RX10MiV: Why reformat an sd card?

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Enders Shadow
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Re: RX10MiV: Why reformat an sd card?

Digital Shutterbug wrote:

I can't speak to what happens in Windows systems, but in the MAC world, yes it still requires the external drive/card to be connected when you empty the trash to delete images/files on that drive. It still bites me in the butt on occasion when I forget to follow the procedure.

I was wondering if that was a MAC issue. Possibly explains why a friend has to frequently reformat his memory cards. He has complained that his cards report little to no free drive space even though there are no image files. He is a MAC user. I would have thought trash would have have limits on storage usage.

Windows exams the drive type flags for each device detected by the mass storage controller. Flash drives, such as a SD card, have a limited range of functions. One of those limitations precludes having a recycling bin. A USB mounted SSD can have a recycling bin.

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