Leaving images on a memory card for long term storage?

1 year 3 weeks ago #648943 by Overread
You’ll be fine, your only risk you have is potentially losing the card.


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1 year 2 weeks ago #649161 by shelland

Malcolm Unger wrote: When you format a memory card, all that data is zapped away, which means this isn't permanent. Right?  Or am I mistaken?  Which means there are things that can wipe the card clean.   :)  Like I said, interesting stuff! 

If you format a card, everything can still be accessed using appropriate software until new data overwrites it. 

That same assumption is why some criminals get caught. Hitting the delete button on a file or email doesn't not necessarily make it disappear entirely. :) 

Scott

- Twin Cities, MN

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1 year 2 weeks ago #649332 by CatherineW
I'm such a clumsy gal and would be concerned that I would misplace small cards.  I'll stick to RAID

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1 year 2 weeks ago #649463 by KENT MELTON
RAID is the way to go


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1 year 2 weeks ago #649708 by Chris Ly
I never leave images on my card, once I'm done, I download and then re-formate the card. 


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1 year 1 week ago #650578 by Sawyer
Assuming you don't loss the card, the data will be OK.  Personally I store my stuff on WD Passports.  

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1 year 6 days ago #650740 by ShutterPal
Only when I'm traveling and I don't have my computer with me.  


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