file corruption on 350d ????????????

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  1. flashgordio

    flashgordio TPF Noob!

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    went to a wedding with a pal who was using his canon 350d to capture some candid s for the pro shooter. when looking back at what images he had, to his horror, they started to disappear with a corrupted data warning. when downloaded the same files close down the viewing software. aprox 20% of the2 gigg card has been lost. what happened????????? any clues....
     
  2. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Probably his flash card..

    Flash memory burns out after so many reads and writes.. they're getting better with time but it's still a problem. I'd get a new one, bigger too - cheap investment considering how much you NEED to rely on it when being paid to photograph something as important as a wedding.
     
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    Yep, most commercially available flash products are only guaranteed to withstand around 100,000 write-erase-cycles, before the wear begins to deteriorate the integrity of the storage.

    It would only take 273 years if done once daily.
     
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    If you took one picture and erased one picture daily?
     

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