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SubjectRe: Compactflash cards dying?
Hi!

> > > I had compactflash from Apacer (256MB), and it started corrupting data
> > > in few months, eventually becoming useless and being given back for
> > > repair. They gave me another one and it is just starting to corrupt
> > > data.
> >
> > That is very bad... I wonder if you do something that the CF does
> > not like - like power off while writing (can actually destroy the
> > disk - read in some newsgroup)
>
> I am led to believe that this is normal for CompactFlash. I seem to
> recall that the phrase 'bogroll technology' was used by the last person
> to attempt any serious testing.
>
> It's fine for short-term storage of stuff like digital photos, but don't
> try using it for long-term storage. Think of it like a floppy disc -- if
> you have any _important_ data, make sure it's backed up or copied onto
> at least three of them to avoid loss.

Well, this seems *way* more crappier than floppies. Floppies will not
fail within five minutes if you only start using them :-(.
Pavel
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