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Feb 28, 2012 13:23:01   #
marcomarks
 
vicksart wrote:
I've been having trouble with an 8gb Adata SDHC card that recently failed to capture several shots. Those shots that were captured, wouldn't download onto the computer, and I got a bunch of different error messages. I replaced the card with a 4gb according to some recommendations some of you made the other day. It's working fine. My question: is it possible to get the 8gb back to operating well through reformatting? I'm a little afraid to try using this card for fear it might damage the camera. In the past, I only erased the card (in the camera) after downloading - never reformatted. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks.
I've been having trouble with an 8gb Adata SDHC ca... (show quote)


Reformatting it should solve your problem. You apparently have one of those rare situations where a card messed up. Just hope the camera isn't causing the mess up! That will be proven or dis-proven by the 4GB card continuing to work properly or it does the same thing as time goes on.

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Feb 28, 2012 14:37:52   #
vicksart (a regular here)
 
grhound wrote:
No, the 4GB is the amount that the card will hold. The class is the speed that the card will write or store the pictures that are taken. The faster the card the higher the class. I would get the fastest card that I could afford regardless of the amount that it can hold. The write speed is more important than the capacity of the card.


Thanks for this very helpful clarification. I just looked at the card again and found the "class" written in small blue print (almost invisible) under the GB - it's a class 10. The new card is a class 4, 4GB. So I guess what you're saying is that I should be able to find a class 10, 4GB card which will be faster than the class 4 card I just bought. How about the SDHC designation? Does that indicate speed in any way?

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Feb 28, 2012 16:33:09   #
traveler90712
 
vicksart wrote:
grhound wrote:
No, the 4GB is the amount that the card will hold. The class is the speed that the card will write or store the pictures that are taken. The faster the card the higher the class. I would get the fastest card that I could afford regardless of the amount that it can hold. The write speed is more important than the capacity of the card.


Thanks for this very helpful clarification. I just looked at the card again and found the "class" written in small blue print (almost invisible) under the GB - it's a class 10. The new card is a class 4, 4GB. So I guess what you're saying is that I should be able to find a class 10, 4GB card which will be faster than the class 4 card I just bought. How about the SDHC designation? Does that indicate speed in any way?
quote=grhound No, the 4GB is the amount that the ... (show quote)


I would ignor the letters and look for the class number.

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Feb 28, 2012 18:55:07   #
vicksart (a regular here)
 
traveler90712 wrote:
vicksart wrote:
grhound wrote:
No, the 4GB is the amount that the card will hold. The class is the speed that the card will write or store the pictures that are taken. The faster the card the higher the class. I would get the fastest card that I could afford regardless of the amount that it can hold. The write speed is more important than the capacity of the card.


Thanks for this very helpful clarification. I just looked at the card again and found the "class" written in small blue print (almost invisible) under the GB - it's a class 10. The new card is a class 4, 4GB. So I guess what you're saying is that I should be able to find a class 10, 4GB card which will be faster than the class 4 card I just bought. How about the SDHC designation? Does that indicate speed in any way?
quote=grhound No, the 4GB is the amount that the ... (show quote)


I would ignor the letters and look for the class number.
quote=vicksart quote=grhound No, the 4GB is the ... (show quote)


Will do. Thanks again.

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Feb 28, 2012 18:57:18   #
vicksart (a regular here)
 
marcomarks wrote:
vicksart wrote:
I've been having trouble with an 8gb Adata SDHC card that recently failed to capture several shots. Those shots that were captured, wouldn't download onto the computer, and I got a bunch of different error messages. I replaced the card with a 4gb according to some recommendations some of you made the other day. It's working fine. My question: is it possible to get the 8gb back to operating well through reformatting? I'm a little afraid to try using this card for fear it might damage the camera. In the past, I only erased the card (in the camera) after downloading - never reformatted. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks.
I've been having trouble with an 8gb Adata SDHC ca... (show quote)


Reformatting it should solve your problem. You apparently have one of those rare situations where a card messed up. Just hope the camera isn't causing the mess up! That will be proven or dis-proven by the 4GB card continuing to work properly or it does the same thing as time goes on.
quote=vicksart I've been having trouble with an 8... (show quote)


I guess I'll find out - and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks.

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Jul 19, 2015 15:36:37   #
Karl Shuffler
 
Somewhere located in owner manual, or do a search; you can find recommended memory card for the camera of your choice. Personally, I buy either Sandisk or Lexar. Generally their top dog. That does not mean highest GB capacity card, but highest in transfer rate. With cameras increase in pixel count and faster processors, this is much more needed. Yes, you will pay more. With the change of concept in buying reasoning forget about the cost, but how you bennifit. Like for example: Film days the cost was the following: Film, developing process, and small prints. An easy $12 - $18.00 total cost for every 36 exposure. That comes to $180.00 for 360 pictures. That's a final cost, good, bad ,missed shots. With a great memory card, able to use, reuse over and over; many thousands of photos can be stored, transferred to any medium for long term storage. Unlike film, no worries when it comes to discoloring. Regardless paying more, you get more. With this in mind ...... It's a bargain. This is my prospective on why I pay that extra, cause my photos matter. It's a matter of, do you care about your photos?

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