Anyone had a SD memory card go bad?

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  1. Todd33

    Todd33 Diamond Member

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    Suddenly my Kodak digital started having problems with the SD card in it and worked fine without it. I then bought a new 512MB and it works fine. The original "bad" one worked fine in a card reader though.

    How am I to tell if the camera of SD card are bad? Do SD cards die after a year?
     
  2. Zero Plasma

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    SD cards are soild state memory they can't die with out damage being done to the card from the outside, like breaking it in half or setting it on fire.:)
     
  3. Todd33

    Todd33 Diamond Member

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    That's what I thought. I wonder if I could have scratched it so that the camera cannot read it, but the card reader can?
     
  4. gc444

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    I actually had a Sandisk SD card that after about 3 months would not allow me to format it in my memory reader, Dell Axim or my camera. I sent it back and they sent me a new one. My memory reader still did not like it but it worked fine in the Axim. So I bought a PNY SD card and it worked great in the camera and memory reader. So yes I have seen one go bad and I was very careful with it and it had no physical damage.
     
  5. Peter

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    Yes they can. FlashROM cells have a limited number of write cycles. Better flash drives balance the sector usage out, cheaper ones have high-usage sectors (like those that happen to contain directories) surprisingly quickly.
     
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