How sensitive are SD cards to static shock?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JEDI, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. JEDI

    JEDI Lifer

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    I picked up my 8gig sd card (not mini-sd), and had static shock.

    Popped it into the camera, and all pics were readable.

    How sensitive are SD cards to static shock?
     
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  3. somethingsketchy

    somethingsketchy Golden Member

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    This particular incident is certainly a lucky one. I'd certainly wouldn't try it again since there is an exposed contact to where the card reader makes a connection with the SD card. Perhaps the static shock only occurred to the plastic shell and not to the contact.

    Again this is something I would try to avoid if I were you. You only get lucky once in a while with these kinds of things...
     
  4. yh125d

    yh125d Diamond Member

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    The static must have gone to the contacts, its not possible to get shocked by plastic ;)


    I've carried SD cards around in my pocket, washed in the washer (and subsequently dryer), stepped on them, etc. They're pretty tough