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Jody W. Hanley

member since: 8/13/2006
 

Digital Camera for Temporary Storage?


Hello: I need to transfer a few non-photo files between computers, and I don't have a flash card at the moment. Is it OK to use a digital camera with its flash card as a temporary transfer device, or is there potential for damage?

10/16/2007 7:04:57 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/8/2004
  I think I'd take the time to drive to (insert your favorite electronics shop here) and spend 40 bucks on a San Disk 2gb flash drive and not risk it. Best Buy has 2gb PNY's for 25 bucks.

10/17/2007 5:55:32 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Yes, you can use the camera's flash card as transfer memeory, but I agree with Todd. Thumb drives are too cheap and convenient to not use.

10/17/2007 6:40:16 AM

 
Haidar Abu Bakar
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/12/2007
  i have been transfering non image files to my CF card for the last 4 years without any harm done. Go ahead and do it.

11/16/2007 6:33:08 AM

 
Christopher A. Walrath
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/25/2006
  Did you get a cell phone with a memory card and a SD dummy card? That's what I've been using.

11/19/2007 7:52:28 PM

 
W. 

member since: 9/25/2006
 
CF, SD, xD, and other photo camera memory card formats are simply digital solid state memory. Solid state memory is by far the most reliable, persistent form of digital memory. There is no safer digital way to store your data.

Even if you drive a nail through a memory card, the data in the undamaged parts is still intact and recoverable.

So memory cards are not just good for temporary storage, they're extremely good for very PERMANENT storage.

11/19/2007 9:06:03 PM

 
Jody W. Hanley

member since: 8/13/2006
  Thanks for the replies.

It's good to know I did not potentially damage anything!

11/29/2007 6:57:43 PM

 
Jody W. Hanley

member since: 8/13/2006
  Thanks for the replies.

It's good to know I did not potentially damage anything!

11/29/2007 6:59:13 PM

 

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