I'm just curious if anyone on ECN knows how many times you can use, erase memory sticks on digital camera's.
I take a reasonable amount of digital photo's and there is an event counter, like DSC 000426 which keeps track and number of the photo's taken.
I use a Sony handicam, movies on tape in digital format, and stills on a memory stick duo ( 8 MB ) about good for 55 x 120 kB photo's. It works great, no problems whatsoever, stick full, in the computer and download photo's, direct to ECN, family or put on CD-R to get photo's made off in the shop.
I'm thinking to get a higher capacity memory stick as well which makes life a little easier for me.
Any replies would be greatly appriciated. Thanks Ray
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I think that they should last unless or until they get zapped. Dallas Semi. used to make tall non-volatile memory chips that held memory for 7+ years. That was because there were lithium batteries built in. EPROMs were supposed to hold data about 10 years before the charge would possibly bleed off and corrupt data. I don't think that either of these issues apply here though. You're off loading the pictures to other media for long term storage. Joe
#132348 - 02/16/0603:59 AMRe: How long do memory sticks last ?