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Re: [OM] Images on SD card held hostage

Subject: Re: [OM] Images on SD card held hostage
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:09:15 -0700
At 6/22/2020 11:58 AM, you wrote:
>> From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx <mailto:om3ti@xxxxxxxx>>
>> 
>> The Sony uses a database on the card so you can't just delete images from 
>> the card.
>
>WTF? That alone is enough reason for me to avoid getting a Sony!

Were you ever considering getting a Sony?

Actually you can delete files from the card. When you put the card back in and 
then go to view images, it will show a ? if the images are gone that it thinks 
should be there, but will still show new images. I suspect it keeps information 
to be able to quickly display/find images. It does not harm the system if you 
delete the images from the card.

I don't delete images from the card since just copying is faster. Formatting is 
the way I have always done it. If a FAT file system is used, formatting 
recreates the FAT as well, so any errors that may have accumulated are also 
fixed, along with wear leveling the FAT tables themselves.

WayneS
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