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SD Card question

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by laguano, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. laguano

    laguano Wiichat Member

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    I heard if you flash a lot of your stuff on SD CArds, they could wear out fast, well, if i watch a south park episode on The Wii, would or could it wear out my SD card? reading a mem card for about 20 minutes straight sounds pretty bad..
     
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    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    this may or may not be true, but i'm pretty sure most SD cards will has a long lifetime
     
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    I bought an OCZ SD card, and they have a lifetime warranty, so I don't care. :D
     
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    OCZ SD card? corsair makes SD cards? I learn something new every day
     
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    Is Corsair and OCZ the same company? My SD Card
     
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    Individual flash memory cells have a limited lifespan, but that lifespan is measured in the hundreds of thousands or even millions of erase/write cycles, with the controllers themselves utilizing algorithms designed to balance wear across the entire card's cells.

    Watching a video from the flash memory isn't erasing or writing, so you are pretty much safe. Additionally, nearly all flash cards come with a lifetime warranty, so if your card does stop working you'll be entitled to a replacement.

    However, as with any media, you should always secure a backup of your data to avoid loss due to unforeseen circumstances.
     

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