IanGibson Posted August 21, 2014 Share Posted August 21, 2014 A little advice would be helpful. My normal back-up workflow is to keep all of my images on a 64GB card, and when it is full, keep it in a drawer. After every shoot, I download to an external hard drive, and back that up with Time Machine. Then once a month or so, the external drive is cloned to another drive which is normally kept off site. This is all very safe, until human (me) error creeps in. The other day my SD card got corrupted, and I lost a few days work, which hadn't been backed up - lesson learned, and I had a spare 8GB card with me. My question is, is it really worth using such a large card? My understanding is that the failure rate of cards is related to the number of times they are written to and read from. So a card with over a thousand images will be more likely to fail than one with hundreds of images. Do people generally use 8GB or 4GB cards? And do you re-format them every once in a while? Sorry this is so long, but it kind of freaked me out at the time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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