How Much Do You Care About Your Memory Card?

Wedding Photographer AdelaideThe chance for a wedding photographer Adelaide to know the truths of the memory card is low: They don’t know how to care or what kind of conditions that may bring risk to their precious data. They end up feeling helpless and clients have to deal with it. Even if the data is restored, there’s a possibility that not all of them can be retrieved. Corrupted data can only be removed.

We will be discussing the bad habits of a wedding photographer Adelaide and then help you avoid things that can ruin your memory card and hard work of the day.

Memory card should not get wet

So, some photographers are not sure why memory cards fail to work, but water has recently become the main culprit. Actually, wet memory cards are still usable.

That’s right, getting it wet will not ruin the data at all. Especially, if they only experienced a momentary dip in the water. I know this as I’ve got my own wet once or twice.

This is because memory card’s type of storage is solid. It’s different from the drive that is immediately on your computer or your phone. As long as you dry it (not with a hair dryer) and wipe it clean, there should not be any problem that can prevent you from reading the content.

Beverages other than water

The case becomes different if it got wet from water that contains sugar, coffee, or other types of drinks. Although you can wipe the water clean, there’s a high probability that sugar and other substances are still left on the memory card.

Card reader will affect the longevity of your card

The card reader has definitely nothing to do with the longevity of memory cards. They simply read the content, how is that supposed to affect the card at all? What you do need to know is high-quality card readers have the ability to read content faster than cheap ones.

In fact, the cheap card reader will sort of lose their ‘touch’ as time goes by. Meaning, it may get harder to get the card reader to work, so you’ll have to remove and plug the card back in repeatedly.

Let it run

If you are moving the files from your memory card to the computer, do not touch anything. Don’t try to rotate the pictures, don’t try to delete, don’t turn on and off, or anything at all. Just let it finish running the processes. Once you see a pop-up message box that tells you it’s done, then you can do whatever you wanted.

Formatting, deleting, recovering

Okay, this is a little bit IT side of everything. Some people suggest photographers to just do a manual deleting from the computer. Others suggest low-level formatting from the camera. Which one is better?

Each of the method’s purpose is the same: to keep the memory card clean and reusable. All of them served the same purpose, but the low-level format is especially the ‘cleanest’ method of all. But note this: low-level format prevents you from ever recovering the files. Forever. It’s sort of like erasing the existence of the pictures from the camera.

While the others allow the trace to exist somewhere in the camera. Let’s not get into the detailed explanation. That said, the memory card is bound to slow down in the long-term. Which is why I’d suggest you do manual deleting in general and do low-level formatting after several weddings or so (after you’re sure that all the pictures are safe).