Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by Stephen Rundle, May 24, 2020.
Yup, I went to format a card in the computer the other week....... 32GB SD card, and I did a "full" format. Time to make a cup of tea whilst it was in progress.......
To take your mind off of the formatting - try a full system scan with the anti-virus. Formatting will soon seem interesting again.
What's with this formatting in the computer? I format my cards in the camera, doesn't take very long at all.
Quick format doesn't - it just wipes the file allocation table, doesn't do a read/write test. Only one of my cameras has the option for full format of SD cards.
I'd had a card issue so I did a full re-format in the PC, then back into the camera where I formatted it again. Issue resolved
I don't want quick format, Quick format option, the format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors
In fact the Canon 60D also offered a "low level format" which I miss
Full format will clear files completely from the partition, rebuild the file system, volume label, and cluster size, and scan partition for logical bad sectors (that's why full format is slower than quick format). It is the real formatting and that's why some people are afraid of it.
I loved Fdisk
Currently copying 850GB from my server to this spare disk across WiFi. Why didn't I plug it into the server?
Errr... seemed like a good idea at the time?
Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock
...only has three more years worth of data to go... zzz zzzz zzzzz
But if you had paint drying, would you sit and watch it?
Just wait until a time when you don't need to use the hardware, and do it then.
Force yourself to leave the room, leave it running and do something else for a while (a meal works well for me when I do a full system scan of my PC with Norton Antivirus).
Christ, you must live well....
Alas not, but the scan now takes about an hour. Also, when I backup all my documents and images to an external hard disc, this now takes about 2 hours so again I pick a convenient time. Ditto Windows Updates, since some take a few minutes and some much longer.
I had 15 to do so had to sit there and swap when needed
I may have mentioned him before, but I worked with a guy whose first job out of Uni (degree in chemistry) was at a paint research place, monitoring paint as it dried in the conditions it was designed for - mainly outdoors. He said it was marginally more interesting than you'd think...
For those who want to know more about the joys of watching paint dry: "Valhalla" by Tom Holt (ISBN: 1841490423). I found it more a gentle chortle than a belly laugh.
Some things become more interesting when one is being paid to do them.
I always format in camera, never with a computer. No issues ever.
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