How to extend the life of your memory cards/Spanish Fork/ Utah County Family Photography

June 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Memory cards, SD cards, whatever you want to call them, are not cheap to come by. Do you know how can you care for your memory card and get the best results from it, extend the life cycle of it and save yourself some money?

 

 

Top 5 Tips for Extending the life of your memory card

 

 

 

Do you know how can you care for your memory card and get the best results from it?  

Here are a few tips, with at least one I bet you had not thought of before!!    

 

 

1. Delete images on your computer NOT on your camera

This can actually SHORTEN the life of your card!! 

It is best to erase all images from the computer vs doing it one by one in camera. The rule is that the fewer times you add or remove data on your card the better and longer life you will get out of it. Another good way to do this is to FORMAT the card and wipe it clean all at once.

 

2. Remove cards from your computer properly

After uploading images to your computer from a card make sure you follow the proper procedure to eject the card before removing it from your card reader. This means right clicking the drive assigned to your card and hitting 'eject'. 

3. Have back up cards!

I personally always have at least 4 cards in my bag, formatted and ready to go. I write on each card, labeling it 1-4 and then when I use one I have a set slot in my card holder it goes into, so that I KNOW that one is full and needs to be moved to the computer.  

 

4. Format your Memory Card In the Camera You Want to Use it on

It is best to have specific cards used only with one camera/device. Keeps it easy and less confusing. SHOULD you have one or two that you switch back and forth, make sure that before taking your images that you format it to that device.  

 

5. Protect yourself from card loss

Take a pic of your business card with all your contact info. Then LOCK that image so it doesn't ever get deleted.  Should you lose a card and it is found, the first image the person who finds it will see is how to get a hold of you!! Awesome ideas right!!  

 

Depending on your specific type of card the financial cost could be a lot or a little. Either way, the memories your capturing are priceless and should be protected to our best abilities. These are only a FEW tips... that should help you get the most life out of your memory cards. If you have other tips for this, Id love to hear about them!!  

 

xoxo

 

Jess

 

                                                                           www.jwilsonpix.com

Well here are a few tips, with at least one I bet you had not thought of before!!  :) 
 
1.Delete images on your computer NOT on your camera
This can actually SHORTEN the life of your card!! 
It is best to erase all images from the computer vs doing it one by one in camera. The rule is that the fewer times you add or remove data on your card the better and longer life you will get out of it. Another good way to do this is to FORMAT the card and wipe it clean all at once.
 
2. Remove cards from your computer properly
After uploading images to your computer from a card make sure you follow the proper procedure to eject the card before removing it from your card reader. This means right clicking the drive assigned to your card and hitting 'eject'. 
 
3.Have back up cards!
I personally always have at least 4 cards in my bag, formatted and ready to go. I write on each card, labeling it 1-4 and then when I use one I have a set slot in my card holder it goes into, so that I KNOW that one is full and needs to be moved to the computer. 
 
4. Format your Memory Card In the Camera You Want to Use it on
It is best to have specific cards used only with one camera/device. Keeps it easy and less confusing. SHOULD you have one or two that you switch back and forth, make sure that before taking your images that you format it to that device. 
 
5. Protect yourself from card loss
Take a pic of your business card with all your contact info. Then LOCK that image so it doesn't ever get deleted. 
Should you lose a card and it is found, the first image the person who finds it will see is how to get a hold of you!! Awesome ideas right!! 
 
Depending on your specific type of card the financial cost could be a lot or a little. Either way, the memories your capturing are priceless and should be protected to our best abilities. These are only a FEW tips... that should help you get the most life out of your memory cards. If you have other tips for this, Id love to hear about them!!

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