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G10 - Formatting

 
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Aug 22, 2009 15:51 |  #1

When formatting the memory card (in the G10 menu) there is an option to check or uncheck Low Level Format. What's the difference, either way the card is erased isn't it?

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I think a low level removes all of the data... A regular format keeps the files there (although you can't see them) until you write over them...

I could totally be wrong though.


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Aug 22, 2009 20:07 |  #3

Low level formatting is more thorough. That’s the way I understand it too. Not really sure why they’re two options. I always use low level




  
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Aug 24, 2009 16:44 as a reply to  @ tmwag's post |  #4

What CJ and Tom said.

The only time I use low level formatting is when I move a card from one camera to another. Nobody told me to do that. It just seems logical. I could be wasting my time.




  
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Aug 25, 2009 06:22 |  #5

Thanks for the answers :)
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