Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/05/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Memory chip archiving
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Thu May 3 19:01:56 2007
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I'm not too sure I would save everything on flash memory cards. Good,  
external hard drives are only $1.00 per Gig. And the standard seems  
to be fairly stable now.

I'm pretty sure hard drives will be around for awhile. Not too sure  
about the current card readers and memory cards. ( In 10 years?)


On May 3, 2007, at 6:49 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> On May 3, 2007, at 10:48 AM, wrote:
>> On 5/3/07, Leonard Taupier <> wrote:
>>> Larry,
>>> It may be worse then that. One of my son's older friends was given a
>>> Nikon D50 when his old Pentax bit the dust. He only looks at the
>>> photos on the little camera LCD. When the card finally gets full of
>>> images, he just buys a new card.
>> Actually, I've considered that as a manner of archiving back-up,  
>> since cards
>> are getting so cheap.
>> You could  put each one in a  slide sheet, and mark it as to dat,  
>> then
>> file.   You can get  about 500 jpegs or 180 raw on a 2 gig card.   
>> That's
>> still way cheaper than film.
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Sonny
> Interesting idea. Chips cost less than $20/GB these days. That's  
> the cost of about 3 rolls of film. Does anyone have an idea how  
> long a filled flash chip will retain images?
> Larry Z
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