Author Topic: The need of low level format?  (Read 2371 times)


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The need of low level format?
« on: April 20, 2016, 03:35:24 PM »
I read this article about formating and thought it was like:

"I’d also like to add that I have personally seen a difference in both buffering time of the card, and also a decrease in the amount of corrupted images/cards that I’ve come across since I’ve been formatting cards rather than deleting in some other way. "

And then I read the comments:

"Formatting a card is unnecessary, I know that some photographers feel better to do it so I don't tell them to stop but do a benchmark of a card you used a lot and never formatted and you'll see that the performance is the same as day one.
Formatting is a simple process, it erases your partition and creates a new one but erasing a FAT32 partition created by your DSLR to replace it with the exact same one is not essential."

So why low level format?