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Old 09 January 2013, 13:15   #476
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Originally Posted by Retrofan View Post
I agree. I "only" fried 2 of them when I had a short. And it was very very sad, they aren't cheap, you know? On the other hand, I've got a working 32GB Trascend CF which I've formatted some hundred times.
Most of them died while modifying partitions with HDToolbox, some because of a crash during a drive access, and some just died all alone.
When something goes wrong with a CF it seem to be worthless to try to reparition/reformat the card either on amiga, PC or any card reader. I even tried to reformat them in a camera with no success.

Besides, with Cf, there is always a doubt about its genuinity, with all the fakes made in China.

Trashing several 16 and 32 GB CF gets really expansive in the long term.

Meanwhile, i had only one hard drive definitly dead in more than 20 years, and it was because of a loose screw which shorted the drive's PCB.

A real computer deserves a real hard drive.
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