512meg Sony Memory Stick Duo wiggin' out.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gammamonk, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

    gammamonk

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    1/3 of my Hawaii pictures were on a 512meg Memory Stick, and when I got home I couldn't load them! I was pretty freaked out, but in the end I was able to read them no problem off an XP machine at work. Not sure why that made a difference, but it did. I formatted it in Mac OS with zeroing enabled, and decided only to keep it around for emergencies. Well, I ran out of space today shooting, and I used it for around 30 pics. When I got home, it had 143 pictures on it. Mostly from Hawaii. Hummmm.

    Should I throw it away?
     
  2. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

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    typical sony...i hate them.


    anyways...

    do what you want. I say shoot and fill up the card with random pics and see if you can recreate the problem after reformatting it...
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You might try a local specialty photo shop. I've come across a few that have special software to detect problems with cards. They might be able to identify what the problem is.

    ...just a thought.

    I myself would throw it away. You don't want to take the chance on having it die on you midway through a vacation with valuable pictures still on it. (Which happened to me BTW :( )
     
  4. gammamonk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gammamonk

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    I just checked online, looks like it's under warranty still. If I can find the recepit, I'll RMA it.
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    So was it only acting up while in the camera trying to read it on OSX machine? Give us more info. I read somepalce that some cards had issues in certain cameras but the card was a duo PRO card...is yours a pro card.

    I am very interested in this- I have had regular memory sticks for years and not a single issue- I just ordered a 2GB stick for use in my new sony camera (arriving any day now!)
     

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