difference between SD and CF cards?

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    shipping Guest

    Is there any difference between SD and CF cards?
    shipping, Dec 28, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    G.T., Dec 28, 2005
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    nick c Guest

    I use and I'm content to use, both. I've encountered no problems with
    either one. Therefore, IMO, the user difference between the two is just
    size and not capability. I might add, I prefer using either one of these
    rather than any other type.
    nick c, Dec 28, 2005
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    Jan Böhme Guest

    shipping skrev:
    SD cards are smaller than CF cards and slightly, but only slightly,
    more expensive per byte. A laptop computer is more likely to have a
    built-in SD card reader than a CF reader. The "S" in "SD" means
    something, so it's easier to protect data from intrusion by others with
    an SD card.

    Otherwise, the two card types are pretty much equivalent in my

    Jan Böhme
    Jan Böhme, Dec 28, 2005
  5. SD = Secure Digital.



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    John A. Stovall, Dec 29, 2005
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    eawckyegcy, Dec 29, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    G.T., Dec 30, 2005
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    What "pseudo-info" is present on either of the wikipedia articles I
    Who said anything about "his post" being "spot on" or not? I assert
    that sdcard.org is marketing pablum. Did you read it?
    eawckyegcy, Dec 30, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    <<"The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, but
    among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not great: the
    average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies;
    Britannica, around three," according to Nature.>>
    http://tinyurl.com/acd64 -The Age, Dec 15 2005.

    When using Wiki as a reference always keep in mind that there may be
    several contributors to any given article and that common sense should
    always prevail. If you see an error, don't be shy to correct it.
    Alan Browne, Dec 30, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    He answered the question at hand succinctly and accurately. Who friggin'
    cares if it's marketing if it answers the question?

    G.T., Dec 30, 2005
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    Thanks for your opinion; I hope you enjoyed mine.

    Now, back to your statement about "pseudo-info" on the wikipedia
    articles I cited. Can you please direct me to it? If you refuse to
    correct it, I will.
    eawckyegcy, Dec 30, 2005
  12. I read an interesting suggestion that the wikipedia should be the first
    stop on research, then refine one's answer as necessary with other sites
    that confirm or deny the accuracy of wikipedia's information. That seems
    like a good idea.

    I agree that correcting errors in wiki articles is helpful.
    Phil Stripling, Dec 31, 2005
  13. CF cards have a well known interface.
    SD cards have a proprietary one, and consequently there are no
    open source drivers for these cards.

    Which isn't much of a problem unless you want to access
    DRM-'protected' data. *In theory*, you could be locked out of
    your own data on purpose and be ransomed for it --- though I
    doubt any company doing this would live long.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 1, 2006
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