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Old 10-17-2020, 11:52 AM   #1
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observation: what's good about microSD cards


MicroSD cards have their drawbacks, mostly being too easy to lose because of their size; but I'll tell you what I like best about them: they're as easy as optical disks to destroy (for security) if they fail. After a year or so, my 64 GB microSD card went dead and I couldn't revive it; so I just tore/crumbled it up with a few twists of the finger and threw the bits away. No need to bother with scissors. I can never do that with a dead hard drive.
 
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They are easily hidden also. I remember seeing a whodunit detective comedy thing where a dog was chipped with a micro sdcard.
 
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They 'die' regularly, (from what I've read) - I dislike them because I find them awkward to manipulate.

I still use standard SDHC cards, via a USB adapter, can't remember when I bought them, but they're still going strong, & I even had 2 laptops that would boot from them, which was very handy, as I could swap O/S systems very quickly.

I sometimes wished that they had been used internally, in replacement of the hard disk, but then we got SSD drives, so that problem went away.
 
  


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