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How long to format a 8gb class 10 / 30mbs sd card /

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Judderman62, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    Hi All

    formatted a card as in title and it took a heck of a lot longer than I expected. I'd guesstimate roughly 10 -15 seconds - is this about right ?

    My Pentax MX-1 did the same card in around 3 -4 seconds

    Thanks
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    for whatever reason, the Sony cameras do seem to take awhile to format the cards. It's no biggie since it's not a daily occurrence of anything. But just so you, it's normal.
     
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  3. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    thanks Luke - that's all I wanted - reassurance that it was the norm and not an issue with mine. :thumbup:
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    yeah, it's pretty crazy. Sometimes I wonder if it is eating the card instead of formatting it....LOL.
     
  5. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    ha ha ... it also seems to stop at one point as thought it's thinking "hmmm can I be bothered ?" ... then it goes off again "ah go on then" .. not exprienced it before.

    It's quite a camera - have ordered one of the books so looking forward to getting that to get to know it better .