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Do memory cards wear out?

chuffchuff
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Do memory cards wear out?

As the title says, not become corrupted or damaged?
Do memory cards have a life expectancy?
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Re: Do memory cards wear out?

Yes... Smiley
The basic explanation is they have to destroy and re-make connections within the flash chips to store the data, and it comes to a point where those connections fail to be made, and often results in a cascade failure throughout the chip causing it to stop working aswell as render is unreadable without specialist equipment...