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ronaldbegg Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2010Mon 24-Jan-11 06:35 PM
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"How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"


Ocean Grove, AU
          

Hullo, have just received my second SDHC 16 gig card.

I see the camera makes two suggestions, as a back up or an overflow card...for the second card, that is.

I had in mind using one slot for stills and one for video.........make sense?

Not sure how you set this up, and how you select when shooting in a hurry!

I suppose I could hoist the manual out, but any quick suggestions?

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Mon 24-Jan-11 08:07 PM
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#1. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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To me, back-up makes sense, because I don't typically shoot video, and I don't want more than a few hundred images on my primary card, nor do I want to completely fill the primary card before offloading (so I don't use the overflow option).

If I did a good deal of video, then reserving the 2nd card for that would make sense for me.

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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010Mon 24-Jan-11 08:52 PM
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#2. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Estoril, PT
          

I use mine the following way:
8GB class 6 on slot 1, for raw pics;
4GB class 6 on slot 2, for jpg medium sized, normal quality and video.

The point in shooting both raw and jpeg is that worthy pictures will have the raw version fully processed in PP; the souvenir pics and other snapshots will be kept on the jpeg version, already processed in-camera. This way i can select pictures calmly at my laptop, knowing both versions are available. The differnt size of the cards provides roughly the same number of pics in each. For the record, I don't shoot videos often, but it's nice to have the capability at hand.

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linksix Registered since 12th Jan 2011Mon 24-Jan-11 11:45 PM
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#3. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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GB
          

For me I go with the consecutive option, and until Blue-ray becomes more prevalent I shoot no larger than 8 gig per slot - i.e a Dual-Layer DVD or 2x 4g ig cards as it simplifies the back-up options.

  

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Tue 25-Jan-11 01:58 AM
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#4. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

Backup.

At some point you will experience a card failure. It will likely happen when you've been shooting something REALLY important, or you just got that perfect image you've been trying to capture for two years.

I've already recovered pictures from the backup card.

The other options are nice and tempting. But you can always get a bigger card if you need more capacity. You can't ever get that shot again.

  

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po6ept Registered since 27th Nov 2010Tue 25-Jan-11 05:25 AM
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#5. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Peoria, US
          

I also use the second card for backup and carry spare cards to make up for "wasting" the extra space. I've lost photos to bad cards in the past so dual card redundancy is one of my favorite D7000 features.

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JillyH Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2006Tue 25-Jan-11 10:00 AM
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#6. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Harrisville, US
          

I use Slot 1 for raw and Slot 2 for jpg and video. I don't take much video actually, but I find I like being able to pull the cards and upload the different types of files separately.

  

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BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010Tue 25-Jan-11 02:09 PM
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Houston, US
          

I have a desired set-up in mind, but not positive my D7k can be setup like I want it? It will be a month before I will find out if it works (unless anyone has experience with it), because I will be getting the Patriot LX series 64gb SDXC in about a month (after its certification on the D7k).

My intention is to use my 32gb SDHC class 10 in slot #1 and a 64gb SDXC class 10 in slot #2. I am shooting in raw only, and HD video, so I would like Slot #1 set-up for Raw only and Slot #2 set-up for backup and videos.

I hope it can be set-up this way, but not sure?

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Tue 25-Jan-11 09:34 PM
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#8. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

Page 89 in the manual.

  

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BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010Tue 25-Jan-11 10:29 PM
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#9. "Thanks sabby, looks like its do-able."
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Thanks sabbey, looks like its do-able - now just waiting for Patriot to get their stuff together.

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MY SETUP
Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5,
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and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System,
ZacutoEVF Pro
Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S)
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#10. "RE: Thanks sabby, looks like its do-able."
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Washington Township, US
          

Backup

  

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#11. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Mastic Beach, US
          

I have two Sandisk class 10 16 gig cards and use them in backup configuration. This to me is the best feature about having two identical card slots.

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#12. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Washington Township, US
          

I run a class 10 16 gig in slot one, and an 8 gig class 10 as backup or overflow in slot 2. And and 8 gig class 10 in my bag...........just in case.

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#13. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Mastic Beach, US
          

8 gig in the bag doesn't do any good if the 16 gig in the camera should develop a problem. If I were you I would sell both 8 gig cards and buy another identical 16 gig class 10 memory card and put it into the camera and have a redundant backup system.
Backups are are something that are very important to me after 30 years in the computer industry. I myself have lost data due to a stupid backup system software. I do it myself now.
I couldn't wait for a camera that supported what the D7000 does.
Dual parallel memory cards. My desktop computer has 5 ubs drive's
for backup safety on their own ups separate from the computer's ups.
When I read about pro's here with only 1 drive for backup of their picture's I cringe!!!! That's sick. I'm being polite when I say that.

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#14. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Mon 19-Mar-12 01:43 AM by PAStime

Kingston, CA
          

Reviving a 2 month old thread...

How about 8GB cards in slot 1 (Lexar Professional 133X Class 10) for raw images and 16GB in slot 2 for JPG Medium Basic? The plan would be to rarely take out the card from slot 2. I have a day long event that I volunteer for and I end up shooting about 1000 images. I was thinking I could fill 4 8GB cards by rotating them in slot 1 and if one of those cards ever failed or I lost it, I'd at least have JPGs as a backup - not great but good enough. Those four 8 GB cards would hold about 1200 NEFs and the 16GB should easily hold the entire day's worth of JPGs.

(Note that I don't want to go higher than 8 GB because I want to limit losses if a card fails or goes missing. I believe some pros shoot with even smaller cards for this reason.)

Peter

  

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#15. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

Not that I want to spend your money, but for the price of a single 32G or even a second 16G card you can have 100% backup of your raw images and still use the 8G cards as your primaries. A 16G Lexar is only $25 at B&H.

  

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#16. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

Personally, that's too much thinking for me. I'm not very good at thinking on my feet about the technical details when I'm at an event shooting. So, I figure out how many images I'll shoot in a day, figure out the size cards I need, and put 2 of them in each body, configuring slot 2 as backup.

That's one less thing to think about when I'm shooting. 16gb or even 32Gb cards are cheap.

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#17. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kingston, CA
          


>That's one less thing to think about when I'm shooting. 16gb
>or even 32Gb cards are cheap.

Well, a 32GB Lexar Professional 133X Class 10 is still pretty pricey. I don't want to slow down my potential frame rate so I'd want slot 2 to have the same class of card as slot 1.

Peter

  

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#36. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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GB
          

I have mine setup for RAW in Slot 1 and JPG in Slot 2. I travel with an iPad and like to blog my trips. Much easier to upload the jpg files, tweak them with Snapseed and upload them to my blog. If I do have a failure then I'll either have the RAW files or, in the worst case, the jpgs. I may fill up a few 8gB cards with RAW files but 1 8gb card is usually sufficient for the jpgs.

I also try to find an Internet cafe and burn the RAW cards to DVD. I always go for 4GB disks although I shoot onto 8GB cards.

YMMV but this suits my needs.

  

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#37. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kingston, CA
          


>YMMV but this suits my needs.

This seems like a sensible approach. Thanks for your feedback. Peter

  

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#18. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

I go for back-up as I thin that's a super option making data loss even less possible.

I'm not big on overflow, in pat because filling a card to the max isn't a great idea, as it increases the likelihood of failure (so I've heard).

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#19. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

The good news is you have choices--select to best suit your needs... and change it as your needs change. I have a 16GB in slot 1 set for RAW, 4GB in slot 2 set for JPEG, both class 10 (the latter with compression set so capacities approximately match).

  

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#20. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Lake Stevens, US
          

I shoot with an 8gb card in slot 1 and an 8gb Eye-Fi Pro X2 in slot 2. Raw goes to slot 1 and small jpg fine to slot 2 most of the time. The Eye-Fi is configured to send the jpgs to my tablet, and since they are smalls, the transfer time is FAST. In many cases the shots are on the tablet before I can set the camera down and pick up the tablet to view the shot. This gives me a 10" preview screen instead of the little LCD on the back of the camera, and raw to pp.

I have additional 8gb and 4gb cards to swap into slot 1. The Eye-Fi card is setup to automatically delete files as the files are transferred when I hit 50% full on the card. I think it's like an endless memory card that way.

I use the tablet as a first pass and delete those that don't make the cut. Then I know which raw files to spend the time on when I get in front of my computer. I use the tablet's file management system to move the Eye-Fi jpgs into seperate folders based on what I'm shooting or when, etc naming the folders based on what I'm shooting.

Not really elegant, but it works for me.

Mike G.

  

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#21. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Mississauga, CA
          

I use 32 gb in slot 1 for raw and 8 gb in slot 2 for jpg files.

  

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#22. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kingston, CA
          

>I shoot with an 8gb card in slot 1 and an 8gb Eye-Fi Pro X2
>in slot 2. Raw goes to slot 1 and small jpg fine to slot 2
>most of the time. The Eye-Fi is configured to send the jpgs
>to my tablet, and since they are smalls, the transfer time is
>FAST.

What a great idea! This never crossed my mind. Time to investigate further...

Peter

  

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#23. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Jamison, US
          

16gb slot 1 for Raw
8gb Eyefi in slot 2 for jpg

Eyefi Direct to iPad 3 is outstanding

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#25. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Union Grove, US
          

Wow, I hadn't thought of that either. What a great idea.

>>I shoot with an 8gb card in slot 1 and an 8gb Eye-Fi Pro
>X2
>>in slot 2. Raw goes to slot 1 and small jpg fine to slot
>2
>>most of the time. The Eye-Fi is configured to send the
>jpgs
>>to my tablet, and since they are smalls, the transfer time
>is
>>FAST.
>
>What a great idea! This never crossed my mind. Time to
>investigate further...
>
>Peter


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#28. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kilmore, AU
          

>I shoot with an 8gb card in slot 1 and an 8gb Eye-Fi Pro X2
>in slot 2. Raw goes to slot 1 and small jpg fine to slot 2
>most of the time. The Eye-Fi is configured to send the jpgs
>to my tablet, and since they are smalls, the transfer time is
>FAST. In many cases the shots are on the tablet before I can
>set the camera down and pick up the tablet to view the shot.
>This gives me a 10" preview screen instead of the little
>LCD on the back of the camera, and raw to pp.
>
>I have additional 8gb and 4gb cards to swap into slot 1. The
>Eye-Fi card is setup to automatically delete files as the
>files are transferred when I hit 50% full on the card. I
>think it's like an endless memory card that way.
>
> I use the tablet as a first pass and delete those that don't
>make the cut. Then I know which raw files to spend the time
>on when I get in front of my computer. I use the tablet's
>file management system to move the Eye-Fi jpgs into seperate
>folders based on what I'm shooting or when, etc naming the
>folders based on what I'm shooting.
>
>Not really elegant, but it works for me.


Ditto here too Mike
I use Lexar 16gb Class 10 in slot 1, and have a spare
And the Eye-Fi in 2 takes the jpeg same as you suggest
And another good point with the Eyefi card is it also sends the jpegs to the Eyefi centre where they are stored, I think for 7 days
So it's a double back up on the D7000, or a triple back up if you have your tablet fired up nearby

And for shooting and using the pics on a site, to discuss issues with the client or whatever, the Eyefi card and a tablet work brilliantly


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NDGraham Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2007Wed 25-Apr-12 02:56 PM
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#31. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Dorval (Montreal), CA
          

I like the sound of your setup, Mike.
Mind if I ask what tablet you use?
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#33. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Lake Stevens, US
          

I have a Toshiba Thrive 10" w/32gb memory. It was about $200 cheaper than the iPad with the same memory, and has a USB in, USB out, HDMI, headphone jack and a full size SD card slot. Cameras front and back, as well, which I sometimes use for taking client I'd shots for model releases.

Hath.

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mikeon Registered since 01st Oct 2004Wed 21-Mar-12 03:45 PM
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#24. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Örebro, SE
          

Slot 1, 16 or 32GB for RAW(NEF) and Video
Slot 2, 4 or 8 GB for jpg (Small size, Normal Quality)

Slot 2 disc used for updating blog via iPad during travel

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billgreen Registered since 14th Oct 2010Wed 21-Mar-12 10:34 PM
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#26. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

When traveling or doing anything where images can't be replaced I use slot #2 for backup. I have no need for recording jpgs, I can make all the jpgs I want from raw.
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billr814 Registered since 05th Dec 2011Wed 21-Mar-12 10:35 PM
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#27. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

slot 1 set for raw...32 gb card....slot 2 jpeg /fine w a 16gb card

  

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#29. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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AU
          

Hi,

I have two 32Gb SD Class 10 cards (actually I have 8 of them, u never know).

Slot1 is JPegs and Movies
Slot2 is for Raw files ( I use Lightroom 3 as one of my editors)

I made a decision for 32Gb cards so that I didn't have to worry too much about running out of space. So far so good.

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#30. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

since i shoot in raw///i use slot 1 for raw and 2 for fine jpeg

  

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Wed 25-Apr-12 05:18 PM
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#32. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

So just to make the point, an SD card failed on me this morning. The Write Lock tab broke of in the locked position, so the card is not useable. I get a "cannot read the connected media" error on my iPad.

Slot 2 for Backup, now and 4ever.

  

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#34. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Mastic Beach, US
          

>So just to make the point, an SD card failed on me this
>morning. The Write Lock tab broke of in the locked position,
>so the card is not useable. I get a "cannot read the
>connected media" error on my iPad.
>
>Slot 2 for Backup, now and 4ever.

This is an excellent example why I chose to use two 16 gig class 10
SanDisk cards and that's why my second slot is set as backup.
Goes along with my 4 usb HDA's.

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#35. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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US
          

I've been in the IT/IS world for 23 years. You can never have too many backups. I've yet to be in a situation where I regretted making an extra backup. I have been involved in situations where decisions were made to skimp on backups, and that was deeply regretted.

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#46. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

>I've been in the IT/IS world for 23 years. You can never
>have too many backups. I've yet to be in a situation where I
>regretted making an extra backup. I have been involved in
>situations where decisions were made to skimp on backups, and
>that was deeply regretted.

LOL

I started my IT career as a DBA (database administrator, for those of you who don't know the lingo). A typical conversation among the team went:

"did you take the backup?"
"yes"
"ok, take the second backup"
"ok, done"
"fine, now take a backup and then do the maintenance on the database"

If your system crashes, they can restart.
If your network crashes, you can reconnect.
If you loose your data, you're fired.

  

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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012Tue 05-Jun-12 09:36 PM
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#49. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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HIXSON, US
          

>
>If your system crashes, they can restart.
>If your network crashes, you can reconnect.
>If you loose your data, you're fired.
>

Wrote my first program on a vacuum tube computer in 1961. Retired from IT in 2005. Hmmm.... I know those words only too well. The only problem I ever had with a memory card was after a day of shooting the Grand Canyon. I was trying to backup to my laptop that night. Thankfully Lexar recovered more than 80% of the photos, except the one of me risking my life in a high wind out on a ledge.

I use two 32GB SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 (95MB/s) with the RAW going onto Card-1, and the jpg's onto Card-2. I shoot wide open at a lot of events. e.g. as soon as the Starter at a track meet says set, I push the button and keep it pressed until the runners have gone about 20M. Longer for 100/110M races. I back up in two places as soon as I get home. I use my jpg's as a back up for my RAW. When I shoot RAW + JPG (Fine+Large), I want plenty of room & plenty of speed.

I know it's hard to believe, but if I put them both on one card, there are days that I would have to swap out cards. The conditions are not always suitable to do that quickly. Haven't shot video on D7000 yet, but it would go on Card-2 where there is likely to be more room.

As someone else said, this method makes it easy to keep RAW & jpgs separate on the computer. Helps in my workflow.


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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Tue 01-May-12 01:39 AM
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#38. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kingston, CA
          


Agreed, slot 2 as a backup is an excellent idea.

>I get a "cannot read the
>connected media" error on my iPad.

I detest SD card reading applications that require the card to be in write-able mode! It seems unnecessary and an invitation for the rare but possible destruction of data.

Indeed the iPad requires write access to an SD card in order to read its contents. Other applications do not require this. i believe LightRoom on my PC is an example.

You should be able to read that write-locked SD card in some alternative setups.

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Tue 01-May-12 01:52 AM
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#39. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

>
>Agreed, slot 2 as a backup is an excellent idea.
>
>>I get a "cannot read the
>>connected media" error on my iPad.
>
>I detest SD card reading applications that require the card to
>be in write-able mode! It seems unnecessary and an
>invitation for the rare but possible destruction of data.
>
>Indeed the iPad requires write access to an SD card in order
>to read its contents. Other applications do not require
>this. i believe LightRoom on my PC is an example.
>
>You should be able to read that write-locked SD card in some
>alternative setups.
>
>Peter

Fortunately, I had just loaded the images into LR and was reinserting the card in the camera (Nikon V1) when the failure occurred, so no data loss. But too close for comfort.

And thanks for the advice.

  

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kippford Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Feb 2012Tue 01-May-12 09:15 AM
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#40. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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falkirk, GB
          

>
>Agreed, slot 2 as a backup is an excellent idea.
>
>>I get a "cannot read the
>>connected media" error on my iPad.
>
>I detest SD card reading applications that require the card to
>be in write-able mode! It seems unnecessary and an
>invitation for the rare but possible destruction of data.
>
>Indeed the iPad requires write access to an SD card in order
>to read its contents. Other applications do not require
>this. i believe LightRoom on my PC is an example.
>
>You should be able to read that write-locked SD card in some
>alternative setups.
>
>Peter


How do you read an SD card with an iPad?
I am an Android user so have little knowledge of them, but people who have them, have told me they cant do it.

Colin.

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Tue 01-May-12 10:23 AM
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#41. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

Apple sells a "Camera Connection Kit" which contains both an SD card reader and a USB connector which can go directly to your camera's USB cable. The iPad and iPhone software then opens and shows thumbnails of all of the images on the attached card or camera.

  

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kippford Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Feb 2012Tue 01-May-12 11:11 AM
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#42. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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falkirk, GB
          

Thanks I will look into that.
Can you transfer the files to the iPad?

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sabbey51 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Tue 01-May-12 12:23 PM
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#43. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Saddle river, US
          

Yup. You can edit them using a variety of tools and save the resulting .jpg. What you can't do is get the Raw files off the iPad in any reasonable way, and the iPad memory is so limited that it's not suitable for backing up your SDs.

  

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#44. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Los Angeles, US
          

I have two 32gb, one is backup.

A month ago after shooting things I really wanted on my D5100, my card failed.
If it had been my D7000, I would have had the backup.

Like all things computer-related, always have backup because, sure as hell, when you lose what you really want to keep, and it seems to happen that way, you will be glad you had backup. Failure is not 'if,' but 'when.'

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#45. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Frederick, US
          

I use a 32GB card in slot 1 for raw, and a 16GB card in slot 2 for the fine jpgs.

Tom
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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Sun 27-May-12 12:10 AM
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#47. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Kingston, CA
          


I just came back from using my camera this afternoon to find the memory card missing from slot 1. It was still in my computer from teh last download!

What I've learned is the following. If you have your camera set for NEFs in slot 1 and a backup of JPGs to slot 2, and you go shooting with only a card in slot 2, it writes NEFs to slot 2. Seems reasonable.

Cheers,
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#48. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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Tallahassee, US
          

>
>I just came back from using my camera this afternoon to find
>the memory card missing from slot 1. It was still in my
>computer from teh last download!
>
>What I've learned is the following. If you have your camera
>set for NEFs in slot 1 and a backup of JPGs to slot 2, and you
>go shooting with only a card in slot 2, it writes NEFs to slot
>2. Seems reasonable.
>
>Cheers,
>Peter

It also does this if the card in slot one fails. That happened to me on a paid shoot last year, and it was the last time I used the D7000 on a paid shoot. Fortunately, the camera wrote my data to the other card. It was the second time the camera had failed slot 1, and with two different cards that had not shown a problem before or since.

Apparently the new firmware addresses this. I have taken the D7000 out of mothballs and will assign it to remote duty.

Dual slots can save your BUTT if you use them.

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#50. "RE: How do you choose to use your twin SD slots?"
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San Francisco, US
          

I have two 16GB Class 10 cards. I like to shoot RAW + Large/Fine JPEG, so I have it set to store RAWs on one card and JPEGs on the other one. I still have a backup (if the jpg card has a problem I can reproduce anything on there from raw files, and if the raw card went I could live with jpgs), but I like the organizational aspect of that configuration.

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