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Low level format with D800

ABAS

Mem Martins, PT
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ABAS Gold Member Nikonian since 11th May 2010
Tue 22-Jan-13 12:13 PM

Hi everybody,

The D800 manual says that the Format option only deletes the index of the card and doesn't do a low level format. So you know if there is any option (maybe an "hidden" option) that can do a low level format of the CF/SD cards?

Thanks in advance,

Alex.

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stappy

Alexandria, US
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stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Tue 22-Jan-13 01:46 PM

I am unaware of any way to do a low level format in camera. Periodically, I will do a disk check and low level format on the PC with a card reader. I then reformat when putting the card into the camera.

Brian

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 11:40 PM

The cameras only do a quick format.

As Brian points out, to get a low-level format you need a card reader attached to your computer.

Once you have done the formatting via the computer, you will still want to do a quick format in the camera before using the card.

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