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Do SD cards have a data retention span?

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#1 PlyPencil


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

USB Flash drives normally have a 10 year data retention limit placed on them, I am curious as to whether or not SD cards have the same limits seeing as it too is a type of flash memory. I have not been able to find any products which state a life limit, just temperatures.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:14 AM

Pretty sure I read 5-10 years, why the disparity I am not sure.

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#3 NightWarlock


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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:56 AM

Why is the data retention span in years? Doesn't it depend on the no. of times the card's been written to / used?

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