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Nikon D40 and 8 GB SD CARD slow after awhile?

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Nikon D40 and 8 GB SD CARD slow after awhile?

My D40 has been taking pictures slower the normal I Have a feeling it is because there is a ton of Pictures on the SD card, what do you think?

Its a 60X SD card I think, and there is like 3000 pictures on it, should I Maybe use a smaller sd card?
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or you can move up to class 6 SDHC
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Scottie wrote:
Oct 20th, 2009 9:16 am
My D40 has been taking pictures slower the normal I Have a feeling it is because there is a ton of Pictures on the SD card, what do you think?

Its a 60X SD card I think, and there is like 3000 pictures on it, should I Maybe use a smaller sd card?
Are you saying there are 3000 pictures on there now, or that the card has had 3000 pictures go through it?

If it's the former, maybe you can clear the card by moving your pictures to a hard drive.

If it's the latter, it is possible that the SD flash card might be nearing the end of it's life. Flash chips have a limited read/write lifespan, and it could be because you're getting close to it. However, that read/write lifespan should be like 100,000 cycles though.
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Move your 3,000 images on your SD card in your hard drive (you don`t want to lose it if the card fail). And format the SD card using your D40.
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I have never noticed any speed reduction when filling up a card. Perhaps you have noise reduction or the like turned on?
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I think there was something saying D lighting and it was flashing. My GF keeps turning it on somehow and does not know how to turn it off.

I will move the pictures and see if that helps, yeah there is over 3000 photos on the SD card.
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Kasakato wrote:
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I have never noticed any speed reduction when filling up a card. Perhaps you have noise reduction or the like turned on?
Is there a Noise Redution on the D40 and where would I find that?
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Is there a Noise Redution on the D40 and where would I find that?
In the manual :)

You should really back up your photos onto a HDD as suggested or something else, I would be nervous to have 3K photos on a single card myself... the most I've ever kept on one card is about 700 shots :)
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