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What is the difference between high and low level formating of SD cards on my camera I can chose either but dont know what the difference is

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Here's the wiki-pedia website explaining the difference:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_formatting

Basically low level formats, format everything on a drive/card right down to sectors while a high level format just re-instates the file system.

As with wiki-pedia, go for the High level format. Only use the Low level format when you're desparate and nothing else seems to work.

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