Erase free space on memory stick?

Swifty

New Member
I have a Sony Cybershot camera and was thinking of experimenting with Eraser and the memory stick by erasing the free space. Will this harm my camera in any way if I do this? I did have an old memory stick I don't use any more but I cannot fond it to try it out on.
 

Kythe

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Swifty said:
I have a Sony Cybershot camera and was thinking of experimenting with Eraser and the memory stick by erasing the free space. Will this harm my camera in any way if I do this? I did have an old memory stick I don't use any more but I cannot fond it to try it out on.
I've used Eraser to clear the free space on a USB memory stick before. It seems to work fine, but it should be remembered that the flash memory on these devices has a finite lifetime. The more you write to it, the faster it wears out.

In practice, this tends to take a while. But it's something to keep in mind.
 
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