Blast Destroys Camera, Compact Flash Card Still Okay

Compact Flash Card Survives Blast

Doesn’t mention anything about the guy being an idiot and leaving his stuff so close, though… 😛 And back on August 1st, we did report that flash memory is sturdier than you think. Sandisk’s site has high resolution shots of the last pictures taken by the camera.

But to Frazier’s amazement, there on the ground, inches from the shattered remnants of his new pro-level camera, was his SanDisk 256MB CompactFlash card, which he had owned since 1999. Surprisingly, except for a few nicks, it was unscathed, even though it had been blasted from the camera chamber. And when he inserted the card into a PC reader, up popped an image that has astonished everyone who’s seen it.

“I had no idea that there would be such an impact on the cameras, or I wouldn’t have put them there,� he said. Frazier figures that the blast ruined about $15,000 worth of equipment. But he’s philosophical about the loss. “The fact that my SanDisk card survived all of this is just amazing. And that it captured a wild shot of flying bridge debris before my camera died is certainly a testament to its durability,� he said.

http://news.designtechnica.com/article5140.html

http://www.sandisk.com/pressrelease/20040823.htm


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