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Especially when compared to USB flash drives

My parents tell me to be REALLY cautious with them. But I'm not sure if any convenience costs are warranted

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If you don't break them in half, or scratch the connectors like a mad man... it'll work.

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We call them "connectors"; the actual data is on a chip within the plastic body. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Aug 7 '11 at 10:45
Oh sorry. :) Just edit my answer these times. (And ty!) – Shiki Aug 7 '11 at 11:01

In 2004 there was a photographer who wanted to take pictures of a bridge being blown up. The unmanned camera's didn't survive the blast but the memory cards survived:

So, just by normal usage you won't break them.

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That article is about CompactFlash memory, not MicroSD. – BloodPhilia Aug 7 '11 at 13:44
If a CompactFlash card manages to survive a blast then a MicroSD will do just as well. – ZippyV Aug 7 '11 at 13:53
years too late, but just found this QA.... SD are nowhere near as resilient as CF. – Tetsujin Dec 19 '15 at 22:54

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