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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
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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:

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/press-room/press-releases/2004/2004-08-23-sandisk-compactflash-memory-card-survives-blast-that-destroys-camera---and-records-moment-of-impact

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
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