2. This media is not bullet proof. Simple errors, static shocks and more can cause it to fail. If it fails this quickly, you get to exercise the warranty.
Recently I bought a 128 Mb SD memory card for a trip I was taking as the 32 Mb card would not be adequate. The camera is a Gateway DC-T50 about a year old with no issues with the original card. The SD memory card was from Toshiba, just as the card that had originally come with the camera. The memory card came pre-formatted and I had tested it out thoroughly. I checked the capacity from time to time throughout the trip. I was connecting to publicly available computers to upload photos to a travel blog I was keeping. I connected via a USB cord. Operating systems used were Windows XP, 2000 and ME. At the very end of the trip I connected to a computer, uploaded a few photos, made no additions or deletions to the memory card, and disconnected. This was a W2k machine. I disconnected by turning off the camera while the USB cord was still attached. The next time I turned on the camera a "Format Error" message was displayed and I could no longer access the memory card. I have tried to install and uninstall the card and clean the contacts, but nothing works. So is it the card, the camera or something I did? Is there any way to recover the photos on there?