Power Loss Corrupts SD Recording In Samsung Camera?

The other day I experienced a brief (30 second) power outage. The next day I noticed that my Samsung SNV-6084R camera had not recorded an motion events - which it definitely should have. I dung into the settings and found that the SD Recording setting had a "error" message instead of "recording".

I turned the SD recording off, turned it back on again, and then formatted the disk. This seemed to work; the camera began recording motion events again. However, the next day that I checked the event log, nothing was found. Again, the SD recording menu had the same "error" message. I repeated the steps above, and got the same result. The camera instructions do indicate that a loss of power while SD recording is enabled can lead to the loss of images on the chip...but it appears to cause much more harm than loss of images.

It seems that the power outage somehow corrupted the Micro SD card, and once recordings reach that spot on the chip, the camera loses the ability to record to it. I went to the store a purchased a new micro SD card...and a Battery UPS.

Is this a common problem when recording to micro SD cards, or is this issue unique to Samsung? Does anyone know if the seemingly corrupted SD card can be salvaged?

Thanks,

Jeff

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