Hi everyone! I just got my first implant last night (green SIID) and am very excited to start writing to it once the swelling goes down a bit. Just wanted to ask a quick question before I started messing with anything.
So by default the chip has the SIID product page URL written to it. When I go to write something new with NFC Tools do I want to clear the record list first to remove the pre loaded URL and then add a new record, or does adding the new record overwrite what is currently on there?
I just want want to make sure I’m writing to the chip correctly and not add multiple data elements so there is no confusion when scanned by a device.
I know that feeling, some weeks ago I had the same with my NExT
I think I know what you mean, but that button just resets the list of things you are about to write.
Afaik you need to have at least 1 record, but if you want a clean chip, I’d add a text record with only a space.
It’s really just selecting some records, clicking write and tapping for 1 to 2 seconds, so because I don’t have a real usecase for it I just add the last funny youtube video I watched, almost daily.
Even if it says there was an error, you can just write again and it will work.
Yeah I was wondering the same thing, I see things like erase and format but am way too scared to try those things, so I’ll just add a record and see what happens.
Also just curious do these chips have a read or write limit before they stop working, I think I read somewhere they should last between 7 or 10 years, does that include a finite amount of read and writes?
Yeah, you remember correctly, “10 year data retention. Rated for 100k writes per memory block.” in xSIID Chip Specifications @ http://dngr.us/xsiid.
But that doesn’t mean it’s the maximum, I think it just means you should expect that many writes.
For my cycle of daily writes, that should be more than fine.
Random question for anyone that has a green SIID. How long did it take for swelling to go down to see the color accurately? I just tried to scan mine after 24 hours with the swelling and the light appeared red in color and not very bright. I’m hoping that will change over the next week. I was just concerned the colors got mixed up and a red led was placed in to a green box. Probably just my OCD kicking in.
Yeah, I did it in a dark room and it just looked red and definitely not as bright as I’ve seen others to look. Hopefully you’re right about the pooled blood, I’d be so sad if it wasn’t the green chip that I was expecting.
It’s almost certainly due to the swelling. Just give it a few days. Your body can do lifesaving triage (closing the wound hole) in a few hours, but the rest of the healing proccess takes days or weeks. The swelling will go down and It’ll show up Green soon enough.