RAW+JPG would make more sense if it wrote out to both slots
, but Sony decided to skip on this for whatever reason.
I do it now as a precaution (I don't look at the JPG unless something goes horrible wrong). Doesn't save me from losing or damaging the card, but I've accidentally pulled the card out the slot before the buffer cleared a couple of times (certainly my fault entirely), so I'm hoping JPG gets written to card first since it is much smaller. I haven't tested this, but I figure why not.
* Something that might be of nominal use: Play a beeping sound if you open the slot while the buffer is clearing (with the option to turn it off). Would be useful in situations where silence isn't needed.
@lowliferider: I don't have any SSM lenses yet. Other than the Minolta 100-200 f4.5, the other Minolta's focus fast enough for me. The 100-200 is dreadfully slow to focus though, and the 50mm is very quick IMHO, the 35-105 is about average.