A memory card is a physically small storage device that is used in consumer electronics - especially digital cameras - to hold data, usually until it can be moved to a computer. SD, xD, MemoryStick, CompactFlash are examples.

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What is the largest size of a 640x480 JPEG?

I'm creating a data storage device that takes a certain number of pictures of the night sky over a couple of hours, and the pictures will be downloaded right after they are all taken. The memory card ...
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Reformat SD card to NTFS

I want to reformat a 16 GB SD card to NTFS so that I can use it to transfer large files (larger than 4 GB) from one computer to another easily, but my computer will only allow FAT ...
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How does a memory card die?

Our old SanDisk CompactFlash 256MB card died recently, during a photo session. My wife was taking photos with it - sometimes in humid environment -, then as she was browsing through the results on her ...
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How do I detect SD card insertion (just the SD card, not the card reader) in Linux?

I have a headless debian (3.2.0-3-686-pae) to which I wanted to attach a standalone card reader to automatically process my pictures. The idea is that the reader will be plugged in all the time and I ...
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SD card failure, can't read superblock

What is wrong with my SD card and is it salvageable? At very least to get the current data off. Information: I have an 8 GB Transcend Class 6 SDHC card that I got for my camera recently. It ...
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Reading P2 card with standard PC Card (PCMCIA) reader

I have a Panasonic professional video camera which uses P2 cards. Looking for a way to connect them to the computer without using the camera, I found that the only P2 reader in the market is the one ...
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Flash card reader - how to hide inactive drives letters?

My flash card reader shows multiple drive letters (one letter for each card type), even when cards are not inserted. Is there any way to hide these inactive drives?
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Restoring MBR, partition table, and boot sector of memory card without data loss (“USBC”)

Abstract I have a FAT32 memory card that when inserted into a computer causes Windows to prompt to format it. The card is definitely not supposed to be blank and has a bunch of files on it. Symptoms ...
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How to unlock password protected MicroSD?

Recently I locked a MicroSD memory card from my Nokia 6210 (S60v3) and forgot the password. It was not much of a problem but today I formatted the phone and it is now asking for password. I tried to ...
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Quickly clone a microSD card

is there an easy and quick way to clone all data from one microSD card to another? I want to periodically backup contents of my phone card to a backup one, and as I have a lot of small files on the ...
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Recover images from a digital camera memory card

I tried to connect the digital camera on the computer using USB but then the camera froze, so I tried to turn it off, but it wont turn off so I just removed the battery. When I plugged it in again, ...
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Does flash-memory integrity depend on system resources while reading/writing (like CDs/DVDs)?

Question I’m really concerned that flash-memory is just not reliable as a storage for irreplaceable files. Does anybody know if the integrity (corruptibility) of flash-memory (flash-drives, ...
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Will killing chkdsk on a PSP damage the memory card?

I have a PSP connected to the PC via data cable. It has a Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter that contains a 32gb Micro SD card. Awhile ago, the cable got disconnected unexpectedly and when I plug the PSP ...
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Why can't I copy all files to the root of an SD card?

I have 4GB SD card that I want to put tons of small photos on for a digital photo frame but I cannot copy all the data into the root of the SD card. About half way though the copy it just fails and ...
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How do I put photos on an SD card to view in a camera?

I have some images on my computer that I put on an SD card to view in a camera. I made sure they were all jpegs, and transferred them to the SD card, but they don't show up in the preview in the LCD ...
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Max read/writes to an SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the life expectancy of an SD card? I have been told this before that an SD card has a max of 10k writes and 100k reads, but I can't seem to find any ...
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Duplicating Micro/Mini/SD, Memory Stick and Micro M2 Cards

I need a solution preferable mobile (or very compact) to duplicate or copy the entire contents of an memory card (as many formats as possible). The ideal solution would be a portable HD that can ...
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Should I Use Flash Card Or USB Flash Drive With eBoostr (ReadyBoost) For Windows XP?

I have 1GB of RAM and would like to know what kind of memory device will be best for use with eBoostr (something like ReadyBoost). I have heard that flash cards are faster than USB flash drives. What ...
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Memory (flash) cards secure delete (have to use algorithms or just delete?)

We all know that if you want to completely delete files from HDD, you have to use a special erase algorithm in order to make it impossible to read it back. But what with the memory cards? Do they need ...
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Why is my sd card only readable in the camera but not in the computer?

I am not able to download the contents of my SD card which is full of photos from my Nikon camera. When I put the card into my camera, I can view the photos, without a problem. But when I put the SD ...
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how to remove write protection in memory card?

I have a 4 gb micro sd card ,now my memory card is not properly working and when i insert card into phone it shows card is write protected.. it even not recognised in system give me a helpful solution ...
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My computer is not reading my PNY SD 1GB memory card

I use a Kodak EasyShare C160 digital camera, a PNY SD 1GB memory card, and a Dell Latitude E5500 computer. I have had my camera for over a year and have always been able to transfer my pictures to my ...
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How to write protect microSD card?

My phone is corrupting memory cards while trying to write data. I want to make my microSD read-only or write protect it (even if phone is not the reason). Searching on Google returns the solutions to ...
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Do memory cards have any max file size limitation?

I am not sure where to ask this question, so perhaps it is physical limitation. I have a 8 GB flash micro SD memory card. When I copy any file size of up to few gigabytes, copying happens ...
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How to format a memory card which is infected by a virus and antivirus is not able to delete it

I've bought a memory card which is recently infected by a virus. I tried to scan it with latest Bitdefender 2014 and Norton 2014 they both failed to delete the virus. Then I deleted the partition and ...
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Is there a S.M.A.R.T. for Flash Drives?

There's a technology called S.M.A.R.T. that tells you when a HDD is about to go bad. Is there a similar technology for SSD/Thumbdrives?
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Laptop works but no display

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61MN laptop which is running windows 7. One of its memory cards is not working and has been removed from the slot. At startup I can hear 1-long beep and 2-short beeps. ...
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Recovering a damaged microSDHC

I just bought from eBay a Kingston 32GB microSDHC that was advertised as defective. The seller said that there could be formatting problems or with transfer of large files. Unfortunately, when I got ...
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16GB SD-memory card became corrupt, now stuck at 512kb

I've got two 16GB SD-memory cards that suddenly stopped working correctly. Windows reports that it wants to format them in order to make them functional again. However, I'm not able to make the new ...
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Retention Time for Flash Memory

I am considering using flash memory, in the form of SD cards, as a means of complementing my regular DVD backups. The cards are getting reasonably cheap and have an impressive data density. However, ...
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Will any memory card reader with USB interface work on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I need to add/remove files from a "microSD" memory card. Before buying a memory card reader, I want to know if any memory card reader with a USB interface will work on ...
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Convert primary to logic partition (memory card)

I have a 1 GB memory card which had been set as primary partition. How do I change it to a logical partition? I have already tried to Delete the contents with Fedora Linux. Used Paragon ...
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Mount Canon PowerShot SD780 in Mac OS Snow Leopard as drive to get card contents?

Is there any way to browse the contents of an SD card inside my canon digital camera using my macbook pro? I am trying to move the contents of the SD card to =a new SD card (with larger capacity). ...
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Memory Stick Controller is not compatible with this version of Windows

I'm getting this error message in the Action Center on Windows 7, and I can't seem to solve it through Windows or through searches on Google: RICOH R5C592 PCI-CardBus/IEEE-1394/SD Card/Memory ...
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Tool to determine filesystem on removable media

I have a CompactFlash card that is used in a custom piece of hardware. WAV files are written to it. Windows doesn't recognize the media and wants to format it, which rules out FAT 16/32, NTFS, UDF, ...
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Windows cannot read my 8GB MemoryStick M2 card

I tried inserting a M2 card I was using in my old phone into the memory stick reader on my Windows XP PC (using a M2 to MemoryStick adapter). But the drive comes up as unformatted, and the formatter ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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memory upgrade for Gateway GT-5428

My Gateway GT5428 has (2) 512 PC2-5300u-555-12 memory boards installed from the factory. Iwant to upgrade to 2gb. Will (2) 1gb pc2-5300 ddr2-667 240pin dimm standard non-ecc work for this upgrade or ...
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Dying SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo

I have a Memory Stick Pro Duo and after attempting to delete the largest file from a Mac the stick has become unusable. I can almost access it. When I put it in my PC I can ...
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How to prevent HP Photosmart Essential from launching on removal drive insertion

My in-laws bought an HP computer loaded with HP junk, and it's giving me a headache. When they insert a camera memory card into their printer, the Auto-Play dialog comes up, but it also launches the ...
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Copy photos from memory card (How do I manually start the wizard?)

I want to copy photos from my camera's memory card using Windows photo copy wizard, however I'm not connecting the camera directly (I lost the cable) rather I'm inserting the camera's SD memory card ...
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USB Adapter for Memory Cards

I am looking for something like a USB adapter for video cards. It is a cable that on one end hooks into a USB port on a computer and on the other accepts any one of a variety of video cards. ...
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Getting new memory for my computer - any gotchas?

I recently upgraded by computer from WinXP to Win7 x64, and now I want to take advantage of the fact that I can use more memory. The cheapest memory is from online stores - but I'm a little nervous ...
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how to make a memory card unreadable only for computers?

I want to make my memory card unreadable for my big brother and his friend's computers. Is it possible to make my memory cards unreadable only for computers but read and writable for mobile phones or ...
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What do I need to transfer video from a camcorder to my (linux) PC?

I plan on purchasing this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032UWTQI/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller= Along with this memory card: ...
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Is it possible to boot a Linux installation on an SDHC card?

I tried to find a previous question on SU pertaining to this, but I'm surprised this has not been asked before. I have seen some deals lately for really cheap SDHC Class 4 cards, and would like to ...
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What memory cards are compatible with my Canon Digital IXY 1000?

Would it be SDHC or SD? I would get 1 Terabyte if I could afford it. Please point me in the right direction. Thank you!
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How can I protect my SD card?

Is there a way that I can read my SD card on my computer (or even cell phone), but it would be locked on any one else's computer (or cell phone)?
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Particular microSD card is not working with camera

I was using an 8GB microSD card with a Canon PowerShot SX150 IS camera. It was functioning correctly. One day when I took a picture, it prompted me: Memory Card Error. But I was able to display old ...
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Memory card reader won't read 2GB Compact Flash memory card

I have a 2GB Compact Flash memory card that won't read in my memory card reader. The reader will read my 512MB and 32MB cards and my digital camera will read and write my 2GB card. I bought the card ...