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MicroSD card isn't detected by computer, apparently usable only with phone

I have a 4GB MicroSD card that apparently only works (in the sense that the device detects and can read and write from and to the card) with my old Nokia XpressMusic 5800 phone. I have taken pictures ...
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What is the typical read speed from a class 4 micro sd card? [closed]

Here 1 (click specifications), for example, it is defined as "4MB/s minimum data transfer rate", but what the read speed typically is?
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How to fix the Broken SD Card

I seem to have broken my micro SD card.The partition names in the disk-utility shows unknown partition. Can some one assist on how to go about recovering the data from it or fixing it? Attached are ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/....
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Why do microSD cards have less than advertised space?

I bought a new 32GB microSD card. Windows says the capacity is 29.3GB (31,474,057,216) in Properties for the drive. Why? I expected 1024x1024x1024x32 = 34,359,738,368 bytes. I can accept 0.5GB for ...
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Cannot recognize or format encrypted SD card

I have a micro SD memory card. How can I open encrypted SD card with Nokia mobile, the computer doesn't recognize any thing. When I insert SD card um used Windows and Ubuntu but the computer doesn't ...
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Not Able to delete/ format my Micro SD

I tried almost all the options to format my Micro SD First the Basic Option. Then tried the SD Formatter and it showed that the SD card is write protected. And then I searched on youtube to remove ...
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Win10: I see and can use MicroSD, but missing in Storage settings

I've tried formatting FAT32, NTFS, exFat to no result. It appears once I change drive letter for the card, but can't set is as a save target anyway and disappears after some time all together from ...
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How do I put a Micro-SD card into a slot for SD/MMC/SDHC?

An electronic picture frame has a lot for SD/MMC/SDHC. A Micro-SD card came with it and is supposed to go there, but is clearly too small for the slot. How do I insert this card? There is no ...
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HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n SD Card Reader Issue

I have an HP Pavilion Slimline running Windows 7. It came with an SD card reader. I can read SD cards with it, but when I plug in a Micro SD card via an adapter, it is not recognized. The light ...
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After resetting my Linx7/Win10 tablet - can't see MicroSD in Settings/Storage

It has worked before the reset (complete, removed all files). I can see/use the SD card to save files in Explorer, etc., but do not see it in Settings->Storage. Once I format the card/change drive ...
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Problems with multiple FAT32 partitions on (micro)sdcard

I have a smallish problem for which I could not find help yet. When my device (on RaspPI) boots up for the first time, it creates the partitions needed for media data. This media partition should be ...
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Asus X205TA microSD HC card not recognised

I have got this laptop: X205TA and bought this SD card: SanDisk and my laptop does not recognize this card. I have tried to download a card reader driver, but there seems to be no such driver. How do ...
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Untar bz2 to Microsd fails

I am trying to uncompress tar.bz2 file to ext3 formatted MicroSD card and after copying some files to card I see below errors and tar fails with below errors tar: ./usr/lib/gcc/gcc/arm-poky-linux-...
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SD card is titled “RECOVERY” and only has 1GB after using RPi

I was using a Raspberry PI 2 Model B, and I installed NOOBS. I selected and installed Raspbian, and I used my Pi for about 24 hours before I decided to re-install the OS. When I plugged in my micro SD ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B overheats when I put in the micro SD (64GB)

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I plugged in the charger - it was fine. I plugged in the HDMI - still fine. I plugged in the micro SD card (64GB) and the Pi immediately got super hot and when I ...
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Performance difference between SD and MicroSD cards?

If you compare a MicroSD card with an advertised speed of 48 MB/S to a full size SD card with an advertised speed of 48 MB/S (from the same manufacturer), should their performances be identical? Or ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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SD Memory card vs MicroSD with Adapter

Is a SD memory technically identical to a MicroSD with SD adapter? Can a software or reader distinguish one from other?
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SD Card went dead after power cut during format.!

I have a 16 gb Samsung micro sd card. I believe I was formatting it when a power cut occurred in the middle of the format. Upon reboot of computer, the card was dead. Can it be revived or is it ...
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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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Will a 128GB SDXC work on a 64GB compatible sd card slot?

I'm not quite sure if this was the correct board for this topic. But I had been searching for an answer and found no luck in with regard to this specific question.. I'm looking to buy a Lenovo Miix 3-...
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Why aren't SD card 'contacts' uniformly placed?

As you can see above, Some contacts seem to be longer than the rest. Also, on the SD card (2nd from top) the last one seems to be thinner and also closer to the seventh pin. Why not just uniformly ...
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Can't format microSD card

I am trying to format a microSD card. I have tried (unsuccessfully) erasing the memory from the Settings menu on an Android device at my disposal and now I have plugged the USB and givin it a go from ...
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SD card Size not reading properly (Debian Linux)

I have a MicroSD card that has 128M printed on the card, however when I ran a command to check, it always shows up as a 7.4G drive with a 119M Partition, I get the same result whether I'm using fdisk ...
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Are Class 4 microSD cards faster than Class 10 microSD cards for small files?

In a comment to this Hardware Recommendations SE question, Agent_L writes: There is no such thing as "fastest" card, eg cards with higher (like 10) class are faster for large files (eg video) but ...
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Trouble mounting OSMC to micro SD card on Mac

I'm trying to install OSMC on my 8GB micro SD for my raspberry pi 2. I'm trying to mount via the SD card reader on my MacBook Pro which is running OSX 10.7.5. When I try to mount the image a window ...
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Are faster high-capacity microSD cards less compatible?

I have heard claims that faster high-capacity (64GB+) microSD cards will not work in some devices in which slower cards will work. I have not been able to correlate this to any particular brands or ...
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Error whilst initializing SD card on Linux

I have noticed troubles with my microSD card in my Android phone and when I tried to insert it into my Linux laptop, I get the following error in dmesg: [ 247.588279] mmc0: error -123 whilst ...
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How can I find out the /sys/class or /sys/devices entry for a mounted filesystem?

What I have: I know the place in the filesystem where a microSD card is mounted, e.g. /storage/sdcard1 What I need: To find out which device folder it corresponds to, e.g. /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0 (...
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How to check SD Card Class and other specs on Windows/Linux?

Is there any way to check SD card class and other specs in linux / windows? I mean read/write speed, serial, class, etc. I amd seeking a way to determine these, specially the 'class'. thanks
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Is there anyway to simulate Windows 8 running off a microSD card? (Limit the I/O speed)

I would like to install and boot Windows from a microSD card using the Nifty MiniDrive, however, before I pay for the device and microSD card I would like to see the performance differences between ...
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Possible to format a microSD card in ISO9660 format?

As title, is it possible to format a microSD card in ISO9660 format? More questions, and would I then be able to (or how could I) save to that card from a computer? More details, Windows or OS X (or ...
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cannot modify micro sd

I have a Silicon Power microSDHC card (16 GB class 10). The card is split into two partitions: 14GB FAT32 and 1GB EXT2, both are primary partitions (For use link2sd app in android). This worked ...
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Reformatting a FAT32 & EXT2 Partitioned microSD Card

So the story is: Link2SD, which required partitioning of my SD card into a FAT32 and EXT2 format, seems to have failed me, giving random deletions of Android apps. I got tired of this and tried to ...
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Are Class 10 and UHS-1 SD cards really the same?

I'm seeing lots of cards advertised as being Class 10 and UHS-1 as if it's the same thing. Also, the "official" SDCard.org page says both Class 10 and UHS-1 have a minimum speed of 10 MB/s: https://...
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Reading Encrypted Files from Android microSD Card

My wife had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which she just traded in for a new phone. I would like to get some of the files off of the micro SD card if possible but it was encrypted. I have tried using ...
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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MicroSD (transFlash) card loses all writes

I have used a 64GB TransFlash cars from SanDisk for over 1,5 years and now, after I wrote a large WAV file to it, it started to behave in a strange way: all the files and folders on it are readable. ...
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Why is my microSD card is so slow?

Recently, I have bought an ASUS Transformer Book T200TA with 32GB internal memory and 4GB RAM. To increase the storage, I have added a 64GB microSD card through its slot. The card is identified as a ...
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How can I recover a Micro SDHC card when I cannot assign it a drive name (i.e. can't mount it)?

I bought a Kingston Digital 16 GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter (SDC10/16GB), http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036V9AGU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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MicroSD Card not being read by usb adapter on OS X Yosemite

I have a MicroSD card which I plugged into a USB sd card reader. Looks like this: The MicroSD card goes all the way in (left it out to show where it goes). When I insert the USB in my Macbook Pro, ...
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Memory card not detected

TL;DR My microSD card is not been recognised/ detected by the GoPro 4, tablet or any pc and there's no sign of damage caused to the card. Is there a way to recover the data? I was using a class 6 ...
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Attempted to format MicroSD card, card became inaccessible, is the card trashed?

I attempted to format a brand new Class 4 8 GB Unirex MicroSD card using a USB adapter to my Windows computer using SDFormatter v4.0. I set the format settings to be Quick format type with Format ...
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Are microSD cards essentially the same inside the shell as a flash drive?

I use a 64 GB Class 10+ microSD card with the computers' built-in card reader (sometimes requires a microSD to SD adapter), in place of a pen drive. This allows me to connect the card to devices ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS corrupt microSD - manual recovery?

i have a corrupt microSD card from a colleague. He asked me to save his data if possible. I use a recent usb-multi-cardreader. The microSD is a high capacity card with 32gb of space. I suspect it to ...
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Cannot delete files or format MicroSD card

I have a 2 GB SanDisk MicroSD card. I normally use this card in my Nikon camera but ever since I used it in a Brother printer, I cannot delete any of the files, write or format the card. I've ...
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Deleting (Erasing) all Data from Failed SanDisk MicroSD Card

I've had two 32GB SanDisk MicroSD cards go bad recently. One I was able to temporarily revive using the kind advice offered in this thread: Recover Data from Card that cannot be read When I insert ...
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Do TLC MicroSDs and SSDs need a special tuning for proper alignment?

TLC flash memory has three bits per cell, so block sizes (at various levels) are divisible by three. As a result, when you align the partition just like “use a power of two, 1GiB will be surely enough”...