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Is there any way to tell if an SD card has been used?

I ordered a “new” micro SD card from Amazon Marketplace. However, it was sent in a small cheap plastic bag instead of the original package. I put it into my PC and found it to be empty but formatted. ...
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How can I reformat microSD cards that were created read-only?

My company was burning some microSD cards (4000 of them) and the multi burning machine we were using gives us the option to make the microSD read-only. I didn't know this was possible, but ...
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How could I let Skydrive desktop sync to MicroSD in Windows 8 tablet?

I have a Samsung Slate 7 tablet with (now) Windows 8 on it. This machine has a 64 Gb SSD and I have a 64 Gb MicroSD card in it. I also have a Skydrive on my main Microsoft ID that contains about 45 Gb ...
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Standard SD card and Micro SD card with adapter; same speed?

I'm going to buy a new SD card to be used in my car's audio player. What I would like to know is, if I buy a micro SD card with adapter, will it provide the same read/write speed as a standard SD card ...
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I am receiving a message stating “unknown device” when i plug a usb or external hard-drive in my computer.

I am having an issue with USB drives and Windows. When any external media device is attached to the computer in Device Manager I receive the message unknown USB device. This happens with USB drives ...
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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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Is there a Usb to microsd converter?

Wondering if there is a converter which would allow me to insert a usb into a microSD slot. Especially, on the Asus Transformer! or any other way. Edit: More precisely if there ain't any, why ? what ...
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Restoring microSD partition table

I just found that my HD2 broke its memory card's partition table at once. When I insert the card in my SD reader I get only a whole RAW (unformatted) partition in Windows. Linux doesn't even see it ...
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Is there a utility that can identify the class of SD card / microSD card?

Is there a utility, for Windows 7 64-bit preferably, that can tell me the type of SD card or microSD card that has been inserted Class 4, class 6, etc. Freeware is preferred, but I am willing to hear ...
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Sync folders between Windows 8 and Windows RT (Surface RT, MicroSD card)

I'm loving the Surface RT as a decent go-between device, great for meetings and conferences etc, especially with OneNote. I have a 64 GB microSD card for the Surface RT and would like to sync ...
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How can I factory reset my microSD card

I got a sandisk ultra 64gb microsdxc card for use in my Galaxy S3, worked fine. One day I decided to plug it into a cheap camera. The camera said something to the tune of "memory card error" and it ...
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Disable write-protection on Micro SD

My task today is to open up and copy some files to 700 brand new micro SD cards. As I get going on this task I am finding that some of the Micro SD cards are telling me "sorry this drive is write ...
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Using MicroSD cards with Metro Apps on the Surface RT

You can add a MicroSD card to the Surface RT (required since in the 32 GB version the OS itself takes up 12 GB or so), but inexplicably you cannot add your data/media stored on the card to a Library. ...
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Recover a MicroSD memory

I connected my MicroSD Memory to a computer and when the computer was reading data from it, I suddenly removed it from the computer. Now there is no files in memory and it's empty BUT My Computer ...
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micro-SD card slot not working on Microsoft Surface RT tablet

Whenever I try to put a micro-SD card into the slot on my Surface RT, the card does not show up at all. I don't even get an acknowledgement that some device was inserted (other than the usual sounds). ...
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Testing a SD card? [closed]

I am suspecting that one of my 32GB cards might be damaged - I would like to analyze it. Is there some free software to run an analysis of an SD card?
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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 fragile are microSD cards? [closed]

Especially when compared to USB flash drives My parents tell me to be REALLY cautious with them. But I'm not sure if any convenience costs are warranted
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MicroSD not showing because of corruption

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro a few months ago which runs on full Windows 8.1 and I put a MicroSD 64GB (Kingston SDCX10) on it's MicroSD card slot and it is working properly. Today my cat tripped my ...
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What class is this micro SD card?

I had a 2GB Sandisk micro SD card lying around but no number written on it. My digital camera's card just died and it recommends a Class 10 card. I bench-marked the micro SD card and this is what I ...
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Samsung 32GB microSD card is not detected by Windows

I have an issue with my Samsung microSD card. I formatted this card on Windows. Now Windows doesn't recognize it (0GB free, 0GB used). I think data was deleted, because when I plug it in on Linux the ...
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SD Card damaged by DBAN

In order to wipe external storage of my android, I put the SD card in laptop and ran DBAN. It has become blank but not readable by mobile or laptop. Mobile says"SD card blank or has unsupported file ...
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MicroSD Overlapped partitions

I have a SanDisk MicroSD HC card (16GB) and I'm facing some problems using it. It was installed on a Nolia E71 cellphone (wich can handle SD cards up to 8GB - I believe this is a clue to the answer to ...
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How to create a virtual drive/hub which represents other devices as virtual folders? [closed]

I'm doing some initial research for an embedded device project I have in mind, and I'd like some help getting an idea of viable technologies which would be necessary to achieve this. I'm not an ...
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SD card LBA not starting with zero

I have a 16 GB SD card. I created two partitions on it to use it with my rooted phone, one FAT32 and one ext4 (possibly ext3 – I don't remember). Now I've changed the SD card in my phone and I want ...
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Is ZFS (filesystem) good for SDcards?

Ive reviewed all filesystems listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems I like ZFS the most out of all of filesystems listed there. But is it the best choice for ...
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Are MicroSD card to USB bridges size limited?

I'm looking to buy a MicroSD to USB converter and want to use it with a 32 gig MicroSD card. Some online listings for these devices don't mention any size limits, others (for the same model device) ...
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Has a Macro SD card any technical advantage over a Micro SD?

Given two memory cards of the same capacity and same class, the only technical difference I know is that micro SD cards work on any device, thanks to the adapter, while Macro SDs will work only in ...
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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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Is it possible to get back data from a Micro SD which is unresponsive?

I have a 2 GB Micro SD card. It was working very fine before few months ago and when I changed the phone I got a new one with that so I didn't use my Old one for a while. But few days ago I need some ...
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Unable to format 32GB micro-SD card

A few days ago I was copying some stuff on a 32 GB micro-SD card put inside an SD adapter, via my laptop's SD card reader slot and the copy froze. I already had a backup of the data, so I decide to ...
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How to fix micro SD card

I have a 16 GB micro SD card in my android smartphone, and lately it has been acting funny. When I attempted to view the files on my computer (Macbook pro OS 10.9) using a USB adapter, it did not show ...
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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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Write durability/amplification in microSD cards

I'm currently working on a project that logs data to a microSD card. The accumulation of data itself is rather slow (in the order of 10 full-writes of the card per year), however there are a vast ...
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Boot laptop (Samsung NP-RV520-A02IN) using usb memory card reader

Scenario : I have a 2 gb micro sd card that has a live Ubuntu environment setup in it. When I put the card in my phone and boot my laptop using my phone's USB data cable, it works perfectly, i.e. my ...
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Micro-sd card readable but not able to write or format

I've a Sandisk 64gb class 10 microsd that used to work fine. All of a sudden it has become read-only. I can read all files, but I cannot delete/add any files or format the sdcard in Android, linux or ...
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Create Shortcut to Files in my MicroSD Automatically

Some days ago, I got a problem with my Micro SD. The problem is this: When I connect my Micro SD to PC, and when I went to its drive, i can not see anythings there. Just there is a Shortcut with the ...
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Is there such a thing as a Dual Micro SD to SD Adapter?

I have an Asus laptop that comes with an SD card reader, I have two 64 GB Ultra Micro SD cards. Is there an SD Card adapter that can take two Micro SD cards? I know there is a Pro version, but ...
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Adding a Micro SD card to libraries on Windows RT

There was an article on this site describing how to add an SD card to the libraries so contents are visible in Music and other apps on Windows RT. I tried it and it worked really well on my Asus ...
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Mounting MicroSDXC to PC causes drive icon to light up, but no card is detected

As the title states, plugging in a MicroSDXC card directly into the MicroSDCX slot on my PC's card reader causes that drive's icon to light up, but no card is actually detected. Here's some additional ...
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How to view music files in micro SD in windows7

I have a O2 Micro SD SCSI card with music files on it. I am able to use it in my car audio system. But cannot read it in my windows 7 PC. I can see the GPS map folders but not the music folders. How ...
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How would you go about testing (to destruction) the lifespan of a microSD card? [closed]

I'm using microSD cards in a product and I've had some failures due to bad sectors. I've still got more SD cards from the same batch, and I was wanting to see if I could test them to destruction (i.e. ...
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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 ...