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sdcard performance bottleneck

I have loaded my 4 GB almost entirely with mp3 files (FAT32). Now, I cannot remove none of them, even with command line tools. I tried to format e: but cancelled it after 24 hours (sdcard reader ...
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Mount a file/folder as a removable drive

I'm trying to test an application I've written to image USB drives when they're plugged in. Unfortunately, I've just lent my last one to a friend. I know I can mount a folder as a drive using subst ...
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How to convert USB(disc driver) to old removal disc

I bought a new 16GB pen-drive and it's working fine. I want to convert that USB pen drive to a bootable device. I installed Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-en-US software. It does not ...
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Using a memory stick containing multiple Ext2 filesystems in Windows?

I have a memory stick which I have formatted to contain two ext2 partitions on my Ubuntu computer, one 2 GB and one 6 GB. I would like to use them on my Windows 7 computer now. I am aware of Ext2Fsd ...
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(Relatively) safe and reliable, eternally reserved/unused drive areas?

I’m trying to find out if there are any areas of a drive (preferably file-system–independent) which are never really used. To clarify, I’ll demonstrate my use-case scenario. I am writing a tool to ...
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Directly open removable storage in windows server 2000/2003

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to run a command line that would open the removable storage portion of the Computer Management tool in Windows Server 2000 and 2003. I know it is possible ...
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Microdrive suddenly not showing up as storage device

I have a Hitachi Compact Flash Microdrive that my Canon EOS 20D uses to store pictures on. Up until recently, I've been able to put the microdrive in a PCMCIA reader ("PC Card Reader" as described in ...
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True Image scheduled backups failing because the removable device drive letter changes

I have Acronis True Image setup to backup to an external hard drive. I keep getting the error message "Please insert the last media of the archive and click Retry to continue". I think this is ...
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How to hide a Jungle Disk drive for a specific users in Windows 8?

This question is related to this question: How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? What I'm running into on Windows 8 is different than Windows 7. I'm working with Home editions of ...
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EFS encryption not available on removable NTFS drives

I have a Windows 7 machine and would like use EFS to encrypt some files on my external disk. The disk is formatted as NTFS, but when I go to the advanced properties of any file system object, the ...
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On Windows 8, particularly on tablets with a permanently inserted micro SD card, is there a universal way to treat the card as a non-removable drive?

I have a Windows 8.1 tablet, a Surface Pro, and I have a micro SD card that is permanently inserted. I use it to store media files like music and video. Windows, recognizing that it is a removable ...
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USB Flash drive not showing as removable drive

Yesterday I bought SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4 GB USB Flash drive. I connected it to my Windows 7 laptop there it is shown as local drive and not as a removable drive. I need it to be shown as a removable ...
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Why my internal hard disk can be ejected?

I have 6 hard disks in my computer and one DVD. The disk that I connect to the 6th SATA port is a regular disk. But my Windows 7 64 bit shows it as a removable drive. I can eject my hard disk! Just ...
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San Disk Cruzer 16G USB detected as local disk

I have a SanDisk 16G pen drive. It is not being detected as Removable drive but as a Local disk. I have tried formatting it with FAT32 but it didn't work. How do I change it back so that it is ...
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My USB Flash Drive is seen as a fixed disk. How can I add the “removable bit” to my drive to make it bootable?

I am using: Windows 8 Walgreens EasyStore 16gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Sandisk internals from my research) Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool The flash drive is seen as a fixed disk in Windows, which ...
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Reducing Disk-Access Timeout in Windows (Especially for Removable Media)?

Whenever a bad volume (dying hard-disk, scratched CD, bad flash-drive/memory-card, etc.) is accessed, Windows tends to wait an excruciatingly long time (a minute or two?) before giving up and ...
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How to undo “remove all dismount” in Diskpart?

I made a boo boo! I executed the following commands in cmd: diskpart list volume select volume 13 remove all dismount exit I have one of those dual-slot card readers with one slot for SD and one ...
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Windows 7 phantom removable disk

I have a strange symptom with in Windows 7: the D: removable disk in the screenshot below doesn't exist, if you click on it, it says 'Please insert disk'. You can't eject it, and it's not related to ...
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How can I change the default action taken on removable media in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu when I insert a USB stick I get a prompt like: You have just inserted a medium with digital photos. Choose application to launch. Here I can set "perform as default action" and this ...
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How can I set a Removable External Device as a built-in Hard Drive?

I am using SSD with my laptop and running out of free space.. So I bought an 64GB microSD card as a secondary storage. But, when I launch My Computer, the SD card drive is recognized as, of course, ...
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Is Win 8 Bitlocker to Go locked to user profile, TPM or USB key?

Earlier Windows versions had EFS (Encrypting File System), which was a bit infamous for eating user data in the hands of inexperienced users. The reason is that EFS is tied to the Windows user ...
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Windows prompts to format a USB flash drive containing a valid file system

I've got my Windows 7 Operating System acting weird lately, when I insert a USB flash drive, it says that I must format it although it already has a valid file system. I've tested them on my friends' ...
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Why can't I enable software RAID on a pair of SD cards in Windows XP Embedded?

I was hoping to set up software raid between a pair of SD cards (for redundancy) in an embedded device but as I understand it, I need to upgrade them to dynamic drives to do this. The cards appear ...
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Using removable drive as primary HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It I have disconnected faulty HDD from my PC & trying to install Windows XP into a removable 8GB drive. Windows ...
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Why do I need to eject an ipod before disconnecting it?

Is there any good reason that I need to wait for iTunes to give me permission to remove an iPod from my computer?
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External hard disk not showing up as removable media

Windows 7 Pro x64, my external hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Black. The hard drive is connected via USB (tried all my 2.0 and 3.0 ob my Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7) but once I initialized it in the ...
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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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What is needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive?

What are needed to convert a laptop hard disk into a removable USB hard drive? I want to purchase those stuffs to make my laptop hard disk into a small portable removable hard drive. Can you also ...
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How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?

I have a Debian sid system (Wheezy) (and same question for arch as well), without any desktop environment (and no Xorg at all). I can mount my SD-cards, USB sticks, external HDD manually with mount / ...
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Using halt from grub4dos on USB causes problems

I'm multibooting serveral different Linux distros and repair discs from a single USB using grub4dos. While testing menus and such it would be helpful to boot to the device, look at the menu, and ...
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What is Windows Enhanced Storage?

I got an strange icon overlay on my USB stick drive: In my previous question I could identify it's EhStorShell.dll drawing that overlay there (Thanks!). The dll has the description Windows Enhanced ...
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How to automatically add a shortcut for removable media on Windows desktop, like some Linux distros?

I use sometimes some Linux distros, e.g. Ubuntu, and I like the feature they have to add a desktop shortcut to every removable device that is plugged in on desktop - for example, when a DVD is ...
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Why does Windows 7 assign the same drive letter to two external hard drives when they're plugged in simultaneously?

I have two WD external hard drives. I want to use one for the lightroom catalogue and photo storage and then back up to the second. To do this I need both plugged in at once. I have assigned a new ...