Secure Digital (SD) cards are a widely used memory card format used by many technology brands brands in portable electronic devices such as digital cameras.

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How to automate copying files from external memory?

I'm looking for an efficient way to copy pictures from SD card to HDD. I'm using adobe suite for editing, and I don't want to "clutter" my PC with otherwise useless software (like Picassa). It would ...
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Messed up my SD card something awful. Cannot format, reporting bad sectors, bad partitions.. what can I use to repair?

So, long story short - I created an image of my 16GB SD card used for my Raspberry Pi. I bought a 32GB SD card, wrote the image on it and it is now totally bricked. The SD card is brand new, just ...
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Camera memory card full but cannot read or download files

I've got a CanonSDC-32M card that reads full in my camera but I can only view a dozen or so pictures.Tried it in my laptop and the same result.How could I go about downloading my files or recovering ...
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How to boot from SD Card with GRUB2 being on another device?

I want to install some OS on SD card (i.e. Chromium OS), but my laptop doesn't support booting from SD slot. Thus, I decide to add static entry for my specific SD card to GRUB2 menu. And I can't ...
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Format a protected (corrupted) sd card

Some days ago one of my micro sd cards (a 32gb by Samsung) "decided" it is protected. It has no physical switch and I haven't found a way to format it yet. Every software I try to use says it is ...
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Does GRUB2 support dynamic menu entries for removable external storage?

I want to boot my laptop from different kinds of external media, but my BIOS doesn't detect all of them as bootable devices, i.e. SD Cards. I don't want to manually create menu entry each time I ...
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Filesystem on sd-card lost

Last time I want to bring my photos from SD-card (Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32 GB) to my computer (windows), my computer said that there is no file system on the card and I should format the card. Also my ...
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Micro SD impossible to modify (write or format)

Recently i had problems with my SD card used for my android device, basically i cannot modify it (write or format). Only read it, if i try format or write, any time that connect and fisconnect from ...
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Use SYSLINUX to boot from a separate device

I have a laptop with no harddrive that I'm booting from a modified persistent LiveCD thumbdrive, but performance is terrible due to the low speed of the thumbdrive. I also have a class-10 SD card of ...
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Windows won't let me acces a write protected sd card

I have a micro sd card that I used to use in my old Nokia phone. It worked fine in it. I got an adapter and I'de like to copy the files from it to my computer. When i try to open it in my file manager ...
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One SD card transfers file to PC faster than another one

I have several Sandisk SD cards all rated Class 10. One card transfer files to my computer faster than the others. Specifically I had taken several pictures and used a different card each day. One ...
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Internal card reader not recognized on boot

In 9/10 times, my internal card reader is not recognized when booting my pc. It's a desktop computer and the card reader is attached directly (internally) to the mainboard (Asus H81M-K) via 9-pin ...
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Sd Card Reader Not Working after first time use

Last week I got an SD Card Reader to enable me to download my photos from my camera as I can't do it direct from my camera anymore. It worked fine the first time. Then I safely ejected it and the ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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How does 200x or 300x in relation to an SD card differ from the class rating?

I've always understood "class 10" (or whatever) to refer to the speed of an SD (or SDHC) card, but apparently ratings like 200x or 300x also refer to speed. How do the two rating systems differ? ...
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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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Micro sd card adapter not read by the computer

I have a samsung micro sd adapter with a SanDisk micro sd (does the difference of brands matter?). I inserted my adapter into the port of my pc (a windows 7) named SD/MMC, but I can't see it in the ...
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When formatting an SD card, can you set a custom allocation unit size?

I have an SD card that will only store files of 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 KB in size. I wanted to set the allocation unit size to 512KB, but the maximum allowed in Windows is 64KB. Can I set this ...
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Undetectable SD card

I've had some weird stuff going on with my phone SD card so I decided to format it. Right at the 100% of formatting the message box with "Windows can't format this drive" popped up. Now the card is ...
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Worm memory card or pendrive

Do you know if exists a WORM Usb / Flash / SD memory? I want a write once memory not switchable (I can not delete file anyway). I found a Sandisk WORM SD card, but seems out of production...
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Hard drive restore on reboot on windows embedded

My company has an old out of service device with windows embedded on it that we want to re purpose. Any changes to the drive (SD Card with 2 partitions), (ie: installed software, ip address, system ...
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I want add a new virtual sd card into vmware desktop

I have a VM Ware desktop virtual machine. I need a "virtual" SD Card, but there is not in hardware list and i can't add it.
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Some doubts about Linux partition managment

I am not very experienced using Linux and I have the following situation that cause me some doubts. I have wrote RaspBian (the RaspBerry linux distribution) on an SD card using this command on ...
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Bootable SD card still has small memory, even after formating

I have an SD card which I used to run my RaspberryPi. I wanted to update the copy of raspbian on it, so I formated the card using the software from www.sdcard.com. I followed all the instructions ...
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Why, in Ubuntu, I cant access to an SD card using the laptop SD card reader?

I have ab Ubuntu 12.04 installation on a Virtual Machine and I am finding some problems try to read an SD card inserted into the SD card reader of my laptop. The problem is that if I try to insert ...
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Micro SD fell into my computer

I tried to put a Micro SD into the slot for the Micro SD but probably there isn't a real slot but just a slit… Well now the Micro SD is inside of the cabinet, how can I get it out of there? Is it ...
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Does my motherboard support booting from SD card?

How do I check if my motherboard supports booting from an SD card? (In my case this is a Dell XPS 15 I bought sometime in 2010.)
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Changes applied to SD Card won't stick after unmounting

My friend recently asked me to help her with her SD card. When I tried to read it, I found out that it has corrupted partition table. So, I cleaned it up and then tried to recreate partition table. ...
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Super robust SD card cleaner

My friend asked me to help him with her SD card. I looked at it and it was completely messed up (corupted partition table, ...). She doesn't care about the data. I tried recreating partition table, ...
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RPi kernel panic with Raspbian

Some background: my RPi has been randomly shutting down since pretty much ever, I just reboot it (unplug / wait 1-2 minutes / plug) and it usually works again. I've never been able to trace the ...
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Extremely Slow SD Card Writes

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have a 4GB Kingston MicroSD that has worked well for me for years. However, within the last few weeks it's been nigh on unusable due to a strange thing. If I do any sort ...
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Completely clean-up sd card and create new partition table

My friend recently asked me to help him with his sd card. It just stopped working. So I borrowed it and plugged it to my PC. What I got, was basically nothing. No partitions, corrupted partition ...
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Optimal cluster size for random I/O

I'm specifically interested in the answer for NAND storage (SD cards, memory sticks). I have a Windows 7 laptop where I run 2 VM's inside VMWare, as well as multiple programs in the host OS. VM disk ...
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No Read/Write SD Card Permissions on Windows 7

I'm sorry, I try as often as possible to avoid repeating questions but I've tried the suggestions on previous threads here and elsewhere and I cannot fix it. I have an SD card I'm trying to open ...
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How can I get rid of a nonexistent disk that appears in /dev as a “ghost” of my SD card (Debian GNU/Linux)?

I have a "ghost" disk registered in /dev. The disk doesn't actually exist - it looks exactly like my SD card (size, partition label and fs) that used to be plugged into the card reader. The card is ...
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Restore files with CHKDSK to different drive due to space issues

After a hw failure, I scanned my SD card with chkdsk /f /r for device errors. The command found and fixed all of the problems but while finishing it asked me if I wanted to convert lost chains into ...
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Cannot format a 64 GB Class 10 SanDisk card

I have this card and it has suddenly gone read only. Windows and my phone can only read and cannot add or delete files from it. I am currently trying gparted to correct this card, but it is of no use. ...
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Using an SD card for regular backups? [duplicate]

I recently updated to a 128 GB solid state drive, and I've gotta say, I love the boot times and app load times, however I'm not keen on the increased possibility of spontaneous failure. I figure I've ...
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My PC is slow after moving Windows 7 profile to SD card [closed]

So I just moved my entire User profile to an 8gd SD card to avoid unnecessary hits on my HDD (my previous HDD died out of spindle failure , so this was a safe than a sorry step) Now , entire Cache, ...
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Is my SD card physically broken?

I have a 64GB Kingston Micro SD card that I am wondering if could be physically broken since I am completely unable to repair or restore it. I have no data on it to worry about, so I only want to ...
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Trying to create a new partition table

I have a 64gb sd card which i have used as storage. When i had it in my laptop and by accident i pulled it out when it was mounted. The card didn't mount when i put it back in, but gparteds recovert ...
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I want to read SMS from SD card

I have my SMS in my Nokia phone saved to the SD memory card in a folder called Private\1000484b\Mail2 (at least I think they are). The folder contains files with no extension whatsoever (just files). ...
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Do you know of an ExpressCard 54 SD Card Reader that doesn't stick out and isn't actually USB [closed]

Many ExpressCard 54 devices stick out and are inconvenient to have plugged in all the time. I would like to leave an SD Card reader in all the time as another drive. Do you know of one that doesn't ...
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SD card reader not working on Debian

I'm using Debian for about 6 months and my card reader never worked. I tried several solutions I found online with no luck. How can I make it work? Here's the output generated by lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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What should I do about corrupt data in an SD card?

I have an SD card (32GB Sandisk Extreme I think) which has recently been corrupted in some way. It is used in an SLR camera which has its own hardware issues (sometimes things happen when you don't ...
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Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch

I tested the micro SD card of my phone with testdisk, and it says somethings about heads/cylinder mismatch. What is that? SD card should not have heads...
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Strange SD card behaviour

I have a Sandisk 8GB SDHC card. Yesterday I was trying to write a Raspberry Pi OS image to it. But it fails in the middle. From then on, the card seems to be "dead" in my desktop PC since it no longer ...
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Windows 8.1 WriteProtect not working on SDCard

I am using the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies\WriteProtect with value 1 to make removable storage read-only. It works for USB drives but not working for SD ...
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Sansa Clip Zip freezes when “Refreshing media” from an SD card

My Sansa Clip Zip exhibits a rather well-known issue where it freezes when "Refreshing media" from an SD card. Unfortunately I seem unable to find a way around it. To make sure that nothing goes ...
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SD card never detects through card reader

MY SD card works fine on windows when I use the inbuilt reader in the laptop. But when I use it with card read (Quantum), it does not work at all. On a linux machine (where I do not have inbuilt ...