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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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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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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How to repair SD card that was unplugged during formatting?

I tried to format my SD card on my Windows computer but unfortunately I pulled it out during the process. Now it can't be recognized. I tried to wipe it using disk utility on Mac OS X but after it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 corrupt after copying with dd command

I was trying to move the Pidora (Fedora for Raspberry Pi) image to my sd card using the dd command, but I realized that I had forgot to put in the bs=4M argument and had to terminate the program half ...
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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 ...
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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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SSD, SD, eMMC, Raw NAND what are the differences?

so the underlying technology with SSD, eMMC, SD, USB Flash etc... is NAND flash correct? So is the difference between all of them just the way controllers are implemented? Or are the technologies ...
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Trying to install letterbomb onto a SD card in ubuntu. Cannot find SD root dir?

When I plug my SD card in two file systems pop-up boot and 16gb file system, both sub directories of /media/ (which is a dir in ubuntu for periphials correct? not on the SD card itself). Following the ...
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Unable to load a file within a software using remote desktop connection

I was recently working with Windows Remote desktop connection. The local machine is windows 7 and the remote machine is windows 8. The connection was successful. I have a software installed on the ...
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Factory Reset (micro)SD Card

This is not similar to other questions on this site. I used WinImage to restore a virtual hard disk to a physical drive. This was so I could make a backup of my Nook. It created a partition of around ...
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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SD card mounting trouble

Im trying to mount an SD card, And it generally (~80%) works great for a few seconds, Long enough for me to see the folder structure, and then unmounts itself. I need to have it monuted long enough ...
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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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Unmountable SD card (error -110)

I'm trying to access data unto my micro sdcard (using a SD card adapter) from my Linux system. But each time I try I get nothing but an error into dmesg: mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD ...
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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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Link My Documents folder to external SD Card

I have a laptop with 120GB SSD (limited space) and a 64GB SD card in the laptop. I have cloned my hard drive from a clean install of all the software installed. I would like to have the My Documents ...
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How to use Cygwin to copy an image from an SD memory card

Long story short, I'm working on a Windows 7 machine and I'd like to strip the image off an SD card (backing up the card from a Raspberry Pi). I'm trying to use Cygwin, but not having much success. ...
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SD SIM Card Adapter, would one give a MacBook Pro a mobile data connection?

Note, this is not a buying recommendation question. My question is simply this: An SD card SIM adapter, like this one, can I plug a SIM data card into such an adapter, plug the SD card into my ...
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ZFS vs existing filesystem for SD-card

I'm thinking that micro SD-cards, because of their high storage density, are probably especially susceptible to bit rot. So I thought I might give ZFS a try. (I'm open to alternatives..) However, I ...
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Writing to a UDF WORM SD card in Linux

I'm looking into getting some Sandisk 1GB WORM SD cards for archiving things. I assume they appear to the OS as a block device (they're SD, after all). I noticed that mkudffs supports a worm media ...
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Formatting FAT32 with 32KB cluster on Windows 8.1?

I'm lucky: I own a laptop only capable of running Windows Vista. I say this because I had to use said laptop to format an SD card to FAT32 wtih a 32KB cluster, something I found I'm unable to do using ...
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How do I shrink an SD Card image?

I imaged a 16 GB SD card using the dd command. The card however, does not have more than 4 GB of data on it across 2 partitions (FAT32 & ext3). I would like to transfer this image on to a 8GB SD ...
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What limits the size of ext-SDcard?

We all have SD card expansion slots on our phones. What actually defines the Max size limit of the microSD card that can be accommodated on that particular device ?
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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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How do I recover a deleted file from an SD card? [duplicate]

We have deleted a file by mistake, and now I don't know how to recover them. How do I recover files from an SD card?
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Booting MX6Q SABRE LITE using SD card

I tried copying u-boot.imx file onto the SD card to complete the booting process but got certain problems with it.Can somebody explain why MX6Q SABRE LITE board can't boot from SD card directly?
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Android: External SD Card storage size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. I let it format my Samsung Class 10 SDHC 64 GB card. It used exFAT format. I then transfered my MP3 collection to it, which is about 34 GB. When I finished, ...
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Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
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What does 100x mean, for an SD card?

When I read the information about an SD card, I notice there is an information that is reported as 100x. What does that mean? To what is it referring?
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Fix SD card that's reporting too large a size?

I have a 4 GB miniSD card that is reporting it has 6 GB of space as opposed to the 4 GB it's supposed to have. Is there any way to flash the card so it will report the proper size? ...
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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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Installing Windows on an SD Card

Assuming you have a built-in slot, is it feasible to install Windows 7 (Vista, or XP for that matter) onto a 32gig SD card? By install, I mean house your windows folder and any OS required folders and ...
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How do you format a Micro SD card reader without a SD Card reader?

My Micro SD card reader has recently been corrupted. My PC does not have a SD card slot. I have tried formatting it by connecting my phone(with the card inside) to the PC. But the card has been so ...
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Mac OSX - Why is /dev/rdisk 20 times faster than /dev/disk

According to the rasbery pi documentation, You can load your OS to a flash card with either /dev/disk or /dev/rdisk. rdisk stands for raw disk. /dev/disk is a block level device, why would rdisk ...
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When I mount my SD card to my PC, it doesn't appear in my computer

When I plug in my memory card, the drive isn't assigned a letter, etc. Thus I am not able to access it from My Computer. When I run a partition analysis program it picks up the drive, so I am sure ...
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Do I have a bad SD card?

I'm trying to copy data from my computer to an SD card. After a few hundred megs, I keep getting the following errors in dmesg: [34542.836192] end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 855936 ...
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How to extract stuck dummy SD card

This is going to sound stupid, but I put in the dummy SD card in the wrong way and now it's stuck. How do I get it out without disassembling the PC? I have a Lenovo Y510p.
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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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Finding attributes of mounted SD card

My SD card is automounted fine as /dev/sdb: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom sda 8:0 0 80G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 78G 0 part / ├─sda2 ...
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Install linux from sd card

I am attempting to install linux mint 16 (currently running Linux Mint 15) and I have lost my flashdrive I have no disks available so my only option is my sd memory card. How do I make a sd card ...