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 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 ...
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Raspberry Pi broke SD Card? Can't format

so, I have a 8GB SDHC from CnMemory. I used it for my Raspberry Pi. It worked so far. But then my raspberry froze (can't connect via ssh, apache didnt respond either). So I pulled the power out. I ...
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SD card speed differences

I'm trying to benchmark a micro SD card, and in the process it seems that my laptop's card reader is to blame, but I would like to make more experiments to be sure of it. I have a supposedly Class 10 ...
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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 I have to expect flash memory wear out when mounting a partition read-only?

I have created a simple kiosk-style Arch Linux installation on a Raspberry Pi that simply launches a web browser and shows some weather information. To make the daily system bootup/shutdown routine ...
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My micro SD card issue

I have a micros SD card. When I put it into my windows 7 machine using USB adapter, windows explorer shows that and I also can open it and see the files and folders. But I can't run the files and open ...
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file corruption Issue

I was taking pictures in a wedding and when I was trying to copy them to see them in my PC I had the horrible surprise that I wasn't able to view about 40% of them. First attempt was only a double ...
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How do I recover damaged photos on a microSD card?

I have bought a microSD card from eBay, and I have taken some photos with my mobile. At the time I could see them, but after some time some of them cannot be opened. 1) How can I still recover them? ...
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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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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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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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What's the life expectancy of an SD card?

I have some SD cards that I use. Is there a limit to how many times I can write over them? If I leave information on a card, is there anything that can cause it to lose this information eventually ...
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How to repaird SD card which shows incorrect size?

I've Transcent SD card for 16Gb. Using it in my smartphone. One day I've discovered that smartphone recognize it as 6Gb only. I've tried to find the solution to set the correct size of SD card and ...
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Bypass read-only SD card with missing 'Lock' slider

I have an SD card, that is broken, the slider for the "Lock" is gone. When I put it into my computer it turned out to be in read-only, How can I override this with software? I need to format the SD ...
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Is the lock mechanism on an SD card hardware, firmware, or software (driver,OS) enforced?

Where is the lock to read-only mode enforced with SD cards? Is this done inside the card itself physically, in the firmware of readers, or in the OS? (Some other place?)
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SDcard /dev/sdb2 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here

I divided my sdcard into 2 partitions, but It got an error and couldn't create a new partition. Error: /dev/sdb2 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here! My ...
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How can I test the full capacity of an SD card in Linux?

I purchased a 64 GB SD card from eBay. It works fine when I burn an Arch Linux ARM image to it and use it to boot up my Raspberry Pi. However, when I try to create a single ext4 partition on 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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HTC Android Fails to mount- Mount from computer?

I Have an HTC Incredible S (S-Off, Rooted, ViperVIVO 1.3.0 ICS) that has seemingly ceased to posses the ability to mount its SD Storage to my computer. For whatever reason, whenever I plug in my ...
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wsearch preventing USB storage ejection

I've just upgraded to 8.1, and when trying to eject an SD card from the computer (via 'Safely remove hardware'), I get this message: The application 'wsearch' is preventing this device from being ...
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Can you build a Windows To Go device with Windows 8 Pro OEM? [duplicate]

Microsoft introduced a feature called "Windows To Go" with Windows 8 Enterprise allowing to install Windows on a USB mass storage device similar to Linux Live distributions. The documentation supplied ...
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Debian raspberry pi crashes when writing to SD-card

So after a day of having my pi crash when doing apt-get upgrade and wget i reinstalled debian only to find that the problem remained on the clean system. i did a badblocks read-only test which showed ...
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Do SD cards use a buffer or cache?

I'm asking this in relation to a question here, which may clarify the context. I'm trying to ensure that writing repeatedly to the same apparent place ("apparent", since I am taking wear leveling ...
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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB?

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop.
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Why is my sd card only readable in the camera but not in the computer?

I am not able to download the contents of my SD card which is full of photos from my Nikon camera. When I put the card into my camera, I can view the photos, without a problem. But when I put the SD ...
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Copy files from SD Card

I have a brand new 4GB SanDisc SD card. With lot of personal files. (jpg, exe, zip, rar, doc...) When I insert card in my notebook internal reader... first I get this message. Then, if I want to ...
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Undelete from SD card on Mac

I accidentally deleted some pictures off my SD card using Picasa on my Mac. Is there any way to get them back?
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“Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card” compatible with Raspberry Pi?

Today I bought a "Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card". Is this compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B?
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What interface does a SD Card use?

What interface does a SD Card use? I looked at the Wikipedia article and they mention SDIO. However this seems to be just for non data transfer. Is the interface usb like? Completely usb? If it is not ...
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Reading raw data from a microSD card with an Arduino

My microSD card is not working on windows neither on my mobile phone. The card is not recognizable on these devices. My plan is to try to access the raw data on the memory chip using my Arduino. How ...
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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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Some computer bits work in Linux but not on Windows 8

I have a dell XPS 16 that shipped with Windows 7. When I upgraded to windows 8, various peripherals ceased to function, e.g. Bluetooth, SD card reader. I made sure to have the latest drivers (Most ...
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can I use unetbootin on a phone sd card without losing data?

I have an old droid with an SD card inside, which I can access from the USB cable. I was wondering if I could use a tool like unetbootin to install the desktop version of android without damaging the ...
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What type of file is an operating system?

I've been looking up information about operating systems lately, and have yet to find an answer to this question. What type of file is an operating system? Would it be an application(.exe), some ...
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How to export MPD-based library to an SD card (inc. FLAC transcode)

I have taken the plunge and started the process to migrate away from iTunes centric setup to handle all my music. I've gone through my whole collection and matched&amended tags using Musicbrainz ...
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Prepare and setup Raspberry Pi image on a PC (virtual machine)

I am considering using a Raspberry Pi in a simple project. It should run some small Java (preferably) or Python console application, in its essence a very simple server. I know this will not be a ...
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Why is Google Chrome locking my SD card from being ejected?

A couple times now I've been unable to eject an SD card I've inserted while Chrome was running. Lockhunter says that Chrome has something open. Both times Gmail has been one of the tabs. This time ...
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SD Card Not Detected…Any Last Resorts?

I've got a 16GB Class 10 SD card that I've been using in my Raspberry Pi. It became unresponsive last night and my only other option was to pull the plug, which I know was more than likely to cause ...
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Cannot format SD memory card

Hello everyone I have a SD memory card which is of local manufacturer it allows to read & copy from it but not write as it is now write-protected so i want to format that card but could not. To ...
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SD card not formatting and copy any files

I have 4gb mini micro sd card and i used it in my android phone (HTC explorer). I partitioned my sd card and install cm10 in it. But after few month its stops formatting and copying any file. My files ...
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SD card lost filesystem - what happened?

I'm attempting to setup a network with hundreds of fanless (ARM)PCs. Each will have its filesystem on a 32G sd card. The image I'm working with uses Debian 6.x and the card is formatted with EXT2 as ...
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Micro SD 32 GB shows up as 50 MB

I just bought a Micro SD a month ago, now I want to use it and I plugged it in into my pc. The original size of the SD is 32 GB and on my PC it's showing up as 55MB, I also tried to format it and ...
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Windows detects SD card but can't read it's contents

All of a sudden my Windows XP PC can't read what is on SD cards and some USB sticks. Even though the drive is detected, it shows it empty. I don't have that problem reading the same cards on my ...
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Emulate SD Card as internal hard disk

I'm currently using my SD card (32Gb) as a secondary memory storage because my Windows 8 (not RT) tablet has too little space (50+Gb) by default. I expect to leave the SD card plugged in all the time. ...
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Card reader driver not installing correctly, but same driver used to work

I have an Acer Aspire 7720G-813G32Bn laptop. It has integrated (maybe 3?)-in-one memory card reader. The reader uses Ricoh chip from R5C8 series. I don't know the exact model number. I can't see the ...
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Problems copying to VFAT formatted SD-card

I was going to copy my (mp3-encoded) music files (organized in one directory) to a (vfat-formatted) (micro-)sd-card to use it in my digital audio player (DAP) (on Linux). I used to use the same ...
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How to tell if you have a fake sd card

I've been given some flash drives that appear to be fake. The silk screen says 64 gigs, and they show up as 64 gigs to the OS. However if you attempt to write any files larger than 4 gigs the file ...