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 many times can SD card be overwritten and how to find out the actual number of overwrite cycles

How to find out overall health of an SD card? In particular: Can I detect the number of remaining overwrite cycles? Or the number of actually performed overwrite cycles on particular SD card? Whats ...
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Are Class 4 microSD cards faster than Class 10 microSD cards for small files?

In a comment to this Hardware Recommendations SE question, Agent_L writes: There is no such thing as "fastest" card, eg cards with higher (like 10) class are faster for large files (eg video) but ...
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Sd card surface disk errors and fix

I am using 16 gb sd card I used mini tools wizard 9.1 to do a surface scan on my 16gb sd card and I got 960 bad sectors, my question is how do I fix it?
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SD card stopped working [duplicate]

My 3DS SD card stopped working after connecting it to my PC with a USB card reader. Mobile phone says that my card has no format. I have very important data in it, any idea of what could I do to try ...
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sd card not detected at all in linux

My SD card reader is not detecting any SD card. There is no output from dmesg when an SD card is inserted. df does not detect anything and also nothing in fdisk -l. Does linux support SD cards? I ...
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SDXC Write Speed Decrease Over Time

I've noticed in using my external SDXC cards that the write speed tends to decrease over time during a large file transfer. For example, when an SDXC card is plugged into the port on my 15" rMBP and ...
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Can't format sd card bootmrg virus

I can't format my SD Card I was try disk part, SD Formatter, Windows Disk manger But i cant format my SD card Its Showing 45 MB my card is 4Gb Tell me any other way to format It
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Getting all partitions of an SD card to show in Linux

I have an SD card that I formatted using the Chromebook Recovery Utility. There was some free space after creating the recovery card, so I used gdisk to add a 13th partition. After creating this ...
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Set PERM_WRITE_PROTECT on an SD card on Windows

I'm running Windows 7 and I have an SD card that I would like to write-protect. It is a micro SD card, so it does not have the write-protect switch. Even if it did, I do not feel that the switch is ...
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Recover important photos/videos from unallocated space on MicroSD card (if possible)

I'm trying to recover photos/videos from the unallocated space on a MicroSD card, which was used in a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190N. The previously healthy card appears to have become corrupted, ...
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Unable to format memory card in PC [duplicate]

My memory card is not detected in PC. I tried the following but still could not recover it, Tried the HPUSB format tool it says "Memory card is write protected". Right clicked on my computer -> ...
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Tracing storage media ejects and disconnects

I had a SD card that I kept permanently plugged into my laptop. Had, until I noticed it was missing this week. I don't know when exactly it fell out, the laptop may or may not have been in suspend at ...
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Is it possible to backup data on a piece of external media (SD card) and nothing else to my HD?

This is about Windows 7 (Ultimate, x64). Inserting a SD into its slot and right-clicking on its icon has "Properties" last in the menu. When I choose it, the last entry on the second tab ("Tools") ...
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Can a SD card with bad eraseblocks be salvaged?

I have an SD card on my Raspberry Pi (formated with ext4) that always shows errors at mount time, even after a fresh fsck run. I suspect it is a cheap card with no wear leveling, and some blocks got ...
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SD Card Failures

We are testing a video playing system that uses SD cards as the means of storage. The test is being conducted on 6 systems that are playing exactly the same content, all the players are the same, the ...
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What programs are most affected by slow write speeds?

I'm specifically referring to "power user" programs that will be slowed significantly or crash as a result of slow write speeds. I will most likely make use of Serato DJ, Adobe Illustrator, XCode, ...
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Windows 7 auto-play not opening device files

I want to see my android device internal files and sd card files. So when I connect my device to my machine; It shows me autoplay pop up. But when I select open device to view files; popup just ...
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How to undo hack on fake memory card [closed]

I bought an SD memory card 32gb that I didn't know was fake till I used it on my PSP, then I tested it with h2testw to know the actual capacity and it was way lower than 32gb,maybe about 4gb, please ...
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Unable to perform any kind of operation on MircoSD card

I have a 8 GB SDcard that look like this in gparted: My goal is to have a single 8 GB partition on the SDcard. When I try to perform any operation (delete partition, create new partition, change ...
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What's faster: A USB2.0 flash drive or a SD card

I was asking myself which which has the higher read/write speeds: A USB2.0 flash drive or a SD card. Concerning the USB2.0 flash drives, I found that they have a maximal read/write speed of 30MB/s. ...
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How to check SD Card Class and other specs on Windows/Linux?

Is there any way to check SD card class and other specs in linux / windows? I mean read/write speed, serial, class, etc. I amd seeking a way to determine these, specially the 'class'. thanks
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How do I boot from SD card on Toshiba Satellite A300D-21R?

The problem: I recovered a quite old notebook(Toshiba Satellite A300D-21R -- can't find it in Toshiba discontinued products... This model just doesn't exist on the internet) without a harddrive so I ...
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How do I write a TAR file to SD card?

I need to write the OpenELEC Mediacenter OS image to an SD card for the Raspberry Pi. Usually most OS's provide an IMG file that I can just write with Win32 Disk Imager. However OpenELEC only ...
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fdisk show the wrong size of micro SD card

I have a 32GB micro SD card. when I use fdisk to partition the SD card, it show that my SD card was 2TiB, here is the message of fdisk, how should I solved this problem Welcome to fdisk (util-linux ...
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Can I use an 128GB SD card instead of an external hard drive on mac osx

I am stuck in a situation where I need more storage on my macbook. Most of the space is used up by dropbox which is used for work and although I have tried selective sync it is getting a bit annoying. ...
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MacBook Pro (2014), SD Card for VMWare 7 virtual machine

I've been having drive space issues on my MacBook Pro. It's the mid 2014 Retina 13" edition w/120 GB flash drive. I run VMWare 7 Fusion (for a virtual Windows 8 machine) and my idea is that I buy a ...
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Windows doesn't recognise first partition on SD Card

I have a 32 GB SD Card that I bak my files up to. Recently I've dual booted my Windows 7 laptop with Ubuntu, and I wanted to use timeshift to back up my Ubuntu system. Timeshift requires an ext based ...
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SD card write protection

I'm trying to remove write protection from my 32 GB microSD from QUMOX. It worked till yesterday, when my phone said "SD card is damaged, try to format". So I did, no luck. Every time I try to write ...
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Are Class 10 and UHS-1 SD cards really the same?

I'm seeing lots of cards advertised as being Class 10 and UHS-1 as if it's the same thing. Also, the "official" SDCard.org page says both Class 10 and UHS-1 have a minimum speed of 10 MB/s: ...
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SD card second partition not recognized

I've created two partitions on an SD card, both partitions primary partition and both FAT32. I used minitool partition wizard. But widows 7 only shows the first partition and not the second one. What ...
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Mount FTP site as virtual SD card [closed]

So basically what I'm trying to do is mount an FTP (which happens to be a SD card for my nintendo 3DS) as a virtual SD card on my windows computer, I've seen ways to mount the FTP as a normal virtual ...
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Will I encounter problems if I install Cygwin on my SD drive?

My computer doesn't really have much hard drive memory available (10 GB at most). It was a very cheap computer (Asus x205TA) , I bought it for $200. It runs on Windows 8.1 32bit on a x64 processor. ...
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How to backup a big SD card?

I have a SD card with 32 GB (with Raspian on it, for my Raspberry Pi). No I installed everything and want to backup the content, so that I can quickly restore it (if the card fails) to another SD ...
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Win 10 won't boot without SD card inserted

My girlfriend installed windows 10 without any issues aside from the fact that her PC would no longer read any SD card inserted in the slot. (We had just returned from a trip to Italy and were ...
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Can't mount SD card that has Raspbian installed on it

I have an 16GB SD card that has Raspbian installed on it. I reformatted the card to FAT32, then put NOOBS on it, and installed Raspbian on it via my Raspberry Pi. While the SD card boots just fine, ...
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How to troubleshoot periodic I/O issues with an SD card reader

I have a 128GB SD card with all my music on it plugged into a Windows 7 laptop. I have winamp installed on the laptop and the library points to the music on the SD card. Every now and then winamp ...
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Unable to format RAW SD card?

The phone is suddenly switched off when I copying files to my Micro SD. After that my phone couldn't detect that SD. Then I insert it to pc using card reader. when I try to open SD drive on pc, the sd ...
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Eject USB drive using the explorer

When I right click a drive in the This PC view which is associated with an SD card I have the option in the context menu to eject it. If it is associated with a USB flash drive this option doesn't ...
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Fastest way to fill SD memory card with dummy files

I need to run operation on SD card. This involves a lot of existing files and folders on card. Names and sizes are important, but content of the files is not. Before each operation I copy directory ...
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How can I install and run Ubuntu directly from an SD card?

I've heard that this is possible and I want to do this. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.iso(64-bit) file and used win32 Disk Imager to write it onto two SD cards to try and get it to work. The SD ...
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Can’t move one-drive in a micro-SD card

I’m having trouble while moving my windows one-drive folder to a SD-card. I have the SD-card NTFS-formatted and it is located in my C: drive. When I try to move one-drive by going to its properties ...
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Internal card reader and motherboard have differently sized internal USB connectors

I'm trying to install an internal SD card reader in my computer. However, it seems like the plugs are different, so the internal USB cables I have don't fit. Here is the motherboard (Gigabyte ...
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SD Card corrupts 3rd and 5th file

I bought a SanDisk Extreme 64GB SD Card a few weeks ago which I accidentally removed from the card reader while it was formatting. I use it with my DSLR and format before every shoot. This corrupted ...
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How to encrypt a SD card without Bitlocker or TPM [closed]

I'm setting up a Windows 10 laptop for someone else. They have a SDCard and we want to make sure it's only accessible on that machine. The card will be holding synced Google Drive files so if it's ...
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SD card not detected

I have a SD card with photos I'd like to recover. The card suddenly stopped working in camera, maybe because of the temperatures like 40C outside. The camera can't read the card and advises to use ...
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Recover accidentally deleted overwritten data [duplicate]

I have a Kingston 64 GB microSD card that I've accidentally chosen for a the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format and write the Windows installation disk data on it instead of another USB flash. ...
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Does a running Linux write on the SD card it was booting from?

I intend to install a consoled Linux on an SD card. The small computer it will run on, have 128MB memory. There will be a database server and a HTTP server installed, but the data files will be on an ...
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How to make sdcard (really) read only?

Like many people, I've always though that sdcard lock is physical protection. But I've just bought cheap sdcard reader which doesn't really care much about it. It made me realize that it's not ...
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Is there any way to recover data from a locked and password protected BlackBerry SD card?

I have a backup of my SD card from a few years ago, while I was using a BlackBerry device. Foolishly I did not check the quality of the contents while backing up. Since then I have changed phones and ...
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Error when booting iPod Video 5G after installing SD card

I bought a used iPod video (A1136) as a project piece to install an SSD in and run Rockbox. I bought a ZIF>CF>SD adapter and am using a 128GB SD Card. I got everything connected correctly and the ...