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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Does static electricity affect sd cards?

I'm just wondering, because MicroSD cards are sooo tiny, and I feel like a little static electricity discharge would corrupt everything, since, I believe, SD cards run on flash which is basically ...
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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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panasonic sd-audio format, does it exist?

I was wondering if anyone knows about sd-audio. I've a panasonic strada car audio head (from japan, in japanese, so I cannot understand much). It has sd card plugin, and menu item called sd-audio. ...
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Can I use dd to clone a larger SD card to a smaller SD card if the actual partitions will fit?

I have a 16GB SD card that has a few partitions on it (it's actually the card for a Raspberry Pi). I have several other 4GB cards that I want to clone the primary card to. The 3 partitions on the ...
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Image files do not show up on mounted SD card but are still visible via the camera

I am using Manjaro Linux on my Chromebook Pixel. My camera is Oly E-M5. I mount the SD card with the command sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdc1 /media/sdcard The card seems to mount correctly, and I can ...
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How do I copy and write a partition table from one identical disk to another?

I've got several dozen Raspberry Pis that I use as part of a home lab experiment. I created an installation of Rasbian (the Pi-specific version of Debian) on one Pi, and I want to spread it to the ...
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Restoring a SD card after using it to root a device

I recently purchased the Nook Touch reading device. I rooted it using the instructions on nookdevs.com Rooting included using win32diskimager to somehow transfer an .img file onto the card. Rooting ...
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Locking Arch Linux with keyfile on USB

I'm currently preparing to install reinstall Arch Linux on my HDD and was going to encrypt the whole disk and then I saw this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Device_encryption#Keyfiles ...
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Micro SD card data loss/recovery

I have Patriot micro SDHC 32GB class 10 memory card. I use it only for saving pictures and videos taken with my phone (Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, CM 10.2 stable) and for saving music too. Basically all large ...
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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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Recover my SD Card [duplicate]

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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Recover my SD Card

In windows disk mgr I can see this. I have no option to shrink/expand any of the partitions. Tried to delelete everything by DISKPART, but that's also not working: DISKPART> list disk Disk ...
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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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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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how to connect laptop SD card reader to vmware workstation 10 [duplicate]

I'm running vmware ws 10 on win7, and running fedora 17 under vmware. I'd like to access my laptop's sd card device from Linux, by connecting vmware to the sd card reader. This works fine with other ...
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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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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XCube AOpen Ex915 Unable to see MS, SD, CIF, other card drives

I have an XCube AOpen Ex915 that is running XP. I am unable to see any cards that I insert immeadiatly. There have however been occasions where after several minutes I will be prompted by the open ...
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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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Is there any way to instruct Windows to ignore the “write-only” mechanical switch on SD cards?

I have a bunch of SD cards that do not have the little plastic switch for the read only setting. so Windows thinks it’s write protected or something. The card is not write protected by the software ...
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Effectiveness of SD Card write protect switch as protection from viruses

Given that the SD card write protect switch simply indicates to the OS that it is switched, and doesn't prevent writes to the medium, how effective is enabling write protect against viruses? Are ...
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Change auto mount directory of SD card

I want to write a bash script to backup a certain directory, but only to a particular SD card. I want the script to have a way to check if this particular SD card is inserted. I run Lubuntu, which ...
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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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Windows XP does not see my SD card

I have an SD slot in my laptop. However, when I pop in an SD card no drive appears in My Computer. I've looked around in both BIOS and the Control Panel, and I can't seem to find any entries ...
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Windows not reading sd card, when every other device in the world can

Edit: as of October 8th I am still looking for an answer. I have also tested it from windows 7, same results. I have even gone into gparted, completely wiped all of the data (so it was just ...
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What is the purpose of the contacts under the sticker on the underside of this microSD card?

Many (most?) microSDs have a sticker on the bottom: I peeled one off, and revealed several small copper contacts beneath it: What is the purpose of these?
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64GB SDHC (_not_ SDXC) — how to get this to work with my computer?

I have here a 64GB Micro SDHC card. It is not labelled as SDXC, its manufacturer has quite clearly labelled it as SDHC. While this is not my supplier, the image at ...
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MIcro SD card gets slower after partial fullfillment

I have a micro SD card from Kingston - 32GB class 10 When i'm writing on it using usb card reader or my phone, average write speed is about 6MB/s But after about 10GB of data written into it, ...
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I disconnected my cellphone while transferring files to its Mini SD card. Now the files aren't there, but I lost the SD disk space

I use Ubuntu 9.10, and the MiniSD card shows as having the space used as if there were files. Baobab (the disk usage analyzer) shows that the card only has 118 MB used (of the 401 Ubuntu claims there ...
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Enlarge partition on SD card

I have followed Cloning an SD card onto a larger SD card to clone a 2G SD card to a 32G SD card, and the file system is ext4. However, on the 32G SD card I only can see 2G space available. Is there a ...
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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SD Card cant read

Sorry for my bad english.. I tried to increase my internal storage on my phone by participating my SD Card..So i use MiniTool Partition Home Edition n then i create a partition on my sd card an ...
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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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Is it worth installing applications to removable flash media on Windows 7?

Without the funds to buy a SSD for my soon to arrive laptop, and the knowledge that Visual Studio 2010 can be quite slow at times on a normal hard disk, I was trying to come up with possible solutions ...
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Optimal Environment for Secondary Storage [closed]

What's the best temperature/light/humidity exposure for secondary storage (USB/Flash Drives/SSDs), to mitigate the probability of data loss over time? I'm using SD cards to backup data and would ...
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My files on micro SD card not showing on macbook pro 13"

Used to work fine. Could it be a virus from Window PC, I can't see my photos on SD card on mac. Is there any way to copy these views. I know I can try it on Windows PC and that might work but I don't ...
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Cannot format micro SD Card in mac OSX 10.9

I tried everything but I cannot format it. When opening the disk utilities I get 2 partitions, one which is greyed out. When trying to format the first one it says "couldn't unmount disk". When ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get back data from a Micro SD which is unresponsive?

I have a 2 GB Micro SD card. It was working very fine before few months ago and when I changed the phone I got a new one with that so I didn't use my Old one for a while. But few days ago I need some ...
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Reiser4: completely disable journaling

How can journaling be completely disabled in a Reiser4 filesystem? I don't see relevant options in mkfs.reiser4, nor in documentations. The goal is to fit the FS into an SD card, where no journal is ...
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Mounting a multi-partition disk image in Linux

I downloaded an raw SD card image that has two partitions. It caused some file system errors when I tried to dd it directly into an SD card. I am not sure if the card is defective or the image. Is ...
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Is it possible that an SD card has 100% bad sectors?

I have an SD card which have been used in a photo camera for some months, and it's been working perfectly fine until today. It failed when we were just browsing pictures in the camera screen (so it ...
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How do I format a microsd card that is not recognized by any computer … Windows or Linux?

How do I format a microsd card that is not recognized by any computer ... Windows or Linux? I don't think its bad because it was working then I tried to create an ubuntu remix bootup drive which I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...