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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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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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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How can I get my 16GB SD card reader to work on my ASUS A55A with Windows 8?

I have a 16 GB SD card (Lexar Platinum II 16 GB SDHC 200x) from my camera (Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1). When I plug the SD card into my computer (ASUS A55A with Windows 8), there is no response, and the ...
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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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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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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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transferring files from MAC on an SD card to save onto NTFS EHD via PC

Can files that are loaded onto an SD card (format to FAT32) be transferred to the NTFS EHD if I do this through a PC?
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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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what appropriate “Allocation Unit Size” for an exFAT SD card with ReadyBoost

I've brought an 4GB SD card and I'm dedicating it for use by ReadyBoost (on Windows7) Im looking to get the most profit on performance, so i've formatted it with exFAT (as recommended by Microsoft) ...
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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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On Windows 8 or 10, particularly on tablets with a permanently inserted SD card, is there a universal way to treat the card as a non-removable drive?

I have a 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 drive, deletes ...
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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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SD memory card recovery - CRC error

I need to recover important photos from an SD card. I was taking pictures with a nikon D90. When I went to put the card into a computer (tried two machines), it did not recognize the card. The drive ...
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128 MByte vs. 128 GByte

I recently saw a comparison for 2005 vs. 2014 microSD card: in 2005 there was only max 128 MByte microSD cards, and in 2014, 128 GByte. My question: I'm not 100% sure. Is 128 GByte 1000× bigger than ...
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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 ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in ...
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How can I recover a Micro SDHC card when I cannot assign it a drive name (i.e. can't mount it)?

I bought a Kingston Digital 16 GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter (SDC10/16GB), ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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Unable to format 64gb RAW SD card Cyclic Redundancy Check error [duplicate]

I recently purchased a new, Silicon Power high-quality micro-SD card. I used it multiple times as a boot disk for my Raspberry Pi, each time I burned a 4gb disk image and installed the OS, then ...
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SD Card calculate lifetime

I wanted to calculate the lifetime of my SD-Card but i am not sure if i do it the correct way: My SD-Card uses SLC Flash which can have about 100k write cycles. I write a new file to the card every ...
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SD card seems to be empty and write protected

When I plug my SD card which has some video into my computer, it says that the SD card has 7.06/14.8Gb left. But when I opened it, there were only two folders which is DCIM and MISC. Inside DCIM ...
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Can't recover sd card

I have a SD card I can no longer access. I would like to recover its data. I use a USB SD card reader. When plugged in, the SD card is not mounted, not shown with fdisk -l. Output of syslog when ...
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SD Card Reader not Appearing

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop, with a built in Card reader. It was working one day, R/W normally, and then nothing. Nothing shows in Disk Management, nor Device Manager, even when showing hidden ...
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SD card img file copying on linux

I am trying to make Banana PI bootable SD card. First delete old partitions from SD, then create two new partitions and format them as vfat and ext4, as here described Then copying disk image: sudo ...
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Very slow copying files on a SD-memory card

Can someone explain to me why copying some files (10 to 20 folders with average 6 files of 5MB) takes so long - about an hour. I'm downloading some free music from www.jamendo.com. These are ...
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difference between gparted align to MiB and Cylinder in micro SD Card

I just dd'd a 2gb micro sd onto a 16 gb and gparted the partition. First time I resized the partition using gparted to the max. Align to was MiB. The system did not boot. Then I dd'd the same ...
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MicroSD Card not being read by usb adapter on OS X Yosemite

I have a MicroSD card which I plugged into a USB sd card reader. Looks like this: The MicroSD card goes all the way in (left it out to show where it goes). When I insert the USB in my Macbook Pro, ...
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cloning micro sd card failed, dd commands correct?

I have a cubieboard (similar to Raspberry Pi). I wanted to clone the 2GB micro sd card to a 8Gb card. Commands issued: umount (all partitions on sd) dd if=/dev/sdb of=/root/image.img change sd card ...
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Writing image to SD card regardless of size under Windows? [closed]

I have an SD card image that contains a layout with a boot and a root partition of an existing linux system. Both partitions are located within the first 8 GB of the card and the image. The original ...
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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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dd an image, but only getting a fraction of the space on my SD card

I downloaded an image of Ubuntu Linaro. I then dd the image onto an SD card that is 32GB as follows: sudo dd bs=4M if=ubuntu-14.04-hdmi-z7010-20140611.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 Works fine, I can boot ...
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Unable to format partitioned 32 GB micro SD card

I am unable to format my 32 GB micro SDHC card after I made two partitions on it. First partition is FAT32. Second is 4 GB ext3. Now I am unable to format my card and delete partitions on it. It ...
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Unable to format my sandisk 64gb sd card

I've been using my 64gb sd card (it came with an adapter) in my xperia z1 for a year. Later I used a few times for my DSLR Nikon D3300 with it's adapter. After using for about ten times in the camera, ...
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SD cards with Wireless : what's the best workflow?

SD cards with wireless capability seem like a great idea, but... I was surprised to learn that the cards, eye-fi for example, put themselves as hotspots, and that a listening device, android or puter, ...
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SD Card write limit effect

I set up a test for a particular type of SD card (Transcend 2GB Standard) where i continually write a single file from the computer to the disk. I set up another test to run simultaneously using a ...