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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How can I mount a sdcard and view it in /dev of a virtualbox guest

I'm trying to insert a SD card into my laptop (it's got a side slot for one) and have it show up on the guest machine running in a virtual box. Host: Windows 7 64 for x86 Guest: Ubuntu 64bit I want ...
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Which consumes more power: hard drive or SD card/card reader?

If I want to maximize the battery life on my laptop, where should I store my programs: my magnetic hard drive or my 16GB SD card? If you say hard drive, does a card reader draw significantly more ...
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What is the replacement of the floppy

While CD (and to an lesser extend DVD) disks have reached the price-point of the floppy, they have one significant downside, it is WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) media, allowing it to be used only one ...
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What are my best options to recover data from a faulty SD micro card (used in an Android cell phone)?

My wife is having troubles while syncronizing the data from the SD micro card of her LG android phone to her portable pc. It keeps remaining stuck forever at a given photo (#21). I tried to access it ...
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Reading the 2nd partition of CHDK-enabled SD card in Windows

I have a canon camera from before 2011. I've made my 8GB card bootable in the camera by creating 2 partitions, boot partition of 2GB FAT16 and a FAT32 one with all the rest: photos, alternate firmware ...
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Windows can't access/modify large SD Card Files

I have a 32GB SD Card I use with my GoPro. It's FAT32, and I'm running it on Windows 7. I have 50 files or so on it of videos from my GoPro. I can copy all but two off of it. Those two are the ...
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Recover data from SD card

I have a 2 GB Kingston microSD card which is about three years old. I put it in a reader today in my Windows Vista computer, wrote a 32 MB file onto it, safely removed it, and then tried to ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from my SD card?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a micro SD card for an embedded device. However via the SD card adapter I have, I would like to boot it up on my laptop for development purposes. The SD has 32gb ...
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Create Shortcut to Files in my MicroSD Automatically

Some days ago, I got a problem with my Micro SD. The problem is this: When I connect my Micro SD to PC, and when I went to its drive, i can not see anythings there. Just there is a Shortcut with the ...
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System files missing after copying an SD card in OS X

I copied all my files from a 4 GB to a 16 GB SD card via OS X Finder, and lost quite a bit of system files that my Android can't find. Is there a trick to get everything to transfer?
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How to clone a SD card from HP network attached photosmart printer using Linux?

How to make a low level (file system unaware) cloning of a SD card inserted in an HP Photosmart printer, which is accessible via a local network ? smb://192.168.1.58 (192.168.1.58 is my printer IP) ...
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Micro SD card not getting detected

I have a micro SD card which run on my one 4 year old computer by inserting in the card slot directly.But on an one month old computer it is not even giving a beep of being detected.Any suggestions?
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Install Visual Studio 2012 (and SQL Server 2012) on SD card

I have a tablet/netbook (Acer W511) which I use for work when I'm not at home. It's great computer overall, but it have only 32GB on a hard drive so I get a 64GB SD card to increase allowed space. But ...
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SD Card RAID System

Is it possible to setup a RAID system with SD-cards? Of course, the system would work better if all of the cards are exactly the same. If it is possible, can all or most operating systems handle this ...
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What advantages do micro SD cards have over USB flash drives?

Other than portability are they faster? What about scaling? Or other factors?
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Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?

I have a Sandisk SDHC 4GB Class 2 memory card, and I have benchmarked its reading speed with Palimpsest Disk Utility, under Linux and with my Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop. These are the speeds when ...
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Using a MicroSD Card as a VM Harddrive, on mac

My aging MacPro is well, aged :) and dying. I don't want to buy another but rather use my new Macbook Pro. The only problem is a massive lack of storage. I'm used to 6x drives, all SSD. Right now the ...
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Windows 7 card reader drivers

I've formatted an SD card from ext3 to NTFS using Acronis. But after that any memory card stopped to mount in system. I have reinstalled card reader drivers but nothing. I think it's win7 problem, ...
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arch linux update - Binaries move to /usr/bin requiring update intervention

I just botched the latest update for arch linux. Here's what I did: pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash reboot So I logged out before running: pacman -S bash pacman -Su Now I see this: sh: ...
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One particular SD card not working

I have a 32 GB SanDisk class 10 SDHC card. It works perfectly in my camera and in my netbook. However, when I plug it to my notebook I got this in dmesg: [ 1824.729234] mmc1: error -110 whilst ...
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built-in card reader and webcam stopped working after upgrade

I have a sony vaio vgn-fz460e and I actually have two problems. One, my mass storage controller is not installed and when I click to apply this fix...it's says mass storage controller doesn't have a ...
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How do I repartition an SDHC card in Windows?

How do I repartition an SDHC card (4 GB or more)? Do I need third-part tools or Linux (a live CD solution would be OK)? In Windows' Disk Management the option Delete Partition is dimmed out: ...
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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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How easy is to crack the following copy protection? [closed]

I am trying to copyprotect some work, which is a bootable SD card booting a linux kernel on ARM device (Raspberry pi). I am using this approach: The approach uses an initrd to mount an encrypted ...
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Can I save a VM Image on an SD Card?

I'm working with a VM Image in VirtualBox. Can I save it to an SD card and boot it from there? Can I save two machines on the SD Card? Will VirtualBox put all files, related to the Images on that SD ...
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Correctly partition microSDHC card [duplicate]

I temporarily used my microSDHC card for flashing a BeagleBone Black embedded device. This process involved overwriting the entire card with a binary image that contained two partitions. Now I would ...
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How can I format an SD card with a more robust Linux-usable filesystem with a specific cluster size for better write performace?

Goal: microSD card formatted... for best write performance for use only with embedded Linux for better reliability (random power failures may occur) using an 64kB cluster size I'm using an 8GB ...
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Mount USB Device in Debian

I'm using a Siduction (a Debian derivative) on a Lenovo x230 laptop which has a built-in SD drive, and I'm trying to mount it to get some pictures of off an SD card. I've also tried connecting the ...
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Cloning an SD card onto a larger SD card

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have an old 4GB SD card, and have just bought a new 16GB SD card. I would like to copy everything from my old 4GB SD card onto the new 16GB SD card. I was afraid that the ...