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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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 Z97X-...
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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 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), http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036V9AGU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=...
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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 zip-...
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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 again,...
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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 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 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 ...
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I can read data from a micro SD but the data I write to it gets lost. Is it completely broken?

I am experiencing a very weird issue with a micro SD card. I can read data from it (as far as I can tell it's not corrupted) but I cannot write anything to it. When I try to write data to it OSX ...
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SD card asking to be formatted half way through copying

I have a Nikon D3300 with a 4GB SDHC card. I went out the other day and took about 5 photos to test it, copied them to my pc (windows 7), and all worked fine. I went on another trip today and took ...
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Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system

I've tried using Windows (8), Linux (Ubuntu 14.04), and Android (Samsung Galaxy S4) to re-format my old SD card. It is currently formatted in exFat, and it seems that during an rsync 3 of my music ...
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I cant format my 64gb transcend sd card

I partitioned my 64gb sd card into two fat32 and ext4. I am using android mobile and used the ext4 as a way to increase the internal memory of my phone. Suddenly the phone gave error that it could't ...
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Are microSD cards essentially the same inside the shell as a flash drive?

I use a 64 GB Class 10+ microSD card with the computers' built-in card reader (sometimes requires a microSD to SD adapter), in place of a pen drive. This allows me to connect the card to devices ...
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micro SD-card ignores write changes and formatting

My micro SD-card behaves really strangely. It gets detected properly (using an adapter SD-card), I can copy some files to it or create new folders/files and eject it without problem. However, when I ...
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How delete “Other” files in SD card windows phone

When I opened Storage Sense from my Lumia mobile, it has a section of other files. And it is saying around 1.3 GB of other files are present and they were not recognized. It also says, connect mobile ...
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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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Load the OS from SD card which is purposed to run on Raspberry, on my computer

I have an SD card where I want to write an OS for my Raspberry, then I want to do some modifications to its files, like create Python code files there in a convenient manner, install libs and packages....
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MicroSD card getting corrupted for no good reason

I recently bought an MicroSD card online. It's a Sandisk 16GB class 2. However, it has a nasty problem. Every time I fill it with my data, the fat tables get corrupted. I've tried reformatting it, ...
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How do I boot from a SD card with grub?

I wanna boot from an SD card in my PC's internal SD card reader. Is it possible to boot from the SD card like from a Hard disk ? Is there a specific "command" or something like that? (e.g. hd)
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64GB sd card shrunk to 4GB after cloning [duplicate]

I just cloned a SanDisk 4GB Sandisk micro SD card onto a Samsung Evo 64GB card, and now my new card shows a 4GB. I used HDDRawCopy to do this. Can anyone tell me how to reverse this back to 64GB? ...
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Booting SD card from UEFI

I've come across the problem. I'm trying to boot a bootable SD Card using UEFI. However, this doesn't work, as there is no "SD Card" boot option AFAIK. I have tried putting all the USB-related ...
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Setting RMB (Removeable Media Bit)

I "expanded" my Lenovo Laptop with an 256GB PNY SDHC card. I would like to show it as non removeable disk. As far as I know there is an RMB (Removeable Media Bit) that needs to be flipped. I found ...
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Storage reliable measurement standard for sd card, sata hard disk, ssd hard disk

Is there a measurement standard that measure the reliability for the following storage devices: sd card sata hard disk (regardless 2.5 or 3.5 inch) ssd hard disk (regardless 2.5 or 3.5 inch) ...
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SD card partition table and allocted sectors very broken

I'm very nearly at my wits end here, fdisk gives my this. Regardless of what i do, everything ive tried it comes back like this. The card even has some music on it and I can still play it. All i want ...
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fix a corrupted JPEG file? [closed]

The most frustrating thing happened, I was rotating an image on my phone from an SD card and the SD card was "suddenly removed" or knocked out of place in my phone and the image was deleted. It wasn't ...