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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After an SD card is erased, what value is read from the card? All bits clear or all bits set?

After an SD card is erased, what value is read from the card? All bits clear or all bits set?
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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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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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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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16GB SD card showing up as 0 bytes in size, 0 bytes free - Windows 7

I have a fairly new 16GB SD card, my laptop runs Windows 7. I want to experiment using it for ReadyBoost. So this morning I went to delete all the files from it to clean it up. There were many 1000s ...
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Lowlevel format of SD card [duplicate]

My SD card is defect. I can see that some pictures are not correctly saved (can't be opened) and I can't take new pictures. If I want to format it in Windows (chosing fast or really) it cancels the ...
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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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How can I set a Removable External Device as a built-in Hard Drive?

I am using SSD with my laptop and running out of free space.. So I bought an 64GB microSD card as a secondary storage. But, when I launch My Computer, the SD card drive is recognized as, of course, ...
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Mount exFAT on Windows

I have a Lenovo Carbon X1 with a 128SSD. I'm dual booting Win7 (need it for a couple of apps that don't run on Win 8) and Win8, so once the OS and apps are on the drive there's not much room for data. ...
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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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Can't format or delete any files on SD card

I have a 16 GB SD card i'm trying to format for use. In Windows if I try to format it says Windows was unable to complete the format, and in Linux when I do fdisk -l -u, fdisk just hangs when the SD ...
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How to migrate SD Card with Linux?

My scenario is simple: my android phone has internal microSD card with size of 2Gb and I run out of space. Now I bought a new 16Gb microSD card where I want to migrate. Steps: 1. Insert old sd card, ...
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Why can't I enable software RAID on a pair of SD cards in Windows XP Embedded?

I was hoping to set up software raid between a pair of SD cards (for redundancy) in an embedded device but as I understand it, I need to upgrade them to dynamic drives to do this. The cards appear ...
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How to prevent any Windows 7, 8, XP install to write $Recycle.Bin, System Volume Information on multiuse (Android, Linux) FAT32 SD cards/USB sticks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? It's not enough if I set up my machine to work properly, I want to be able to use the SD cards ...
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How do you format a 2GB SD card to FAT32? (Preferably with Disk Utility)

I've been looking around for a way to do this for a while, but haven't been able to find the answer. I need to format my 2GB SD card to FAT-32, but I don't see the option in Disk Utility. If I ...
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Are UHS SD Cards backwards compatible with existing readers and other hardware?

I was shopping for a couple of new memory cards for new cameras this year and noticed that there are some SD cards that are now UHS-1 compatible. I wasn't sure what that really meant so I went looking ...
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Is an external hard disk hard disk necessary for not over-using the sd on a Raspberry PI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the life expectancy of an SD card? I recently got my raspberry PI and I was thinking about using it as a torrent box. For that, would you advise to connect an ...
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How to clone micro SD card

I need to clone micro SD card, using Windows or Linux OS. SD card should be cloned as a whole volume, and not as partition. It may contains several partitions, some of them cannot be recognized by ...
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Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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Operating systems on SD cards

I was getting some wild ideas the last days, like putting some operating systems into SD cards rather than on my hard drive. I'll go further into details now and explain what lead me to consider this ...
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Access denied to a file on FAT file system

I just got a new phone which is supplied with a 2 GB SD card. I bought a bigger card to replace it and I want to copy the preloaded data to the new card. The default card's filesystem is FAT and I've ...
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Access SD card from VMware player?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running in a VMware player virtual machine. How do I access the SD card reader hardware from within the VM? I see no appropriate device under /dev or relevant messages with ...
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My 4 GB Micro SD shows only 30 MB total space and I am unable to format it

My 4 GB Micro SD shows only 30 MB total space and I am unable to format it. I am unable to see any file. When I attempt to format my card it shows windows is unable to format. Help would be ...
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How do I login to a preinstalled Ubuntu file system archive?

I installed a preinstalled ubuntu 12.04 desktop root fs archive on SD card and booting it on my new Chrome book. I was able to boot and see the Ubuntu Login screen and able to login as guest. But how ...
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Automounting SD card when inserted in Ubuntu

I am trying to write a BASH script that automounts an SD card once it is inserted in the card reader, then move all pictures to a folder in the HDD and renaming each file to the date and time the ...
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Writing fails to MicroSD

I have a 16 gb Class 10 Ridata MicroSD card I bought on December which I use on my Galaxy Y phone. At first, it was working fine and fast. Now when I write to it, often times I get "Write Delay ...
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How to recover images from SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data from SD card I usually format my SD card after I save photos to my laptop. Now I want to recover photos those are before I format SD card three times. Is ...
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Is there an adapter (or other possibility) converting a SD card slot into an USB3.0 port?

Let's assume I would like to attach a USB3.0 external storage device to my Raspberry Pi by utilizing the SD card slot. Would that be feasible? (As far as I know the Ethernet is just a USB2.0 port in ...
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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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Can I install Windows 8 App Store apps to an SD card?

On Android it's possible to move apps to a connected SD card. Can I do this with Windows 8 to prevent the built-in memory from filling up?
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How can I debug user mode driver failures in Windows 8

I have a 32 GB SD Card. Whenever I insert this card in to my newly upgraded Windows 8 laptop the OS stops responding normally. Metro Apps won't work. The system may or may not log in. Desktop apps ...
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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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Using a SD card as a smart card for two-step verification for Mac logon

What I am trying to do is create two-step verification to logon to my mac, one being that you would need to input a SD card (formated with special format or something) and then also have a password. ...
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Which would be more reliable for data archival - SD card or a generic USB thumbdrive? [closed]

I've been thinking lately what should I preferably use for data storage and archival. I will say in advance that I do not use flash memory as the only storage media - I also keep my data on the hard ...
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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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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When I mount my SD card to my PC, it doesn't appear in my computer

When I plug in my memory card, the drive isn't assigned a letter, etc. Thus I am not able to access it from My Computer. When I run a partition analysis program it picks up the drive, so I am sure ...
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Can I use a SD card as cache instead of a Solid State Drive

I just installed a solid state drive a few days ago and I have been reading about how to preserve the file of it. I am running Windows 8 and my SSD has 256G of storage. I am using a laptop and cannot ...
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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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How can I change the size of my SD card partition on os x 10.6.8 using gparted or disk utility?

I"m running OS X 10.6.8 and I would like to use gparted to resize a partition on my SD card by following instructions on this page: ...
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Installing Linux from an external card reader

I have this problem. I was experimenting if I could use a memory card (SDHC) as an USB drive for all intents and purposes, and when I put the card in an USB card reader, I can use it just like a ...
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Do there exist kB-sized USB drives or SD cards? [closed]

I was wondering if there exist data storage devices with very small capacities like 8 or 16 kB. The use for them would be transferring small files to and from a very sensitive offline computer. If ...
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Turning 4 GB SD card into 2 GB SD (for AKAI MPC 2000xl)

I got a device (AKAI MPC 2000xl) that allows me to use 2GB SD cards only. How can I format a 4 GB card to make device think that it is 2 GB? Notes: It is absolutely okay if I lose 2 GB of space. ...
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Streaming video from a point-and-shoot camera that doesn't support it

I have a Canon IXUS 120is (PowerShot SD940) - a nice digital camera that's a couple of years old. It does record fairly decent video, but, alas, can't function as a webcam - and I need to stream video ...
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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 ...
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How do I detect SD card insertion (just the SD card, not the card reader) in Linux?

I have a headless debian (3.2.0-3-686-pae) to which I wanted to attach a standalone card reader to automatically process my pictures. The idea is that the reader will be plugged in all the time and I ...
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Image from non-recognised SD card partition on Windows 7

I would like to back up an entire SD card into a single file on Windows 7. This SD card contains an two ext3 partition which don't appear as a letter drive on Windows. I've tried Win32 Disk Imager, ...
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Do SDXC cards need a special card reader, or is software support sufficient?

Can a card reader that accepts SD and SDHC cards support SDXC cards with the appropriate software support, or is a card reader specifically designed to accept SDXC cards needed? I'm looking for an ...
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backup/image only partitioned space on sd card

i'm using dd to backup and restore sd card images but it insists on backing up the whole of the sd card including unpartitioned space. is there a way to avoid this or better process for cross platform ...
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Files missing after copying from one sdcard to another using Ubuntu 12.04

I have two Kingston sdcards 8GB and 32GB. The 8GB for HTC Sensation and 32GB for my Tablet (Chinese). I soon ran out of space on my phone and decided to swap the data between the sdcards. I copied the ...