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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If a device specifies that it can support sd cards up to 64gb, would larger sizes work as well?

I understood that 64gb and up are all under the sdxc format/specification, yet many packages/labeling specifies that devices will work with only sd cards up to 64gb (and omit the sdxc spec) - is there ...
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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 present,...
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SSD, SD, eMMC, Raw NAND what are the differences?

so the underlying technology with SSD, eMMC, SD, USB Flash etc... is NAND flash correct? So is the difference between all of them just the way controllers are implemented? Or are the technologies ...
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Ensure nothing is on an SD card after main system it was on was infected by CTB-Locker

My parent’s computer—which is running Windows 7—got infected by CTB-Locker, an SD card was attached too so it got corrupted as well. I want to remove everything from the SD card, does a simple format ...
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How can I make a VirtualBox Guest read a SD card in the slot built-in to the laptop?

I’m running Kali Linux in VirtualBox. In order to plug in a device to the “Virtual USB Port”, you must select the “Devices” tab, hover over “USB Devices”, and select the device you require. However, I ...
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Why can't I copy all files to the root of an SD card?

I have 4GB SD card that I want to put tons of small photos on for a digital photo frame but I cannot copy all the data into the root of the SD card. About half way though the copy it just fails and ...
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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 ...
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Can't move page file to external SD-card

Recently I got a windows 8.1 tablet, but it has very low internal memory (16GB). It has extendable memory via an SD card (I put in 64GB) and I tried moving page file to it, but after setting no page ...
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What is the procedure to upgrade a Nintendo 3DS SD Card to a larger one using a PC?

I am preparing to upgrade my SD card on my Nintendo 3DS XL. It's currently a 4 GB card. I want to move it to an SD card with Nintendo's maximum limit of 32 GB. (I have heard this limit is able to be ...
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Saving 40 GB of data to SD Card and losing most of it

I have recently used an sdhc card (64GB) to backup computer data. Before formatting, I saved around 40 GB of photos to the card. After formatting, I could only retrieve 7GB of data from the SD Card. ...
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Folders getting corrupted on SD card after installing something?

I got a cheap 64GB card from eBay for like $10 for my Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet, and after installing something to a folder or copying large files to any folder, that folder just gets corrupted. I'...
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ZFS vs existing filesystem for SD-card

I'm thinking that micro SD-cards, because of their high storage density, are probably especially susceptible to bit rot. So I thought I might give ZFS a try. (I'm open to alternatives..) However, I ...
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SD card not mounting [duplicate]

A friend got his SD card wiped by his phone (galaxy S5). I'm trying to recover his data for him. I need to mount the SD card either on windows or Mac Yosemite. Hope you guys can help me :) Android: ...
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Apps installed on external SD card and web shortcuts dissapeared from home screen after reboot

I have set the phone to install the apps on the external SD card. After a reboot all the icons of the apps installed on the external SD card dissapeared from home screen. Also, all the web shortcuts ...
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Can't get rid of corrupted Rar file in SD Card

So I have this 64G SanDisk Micro SD Card (Fat32), and there is a Rar file inside it among many other files which is 0 bytes in size and will not be deleted by any measures, I have tried almost ...
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How can I test the full capacity of an SD card in Linux?

I purchased a 64 GB SD card from eBay. It works fine when I burn an Arch Linux ARM image to it and use it to boot up my Raspberry Pi. However, when I try to create a single ext4 partition on it to ...
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Is the lock mechanism on an SD card hardware, firmware, or software (driver,OS) enforced?

Where is the lock to read-only mode enforced with SD cards? Is this done inside the card itself physically, in the firmware of readers, or in the OS? (Some other place?)
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Memory card can't be seen in mobile and PC [duplicate]

I have samsung 16 gb memory card which is now inaccessible. It is not recognised by computer or mobile phone. When trying to access it through the command prompt, it says "there is no volume". In the ...
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2GB Micro SD Card Showing as 1.3TB [duplicate]

I have a 2gb micro sd card and when I insert it into my computer it doesn't show up but when I go into Disk Management it shows as 1.3TB. I have tried the solutions in the question Fix SD card that&#...
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Ram full need external card to be [closed]

I have a Trio G4 tablet with 16gb of ram space. I have only 15 programs installed that are small. All are in mb some in kb and my ram is full. How do I wipe out my ram? I have everything backed up ...
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Is there a utility that can identify the class of SD card / microSD card? [closed]

Is there a utility, for Windows 7 64-bit preferably, that can tell me the type of SD card or microSD card that has been inserted Class 4, class 6, etc. Freeware is preferred, but I am willing to hear ...
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Dell Inspiron 660 won't boot from SD card

I've recently moved and being the smart guy I am, I left my USB drive back at my old house. I'm trying to use a friend's SD card to reinstall Ubuntu. I set it up exactly the same way as I would my ...
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Is there any way to find the remaining life on a SD card?

For SSDs we have a variety of programs that read their remaining life. I'm looking for the same thing for memory cards in a situation where they get a lot of writes. Google is not only not returning ...
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SDCard restore number of sectors

I have a 8GB SD card which was pre-loaded with android (included in the hummingboard, a raspberry pi alternative). As I want to flash another OS (OpenELEC), I've inserted this card to my windows PC. ...
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Corrupted Sdcard does not detect in Ubuntu

I have tired may answer provided for corrupted sdcard and below is command any output for the same : My sdcard is 8 gb and i guess as shown in last command it is shown as sdb When i insert sdcard ...
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8 GB SD card shows up as only 6.47 GB after creating ext2 partition; how do I recover the lost space?

I have an 8 GB SD card, on which I created a 1 GB ext2 partition. When I later formatted the card, the capacity of the card appeared as 6.47 GB. How do I recover the lost space ?
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Recover Data from Card that cannnot be read

I am trying to help a friend who is very concerned that she has just lost all of the data on her 32GB SanDisk microSD card. I told her I would post this and see if anyone could offer help. Here are ...
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Debian partitions on an SD card - how to fix?

Here's the output of sfdisk -l: Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 242560 cylinders, 4 heads, 16 sectors/track Units: cylinders of 32768 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0 Device Boot Start End ...
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Cannot remove partitions - losing disk space [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 Pro, I have a 2GB micro SD card which I put a Arch Linux image (iso) on using win32diskimager. _ I no longer care about the iso image or any contents on this drive, I want it ...
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Cloning an image to a microSD card

I'm trying to set up a Linux system to boot off of a microSD card, connected via a USB card reader, and I'm trying to clone my existing Linux system image to the microSD card using Partmiage. Every ...
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Setup SD Card so it only runs on a single Windows 8 PC

A few of our staff are running Windows 8 laptops with only 100gig solid state drives. Recently some of them have been running out of drive space. The main user of drive space is the shared Google ...
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Deleting file in Active@ Undelete

I am using Active@ Undelete 9.5.59 to recover a folder that disappeared from my SD card. After performing a scan on my SD card via Active@ Undelete, I've found the folder. But Active@ Undelete don't ...
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Formatting FAT32 with 32KB cluster on Windows 8.1?

I'm lucky: I own a laptop only capable of running Windows Vista. I say this because I had to use said laptop to format an SD card to FAT32 wtih a 32KB cluster, something I found I'm unable to do using ...
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sdcard performance bottleneck

I have loaded my 4 GB FAT32 sdcard almost entirely with mp3 files. Now, I cannot remove none of them because "discovering items" never ends. Even command line tools last forever, including format e:. ...
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How do I wipe a microSD card that I can't write to?

I have a microSD card that has become read-only. I cannot write to it, or delete files from it, or format it, or repartition it. (Various computers think they can delete files, but after removing and ...
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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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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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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 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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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 variations....
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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 ...