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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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 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 ...
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How do I “safely remove” (eject) an SD card or other removable media from the command line? [duplicate]

I can eject a network drive using net use X: /DELETE but when I try to use this same command on removable media I get an error: The network connection could not be found. More help is available by ...
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Lost files only appear in chkdsk statistics

I'm expreriencing a strange problem with an external SD card which has been mistakenly pulled out from the pc reader. About half of the files seem to have been lost because they do not appear in the ...
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Computer/camera not detecting sd card

I have an SD card that was fine until today. I was able to take pictures on the camera and it loaded fine on the computer. Then, all of a sudden, the camera gives me a "Memory Card Locked" error. I ...
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Utilize unused hard drive space

I have a MK802 Mini PC with a nice 16gb SD card running Rikomagic Linux; however, I can't even tap into more than 3.7gb of it. The system image (.IMG) I installed on the SD card was ~7.8gb. "fdisk ...
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How does sd card write lock work? [duplicate]

Is this a software or hardware feature. If it is a hardware feature, what tells the os that it is "write protected"? If it is a software feature, is there anyway to override this? Also, is there any ...
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Determining the address of the file in the mmc (sd-card)

I am trying to put splash screen image on my linux device, i want to read the image from mmc (sd-card). I need to locate the image address on the mmc (sd-card). for example "80a00000". Is there any ...
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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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Reading Memory Stick Pro Duo in a N76VZ laptop

I have a MS Pro Duo card taken from a Sony digital camera to read. I don't currently have a camera cable for that model, and in one day I'll be able to return the camera to its owner for photo ...
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SD cards and CPRM protection

Before buying an SD memory card, I'd like to know something more about the CPRM protection, in particular: Does CPRM influence the way I am supposed to access my own data? That is, does CPRM encrypt ...
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How can I install the Raspberry Pi OS to an SD Card

Questions Is there any way to burn the Raspbian OS to an SD card without the use of the Win 32 Disk IMG application? If the above is impossible, could I go about converting the file on my mac, then ...
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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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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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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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How do I find out if my laptop will read an SDHC card?

I use an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop. Is there a way I can find out whether the card reader on this computer supports SDHC cards and what class?
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LibreOffice prevents SD card from being ejected

When I try to eject the SD card which is generally always in my Windows 7 netbook using either the context menu or the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon the computer tells me it can't ...
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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 ...