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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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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How to safely remove an SDHC card without disabling the SDHC USB adapter? (Windows)

I have a USB card adapter I want to leave attached to my PC forever. When I insert a card, write things to it, and then I want to remove it, I don't have an option to just commit to that card -- just ...
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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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Does ReadyBoost really improve performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Windows ReadyBoost have a meaningful impact on performance? Does using an SD card with ReadyBoost help? Would I notice any difference on a 32-bit netbook with ...
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Write to SDHC card fails

I am using a Sandisk 8 GB micro SDHC card on my MileStone. The card is detected and mounted. I can read data from the SD card, but cannot write to it. There is no error when I attempt to write to ...
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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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Windows 7 ReadyBoost - What File System To Use With Flash Card/Drive?

NTFS, exFAT or FAT32? I know that FAT32 has a limit of 4GB transfer per file, but is it faster and better than NTFS or exFAT? Since Windows 7 by itself uses NTFS, it remains logical to format flash ...
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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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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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Please insert a disk into SD/MMC - Windows Vista

I tried using my 2 GB microSD card using the built-in card reader. On clicking the drive I get: Please insert a disk into SD/MMC The card works fine on other computers, as does the ...
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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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what appropriate “Allocation Unit Size” for an exFAT SD card with ReadyBoost

I've brought an 4GB SD card and I'm dedicating it for use by ReadyBoost (on Windows7) Im looking to get the most profit on performance, so i've formatted it with exFAT (as recommended by Microsoft) ...
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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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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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SD Card reader not working on Sony Vaio

This laptop (Sony Vaio VGN-Z31MN/B PCG-6z2m) has been installed with Windows 7 64 bit, all the drivers from Sony's VAIO site are installed, and everything in Device Manager both (a) has a driver and ...
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“Real” raw access of flash memory cards?

I have a 16GB microSDHC card that apparently was nuked by the phone (a friend's phone, not sure which, but I can find out): while taking pictures, it suddenly could no longer access/recognize 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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Copying large file from SD to HDD via USB failing on Ubuntu

I'm attempting to copy some large files from my camera (Canon EOS 500D) to my laptop, which is running 64 bit Ubuntu 9.04. I am using USB to connect the two devices. For most files, it is simply a ...
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How do I prevent a memory card from mounting as read-only in Ubuntu Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and when I try to mount an SD card with the GUI I have to type sudo mount -o remount,rw /media/disk before I can write anything to the card. Is there a hidden setting to make it ...
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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 enable/retrieve SD drive

I was trying to safely remove the SD card from my sister's "I" drive and instead of hitting "eject" I hit "safely remove hardware" and it deleted the entire drive! I'm freaking out. Is there a way I ...
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Problems while formatting SD card

So I've been trying to format an 8 GB SD card on my Ubuntu 11.10. I started with using fdisk and followed the step by step instructions to the letter using the appropriate values from the ...
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How can I rescue a 16 GB SDHC card? I tried to format is as NTFS, but it died

I wanted to put Wikipedia on my laptop, so I got a 16 GB SDHC card to hold it, but it was formatted as FAT32, and it can't hold the 12 GB image, so I tried to reformat it to NTFS, and it's ...
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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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Free Windows utility that I can use to check the quality of an SD card?

Is there a free Windows utility that I can use to check the quality of an SD card?
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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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Format SD Card with FAT Filesystem

When you format a SD card you can specify whether you want to use FAT or FAT32. If you select FAT what does that actually use? Doesn't it have to be FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32?
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What is the difference between SD, SDHC and SDXC?

What is the difference between SD, SDHC and SDXC?
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How to tell the SD card version?

As I understand, an SD card can be V1 or V2. Within the V2 catagory, there is non-SDHC and SDHC. I have an 1 GB SD card. Is there any software or anything that I can tell if it's V1 or V2?
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My 4 GB microSD card only allows me to use 1 GB

My phone came with a 4 GB microSD card. On the card it lists that 3 GB goes to Muve Music which is Cricket's music program, and I get 1 GB... Well, I don't pay for Muve Music, so why ...
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Can software operation damage an SD card?

My SD card has a broken boot sector and the tools I've tried say that it's not repairable (I've tried TestDisk, DriveRestore Pro and Easeus Partition Recovery). The card was in my Android phone and ...
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Is there a utility that can identify the class of SD card / microSD card?

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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Format SDHC / microSDHC card as SD / microSD?

Is this possible? Details: I got a 4 GB microSDHC card for a Nokia phone that only supports - max 2GB - microSD Since the card is microSD**HC**, it is detected but can not be reformatted by the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Dell Vostro built-in SD card reader missing

The computer does not seem do know that there is an SD card in the reader. The reader is showing up in Device Manager and I tested the SD card in another computer (it's fine). It's a Dell Vostro 1500 ...
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Standard SD card and Micro SD card with adapter; same speed?

I'm going to buy a new SD card to be used in my car's audio player. What I would like to know is, if I buy a micro SD card with adapter, will it provide the same read/write speed as a standard SD card ...
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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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INtegral card readers have drivers installed but do not show on my computer

I recenlty fixed a computer powerbutton and accidentally unplugged a sd card reader and did not know where was at (didnt knw if it was usb or firewire/ after i found out, i guess i installed it on a ...
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Does it make sense to put your operating system on a SD card?

A friend suggested putting the whole operating system on a SD card, arguing that access time delays where much shorter than a regular hard drive, which needs to spin up first. Wikipedia, however, ...
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Recover files from a dead SD card in linux? (Possibly killed by a Nokia E71)

I have an SD Micro card that is not working any more. Background: What happened is I took it out of my old cellphone (it was working fine), and put it into my new cellphone (a Nokia E71). The Nokia ...
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Is ThinkPad X61T SD card slot SDXC compatible?

I have a Thinkpad X61T 7763 tablet and I was planning to buy a 64GB card for the SD card slot. The 64GB card supports the new SDXC standard and I'm not sure if the SD card driver / hardware can handle ...
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Reduce the disk space required while streaming

My plan is that I'm going to use a 8GB SD-card for my Raspberry PI. The PI itself will not store much more then the actual OS and its components, but will instead gather all required files from ...
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How much does it wear an SD card to be frequently removed/reinserted?

My digital camera (a Sony α55) stores photos on an SD card. When I want to transfer these to my computer (a mid-2010 MacBook Pro), I have two options: use the USB cable to connect the camera to the ...
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How do I format a microsd card that is not recognized by any computer … Windows or Linux?

How do I format a microsd card that is not recognized by any computer ... Windows or Linux? I don't think its bad because it was working then I tried to create an ubuntu remix bootup drive which I ...
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Micro SDHC class 10 + adapter

I have bought a micro sdhc 32gb class 10 but my camera only accept std sd card, so i would like to know if the adapter will keep the same speed of the card, or there is some kind of class too. Thanks ...