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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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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Cannot format micro SD Card in mac OSX 10.9

I tried everything but I cannot format it. When opening the disk utilities I get 2 partitions, one which is greyed out. When trying to format the first one it says "couldn't unmount disk". When ...
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On Windows 10, in a tablet with a permanently inserted SD card, how to automatically treat the SD as a permanen drive with the Task Scheduler

I have an ASUS tablet with Windows 10 and i am trying to use the SD card (128 GB) as a permanent drive. I followed a guide from this site, here the link. I have sucesfully created a virtual disk in ...
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Unable to format RAW SD card?

The phone is suddenly switched off when I copying files to my Micro SD. After that my phone couldn't detect that SD. Then I insert it to pc using card reader. when I try to open SD drive on pc, the sd ...
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How can I install elementary OS alongside windows 10 without a USB or DVD

Only way of transferring data to and from my laptop is the SD card port, its the only thing that works, none of my usb ports are working and my dvd drive is dead as well. Also i want it alongside ...
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Why doesn't my android tablet read my SD-Card, when it is readable by other devices?

I have : A feature phone An Android Tablet - iBall Slide Brillante 8GB A 2 GB Sandisk SD-Card. A Windows-7 laptop computer. My SD-Card was essentially for use in my feature phone. I have been ...
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Recovering information from a damaged (reduced in size) MicroSD

I've got a 16 GB MicroSD card previously used in a Galaxy smartphone. What I see now is a disk hardly recognizable by a card-reader. The one that actually could have recognized it shows a disk with ...
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How to modify embedded Linux firmware?

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this, however I don't usually do THIS type of programming. I purchased a device (https://amzn.com/B00INMB23Q) to copy SD cards over to a USB storage device. It ...
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sd card with NTFS not detected by my windows 8 pc. i want to format to FAT

I had this 16GB sd card in my windows phone and now I want to put it into my android phone but it's not detecting it. I was told that it has the NTFS system and so the android can't read it and I ...
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Does dd read every possible byte from the SD card?

I have this damaged 16 GB MicroSD card which is hardly readable by a card reader (one of my two readers recognized it) and it shows up in the system as a drive with a single raw partition with 200-ish ...
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Can't create a partition table on micro SD card

I'm trying to reformat a micro SD card that was previously in a raspberry pi (and had stopped working). However, when I plug it into my main computer (arch) and try to partition it, I can't because ...
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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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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/....
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Internal SD Card Reader disconnects randomly

I bought a new PC (Lenovo U3170) but it seems that built-in SD card reader is broken, but I looked better, and i determined its not, because I copy pasted 1GB of files and during the transfer it was ...
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Android keeps reloading when mounting internal SD card [migrated]

running CM13 here on an Galaxy S5. Until yesterday, it worked pretty fine. Due to some error the phone crashes and now the FS on the SD card seems to be damaged. It's a 64 GByte Sandisk, formatted as ...
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unable to format sd card

Ok before marking this question duplicate, understand my question: After formatting my sd card "successfully" from NTFS to Fat32, I put some content on it from my computer. But when I mounted it back ...
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How do I shrink an SD Card image?

I imaged a 16 GB SD card using the dd command. The card however, does not have more than 4 GB of data on it across 2 partitions (FAT32 & ext3). I would like to transfer this image on to a 8GB SD ...
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Are wifi enabled SDCARDs a viable option for my 3d printer?

For a PC I have a HP Envy running Windows 7. It is attached via usb cable to my Flashforge Creator Dual 3d printer. Conventional Internet Wisdom suggests that it is better to store your model on an ...
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How can I expand Bluestacks memory in Windows 10?

My computer recently updated to Windows 10. Since then, Bluestacks (which I use mainly to access Whatsapp) has a very limited amount of space, and when I try to download pictures/videos it tells me ...
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Recover data from wrong size sd card - using “read” operation

This is an advanced question about data recovery (I'm very knowledgeable in data recovery) so please no answers like using "EaseUS Data Recovery" or any recovery\imaging\partition software or linux ...
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My SD card deletes new files by itself

I am using 64GB micro SD-Card. I always put it into my laptop slot for secondary storage. Recently, I found a big problem that my SD card won't work properly. I mean, When I copy new files to the ...
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Need help writing Linux script to automate moving files when flash drive is inserted

I am trying to use a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian to automatically move (not copy) the contents of Folder A (local) to Folder B (on SD card via USB to SD card reader) automatically when the card/...
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dd'ing images onto an SD card

I have a somewhat weird situation I'm trying to dd an OS image (something which I dd'ed off a card earlier) onto an SD card. The card capacity is 8GB and the image was made off an SD card of similar ...
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Install and run Windows XP from SDCard

I'm planning to revitalize one of my old notebook Acer Aspire 3600. In the user guide: Storage subsystem 40/60/80 GB or larger ATA/100 hard disk drive I'm planning to replace the existing hard disk ...
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Best Way to check ACTUAL space on SD/microSD card

In the past I have read some posts by users that they have purchased a SD card from a generic vendor in another country. Although the SD/microSD card may state that it holds 128GB/512GB, the actual ...
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SD card supports ReadyBoost in USB adaptor but not in SD card reader. How to fix?

When I insert an SD card into the SD reader, I am not offered the ReadyBoost tab in the drive properties section. When I put the card into a USB adaptor and plug it into the USB slot, ReadyBoost is ...
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Windows 7 Virtual Memory Optimization - ReadyBoost vs. Flash Swap vs. RAM Disk?

At first i thought ReadyBoost means having swap file allocated to flash drive which is wrong because ReadyBoost serves as additional storage for swap file or should i say it mirrors swap file on hard ...
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WIFI SD card for a Linux embedded device?

I'm researching the possibility of adding the capability of wireless file transferring, to an embedded device running Linux. It seems to be that a shortcut solution is to replace the SD card on the ...
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SD Card as Permanent Storage?

Is it safe to use an SD card as a permanent secondary storage for my laptop (by letting it be there, without removing it regularly)? I don't know how SD card hardware is internally different from an ...
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MicroSD card is write protected

I have a 32 GB Lexar microSD which had been working perfectly for the past 3 months on my phone. But recently I noticed I am unable to write new files to the SD Card. I tried to format it from my ...
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How can I eject a memory card or other removable media from the command line (without removing the reader)?

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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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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How to check if SD/USB card become corrupted?

I have some raspberryPi2 model-B boards, using USB drives as their root filesystem. As it turned out, the USB chips I had chosen are prone to build up tremendous heat, and after 6-8 months, they ...
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Internal SD Card Drive not Returning/Waking up after Sleep/Hibernate

Here is the setup: I have an internal SD card reader in my laptop. It contains a 32GB SD card that contains my research library. Information I use on a regular basis. The problem: When the ...
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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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USB flash drives or SD cards with S.M.A.R.T

Do any mainstream manufacturers incorporate Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) into their USB flash drives (aka "USB sticks") or SD cards? If not, why not? It can't be ...
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How do I put a Micro-SD card into a slot for SD/MMC/SDHC?

An electronic picture frame has a lot for SD/MMC/SDHC. A Micro-SD card came with it and is supposed to go there, but is clearly too small for the slot. How do I insert this card? There is no ...
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Create bootable SD card

I have a Toshiba Portege M205 tablet. The hard drive died, so I picked up another one and stuck it in there, with the intent to reinstall Windows XP Tablet. However, this particular computer did not ...
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After resetting my Linx7/Win10 tablet - can't see MicroSD in Settings/Storage

It has worked before the reset (complete, removed all files). I can see/use the SD card to save files in Explorer, etc., but do not see it in Settings->Storage. Once I format the card/change drive ...
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Mac Not Able to Read SD Card

I have a microSD that I use in my raspberry pi. I have it plugged into my mac through an adapter and am trying to use it. However I cannot erase any of its contents and it (contents) does not show up ...
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SD Card disappear from Windows on Macbook Pro after waking up

I have the SD Card for my Macbook Pro running Windows. Every time the laptop goes to sleep and wake up, the SD Card disappear. It only comes back if you restart - I tried install new BootCamp driver, ...
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What does “the wrong volume is in the drive” mean?

My phone took a bath in the river a few days ago. The phone is dead, but the SD card works still. However it is excruciatingly slow! The average read speed is well under 50kb/s. To copy 32GB of data ...
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Can 64 GB micro SD card be used for software installation in ASUS X205ta?

I have bought an ASUS X205ta which comes with 32 GB SSD storage. As 32 GB storage is very small, I am planning to put a 64 GB micro SD card in it. Is it possible to install software (like Skype, Viber ...
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Rescue SDcard spoiled by Android phone

My SD card is dead. It is a sandisk 32GB model (genuine one as I bought it from a well known seller). All I can see is a partition with 32MB total space. I've tried to recreate the partition table in ...
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ext4 SD card formatted on Linux, and will not show on OSX

I formatted an SD Card as ext4 on my Debian machine. Before I formatted I deleted all partions, created a single partion, and write the changes. I was able to mount the SD card on my Debian box and ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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Enabling DDR in SD/MMC causes problems? CMD 11 gives a response but the voltage switch wont complete

I am trying to enable DDR in sd (spec above 2.0) the procedure in the specifications is as follows Execute CMD0 to make the card idle. Execute CMD8 to enable ask about the voltage requirements ...
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wear leveling on SD cards

A well-known SD card producer advertises that his SD cards use wear leveling. If enough space is free on the card, write access is evenly distributed over free memory. But how does the built-in ...
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Link errors with symlinks

I've moved all the files of ./usr to an external drive /home/Linkados/usr (SD card 8Gb) using $rsync --progress -l -r /usr /home/Linkados/usr Then I created a symbolic link from my SD to my flash ...
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32GB Sandisk unable to be formatted

I received a Sandisk 32GB microSD from my dad who asked me to format it. Plug it into a USB-based adapter (no write protection switch) and tried to access it on my computer. Problems : right ...