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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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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What's the life expectancy of an SD card?

I have some SD cards that I use. Is there a limit to how many times I can write over them? If I leave information on a card, is there anything that can cause it to lose this information eventually ...
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Is it possible to get back data from a Micro SD which is unresponsive?

I have a 2 GB Micro SD card. It was working very fine before few months ago and when I changed the phone I got a new one with that so I didn't use my Old one for a while. But few days ago I need some ...
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Choice of filesystem for GNU/Linux on an SD card

I have am embedded ARM-based system running on an SD card. It's currently Debian GNU/Linux using ext3 as filesystem. As I'm about to reinstall the system, I started wondering about changing to a more ...
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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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How to access an SD card from a virtual machine?

I want to format an SD card from my Linux virtual machine. I have a built-in SD card reader in my laptop. I tried using VirtualBox and VMware Player and installed Ubuntu 10.04 guest. None of them are ...
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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 ...
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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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What would be the down side(s) to backup archival via SD cards?

While doing some photography reading, i came across some support for archiving photos, videos on SD Cards. The process looked like: Fill up SD Card with DSLR Share/publish any choice items via the ...
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SD card shrinks in allowable size after copying disk image

I bought a 16G SD card to put Android on to put in my Nook Color. I downloaded a Honeycomb distribution and wrote the disk image to it. Then I found the Nook Color takes Micro-SD cards, and decided ...
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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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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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Mount “locked” SD card as read-write in GNU/Linux

My Canon PowerShot A470 + CHDK can write to SD-cards that are "locked" (the lock switch is used to make the card bootable), but GNU/Linux `/dev/mmcblk1': Read-only file system (I'm using "Texas ...
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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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Is there a difference between SD cards from different manufacturers? [closed]

I thought 16 gb is 16 gb no matter who makes the cards, but I am now confident that's not the case although I don't know exactly why nor how. Can someone explain it to me? I make a lot of SD disk ...
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Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
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What to do with a corrupted SD card: reformat it or trash it?

I recovered all the files from my corrupted SD card today. What should I do with it now? Reformat and continue using it or throw it away and buy a new one Here's the details on the card and how ...
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Link My Documents folder to external SD Card

I have a laptop with 120GB SSD (limited space) and a 64GB SD card in the laptop. I have cloned my hard drive from a clean install of all the software installed. I would like to have the My Documents ...
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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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Partition SD Card?

I want to partition the SD card so that I can use Apps2SD application (on my Android phone, a Samsung GT-i5503). I just would like to know if I can partition my SD card using "Computer Management" in ...
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fsck error: currently, only 1 or 2 FATs are supported, not 34

Why do I get the fsck error: "currently, only 1 or 2 FATs are supported, not 34?" And what can I do to successfully run fsck? I'm fsck-ing my Transcend 16GB Class-6 SD card. It got corrupted recently ...
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What does 100x mean, for an SD card?

When I read the information about an SD card, I notice there is an information that is reported as 100x. What does that mean? To what is it referring?
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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 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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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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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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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 ...