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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...