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SD cards lack many of the lovely features more 'proper' storage has, so running things like smart tests is out of the question. Most tests involve writing to the card and reading back what was written to check for corruption. Depending on your OS something like H2testw might work. "Its still working fine for about 8 years now" That's a long time for ...


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Given that DVD/CD drives are now more often external and connected via USB, they do not conflict with your request for an alternative. I agree that CD-R discs are not ideal, especially after having a couple go bad on me after a few years. But you could instead upgrade to the compatible M-DISC, where M stands for Millennium. While I don't know if an M-Disc ...


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For flash based memory I can't seem to find anything either. This talks about writing to the ones you're talking about but that doesn't get you any. You could use a software to make a USB drive read-only like this one Softpedia download, but software is breakable and a fat32/64... system might not even recognize that there is security and go right ...


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The HFS+ files system was developed by Apple. This proprietary directory structure cannot be read by Windows OS's "out of the box", but there are a number of applications that can be used to read and write to that file system: Since you already use Paragon HFS+ , you might try their application for Windows OS. Catacombae HFSExplorer is a free tool, but ...


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When formatting the card on Windows, the poster has reported encountering cyclic redundancy check errors on the card. That, together with the fact that he has tried every other advice given in this thread, seems to point to the fact that the card contains bad sectors, in a place which only Windows accesses. You could continue to use this card on the phone, ...


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I believe Windows cannot read HFS+ partitions, so you'll look for 3rd parties utilities to format your MicroSD. I'd like to suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html. It helped me overcome many difficulties that occur with Windows partition utility. Format your deficient MicroSD using the Format and ...


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It looks like you have managed to format the entire device as one partition, without any partition table. This is entirely legit (your phone is using it just fine), but software that expects every disk to have a partition table may "freak out" and refuse to touch the device. Basically, all you need to do is to convince your computer to recreate the ...


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Try inserting the sd-card into your android phone or tablet and format it to FAT32 format. Then check if it is recognized by the PC. If it is then format it to NTFS using the PC. Can't Comment(Not enough points)...


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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 drive and has first priority? Sorry, but none of the above is true. What ReadyBoost ("use removable device to improve Windows performance", or whatever ...


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A MicroSD card to SD adapter is little more than just wires to create an SD card pinout instead. There is no active conversion being done, see the below pin out: As you can see, the only difference between the two is that MicroSD has one less ground pin, otherwise they are like for like. The answer is no, they are indistinguishable. SD, MiniSD and ...


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I had the same problem. I think I got this to work (it has just now after reboot) by making Dropbox open last in the list in system preferences>users & groups>user name > login items For good measure I also added the SD card above it in the list (click - to remove Dropbox then + to add Transcend (or whatever your SD card is called) then + to add ...



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