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A memory card format that is like the SD card format, but in a smaller form factor.

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Direct USB type C connection preventing SD card reader from being recognized

I have a micro SD card I want to read on my M2 MacBook Pro (Ventura). I recently bought an adapter, that in theory is supposed to read said card. On the manual the reader is described as a “T-Flash (...
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Is the 100K write life cycle the barometer for SD card's wear and tear?

It has been said that continuous writing on an SD card can cause wear and tear on the memory cells, which can eventually lead to the failure of the card. One of the answer to my question here How to ...
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How to achieve SD card's life service to 10 years or more? [closed]

I have read from this link https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/faq/#servicelife about SD card's service life that with normal usage it can reached to 10 years or more? Wow, this is truly amazing! I know ...
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SD Card - Corrupted Files

Most of my files of various types on my SD card got corrupted, and other files with weird names appeared. So what should I do? Is it safe to delete these files?
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How to recover lost data through transfer?

I have made a terrible mistake when transferring photos from a microSD card to an external HDD. I connect the microSD card and the external HDD to my iPad. I could see all the photos from SD card. I ...
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Corrupt SD card showing as unallocated space on disk management [duplicate]

My SD card showing corrupt on my android phone. I then through SD card reader attach it to pc. When open it in disk management it showing as unallocated space and not accessible at all. Disk ...
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Why is my SD card having errors every day?

Problem I have a Minecraft Server on my MicroSD Card, which I connect to my computer using a MicroSD Card to SD Card adapter. Every day, when I try to write something to the server properties file ...
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Unique identifier (UUID) for a micro SD card that stays the same even after writing a new ISO image on it

I'd like to organize my many micro SD cards in a Excel table, to know what is on which micro SD card. It's very difficult to stick a physical label on it (too small, and they always go away after a ...
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Backing up Google Photos collection to an external microSDXC card (with a exFAT filesystem)

SWIM has a Motorola moto e5 play with Android 8 as the OS. This individual wants to backup their entire photo (& video) collection stored on Google Photos, and move it entirely onto a 128GB ...
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File recovery from FAT32 partition [duplicate]

In a nutshell: I have a broken directory that I believe is now inaccessible because of disconnecting during the middle of a file transfer and I want to rescue files from said folder. So here's the ...
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How can I back up a Linux bootup image from a microSD card?

I have a microSD card. It was created from an embedded Linux image and it is used to boot up a device. I like to make a copy in case the card gets damaged. So should I use the dd command to copy the ...
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microSD card jumps to read-only on one specific computer when using one specific program

I'm just gonna explain this situation, and I'd love to know what's going on, how to fix it, and ideally I hope this brand new microSD card isn't dead or something. If I: plug it into my Linux desktop ...
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How do I read this SD card read benchmark?

I run Ubuntu's "Disks" tool read benchmark against a cheap 128GB Kingston microSD (SDXC / UHS-I / ⑩ / U1) card connected via a no-name SD card reader through USB-C port to my laptop several ...
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Can a microSD card with an USB adapter be used to flash a BIOS?

Does it act the same way a USB flash drive does? And would it work with the option to update the BIOS via the current BIOS or the new feature motherboards have where a BIOS can be updated without a ...
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Is there a performance difference between SD MicroSD adaptor vs USB MicroSD adaptor?

Introduction I have a microSD card with data that I'm trying to connect to my computer. My computer has slots for connecting to a USB or an SD-card, but not microSD. (example below) However, I have ...
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Best way to salvage SD cards exposed to salt water and contents of the lithium batteries?

So, right off the bat, I want to acknowledge that the data on these cards is likely lost to time. However, I am hoping someone may know some best practices to check for sure. I recently recovered some ...
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MicroSDHC cannot be formatted, deleted, only read [duplicate]

I have a MicroSDHC SanDisk Ultra (Red Grey) with 10 Speed Class, UHS-I Bus Interface, and 16GB Size Storage. I put this on the SanDisk Adapter to connect it on PC (Windows 10) and it is readable. But ...
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Can't write to micro SD Card nor format it [duplicate]

I am using a 128GB micro sd card on my android phone, and i recently noticed that i could not write any files to it. Reading works fine. I tried to format it using my windows computer, without success....
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Brand new SDcard not formatting (Mac)

Been pulling my hair out on this one. Have a brand new Sandisk 32GB Extreme Plus SDCard. I've been trying to get an image on it to work (for my Raspberry Pi 4). When I bought it, I used balenaEtcher ...
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Recovering data from Raw SD Card

So I took a micro sd card out of my phone and when I try to reformat it it says windows was unable to reformat the sd card. Is there a way to refromat the sd card and saving the data afterwards.
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Micro SD memory on Windows 10 computers

In a Windows 10 laptop will extra memory as a Micro SD card typically appear as an enlarged C drive or will it appear as a different drive letter?
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Micro SD cards larger than 2gb not showing in Windows Explorer

Problem I need an SD card bigger than 3gb to load retro pi onto it but bizarrely I can only get 2gb micro SD cards to show in Windows Explorer. The micro SD card is plugged into a micro SD card ...
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how do i reformat an unrecognized microSD card

i have tried to change my microSD card to a bootable nanoDLP for my pi. but the card reader i used moved or something, and the process stop in an error, trying to reformat i put the microSD back to ...
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What happens to micro SD cards when they get worn out?

So most are speaking and asking what's the lifetime of a micro SD card or an SSD drive. But I barely found information what happens when a micro SD card actually gets worn out. Does anybody know this? ...
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Possibly corrupted Micro SD card; i/o error

Problem: I have a SanDisk 128 GB Micro SD that used to be in my android phone. I first noticed (on the phone) that photo albums that were located on the SD opened correctly sometimes and sometimes not ...
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How to access local external drives from a Remote Ubuntu Machine?

Is it possible for local (Mac) external drives to be accessed via a remote PC (Ubuntu)? I want to be able to build and flash my custom Android ROM which is hosted on my Ubuntu machine and write those ...
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PC stuck during boot when booted with microSD card inserted

I have a PC with 32GB eMMC storage that I use for basic tasks. Also, a 128GB microSD card is used for storing stuffs. The PC was working fine till some hours back, but it won't boot up now. My PC ...
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Cannot format microSD card

My microSD card I have used in a MavicMini drone does not work anymore. Last time it worked was before the drone's crash. The drone did not break, but the microSD card that was used in the drone acts ...
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SSD versus microSD: Does physical size matter? [duplicate]

I see microSD cards up to 400GB, as well as SSD up to 400GB. My question is related to the size: If you can fit 400GB in a microSD card, why do we need the size of a SSD (more commonly, 2.5 in)? What ...
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Are microSD cards suitable for image (photograph) editing and management?

256GB microSD cards have gotten much less expensive recently, and so I am wondering if they are suitable for image (photograph) editing and management. I typically store images on platter-based ...
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Encrypting folders on an sd card

I bought a webcam you can use to take photos and videos in the normal way with the help of a micro SD card. Can the individual folders of this SD card (or even the entire SD card) be encrypted, or ...
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Windows cannot read SD card, gives 'Please insert SD card into drive E:' error

When I try to open/format/diskpart clean the drive it cannot do the task. All my other devices work just fine, including my Switch, camera, and tablet, can format/save files/read data but my Windows ...
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Diskpart did not format or clean encrypted sdcard

i have 64 gb sandisk sdcard that was encrypted using Bitlocker trying to format it within windows 10 home but that dose not work due to leack ability of windows 10 home edition. then i moved my sdcard ...
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How to determine the actual capabilities of my SD card reader?

I have an Intel Compute Stick STCK1A8LFC which I use as a media player running Linux. I'm using a 128 GB Micro SD Card for storage and would like to upgrade to a larger one if possible. The Intel ...
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How to repair a corrupted microsd card?

My MicroSD card was working and now it isn't. I do not care to retrieve the files. When I plug it into my computer (using a usb adapter) it shows up but doesn't show any details and asks to be ...
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Can´t format, write nor delete files on a corrupted microSD card

I have a SandDisk Ultra PLUS 16 GB microSD card (This exact model) and I'm trying to format it without any luck so far. It's the microSD card that I've using in my Android phone for 3 years without ...
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SD Card Micro SDHC "You don't currently have permission to access this folder"

I'm running on Windows 10 Pro, and every time I try to open my SD card it says "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder." ...
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paste text from Notepad app into 16_GByte micro SD Card

My 16_GByte SD Card is formatted FAT32. However, I have not found a way to simply copy text from a URL (How to make your RPi3 computer an Alarm Clock) and then paste this text into the SanDisk card. ...
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How do I fix my SD card reader on my computer that always says the device is locked for read only?

When I insert a micro SD card into a SD adapter to read it in the SD card reader on my Dell desktop it says the drive is read-only whenever I try to copy files to it. The LOCK switch on the SD adapter ...
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Corrupt SD card

i have a micro sd card (Kingston) that i want to extract data from but it's unknown filesystem and it's impossible to mount i guess. It's from an Android 6 phone. Kernel version: 3.18.19. It's pretty ...
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Unable to format microSD card

I have a SanDisk Ultra microSD card with 16 GB capacity.I connected it to my laptop using a Zebronics ZEB-230CR card reader. I am facing issues with formatting the card. I opened the Disks utility on ...
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Memory card showing I/O device error in diskpart and write protected in disk management

I have a Sandisk 16GB Class 10 Ultra MicroSD UHS-A1 Card with Adapter (SDSQUAR-016G-GO61A) memory card. I installed raspbian (Raspberry Pi OS) on it. It has been a few months since I used my ...
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MicroSD card performance

I am having problems with microSD performance, I did these test using HD Tune and a Kingston FCR-HS3 (https://www.kingston.com/en/flash/readers/fcr-hs3) on a USB3 port. I am a bit confused, ...
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Home PC doesn't recognize exFAT formatted SD-Card but work PC does

I have a Micro-SD card formatted in my smartphone as exFAT. I can work with the card (read and write) on my work laptop (Windows 7 Pro) but my home PC (Windows 7 Home) does not recognize the card and ...
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Is it technically impossible for an SD card adapter to degrade performance under any condition?

This question is an off-shoot of Will there be a performance degradation when using a SD card with an adapter for a camera. That question asked whether using a microSD to SD adapter would degrade ...
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SD card, corrupted, data recovery, file type unrecognized, allocated memory not recognized, all data recovery software fails to even scan correctly

I have a corrupted SD card and need help: SD card from android says corrupted in phone. Windows says it needs to be formatted. Chkdsk says it cannot restore raw file format. All file recovery ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a microSD card

I have a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 installed on it and most of the disk space on that SSD I'm already using (for programs and stuff). The thing is, I also need a Linux environment because I'm a ...
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Even weirder "Error splicing file: Input/output error"

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T540p recovery from sd card?

I have a Thinkpad T540p which has to be restored to factory status. I have tried to invoke the recovery program by pussing F11 a lot during booting when the Thinkpad logo is shown. But all I get is ...
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Can't format or erase flash card neither on Linux nor on Windows [closed]

I have brand new flash memory card (MicroSD), which I am connecting to the computer via relatively old, but USB3 card readers. I've tried two different card readers. One card reader says card "is ...
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