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Questions tagged [sd-card]

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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Which medium to use when rotating full backups of videos and pictures [on hold]

I have 200gb of pictures and videos. I plan to institute personal backup procedure. I will have two physical copies on-site, and one physical copy off-site. The offsite one will be rotated monthly, ...
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How do I fix my SD card after it was split into multiple drives by Windows loT core?

enter image description hereI installed Windows loT core onto my SD card and used it for my Raspberry pi. Upon deleting the OS, I found that my SD card had be split into multiple drives. Is there a ...
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SD 64GB Ultra works fine but sometimes goes back in time literally [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB card which works fine.. I used it for a few months and it never had problems Short story: New files sometimes vanish. Deleted files sometimes reappear, and they also work ...
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Using built-in eMMC SD card slot on UEFI

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st (20FR). It has an eMMC SD card slot which doesn't seem to be available from the firmware, even though some relevant drivers are loaded: (uefi shell) > drivers ...
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Write Linux Disk Image to SD card

Like the title says: I am trying to write a Linux Image to an SD card. Originally I had Linux working fine and would boot on my FPGA. However, when I tried to load a .py file, it corrupted the SD card ...
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SD card has 26gb large “file” [duplicate]

Windirstat shows a large unknown something of 26gb! I have a Samsung 128gb microsd in win10 oct update. I cannot see it in explorer. So I tried to run Ubuntu (from win store) and mounted the sd. $ ...
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old Nokia n73 sd card file system?

I tried to find an answer online but couldn't to what file system format does symbian os on a nokia n73 formats an external SD card. because the 2 gb mini sd card is not being recognized by my win ...
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SD card files get destroyed by my PC

My PC (At work) is an HP 6305 mini-case system (I bought it as a second hand several months ago) that I have installed Windows7 Ultimate 64bit on it. When I connect an SD card to its USB port, it ...
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Micro SD card not saving changes (but is not in read-only mode) [duplicate]

I have a Micro SD card here which I used with a Raspberry Pi, and I wanted to re-ISO it with a newly downloaded ISO from raspberry.org. This is on Windows 7 Pro In the Computer Management / Disk ...
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Detecting SD card corruption

Is there any way I can detect the SD card corruption at run time? I have a situation where in firmware upgrade is affected because of SD card issue, however it will be known only after the upgrade ...
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Do i have to format my SD card to format it

I just bought a raspberry pi with the NOOBs software and I want to make it a media server. The thing is, all the tutorials want you to install an image file (which i did), but then they say you have ...
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How can I make a backup copy of my sd card that has multiple partitions? (Preferably on Windows)

I wanted to take a backup of my sd card that I use in my Raspberry Pi 3B. To do this I followed this guide. However, after restoring the img to the sd card a window that says "Waiting for SD card (...
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How can I create a single ISO or IMG file from an SD card?

I have an SD card that contains 2 volumes (H and I). I have found programs where I can turn Drive H and I into an ISO or IMG seperately. But I want a program that will take the entire card and turn ...
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Why is my SD card not empty when I deleted all items?

I am using a GoPro 5 and Mac Book Pro with macOS HighSierra 10.13.6. Since the SD card from my GoPro was nearly full, I saved all my data and deleted ALL files using right click and delete. But for ...
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Install Windows 10 on MacBook Air, SDXC, SD Card, Using One Partition of GUID Partition Map

Hi I have a MacBook Air and I want to know if is possible to install Windows 10 in a SD Card, formatted like GUID Partition Map, using one of multiple spaces... I Installed CentOS 7, in one partition ...
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Transistor count of a processor versus a micro SD card

I was recently quite surprised to find out that modern CPUs only have around 2 billion transistors and even GPUs like the GTX 1080 Ti have only 12 billion. A quick calculation on the other hand shows ...
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how to insert .img file into sd card in Ubuntu guest on Windows Host in VirtualBox?

my configuration : VirtualBox 5.12 Host Windows 10 Guest Ubuntu 16.04 Im trying to insert an .img file into and sd card on Ubuntu so that im able to boot on it. I have tried two methods but none is ...
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SD card reader on a Dell Inspirion 15 model 5567 won't read the SD card

My SD card works just fine in my HP Elitebook but not on my Dell Inspirion 15. I just downloaded updated drivers and it still doesn't work. Any ideas out there for a frustrated Kentucky lady?
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Recovery from an SD card that won't initialize

I have an SD card that seems dead and won't work with any device. When plugging it into ubuntu laptop I get the following in dmesg: [10932.493099] mmc0: unrecognised CSD structure version 3 [10932....
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Steering Windows 10 updates to an SD card in a 2GB/32GB mini PC

I'm setting up a budget computer lab and I'm in possession of a bunch of windows 10 Mini pcs Z8350, with 2GB Ram and 32GB eMMC ss drives. These little pcs work great to a point, after some quick ...
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Abnnormal Micro SD card [duplicate]

My sd card is somehow "locked". I can view and copy files into my computer but cannot delete, move or format the card. It says windows is unable to complete format. I tried formatting using Disk ...
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Recover files from corrupted sd [duplicate]

I messed up when trying to benchmark write speed on an sdcard with important files on it. sync; sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M count=1024; sync 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out ...
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Unable to clean/format corrupted sd card [duplicate]

I'm not able to format my sd card. Even if I try to delete the files, after refresh it appears again. I've tried EASUS, minitool, HP format utility, none of them are working. It seems like write ...
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Determine SD-card quality

A Raspberry Pi uses an SD-card for the storage of the OS. Over time the SD-card "wears out" due to reaching its maximum number of write-cycles. I've been using these boards for some time now and ...
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MicroSD unmounts during formatting

I've been trying to install a Cubieez linux image on a CubieTruck (Cubieboard 3) using Win32DiskImager (Following the official documentation). After the process, the card shows up as two different ...
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busted sd card and pins can you swap out the memory module to a new sd card to recover that chips data

I have an sd card that the pens are trashed-destroyed and the small i would say semiconductor is detached. The information is sooo important for my job. My question is can I buy a new sd card and ...
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Making Bootable clone of Ubuntu on same SD card

I work in a lab where I am configuring a small computer to eventually be used to collect data on an instrument. The computer has a 32Gb SD card as its main storage device. I am using Ubuntu 10.04, as ...
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recovery from failing SD card

I have an micro-SD card (Sandisk) which has started to fail. To recover as many as possible files, I have written a small script in PHP that copies files one by one, and continues to the next file if ...
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SD cards are being corrupted when installing Raspbian - can't format them

I have an SD card on which I tried to install Raspbian (for a Raspberry Pi). After it got stuck I tried to open the SD card on my computer but it wouldn't open. I tried to install Raspbian on another ...
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Detect and qualify flash memory (sd card) wear

What is the best way to detect and evaluate/qualify flash memory wear that usually occurs after a lot of data has been written the flash? I mean especially a wear caused by continuous writes by dash ...
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SD card has CURRENT Read-only State : Yes [duplicate]

DISKPART> attributes disk Current Read-only State : Yes Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : No Clustered Disk : No DISKPART> ...
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How do we prepare sd card for boot

I have a uboot.img and a uImage prepared for an nxp board. I want to understand how can I make u-boot to load kernel. So I understand that there is an address on sd card from where the kernel image ...
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Unable to format SD card [duplicate]

I am trying to format my SD card, but everything so far has failed. I tried using diskpart, when deleting a partition using delete partition # it simply doesn't delete the partition, always showing ...
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Recover data from formatted SD card

I have confused SD cards and formatted the one with my data on it and taken 2 pictures with my camera until I noticed. I have never recovered an SD card before, so I am completely new to this topic. ...
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Etcher image fails to validate

I don't know if this is in the right place but... I'm trying to write this image of Raspbian Stretch--which I believe should be the most recent--to a micro SD to run it on a Pi 3: https://www....
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Reliable SD Cards

My notebook (T560) only supports one harddrive and I would like to expand it by a 256GB SD card for things like backups. So I surfed the net for a while and noticed that up to 10% (felt 10%) of sd ...
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SD Card random bit error on reading, no failure

I have a deployment of some 20 Raspberry Pis with Kingston 16 GB Micro SD HC Class 10 U1 cards in them, all cloned from identical customised Raspbian image. Small text on the card says: SDC10B2/16GB ...
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How to fix a Micro sd card inside a USB 2.0 adapter that is not working?

OK i have tried a few different methods to fix my flash drive with no results. The micro SD card is 32GB inserted into an USB 2.0 adapter When i plug the drive into a port Win7 makes a sound, and i ...
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How do I format a Sd card (8gb sandisk) which is showing raw files (30mb) & write protected? [duplicate]

Through command prompt I can neither select partition nor create another primary partition. Also, I am unable to format it using 3rd party software.enter image description here
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SD Card not recognized in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 (x64) on a Toshiba L505D-S5965 and whenever I insert my SD card into it, I get an error that states "USB device not recognized". I'm pretty sure this isn't a hardware error ...
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Suddenly unsupported SD card on Android [duplicate]

I'm having troubles with a 32 Go Transcend micro SD card (on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016, Android 7.0). When my phone starts, it displays the following notification: Unsupported SD card This device doesn'...
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Bogus “”Drive needs to be formatted" message for an SD-card

I inserted an SD memory card into a USB card reader and plugged it into my PC. I got this message: I knew something's not right because I just pulled this card out my laptop's built-in SD card slot, ...
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Can a device ruin an SD Card or microSD card?

I have a device that I think might be ruining microSD storage cards (SanDisk cards). The device happens to be a smartphone (an older Samsung Galaxy S), but this question applies to any device. Is it ...
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Reliable USB Flash Media

Q: What type of flash media has the best long-term storage reliability? Details: I'm aware that all flash media has varied limits on lifetime write cycles, and that there are better media for long ...
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Fixing a sd card - cannot format/delete partition, but files are still there [duplicate]

I was using a program to backup my files into my sd card on android. It suddenly stopped so I waited a bit, but as he wasn't moving I removed the battery and then the sd card. I immediatly had ...
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SD Card not accessible with NO MEDIA ERROR [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card, few days ago, the card suddenly stopped working, and this has happened before, the entire card was formatted or erased by itself back then, I had to reformat it and ...
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Invalid end of sector signature: 0xB3E1 (SD Card Formatter)

After "flashing" Ubuntu Mate onto an SD Card using Etcher, Etcher successfully verified the data, but since it refused to boot on my Raspberry Pi, I decided to retry the flash. I deleted all the ...
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Windows 10 PC cannot detect certain folders from my Android phone

I am trying to upload files from my Android (Huawei P9 Lite) phone onto my PC. So, I plug in my phone, Click on the device, And then click on the SD card (as that's where the files are that I want ...
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Linux: Is there a filesystem that can stand an abrupt storage device disconnection?

This may be more appropriate in UNIX & Linux, so please let me know. I'm wondering if there's a filesystem available in Linux that can withstand (or is designed to be able to better handle) hard ...
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Write multiple SD cards in parallel, or serially as efficiently as possible

A friend has handheld devices (Kindles) that we want to transfer a large bundle of files to (videos for a youth project). The devices have SD card readers and so we want to write SD cards with a disk ...