An SD Card (Secure Digital Card) is an ultra small flash memory card designed to provide high-capacity memory in a small size.

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Booting from SD card freezes Macbook

I followed the instructions found here: http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-install#osx for installing Kali onto a 4 GB SD card. I got output from the terminal similar to that in the ...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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How do Mac file imports from SD cards work when the option is set to delete after import?

My uncle recently imported files from his SD card and there were serious errors. I have no idea WHY that's occurred, but the videos I took are once in a lifetime. I shot on .MOV format, but the card ...
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How to remove partition on SD card using a Mac?

I got Raspbian on a SD card, and then accidentally wiped it. Now I have 2 visible partition. How do I get rid of the partition on a Mac.
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What about copying using the Finder?

From this link, How can I speed up SD card writing speed (using /dev/disk*) on a MacBook Pro?, it implies the SD card might be alright... just because the software is using the buffered version of the ...
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Remove SD card from iMac CD drive

I stupidly inserted my SD card today into the CD drive of my iMac. I didn't see where I was putting it in. I can't even feel the SD card by using a piece of paper in the drive. How do I get the SD ...
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SD card slot on mid 2012 15" MBP not working

I have a mid 2012 15" 2.7ghz MBP. I recently did a clean install going from 10.9 to 10.10. The SD card reader seems to have stopped working, (It was working previously, although i didnt test it ...
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My SD card is not showing up in Finder

I have a SD card that I put into my MacBook Pro. It then showed up in finder. I wanted to access it and I accidentally dragged the mounted card and now it's gone from Finder. Taking out the card and ...
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Why is 64GB SD Card “unreadable”?

When I insert my 64GB SanDisk Micro SDXC Card into my 2012 MacBook Pro (in a MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Adapter that works with other Micro SD cards), a popup dialog informs me that "The disk you inserted was ...
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Cannot erase SD card with Disk Utility (El Capitan)

I have this SD card that I am trying to use to backup photos on a Windows computer. After using the SD card on the Windows computer, and copying the photos back on a safe drive, I cannot erase the SD ...
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SD Card not readable after upgrading to El Capitan

I'm not able to use my SD card on my MacBook Pro after I upgraded the OS to El Capitan. I tried to reset PRAM without success. Consider that if I put the SD card on another Mac it works perfectly. Any ...
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Can't reformat SD card (Yosemite)

I have a 2 GB SD card that I can't reformat. It seems pretty corrupted. If I go into Disk Utility, I get these various error messages for each option: Repair Disk: Disk Utility can’t repair ...
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OS X automatically deleting files

Before I made multiple cloud accounts available to backup my Mac, running OS X El Capitan, I saved every file in All My Files onto a 16 GB external SD card. I noticed that every few days everything ...
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How to fix GUID hard drive corrupted to MBR?

I have a micro SD that suddenly stopped working. I tried everything on the internet (believe me, everything). I don't mind losing the data on it, I just want to be able to use it again. So here I go: ...
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Is it possible to transfer images from iPhone to SD card directly?

There is: http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MD822ZM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader It’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPad mini After ...
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Multiple copies of files in need of deletion

I have maintained backups of 'All My Files' on an external secure shell card and have overwritten the originals several times. Now there are multiple copies of several files wherein they are labeled ...
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Yosemite cannot detect SD card

I know their is a flood of these questions but I have a late 2013 macbook pro with yosemite 10.10.5 installed on it. My problem is it won't read some of my SD cards, i've run disk util with the pny ...
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Message: The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer when inserting SD card

I did a video shoot a while ago using a 32 Gb hama sd card on a canon 5d. When i went home and inserted the camera on the card reader I got the following error: “The disk you inserted was not ...
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Disks not mounting (10.10.5)

Having an issue where multiple drives (External HD's via USB and an SD card inserted directly) will no longer mount when plugged in. If I open Disk Utility I can see the drive listed but the volume it ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognise Sandisk 64GB Mini SD card

I bought a 64GB Sandisk for my GoPro Hero 3+ and it works fine. However, when I either plug in my GoPro directly via a USB cable or try to access the drive by using an SD-card adapter, all that comes ...
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SD Card mounted but not accessible in Finder (OS 10.10.5)

On an early 2015 MacBook Air running 10.10.5, Finder will not show SD cards, despite the disk showing up in Disk Utility. In Finder preferences, I have set external disks to be shown on the Desktop ...
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Permanently Hide SD

I have a jetdrive that i'm using permanently in my macbook air SD card slot. I'm wanting to make it so that the drive does not show up in my desktop or sidebar, but is accessible through a folder. I ...
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Macbook Pro SD card reader is not listed as USB hardware

I have 15' early 2011 Macbook Pro with Mavericks installed. Everything works fine, except SD card reader. Even it's not listed in USB hardware list. Tried find a solution by searching the internet ...
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Enable standby mode / deep sleep on SSD macs with mounted SD-card

This question arose from the comments page of The Nifty Minidrive's Kickstarter page The Nifty Minidrive is essentially a microSD card adapter that fits perfectly into the SD-slot of the MacBook Pro ...
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How can I stop Mac Mini from shutting off when removing an SD card?

I've been trying to use an SD card (a micro-sd adapter and card) in a 2011 Mac Mini. When I remove the card, the Mac completely shuts off. No dialog or kernel panic screen, just instant power off. ...
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iPhotos disaster

I apparently had too many (3600) photos on my SD card to upload them via Image Capture so I used iPhoto. Upload went well but iPhoto erased my SD card. I want to use to those photos outside of iPhoto ...
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Yosemite cannot mount 64GB FAT32 SD Card

Built in SD Card Reader: Vendor ID: 0x05ac Product ID: 0x8406 Revision: 3.00 Serial Number: 00000000AP05 SDXC Card: Capacity: 61.92 GB (61,924,704,256 bytes) Removable Media: Yes BSD ...
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Can I move applications and other data to a JetDrive 128 GB for MacBook Air

I'm planning to get a 128 GB Transcend JetDrive SD card to supplement the storage on my MacBook Air that's 128 GB. I just wanted to know once I get it can I copy the applications installed to the SD ...
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Crazy Memory usage on Transcend 128GB JetDrive 130 Expansion Card for MBA

I've just received my new JetDrive Lite 130 designed for Macbook Air. When I plugged it in, I was happy to see 128GB available on the empty card. However, I copied 16GB of files to it and the Finder ...
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Disk utility unable to change partition type

I'm trying to copy a .img disk image to a microSD. However, when I try to move the contents of the image I downloaded to the microSD, I get this: Same result when copying via Terminal. ...
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My SD Card doesn't fit into my MacBook air, bit it fits into my MacBook Pro!

My camera's SD Card can't fit into my MacBook Air's SD Card Slot. I can only push the SD Card into the slot halfway, but then ONE CORNER can't go in any further. The left corner of the card can still ...
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SD card slot is always read-only

I have a 4 GB Micro SDHC card and I use a Micro SD adapter sleeve to read it with the built-in SD card slot of my 15" mid-2010 MacBook Pro. It's been a while since I tried to use it, but I just ...
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Recovering Files from SD Card

I accidently moved my iMac with the SD card inserted and the card got bent, it cannot be read anymore. Not sure if it can be recovered. I was wondering if somehow the files are stored on the HD. I did ...
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iPhoto does not recognise the photos on the SD card of my new camera.

I am running Lion on iMac and iPhoto is up to date. my new camera is a sony a6000. The photos show up in the import window, even with an image of the camera, but when I ask iPhoto to import them it ...
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How can I make my microSD card writable?

I have a macbook pro running Snow Leopard. I have Tuxera NTFS drivers. I have a microSD card, in an adapter, in the slot. The "lock" slider is in the "unlocked" position. 'Get Info' tells me the ...
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User Data on SDXC?

I am assisting a user who has reach full disk capacity (120GB). The disk cannot be replaced by one with higher capacity (not without replacing the whole logicboard) and as a the laptop is designed ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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How do I rename a FAT SD Card using a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to rename a 16GB SD card (Untitled) using a MacBook Air but the Disk Utility won't let me rename/erase/reformat it. I am able to open the device and see all of its content but cannot rename ...
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Can I mark a SD Card as permanent storage?

I own a PNY - StorEDGE 128GB and I remember that it was initially recognized as a fixed/permanent disk like a hard disk. I reformatted it to add encryption but now the disk is shown as a removable ...
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Ejecting SD card takes a long time and CPU usage goes up

I'm on Mavericks and after I eject most SD cards, it takes a minute or two and process UASysAgent is taking 80% of the CPU... quite annoying, does anyone else experience this? Something that can be ...
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Can't format o repartition any USB or Flash Drive

I am trying to format an SD card and an USB flash drive. When I use the Disk Utility application I receive the following message: "Couldn't open device" I also tried via terminal and the message I get ...
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SD Card, Error Code 36 after copying additional files to a camera memory card using finder

I'm getting an Error Code 36 when trying to retrieve files from a FAT32 SD card (from my camera) onto a mac formatted drive. Half of the files will not even open, let alone copy across from the card! ...
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Which Transcend Jetdrive Lite fits into MB Pro 13" early 2011?

I want to expand my MB Pro diskspace by a seamless SD-card. There are different Jetdrive Lite versions, but they're specified for the MB Pro 13" back to late 2012 only. Any experiences with MB Pro ...
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SD Cards “forgets” written data

I have an SD Card I bought from ebay. It works, sort of. Recently, it somehow acquired the weird habit of "forgetting" things I copy to it. For example; I would normally place my music folder to the ...
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Can I back up to an SD card?

I happy accident occurred this weekend when I left my camera's USB cable at work. I discovered that I have an SD slot in my MacBook Pro. Can I backup to an SD card using a third party back up ...
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How can I get Image Capture autorun turned off when inserting media? OS X Yosemite 10.2.2, 2015

Every time I insert an SD card or a drive via USB, dang Image Capture pushes its way to the front of my screen. This is just since the Yosemite update--I can no longer find an option to only launch ...
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Some queries about device compatibility on a Mac

Do normal card readers like these detect automatically on a Mac or a separate app should be installed ? Do DSLR camera's SD card detect on a mac just like a normal SD card or should I install a ...
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Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root

When I plug in my usb memory card reader nothing happens. It was working ten minutes ago when I used the xbian installer to put it on the sd card, but now nada. Something briefly flashes up then ...
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jet-drive expansion card full with duplicate files like startup disks, how to prevent?

MBP retina 2014 Mid yr 13" w/ Yosemite , Start up disks were saying they were full within one week so I bought jet-drive expansion card and it keeps filling up with duplicate files just like Mac does, ...
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SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...