Questions tagged [sd-card]

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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diskutil does not see SD, Dropbox does [closed]

I connect a Parrot drone to my MacBook running Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101) and Dropbox nicely imports the images/videos. Not sure where FROM. Command line diskutil or brew/testdisk can't see the drive, ...
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Is there any advantage to different file systems on microSD?

I have a two new microSD cards and I'm going to use them for overflow storage and Timemachine using macOS Catalina. They have exFAT now. Q. Is there any advantage to formatting them in any other ...
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Why is zeroing out a drive with dd not working?

I'm using macOS Catalina. I have a 16GB microSD card that had Raspbian on it, which is 2 partitions: 45MB boot partition large Linux partition I needed to clear it, so I plugged the SD card into my ...
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iPhone is unable to import photo on SD card that are copied from macOS

I have copied a bunch of photo files (jpg) from a macOS to a SD card. Here is the details of the SD card as seen in Disk Utility However when I insert this card to a SD card reader connected to an ...
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Possible to recover app data from .asec file (SD card in Samsung) and move to new device (OnePlus)? [migrated]

I have been using an Android app since 2014. Recently, I switched to a new device (OnePlus) and realized that the data backup was only till 2018. It was narrowed down to the data being stored in the ...
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MacOS 10.15.4 automatic eject sdcard when goes to sleep

I bought a transcent jet lite sd card for my macbook pro mid 2014. On MacOS 10.15.4 whenever my macbook goes to sleep my sd card automatically ejected and there is no device in disk utility to mount ...
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Why does Apple not recommend storing your iMovie library on an external drive?

I want to try keeping my iMovie library on an external drive because I use both my Imac (at home) and my MBP (when traveling) to edit my videos. Ideally, I would like to use a SD card so that it ...
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Using an sd card for extra space on bootcamp

I finally got bootcamp working on my Mac so I could play windows steam games on it. The only problem is that I don’t have enough storage on bootcamp to download games from steam and I ran out of space ...
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How to format to FAT16 on an SDXC card with macOS Mojave 10.14.6?

Bought an SDXC 64GB for a camera I found lying around my house. The card needs to be formatted to FAT16 in order to work with the camera, I've tried to follow previous threads of this nature but they ...
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Custom folder icon doesn't display for SD card — shows as “generic .png” icon

This is quite perplexing. I created a new folder icon to use with my SD cards. But on one of the SD cards, on one of my computers, it shows only as the "generic .png" icon. Here's where it gets ...
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What does “Initialize” mean? I have just connected my micro-SD card to my Mac, this just shows up

The micro-sd card is used as the storage of my dashcam. It works fine before. But today when I connected it to my Mac, as usual, there is a popup saying: It seems my sd-card has broken. But what does ...
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Disk Utility cannot erase USB drive (error -69877: couldn't open device)

Disk Utility (macOS Catalina 10.15.2) fails to erase my USB drive (64GB key, currently formatted in exFAT). /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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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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Unable to format my memory card/SD - error -69877 couldn't open device

I can't seem to able to format my PNY 32 GB SD card When I go to Disk Utility and try to erase it gives me error: Unmounting disk, Couldn't modify partition map and operation failed I successfully ...
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SD card works perfectly in macOS, but not in Windows

Recently I bought a new microSD card - Transcend UHS-I microSD 300S. It's microSDHC 32 GB card, I've also formatted it in exFAT. And I'm also using a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Early 2011 model. The ...
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Boot Camp - Apple SD Card Reader not recognised

I've issues with my Boot Camp instance. The following happened/happens: - my JetDrive SDXC Card is shown on Mac OS Catalina and works properly; - I installed carefully Windows 10 with Boot Camp ...
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How to hard format sd card on macOS?

I try to make sd card with raspbian software, but on my windows PC from work i don't have enough permissions to do it. Unfortunately it formatted into multiple partitions. Now i can see only one in ...
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Which file system should I use for Micro SD card, APFS encrypted or HFS+ encrypted?

I have a 256GB Micro SD Card (TF Card). I plan to use it as an external storage to my Macbook. I don't care about the portability. So no need to use exFAT file system. To be safe, I plan to use ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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Trying to format SD card for raspberry pi, but I get permission denied

I am trying to format my SD card on a mac (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) I am using a card reader hooked up to the computer and the SD card adapter is on the unlocked position. My SD card is a samsung evo ...
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Does the Transcend JetDrive Lite 360 fit on iMac? [closed]

Transcend JetDrive 360 is a nice option to expand storage on mbp 15" Mid 2015. I'm wondering if it can be used on iMac also, can someone confirm? Or somewhere else besides mbp 2015.
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Import photo failed on iPhone even though there are enough space

I am trying to import photos from a SD card into my iPhone XS using Apple's lightning to SD card reader Here is the screen shot of the error message As you can see the total size of 347 images is 22 ...
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SD card being wiped by iMac

I put the SD card with all the film footage on it, into the reader. I create folders, and also put the footage on to the SSD and the cloud....typical post-shoot file maintenance. I eject the SD 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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How can I encrypt a 128Gb SD Card in Sierra (10.12.6)

I cannot erase a MicroSOCX SD Card (128GB) using a GUID partition map. I only get errors. Without a GUID map, I cannot partition either. I have tried it on both the main volume and the dependent ...
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Cannot format SD Card [duplicate]

I'm having trouble formatting this SD card. The write protect switch is off, of course. I tried using the built-in card reader on my MacBook Air and then a USB one. It won't even format on my Windows ...
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How to read data from an unreadable drive formatted by a GoPro?

I formatted a 128 GB micro SD card from the factory in a National Geographic Explorer 4 4K 30 fps (a camera like a GoPro). It recorded video and I can play it back. On macOS Mojave 10.14.6, I get the ...
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Unable to partition a SDXC card using Disk Utility

I have placed 200GB SanDisk card inside Nifty adapter and put it into SDXC slot in my Mac. I want to use it as permanent & encrypted storage. Unfortunately encryption requires GUID partition ...
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Can I move Xcode and Android Studio to SD card

I'm planning to buy a 64GB SD card to supplement the storage on my MacBook Air 128GB (early 2015) I wanted to know if I can move my Xcode and android studio to it as both have them take a significant ...
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Should I put Android/iOS project folder and Dropbox/Google Drive folders in SD card? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if I should move my Android/iOS project folders to SD card. Assume that I work with them every working day. Same question for Dropbox and Google Drive folders, but I'm much less ...
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Photos copied from PC to SD card cannot be copied onto iPhone

If I try to import more than a few dozen images from my PC to my iphone (via SD card adapter), it fails. My workflow is this: 1. Take a number of pictures (e.g. 500 RAW pics) 2. convert these to jpg ...
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macOS not reading SDHC cards either with internal slot or external reader

2012 Mac Mini, still running High Sierra (10.13.6) Has suddenly stopped reading SDHC cards (even showing the card is available). Things I've tried: relaunch Finder (via right click) - occasionally ...
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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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Photos app says no photos to import from SD card that it has recognised previously

I have an SD card with thousands of photos on it: It is now full and I want to import to my Mac Mini, running Mojave. I've used this SD card for this without issues but today I plug it in and Photos ...
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Best practice for mounting drive on logon

I have a MBP 2015, and use the SD card slot for a second drive; it's a slow micro SD card, but I only use it for backups, which suits my purpose. I've noticed that since upgrading to OS 10.13, the ...
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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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Why is my external disk being backed up again by Time Machine?

My 200 GB music library resides on a SD card that is permanently inserted into my MacBook Pro. The volume is encrypted using Filevault. Time Machine will include that volume when doing backups onto an ...
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How can I access photos from my camera in Terminal?

I have been trying to compare the speed of importing photos to my Mac from either the camera or by removing the SD card and using a card reader. I have been using the method on question: "Is there a ...
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2017 iMac won't read SDXC Card

I did not find any solution for my problem, so I'm asking this here: My 2017 iMac won't read a 128 GByte SDXC Card (used to store photos in my Canon 5D Mk IV). It mounts and (most of the time) the ...
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Why is encrypted APFS on SD cards so slow?

When writing any data to SD cards, the operation is usually very slow compared to other kinds of media (up to tens ob MBytes/s). However, when using an encrypted file system on the SD card, such as ...
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How to copy files to an SD Card without macOS metadata files?

I regularly copy firmware for a 3D printer to SD cards. I format the drive and copy the same set of files to each SD card, and the macOS metadata specific files always go with it (.fseventsd,....
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Micro SD Card dead after formatting

I was trying to format a brand new Micro SD Card using https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/, however, after 30 minutes, it failed. Every attempt thereafter also failed with this message; [...
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Changes to SD card do not persist after unmounting

I have a couple of 128GB Samsung EVO+ micro SD cards. I have two different means of connecting these to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.13 High Sierra: a micro-to-fullsize SD adaptor, which ...
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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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Photos.app no longer detecting SD cards for import

Lately, when I try connecting any of my cameras' SD cards, either through a USB-based SD reader or by connecting the camera itself, Photos.app does not automatically launch when the card mounts, and ...
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Cannot Erase a 64Gb exFat SD Card with Disk Utility | OS Mojave

I've got a microSD card in an SD adaptor that I accidentally left in during the Bootcamp installation and now it is formatted as exFat rather than Fat-32. I tried erasing it and changing the format, ...
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f3 Fight Flash Fraud: “f3probe command not found” Mac OS Mojave

I'm testing SD Flash Cards and my linux machine decided to be rude and stop operating the SD Card Reader (time for a USB device). So I switched over to the reliable old iMac to happily find that F3 ...
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Is my SD card beyond repair?

I've looked on other questions and from those answers I have tried SDFormatter and it produced this error: [ERROR] Invalid end of sector signature: 0x4536 [ERROR] exfat_check_validate_boot_sector ...
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Slightly broken SD card is not readable on macbook

I put the SD card (sandisk ultra 32gb) in the card slot in macbook pro. But it is not getting detected. When I tried to find on Disk utility it doesnt show up. I have very important data in the SD ...
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MacBook: SD Card Reader Not Visible

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers worked for me. I have tried three different brand new SD cards, 2 San Disk's and one Samsung's, using both MacBook's built-in SD ...