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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Why is Convert to APFS Failing?

I have an SD card formatted as Mac OS Extended that was imaged with the Apple Diagnostics disk image. Holding option to boot to this SD card on a Mac works as expected. I tried to use Disk Utility to ...
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SD card reader issues mid 2010 MacBook Pro

I’ve been having a few issues with the sd card reader on my mid 2010 MacBook Pro. A few weeks ago every sd card I inserted I could only read from, but not write to. I know the switch on the sd cards ...
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high sierra on MBP2010 microphone and card reader not working anymore

I have recently upgraded my MBP mid2010 to HighSierra and I am struggling to get the card reader and microphone to work. I can see them in the system report but the mic isn't working and the card ...
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Can't format samsung 128 evo micro sd card

I'm having issues formatting a micro sd card a for a friend on my Mac. I've tried using Disk Utility, diskutil commands in terminal and SD Card Formatter. This is what I get when I try on terminal: ...
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How to expand SD Card disk size (clone smaller SD Card into Larger one)

I am trying to clone the content of my 16GB SD card onto a 64GB SD Card. What I tried first was to just copy all the files from the 16 to the 64 manually. This did not work out, the tool using the ...
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SD Card missing after sleeping during write?

I have a flush-mounted 128GB SD card for my Macbook Pro. Had it for a year, never any problems or issues. Today, while trying to free up some space on my main drive, I was moving a large directory -- ...
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How to eject a unmounted disk?

I was using the dd command to burn a .img file to a micro SD card which was connected to my mac through a usb SD card adaptor. I need to unmount(not eject) the device first before I could use dd to ...
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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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Bootable Sierra SD card that doesn't show up in Startup Disk but does mount in finder

I have a bootable Sierra SD card that doesn't show up in Startup Disk but it does mount in finder. I can boot other MacBooks with that SD card but on this one it will not work. I've also tied to burn ...
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MacBook Air no longer recognizes USB external HDDs, flash drives or SD cards

My MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) is no longer recognizing a USB external HDD, flash storege and even SD cards anymore. I did nothing different than usual before I confronted this big problem. My ...
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Speed of Card Readers Speeds of Macs

Is there a way to find the read/write speed of the SDXC card readers on Macs? I've been looking for it in System Information, or some chart on the web, to no avail. (I'm specifically looking for ...
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Trouble with encrypted SD card

I recently encrypted a SD card with disk utility to secure some of my most precious files, with a password. I then renamed the SD card, and then copied the files to it. The trouble is, that when I ...
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ExFAT formatted SD card not recognizing space

I'm trying to Homebrew my Nintendo Wii, and a 2 GB or under SD card is required. However, the Wii will also recognize 4 GB cards if enough junk is put on it. I'm attempting to do this with my Optima ...
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SD card left with barely any space after formatting it to ExFAT

I'm currently trying to jailbreak my Wii with an SD card and am using a MacBook Pro (El Capitan) to format the card to ExFat. The card is 32 gigs, but is reduced down to a mere 30 MBs after formatting ...
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Can't delete files in the Trash in a SD card. Files are both there and not there

I wanted to delete some files on an SD card but then emptying the trash would take too long so I just canceled it and went with terminal to wipe it manually with rm -rf But then there are some ...
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Send file using wifi to my MacBook while connected to wi-fi

just a quick question. I've got a MacBook Air and I'm a journalist, I need the SD Card slot. I've to switch to the new MacBook Pro and I will lose the SD Card, so I'm trying to solve the issue. I'm ...
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Stop automatically opening Photos.app when inserting formatted SD card

Whenever I put in my SD card, the Photos app opens automatically. I can set it to not open on a per-device basis, but since I format my SD card frequently that doesn't really help. How can I stop ...
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Error -36 “some data can't be read or written” when copying files from SD card

I want to copy files from my SD card to my Desktop but for some of the files I get: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “GOPR0054.MP4” can’t be read or written. (Error code ...
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File save dialog is empty if selecting mounted SDCard

I'm trying to save a file download on my Macbook Pro. When i select a mounted SDCard a target, the file save dialog displays no file structure at all, although i can see it in finder. I currently ...
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Which file system for an SD card permanently mounted on my Mac?

To extend my limited Macbook Pro storage I keep a 128 GB micro SD always mounted in the SD card reader (thanks to Nifty Minidrive). I use it for static files: music, photo and video files I need to ...
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Macbook early 2009: does it has a maximum SD memory allowed

I have bought a couple of USB micro SD card readers. I have bought a couple of micro SD memories. None of them work well. The shop has told me that computers have a maximum memory allowed. I have not ...
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Formatting SD card as FAT32 on Mac?

Named brand micro SD with 8 gigs on it. Trying everything to format as FAT32, on a Mac running Sierra and I get this error: /dev/disk2s1 does not appear to be a whole disk When running this: $ ...
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can't read SD card on 2016 MacBook running Sierra

I have had my MacBook just a few months so I'm very much a newbie with it and the OS. My mac has only one port that's the charging port I bought the USB adapter but when I put a thumb drive in, it ...
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macOS Sierra boot problem related to Apple SD Card reader driver

EDIT: It seems that upgrading to macOS 10.12.4 solved this issue. I had not have time to send the laptop to repair, as others did (and it fixed the issue for them). So far, restarting or shutdown / ...
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Can I use apps other than Photos with Apple’s SD-card reader?

I have an iPhone 7 and I’m considering buying the Lightning SD Card reader that Apple makes. Is it possible to access the SD card’s files using apps other than Photos—for example, Dropbox? (My ...
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How to mount certain SD cards to a specific mountpoint in El Capitan?

Desired behavior: When SD card1 (LABEL=NIKON D60) or SD card2 (LABEL=NIKON D70) is put into cardreader, it automatically gets mounted to /media/digicam. I run a script, which copies the files to my ...
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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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Can someone who rsync-s his iTunes music avoid full-fledged exports?

I'd like to listen to my iTunes music (especially lossless) in the car and on the go. I was waiting for a 256GB option from Apple, not particularly for the iPhone 7. With the iPhone 7 it will still ...
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SD card corrupt after hot removal

Accidentally removing a card reader without first ejecting the Sandisk 256GB MicroSD in it has caused the SD card to become corrupt. When inserting it now, OSX prompts that it cannot read the card and ...
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Installing Windows On SDXC (not like source of ISO)

I'm a newbie on Macs and OS X. I'm currently using "El Capitan" version 10.11.6 I have the Windows 10 Enterprise 64bits installer ISO. I have doubts about Installing Windows on SDXC Card using ...
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Prevent OS X 10.11 to display “can't read disk” message

I always have connected to my MBPr a Transcend JetDrive Lite 330. JetDrive Web I have installed Ubuntu on that SD Card, so it has EXT4 file system. I installed some packages on the Mac for being ...
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Running Windows 7 from SD card on a Macbook Air

This question has already been asked here before, but I feel I'm missing something or don't understand something from the answers. I have a MacBook Air - very little space left. I have a 128GB SD ...
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Import wav files to iPhone using SD card reader

I have the below SD card reader that imports photos and videos to iOS photos app. Is it possible to import .wav files onto my iPhone using the Apple lightning port SD card reader?
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How should I format a Micro SD card for Dropbox storage?

I have been using a 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 device with my MacBook for a while now and have really grown to love having all of my Dropbox available without using up my SSD disk space. I've ...
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Can I copy the mac OS directly from my macbook pro to a card in the SD slot?

I bought a refurb macbook pro a few years back, to use for video editing. It came with Snow Leopard installed. I never upgraded beyond 10.6.8 as I still edit in FCP 7 and didn't want compatibility ...
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Problem with kextunload SD card remount

So I got one of those SD card flush mounts, but it occasionally self ejects. I'm trying to solve that via kextunload given on this page Entering: sudo kextunload -b /System/Library/Extensions/...
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Bootable SD Card doesn't appear at Startup Manager

I have a bootable SD Card with Windows 10 installed, and it works fine in the most of macbook pro I have tested, but there is one in which when I press alt / option key, the SD Card doesn't appears ...
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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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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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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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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 this ...
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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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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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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 you insert ...
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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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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 OS X Mavericks installed. Everything works fine, except the SD card reader. Even it's not listed in USB hardware list. The SD card slot is dust-free and pins ...