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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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My SD card slot doesn't work

My SD card slot on the latest MacBook (Mid 2012) won't mount my SD card. The SD card doesn't appear in Finder, Disk Utility, Image Capture or anywhere. I know it's not a software problem, because ...
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How can I speed up SD card writing speed (using /dev/disk*) on a MacBook Pro?

I've been installing some linux distributions onto an SD card from my MacBook, although they take over an hour to transfer a few hundred MB (using dd and /dev/disk1). If you look at the above output ...
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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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Can Disk Utility format an SD card with FAT32?

In the pulldown for "Format", there are only the following options (other than various Mac OS Extended variations): MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT.
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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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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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Using SD Card as external storage for Macbook Pro retina

I am getting a new Macbook Pro retina display with 256GB flash storage. The capacity may be a little bit too tight, but I should be able to manage it. I am considering to get a 128GB SD card as a ...
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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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Boot Camp Assistant - Setup from SD Card

I am trying to install Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant. I have downloaded the ISO, however I don't have a CD drive as its a MacBook Air and all my USB drives are too small. I am trying to ...
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Why can't I write to the last block of my SDXC card on my MBP?

I have a 64GB SanDisk SDXC memory card which I would like to use with my MacBook Pro and its SD card slot. However, I am having some trouble formatting/partitioning my SD card and I can't figure out ...
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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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Momentary freeze in Mac OS X on attaching a USB device

This seems to have started only recently, but every time I attach a USB device or removable media (SD Card) to my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 the mouse cursor freezes for a few seconds. The screen ...
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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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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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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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Enable Time Machine to backup an SD Card?

Time Machine does not allow the inclusion of an SD Card in a backup. It is automatically listed in the exclusion list and cannot be removed. Is there any way to force Time Machine to 'see' the SD ...
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Is it possible to use a SD card as virtual memory in OS X Server?

I have a 8gb High Performance SD card that I would like to use as swap (virtual memory). Is this possible in Mac OS X Server, and if so how do I go about doing this?
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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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Do 64gb and 128gb SDXC cards work on the Macbook Air 2011?

I'm considering getting a SDXC card to extend the drive space of my Macbook Air. I just want to make sure both the 64 GB and 128 GB SDXC cards work on the 2011 Macbook Air.
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Format SD card with FAT and custom file allocation unit size

I'm using Maverick (a offline mapping application) on my Android device which has thousands of files in the tile cache with a size of 168 byte. The SD card is formatted with a file allocation unit ...
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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 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 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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Is it possible to override the SD Card write protection setting in software?

I'm using the built-in SD card reader on a Macbook Pro (15", late 2011) running Yosemite, and it treats every SD card as write-protected regardless of the position of the physical switch on the card. ...
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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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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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SD card is read-only, all Disk Utility options grayed out

I'm using Lion (10.7.3) on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. I just got a 32GB SD card and formatted it with my camera. I'd like to transfer some files onto it from my computer, but the card seems to be read-...
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Is there an iPad app to play movies from an SD card?

Is there an iPad application which is capable of playing iPad compatible movie files from an SD card via the Apple Camera Connection Kit? I prefer App Store apps, no jailbreak apps please.
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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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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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Automatically move files when inserting SD card?

Is there a way to detect the insertion of an SD card so it would be possible to automatically move specific files (photos in subdirectory) to another location? I do not want a photo application to ...
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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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Prevent Image Capture from opening when a memory card is inserted [duplicate]

Every time I plug in a SD memory card, Image Capture launches, is there a way to disable this? I am running OS X Mavericks.
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Inconspicuous microSD card adapter for MacBook Pro

Does a microSD adapter exist that doesn't stick out of the MacBook Pro SD card slot? I don't want to live in fear of breaking the SD card off while carrying around my laptop.
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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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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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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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Create a partition on SD card for ext4 filesystem

I've got an SD card and want to create a partition on it for the ext4 fs. The partition must start after 1MB. This 1MB will be used for a bootloader (u-boot). I'm doing this on OS X Yosemite. Here's ...
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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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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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iPad Camera Connection Kit not showing valid MP4 videos

I've been wondering if I can use the camera connection kit as a way to directly copy video files onto my iPad for watching, from SD card. I've tested that photos and videos taken on my digital camera ...
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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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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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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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What are some good data recovery programs to try on an SD card?

My friend imported a bunch of videos from his GoPro into iPhoto and foolishly let iPhoto delete upon successful import. He claims that iPhoto then quit unexpectedly and all of the videos are gone. My ...
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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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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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How can I automaticaly download images from a SD/CF card on a Macbook Pro?

Yesterday I bought the new 2018 15" MacBook Pro (until then I was a Windows user for more than 20+ years) and installed all the software from Canon's EOS Solution Disk (downloaded from Canon's webpage)...
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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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Boot from SD card

Can I boot from SD card with speed 95MB/s and capacity 32GB on my MacBook Pro (early 2011)? How fast it is?