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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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Mac: how to securely delete an SD card?

Nothing I have tried gives me read/WRITE access to my SD card from my Canon camera. How can I secure-delete before selling the card on eBay? (the lock switch is on: unlocked - tried the other position ...
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Can't format SD Card after OS X Lion update to 10.7.4

Today I tried to format my SD cards with no success. The only thing different that I did was updating to 10.7.4 this weekend. What can I do to re-enable this function? The can't format part means I ...
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Can I copy SD cards using an iPod touch?

I'd like to backup photos taken on my dSLR camera on SD cards. Can I use a USB adapter to copy an SD card into the iPod's local memory, then attach a different SD card and copy the files to that?
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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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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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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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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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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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Applescript question for copying files

I wrote a script to copy files from an SD Card to a Thunderbolt Hard Drive. I wanted the action to automatically do all of this in a single shelled applescript under an automator action. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Backup iPad to SD card

I would like to never worry about losing any of my data while I'm traveling, away from an internet connection and at risk of losing or damaging my iPad. Is there an app on Cydia or otherwise that ...
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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 13"...
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iPhoto not recognizing memory card, but mounts in Finder

I am running Lion with most recent version of iPhoto. I can access the memory card in Finder without problem, but when I launch iPhoto the card does not show up to import photos it contains. I have ...
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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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Why doesn't iPhoto open automatically upon SD card insertion?

Inserting a SD card no longer opens iPhoto. When I open iPhoto, it does not show the SD card in the left pane. This program has done this without a problem until recently. The preference under ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Macbook disk space show as used photos library space that is stored in an external SD

I have moved my photo library into an external SD card and now that library is configured as the system photo library. The problem is that my Macbook shows that the hard drive is still using an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I remount USB Flash Drive or SD card?

I noticed that I could remount my USB hard drive through terminal after I eject it by typing diskutil list to find the drive and diskutil mountDisk /dev/disk"X"... So I tried to do the same with my ...
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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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Unable to format SD card

I was using my SD card on my phone. One fine day it showed a message that it was corrupted. I put the card in an adapter and plugged it into my iMac. I was able to read and copied all I need. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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. MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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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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SD memory for Time Machine?

I am running a MacMini 2013 that has Mac OS X 10.9.3 installed and I want to use SD memory cards with Time Machine. Can I use the SD flash memory for a backup drive? What is the maximum size ...
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Is there a way to make an iPhone 5S read an SD micro card?

I have an old point-and-shoot Lumix DMC-FP8 that I would like to be able to directly connect to my iPhone 5S for editing purposes. I bought a camera USB to lightening connector, but the camera is not ...
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How to move Mail data to an SD card?

I have MBA 128 GB, and my local Mail cache is too large to be stored on the HD. Now, I have the external 16 GB SD card plugged in via compact Nifty adapter. It's always mounted. How can I set up ...
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Exporting pictures from iOS device without using a computer

How can export pictures on an iOS device to an SD card or a USB memory stick without using a computer?
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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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How to check if any file on Volume Y is missing on Volume Z?

I have multiple external HDD's, many USB thumb drives, a boat load of SD cards and so on. I've not diligently kept everything centrally stored. This goes back years. I now want to clean up this mess ...