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How to create a hard link or symbolic link from NTFS to FAT32?

How to create a hard link or symbolic link pointing from a folder on NTFS C:\ to a folder on FAT32 USB SD card? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Lost my camera in the snow; is it worth trying to find it in the Spring?

I dropped our point-and-shoot today while sledding with the kids. I figure the camera is a write-off, but I may be able to find it when the snow melts. Will the SD card still be good? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Dec 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Updating a Wikireader

After reading about it here a few weeks ago, I bought a remaindered Wikireader for cheap on eBay. The Wikireader page offers a Win or Mac app to do the update for you, and a developer page explains how to do it manually. Problem is, either way the 7zip archives for the various Wikis time out and quit downloading only part way through, and then choke when you try to unzip them. I wonder if these data files for the Wikireader are available anywhere else other than the support site, where the download might go better, or maybe as a torrent. I've looked, but maybe I am looking in the wrong places. Everyone seems to have quit playing with these a few years ago, does anyone know of any ongoing hack/programming/repurposing efforts? Do they still sell the miniSD cards preloaded with recent updates?
posted by ackptui on Nov 7, 2013 - 1 answer

"SD Card Unexpectedly Removed" - except it wasn't!

Weird random SD card removal error messages on Android phone [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Getting AACs in bulk to become MP3s to better be played with SDs.

What's the best - and ideally free - way to get a LOT of AAC's onto a memory card that will play in my car? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Does a USB-to-SD adapter exist?

Is there any such thing as an USB-to-SD adapter, so you could connect an external hard drive to anything that reads SD cards? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Jan 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Now you see it... now you swear!

When trying to read a Sandisk 16Gb Class 2 Micro SD card (on my Win7 PC through a USB reader) it will show up briefly but as soon as I try to copy any files the drive itself will disappear, meaning I can't save any of the data (or pics) from it, so I'm looking for a way to keep the drive visible to my PC so I can save the data. (The card comes from my Android HTC Desire HD which randomly dismounted itself this morning and now reports itself as 'damaged' in the phone). Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Oct 31, 2011 - 14 answers

direct recording from digital piano to SD memory card

record live digital piano with sd memory card [more inside]
posted by gingercoffee on Feb 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Offsite Storage for Amateurs

For a home user, what is the best storage medium for backup files to be left at an offsite location? Portable Harddrive, USB drive, SD Card, burnt DVDs? [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Aug 28, 2010 - 24 answers

recovering photos from a gnawed-upon SD card

Are there any services (preferably in Canada) that will attempt to get data from a damaged SD card? A friend has baby pictures on an SD card, which said baby later found and used as an inappropriate teething aid. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Nov 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Want to purchase 1Gb SD Cards in Bulk - with no Retail Pacakaging

Each year our company sends our customers holiday gifts as well as a calendar (we use employee photos for the calendar). The gift we want to send this year is a 7-inch digital photo frame. We'd like to pre-load an SD card with past calendar photos - for display on the photo frame. I would like to purchase (at lowest cost of course) 200-300 1 GB SD cards. I prefer no retail packaging (we'd just have to spend time tearing into that stupid theft-proof plastic). [more inside]
posted by tniccum on Nov 2, 2009 - 5 answers

SDcard as primary storage?

How reliable would it be to use an SD card as primary storage in a Plug computer? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Aug 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Seeking alternative file manager

I need a free file manager for Windows XP that will allow me to specify the order in which files are physically written to an SD Card. Specifically - if i have a folder of music containing, say, 32 tracks of varying length, I want to be able to instruct the file manager to complete the copying of them over according to something like the file name (if each track title was prefixed by the track number) - The order in which Windows Explorer seems to complete copying seems to be based purely on how long each track takes - i.e. shorter tracks copy over sooner than longer tracks due to their file size. Any recommendations of free options gratefully received. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jul 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get photos off my SD card from a cafe in Cambodia

I'm in Cambodia and just tried to upload my photos off my SD card, which I've done before. This time, the computer wouldn't show any folders, although the photos do show up on the camera - they're there! It does show there's a gig of material on there. [more inside]
posted by piper4 on Jun 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Why won't my PC read my SD card?

My PC can't read my SD card. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

I usually go in the middle of the day...

TrafficFilter: Help me get to San Diego! [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 16, 2009 - 11 answers

How to Benchmark Read/Write Speeds On My SD Card vs. My Hard Drive?

Is there a free and/or clever way to find out if the SD card plugged into my laptop is faster or slower than the laptop hard drive regarding read/write operations? I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I'm wondering, for example, if the SD card would be a better scratch disk for Photoshop, and other apps that require non-RAM swap/scratch space. (I'm not intending to use ReadyBoost.)
posted by sidereal on Dec 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Which camcorders let you turn off all the clever stuff and access the raw video?

I'm thinking of buying a camcorder. My requirements are slightly unusual: I would like one that does all the "bells and whistles" stuff (image stabilisation, auto light balance, H.264 compression etc). But I also want to be able to turn off all the clever stuff and access the "raw" video. Any recommendations? Hard disk/SD recording is a must, high definition would be good.
posted by handee on Nov 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Wi-FI camera

How to use Wi-fi or eye-fi flash memory in my compact flash based DSLR. [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Jun 6, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I treat my Canon IXUS as a removable drive/card reader?

How do I bypass Windows XP's digital camera photo download tool? Or to be more precise, how do I treat my Canon IXUS 75 as a card reader? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Apr 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Using a camera as a card writer in XP. Possible?

How do I mount a digital camera as a writable drive (to the SD card) in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Staying classy as a homeless in San Diego

Staying classy cheap in San Diego.. where should I stay overnight? And any neighborhoods to avoid? [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Feb 20, 2008 - 15 answers

What are some good uses for spare smaller capacity SD and CF cards?

What are some good uses for spare smaller capacity SD and CF cards? [more inside]
posted by Cods on Jan 24, 2008 - 10 answers

scam or no scam?

I think i got cleverly scammed on amazon? I bought a micro sd card on amazon and it has 2gb printed on it BUT when i formatted it, it told me it only had a capacity of 983mb(or something around that). Have i been scammed or is my pc crazy? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 11, 2007 - 15 answers

But I liked my old camera...

Someone stole my Canon SD400 the other day and I need to replace it. Preferably with another Canon, but their current line-up is bewildering with 7 current SD models. Can anyone help me sort it out? I had no major problems with the SD400.
posted by smackfu on Nov 13, 2007 - 14 answers

SD Cards by the pound?

Surely I can buy 128 or 64mb SD cards for ridiculously low prices, now that they are so out of date. Right? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Oct 24, 2007 - 10 answers

SD card doesn't work just in Win XP?

My 2Gb SD card stopped working under Windows, works with the camera and Ubuntu, what's the problem? [more inside]
posted by tseo on Sep 13, 2007 - 15 answers

Which digital camera has these three characteristics?

Does this camera exist? If not, what comes closest? Slim, lightweight digital camera that 1) can be set to do exposure bracketing of every shot, 2) uses either full-size SD or CF cards [not Memory Sticks], and 3) has an internal battery that charges via a standard mini-USB jack.
posted by lorimer on Jul 19, 2007 - 11 answers

SD card case for nerdy guy with too many cards

I need a small case for carrying SD cards on my keychain. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by tristanshout on Dec 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Turn my Memory Stick into an SD?

Is there anyway I can basically turn a memory stick into an SD Card? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Nov 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Help be get the best deal on memory for my cameras.

Digital camera memory, does brand matter for SD or CF? (looking for two different cameras) [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Jul 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Recommendations for a flash based cart system for a GBA micro?

I've got a Gameboy Micro and have been thinking about getting either a SuperCard, M3 Advance or Neoflash Mk2/Mk3 and have a number of questions... [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 3, 2006 - 4 answers

SD card failure; impending heart failure

My SD card has died (or has it?) - filled with pictures. Is it possible to get the pictures back, if Windows won't even "see" the card? [more inside]
posted by stevil on Nov 22, 2005 - 12 answers

SD card download without a computer?

I want to take a camcorder that writes to an SD card on a trip where I won't have computer access. What small, light, and cheap portable-hard-drive type device will allow me to download images from the card so that I don't have to buy lots of expensive SD cards? The camcorder is a Sanyo xacti C5 and includes a docking station with USB port.
posted by pessoa on Oct 25, 2005 - 5 answers

Very slow transfer to SD card on Tungsten-E

I recently purchased a Kingston 256MB SD card for my Tungsten-E. File transfer speeds are incredibly slow: it takes 15-30 minutes to transfer one measly MP3. I bought and installed a USB-2 card on my computer, but it doesn't seem to help much. Is this normal? Is there a problem with the SD-card or the handheld? Would buying a dedicated card reader help?
posted by signal on May 22, 2005 - 10 answers

Speed of SD cards

About to get a new Palm, and I'm wondering about Secure Digital (SD) cards. Now, word on the street is that different cards perform at different speeds, and that SanDisk is the slowest of them. Those of you who use SD cards with your handhelds and cameras, what brands and capacities have worked best for you? (As of now, I have my eye on a Lexar 256MB, maybe a 512MB.)
posted by brownpau on Jul 27, 2004 - 2 answers

Should I continue to invest in SD accessories?

As I've mentioned here before, I have a Pocket PC that uses SD cards. I've had the device for about 18 months and it is in good shape. I'm at a crossroads now where I'm not sure if I should continue to invest in SD accessories, or simply wait for the compact memory arena to settle down. Anyone with some insight into the future of Pocket PC's, SD, and its competition? [more inside]
posted by BlueTrain on Mar 24, 2004 - 2 answers

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