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SD Card Needs Formatting after Copying Files


Spoonhead98

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Hi, i bought a Micro SD Card 32GB from eBay. Im trying to copy files to it so i can transfer them from my PC to my Laptop, however whenever it finishes copying files and i plug it into my Laptop, it needs formatting. I have tried copying files to it and them plugging it back into my PC but it says it needs formatting again. It is annoying me because im trying to copy a disk image which is 16gb and it takes hours to copy to the Micro SD Card but when i unplug it from my PC it suddenly needs formatting. I am using NTFS Format, i cant copy my files on Fat32. It also doesnt let me format the card, its saying 'Windows was unable to complete the format'. This Micro SD Card is basically unusable.


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That does not sound right. I have several MicroSD cards formatted in Fat32 and NTFS. I put stuff on them from my desktop and then I plug them into my Transformer or my W8P. I never had problems with that.

I would say your card is ready for RMA.
 

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Could easily be a faulty card. Or it might not be. Not sure if partition recovery would work for sd cards. You could try. Partition wizard Home edition ( free ) has very good module for that.
 

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Spoonhead98

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Thanks for the suggestions guys but i have returned the card to the seller on eBay. I will buy a SanDisk one instead, they are better quality :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 270X
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    1680x1050
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    128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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    Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000
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    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast

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