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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Yes, there's something you can do. Stop using the card and replace it. Even reputable, high-quality cards have failures. And every such device has a limited lifespan. Don't risk it. You may do ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

Send it to a data-recovery company. If you're lucky, the only damage is to the internal wiring of the card. A data-recovery company will be able to open up the card, pull out the memory chips, and ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

Since this is a full sized SD card, it is possible there is a MicroSD card inside the bigger package. If the inner card is not damaged, it may be extracted and read with suitable adapter. Like on ...
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Is there a way to write a "foreign" image so a Fujifilm X camera will display it?

I don't know what is required to recognize the "foreign" image, probably something in the Exif... but for your goal, just create the image with your message, with appropriate background, and take a ...
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Backup+format or buy a new SD card?

I'm assuming that the card is just full and you're concerned about the impact of reformatting it and reusing — not that it's failing to the point where the maximum free space is 1% of what it used to ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

I think scottbb's answer is probably correct - but there's one other possibility that's worth checking, which might give similar symptoms. I have an SD card that wasn't being recognised by some ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Is there something I can do to solve this situation ? Get another card.
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Is there a performance penalty by using dual cards in a camera?

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Canon G9x hasn't saved images

The 'go-to' software for photo recovery is PhotoRec, freeware, available for many platforms. However - I would consider how valuable your data is to you... I would invest in a brand-new card. Long-...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Good (not super) quality 64GB cards are around 10 to 14 "generic bucks" (US Dollars, Euros, UKP). "Good quality" defined as "built as designed by a reputable brand, no reason to expect b grade product ...
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Does anyone know what kind of storage card this is?

In my opinion its just a USB flash drive.
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Will a faster SD-card let me take more photos in a row?

It depends. If the card is slower than the camera's maximum write speed then a faster card will improve the speed at which images are transferred to the memory card. If the camera's maximum write ...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

Micro SD to SD adaptors are just passive wiring adaptors. So they should not have any impact on speed.
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

If you want to get an idea of the probability and cost to recover your data, open up the card enclosure to see what's inside. It should look similar to this: Typically, you have a flash controller ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

Not a definitive answer, but I'm a fan of using the USB connection first. My thinking is that if the USB port suffers mechanical failure, you'll still be able to charge and export files externally, ...
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How do I tell my new Windows 10 PC to import images via SD card or card reader when I insert a card?

but I'd rather import them properly, rather than copy them, to retain the quality. I don't know the answer to the Windows part of this question, but there's a fundamental worry you have here that I ...
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I took one picture and my camera says memory full. Why does it say that?

This camera requires an SD Card. You need to purchase a Secure Digital Memeory card and install this in the Camera. It may already have one installed. The SD card is the device that records and ...
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Canon G9x hasn't saved images

Does anyone have any idea as to 1) what happened Most Canon cameras will allow you to shoot without a card. The image will appear on the rear LCD for review. Once it is gone from the rear LCD it is ...
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Can a DSLR camera get a virus?

While it is possible, it seems highly unlikely that a system with limited connectivity and little user-population such as a DSLR gets targeted by malware. There is no similarity between manufacturers, ...
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My micro sd card was broken into two pieces and got flushed, is there any chance it can get recovered by someone?

Is it possible that someone might find it? Of course it's possible. Who knows how likely it is, though. If it was flushed or otherwise went down the drain of a domestic water system, it will end up ...
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Does using multiple smaller memory cards decrease the probability of losing data?

There may not be a definitive answer. Some arguments for using fewer, larger cards: Less card swapping. When using small cards, you could potentially miss the shot because you have to swap cards. ...
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How to transfer photos to a phone without a computer?

On android make sure your phone supports USB otg. Just do a search for usb otg in your app store. You can download an app and it should be able to tell you. Then buy an otg card reader. You'll ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Backup your data now. What capacity out of the 64GB has already been written? Maybe you bought a fake one and the real capacity has been reached, so you get sudden failure. These fakes often appear ...
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Why are the newly taken photos on my Nikon D5600 replacing older photos?

A possibility is that the image counter has rolled over and the camera is re-using the old numbers (though normally camera start a new directory when this happens), or somehow due to battery fault the ...
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Will a faster SD-card let me take more photos in a row?

This is a limitation of the camera, rather than anything else - when shooting RAW, the sensor output is faster than the camera itself can manage to process it into a RAW file, rather than being ...
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Is there a way to write a "foreign" image so a Fujifilm X camera will display it?

At the risk of just dumping irrelevant code, here's a Perl program that I used for a similar purpose - transferring images to a printer with a card reader (before I was able to locate the printer near ...
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Is there a performance penalty by using dual cards in a camera?

As the camera theoretically has to make the double amount of writes, is there a performance impact? (especially whilst shooting RAW continuous and filling the buffer). There almost always is a ...
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Can a 64 GB memory card be used in a Nikon D80?

The card appears to be too big. From Nikon's Support Site: Approved SD cards for D80 The following SD memory cards have been approved for use in the D80 digital SLR. All cards of the ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

My experience is with Canon cameras (5D, XXD series). The ports are accessed via a rubber gasket on the side that sits well enough to create a good seal around the ports but is also only held on by ...
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Even after formatting SD card it shows This memory card cannot be used error in the camera screen

The card is defective. Throw it away and get a new one. Even if you could make it work, it could no longer be relied upon.
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