Why do Micro-SD Cards Seem to Fail so Easily?
I don't get it.
I thought I had purchased a very reliable brand name 16GB Ultra fast micro SD card. And today, my phone powered completely down (I was out on a fishing trip with my son when it happened), and when I was able to recharge it all of a sudden my media card was corrupted (and it couldn't self fix).
This isn't the first micro-SD card that's failed on me.
It's a crying shame all the pictures that I've lost.
Is there any way to recover the data? Is there anyway to prevent this from happening again?
Does anyone else have a similar experience with their media cards failing often?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions (and condolences)
- Retired Mod
06-10-2012, 10:13 PM #2
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I have never had this happen and currently I have 4 MicroSD cards in use. Some will say that
the manufacturer of the card makes all the difference. I disagree, again, I have never had a
memory card just up and fail and several were from completely unknown (to me) makers.
I do make a habit of copying the content of those cards to separate storage as a sort
of backup. That doesn't do you much good now but maybe going forward it will save you
a little aggravation. Good luck
- CrackBerry User
06-10-2012, 11:48 PM #3
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I also have never had one fail on me. I use them for my BB, my Sony HD Camcorder, digital cameras, my once-upon-a-time Palm device, etc., with nary an issue. Even when they're years old.
The only one I've ever lost was when a family member leaked retardation all over it, snapping it in half in an ill-thought attempt to cram it into a device it wasn't made to fit.Torch 9810 - OS 22.214.171.1248 (Telstra) - AT&T
3G Microcell User
Formerly Bold 9000
- CrackBerry Genius
06-11-2012, 06:04 AM #4
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I also have never had one just up and fail for no reason. The SD card in my torch, is the same 4gb one I've used for the last 6 years that I originally purchased for 8310 curve.Cell Phone History:Motorola Bag phone > Motorola Star Tac gen1 > Motorola Star Tac gen 2 > Motorola Razr > BlackBerry Pearl(8110) > Iphone gen1 > BlackBerry Curve(8310 Red) > BlackBerry Torch(9800 Black) > BlackBerry Torch II(9810 Gunmetal Silver) > BlackBerry Bold 9900) > BlackBerry Z10(STL100-3 Black)
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- 06-11-2012, 08:15 AM #5
It isn't the SD card, its something to do with the phone itself and the factory formatting of the SD card. There are a lot of posts on crackberry regarding this, and it gets confusing finding the solution. Proper sd card formatting is the key
Firstly, plug the sd card into your computer directly, and backup all the data on it. Then stick the SD card back in your phone and format it using the phone, not windows. connect the phone with sd card inside back to your computer and bring all your files back onto the SD.
If you connect the sd card into your computer directly not through the BB it should still let you get your files off of the card.
That's how I had done it and I haven't had any issues with any brand of SD card.
Just a note, There are less manufacturers of the actual flash memory. Companies just brand the SD card with their name and distribute it.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-11-2012, 09:33 AM #6
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I've been using the same MicroSD card for over 4 years now. Never had a problem like that, but I do back it up every week so I don't lose too much if it does happen.Click here ---->Lendo's .APK to .BAR Thread <---- Click here
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- 06-11-2012, 03:16 PM #8
I just recently received a replacement card from SanDisk and this is the 2nd time this has happened for me. The first time, SanDisk simply had me reformat my card and everything worked but then it happened again and I insisted on them sending me a new card. Looks like now it could have been an issue with reformatting altogether. I did have a backup but it wasn't as recent as I would have liked but it was better than nothing.
Is this possibly why Apple doesn't like the external memory cards for thier iPhone?Devices (Present-Past): Torch 9810, Bold 9700, HTC Fuze (I HATED This Device!), Palm Treo 750, Motorola V620, Sony Ericsson T68i, Nokia 6162 (I think, b/c it had a flip-plate that covered the keyboard)
- 06-11-2012, 04:36 PM #11
How To Reformat Memory Card On 9810 Device...
With the Memory Card inserted into the device and device is unplugged from BlackBerry Desktop Software...
Options>Device>Storage>Menu>FormatDevices (Present-Past): Torch 9810, Bold 9700, HTC Fuze (I HATED This Device!), Palm Treo 750, Motorola V620, Sony Ericsson T68i, Nokia 6162 (I think, b/c it had a flip-plate that covered the keyboard)
- CrackBerry User
06-11-2012, 09:16 PM #12
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