How to avoid SD memory cards corruption

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    In this digital world, memory cards are one of the most used storage devices. This is a tiny and portable device used to store the expanding amount of data. They were widely used in Android Smartphone, tablets, digital cameras, music players, and other portable devices.

    SD memory cards are often corrupted due to human error. When the memory card gets damaged, your data cannot be accessed. So it is better to back up the memory card data to another medium regularly.

    Sometimes, it is possible to have the corrupted SD card recovery in different ways. But precaution is always better. Here are some of the safety measures to avoid SD card corruption.

    Symptoms of corrupted SD card

    • A black screen comes with a warning message of SD card is not accessible.
    • You may miss photos on your SD card
    • No folder appears or can’t open the SD card while reading on other devices
    • You can see the SD card data in your camera
    • Unable to add, save, copy or delete any data in your SD card

    7 ways to avoid SD card corruption

    Format the new SD card

    After buying a new SD card, you must format it instantly and make it fresh before using. However, SD card is preformatted but it should be done on your device. This can show that whether the SD card is compatible with your device or not.

    Turn off the camera while removing SD card

    Before you decide to remove the SD card from the device, you have to turn off the camera or device. When you remove the SD card without any warning to while accessing, surely it will corrupt your card.

    Don’t pull the card without ejecting

    Make use of the Eject option on your device before pulling a memory card out of it. You must avoid the habit of harsh remove of SD card when it is being accessed by the device like reading data or transferring data. If you eject the card, it will stop the communication between card and device. Thus it won’t corrupt the data after removing from that device.

     Don’t let the batteries to run out

    If your device has consumed the maximum amount of battery and still you use the camera of the device, it will shut off the moment without writing. This leads to data loss, so it is better to use the device with a high battery level.

    It happens especially while shooting video on the camera and a poor battery level without warning can cause this problem.

    Don’t use the same cards on multiple devices

    It is not perfect to use the same SD card on multiple devices. Even devices of the same brand will have a different configuration, file structure or may be incompatible with card formatted on other devices. If you want it to use on other devices, you can reformat it on the current device.

    Reformat the card after every import

    Have the habit of reformatting your memory cards after importing any data. This is not only good for SD card but it fixes any errors and it will never leave you to delete the card when you need space.

    Keep your cards safely

    You should keep your SD cards safely in a proper case when they are not in use. If they were kept in a bag or wallet, it may get scratched in contact with other items. This also makes your SD card to be unreadable.

    How can you recover the corrupted SD card?

    Whenever the SD card gets corrupted or becomes inaccessible, the data stored in the card get lost. Though, all the data will be in the same location on the card which can be recovered by using recovery software.

    Using recovery software is one of the best methods to fetch all the lost data and other files from their original areas and make them to visible for you. You must stop using your memory card after corrupted and before recovery. Also, this recovery is only possible when your SD card is not physically damaged.

    Thus, these are the essential ways to avoid the SD card corruption in order to prevent data loss.

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