1. JamesJoey's Avatar
    Do SD cards have a lifespan?

    I have 2 SD cards that are no longer being mounted by Tablet or my Windows PC.

    Not sure how long I've had them but if I were to wager a gues I would say a year at the most.

    A new SD card is working fine.

    11-13-2014 01:09 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    A year is a short time for a good card (I have cards older than 10 years that are still working - one's one of the first 256MB cards out), but they do have a limited number of write cycles (which is up inn the hundreds of thousands or more for good cards). That's one reason I buy only SanDisk. They invented the technology and they make the chips that are inside the card. (Everyone else but Samsung buys chips and puts them together.) SanDisk costs a little more to buy but a LOT less to replace (since you don't replace them often).
    11-13-2014 01:52 PM
  3. JamesJoey's Avatar
    I might have damaged them when I was trying to get them out.
    I couldn't grab it with my finger so I use the end of a butter knife to flip it out.
    These are ScanDisk.
    11-14-2014 12:06 PM

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