SD Card corruption! Twice...

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I've had two MicroSDXC cards go bad while in the S2 8.0 One was a Samsung card and the second a PNY. Has anyone else lost TWO of these card within a year or so? Other than this, my S2 has been a stellar performer. When these cards go, they can't be reformatted or read by any devices.
 
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I stopped using cards because of issues like these, but sorry to hear you're having bad luck with them.
 

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Where did you buy them? If it was from somewhere like eBay, there's a very high scam market for storage devices. If they're legitamate then re-format them. However, if the cards have hardware damage (i.e burnt-out transistors ect...) then they're too far gone.
 

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Where did you buy them? If it was from somewhere like eBay, there's a very high scam market for storage devices. If they're legitamate then re-format them. However, if the cards have hardware damage (i.e burnt-out transistors ect...) then they're too far gone.

I can't reformat them because they are not visible to any devices. At least these things all carry lifetime warranties so I am getting replacements for free, minus my return shipping. Bought from Best Buy and B & H.
 

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I can't reformat them because they are not visible to any devices. At least these things all carry lifetime warranties so I am getting replacements for free, minus my return shipping. Bought from Best Buy and B & H.
That's probably the best option. It sounds like a hardware issue. Perhaps a burnt out transistor?
 

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I just had a 64GB Samsung card go out 2 weeks ago, same thing, can't be seen by devices and won't format. Been in my S2 9.7 for a year. Then poof, dead. Just like you described.
 

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I just had a 64GB Samsung card go out 2 weeks ago, same thing, can't be seen by devices and won't format. Been in my S2 9.7 for a year. Then poof, dead. Just like you described.

The RMA from Samsung took a long time as I recall. So long that I bought the PNY card. Of course, three days after buying the PNY card the Samsung replacement appeared in my mailbox.
 

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Great app to recover corrupted SD Cards. It's called PhotoRec. Google it...it's inbedded within another app called TestDisk. It's not the most user friendly, but I have been more successful than not using it.
 

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Great app to recover corrupted SD Cards. It's called PhotoRec. Google it...it's inbedded within another app called TestDisk. It's not the most user friendly, but I have been more successful than not using it.

The app can't "see" the SD card to recover or reformat. Thanks for the suggestion though. I have an RMA and my card is going back.
 

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