Incorrect size reported for SD card

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Incorrect size reported for SD card

#1 Post by thesilver » 12 Sep 2013, 22:27

Hello guys,

I have a 32 GB micro SD card that no longer works. I'm trying to read it using an adapter that goes into my notebook's SD card reader. TestDisk does seem to detect it, but reports it as being 32 MB. Additionally, when I analyze it tells me "Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55".
To compare the results, I also tried starting TestDisk with an empty slot, as well as with an empty adapter in the slot. TestDisk neatly shows my HDDs in the former test, and freezes in the latter.
TestDisk with no reader in the slot.
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TestDisk with an empty reader in the slot.
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TestDisk with card.
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Is there any way I can help TestDisk see the entire storage?

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Re: Incorrect size reported for SD card

#2 Post by Fiona » 14 Sep 2013, 08:29

Probably, the controller of your sd card is broke?
How is your card in your disk management console listed?
As long as your sd card repoerts a wrong size, you'll not get access to your data.
It would be helpful to get a photo from TestDisk Analyse or current partuition structur with your sd card included.
Only a photo of the partition table types doesn't help as much.



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