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Desire SD Card corruption problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by couch, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. couch

    couch Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2010
    For the second time my Desire has managed to corrupt my 8Mb SD Card.

    I've been using the card in my G1 (1.5 then 1.6) for 18 months with no problems, I transferred the card to my Desire and it had died within a month (when I was running stock Sense 2.1).

    I reformatted it, and swapped the cards in the G1 and Desire (so that the Desire had the 4Mb that it came with, and the G1 the 8Mb it came with). The G1 (now running Froyo) has been using the 8Mb card for a month with no problems. Last night I swapped the cards back over, (moving all of the files from one to another using a computer). This morning while the Desire (now on standard 2.2) has been sitting doing nothing all night, the card is corrupt again.

    Anyone else having these sorts of problems with SD Cards (or particular brands)?

    Incidentally the problem card is ScanDisk 8Gb class 2


  2. GreenShoot

    GreenShoot Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Yup! I did almost exactly the same thing - moving an 8Gb card from an old TouchDH to the new Desire and exactly the same thing happened - I lost all my data! All my photos, music and documents (I didn't back up, which was my mistake). I was very upset and tried using a USB micro memory card reader on a PC to retrieve the data but no luck. I ended up reformatting the card and now, 3 days later, it's OK ... so far ... but I can't trust it.
  3. uzetaab

    uzetaab Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2010
    Brisbane Australia
    Considering it happened on the same card twice, I would assume the card is getting dodgy & with memory card's relatively inexpensive, I'd just get a new one.

    As for it happening only on the desire, possibly it has a bad sector that the Desire keeps trying to write too or something.

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