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SD cards manipulation (how to)

(Topic created on: 08-12-2019 04:50 PM)
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Now than you had read « All about SD cards » I invite you to read carefully  this article 


Now that you know how to choose your new Micro SD card, here are the recommended manipulations for handling it.  Good reading


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 Basic functions to respect with SD cards


 Failure to follow these instructions could damage your card


 Memory card (microSD card)


 Install a memory card

 The memory card capacity of your device may vary from other models, and some memory cards may not be compatible with your device depending on the manufacturer and type of memory card.  To know the maximum capacity of your memory card, please consult your manual.

 Some memory cards may not be perfectly compatible with the device.  Using an incompatible memory card can damage the device or the memory card itself and corrupt the data stored in it.

 Be sure to insert the memory card on the right side.

 Only FAT and exFAT file structures are compatible with the device's memory cards.  When you insert a formatted memory card with another file structure, the device will prompt you to reformat it, otherwise it will not recognize the card.  You must format the memory card before using it. If your device can not format or recognize the memory card, contact the manufacturer of the memory card or a Samsung Service Center.

 Too much frequency of erase and write operations reduces the life of memory cards.

 When you insert a memory card into the camera, the file directory of the memory card appears in the My Files → SD Card folder.




Insert the ejector pin in the space provided on the tray to unlock it.  (may differ from the picture above, please consult your manual, (some devices do not have eject pins)


 Check that the ejector pin is perpendicular to the hole.  Otherwise, the device may be damaged.

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Carefully remove the tray from its slot.


 Insert the memory card into the tray with the chip facing down.



Gently push the card into the tray to lock it.


 If the card is not put in place correctly, it could escape from the board or fall to the ground.


 Insert the tray in the space provided.


 If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, it may damage your device.  Always make sure the tray is dry.

 Please insert the tray fully into the slot provided to prevent liquids from entering the unit.

 Remove a memory card

 Before you remove the memory card, you must disable it before you can remove it safely.

 Launch the Settings application and tap Maintenance or Device Care → Storage → → Storage Settings → SD Card → DISABLE.

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Then click on the 3 small dots at the top right and click on Storage Analysis

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To disassemble the Micro SD Card, click on the triangle


Insert the ejector pin in the space provided on the tray to unlock it.  (Some devices do not have an eject pin)


 Carefully remove the tray from its slot.


 Remove the memory card.


 Insert the tray in the space provided.


 Never remove the memory card while the device is recording or reading information.  This could result in loss or corruption of data, or damage to the memory card or the device.  Samsung can not be held responsible for any loss of data resulting from misuse or damage to a memory card.


 Format a memory card

 A memory card that has been formatted on a computer may not be compatible with your device.  Format the memory card in the device.

 Launch the Settings application and touch Device Maintenance → Storage → → Storage Settings → SD Card → Format.


 Before formatting the memory card, be sure to make backup copies of all important data stored there (Smart Switch is perfect for that) The manufacturer's warranty does not cover the loss of data resulting from manipulations  of the user.


 Those informations comes mostly from Samsung websites

 Modified by @Cassidy and translated to English by Google Traduction

 Revised by @AntS  Moderator


 For information on how to choose a Micro SD card for your device, please visit:


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