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        woody
        Da Boss

        I bet you have a gazillion USB drives hanging around. I do, and I’m constantly trying to figure out which one(s) I can re-use without destroying somet
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      • #1612634 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        This would also be useful for backing up sd cards from phones – with all your photos etc.

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          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          Those are the same SD cards used in modern cameras. Camera cards were mentioned in the article.

          -- rc primak

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            anonymous
            Guest

            Those are the same SD cards used in modern cameras. Camera cards were mentioned in the article.

            Yes 🙂 I was just drawing attention to the possibility people might not have made the connection that this is useful for phones too.

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              rc primak
              AskWoody_MVP

              The problem with cell phone SD Cards is that the app data are always in a proprietary format, often without any readable file system to speak of. Sure, you could make an image of such a card. But it would be of little use in restoring the device if anything goes wrong. Photos on the other hand can usually be pulled off a phone’s SD Card and backed up in the usual ways.

              -- rc primak

              • #1625758 Reply
                mn–
                AskWoody Lounger

                Well that depends.

                On probably *most* of these there is a filesystem, the problem is finding the right tools to read that… most of the time there’s a way to read it in Linux or some BSD-derivative, but doesn’t happen automatically and you may need encryption keys too, in addition to specific or custom reader application.

                I mean, evidence points to it having been encrypted ODS-2 (you know, the thing from DEC VAX) on at least one weird device…

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                anonymous
                Guest

                My Windows PC reads my photos straight off my phone’s SD card. I guess it varies from phone to phone?

      • #1614420 Reply
        RockE
        AskWoody Plus

        I just use the same software to back up my flash drives which I use to image my SSDs and hard drives. For instance, I have a copy of each installation flash drive I’ve made for most versions of Windows 10 over the last few years.
        The images of my flash drive(s) are stored on a hard drive in my hard drive dock for safe keeping. I have redundant drives which I can slip into, and out of, my dock as well.

        Image or Clone often! Backup, backup, backup, backup......
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        Home Built: Windows 10 Home 64-bit, AMD Athlon II X3 435 CPU, 16GB RAM, ASUSTeK M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3 (AM3) motherboard, 512GB SanDisk SSD, 3 TB WD HDD, 1024MB ATI AMD RADEON HD 6450 video, ASUS VE278 (1920x1080) display, ATAPI iHAS224 Optical Drive, integrated Realtek HD Audio

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