Is there a protection setting to read SD cards?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tpcollins, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. tpcollins macrumors regular

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    I have a couple trail cams that I use to take wildlife pictures but too many times my Macbook Pro will not read the SD card. Sometimes if I reinsert it several times it might work, sometimes it won't. And there's times when my Macbook will read it, it won't work in my trail cams.

    First, I can't figure out how to format the SD cards on my Macbook, and if I did I'm not sure if they'd work in my trail cams afterwards. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. tpcollins thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Dekard, I've used that program before in trying to format some of my SD cards. Even some new cards that I just received online that were in sealed Sandisk packaging don't want to work, plus the Disk Utility just wants to spool on and on with really fixing anything.

    Last night I could't get my Canon camera's SD card to work. I went and got my wife's camera, inserted her SD into my Mac and everything loaded in a matter of seconds. I'm at a lost at want to do.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I've come to the conclusion that the Mac OS doesn't handle camera-formatted SD cards that well.

    Sometimes they work just fine.
    Other times.... ????

    There's a cheap and easy solution that will cost less than $15.

    That is, buy a USB3 "card reader", and use that instead.

    When I put the SD card into the reader and plug it into the Mac, it mounts first time, every time....
     

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