What causes an SD card to be displayed as damaged?
SD cards are media used in many devices as external storage media for digital cameras, smartphones, and mobile phones. Many people are actually using SD cards. However, suddenly a message such as “SD card is damaged” may appear on the screen and the data inside the card may become completely unreadable. You may be in a panic when it contains important photos and videos. What should you do when such a situation occurs?
In this content, we introduces what to do if the screen of your smartphone or other device displays something like “SD card is damaged” and you cannot read the data. Remember some of the possible causes and how to recover your data so that you don’t have to worry about it in case of emergency.
Many people are using SD cards to store data on their smartphones and digital cameras. However, it is possible that the SD card is damaged suddenly. It is important to back up your data firmly by using cloud services provided by PC makers and mobile phone companies so that you will not be in a hurry even if you suddenly lose access to your data.
How can I retrieve data when an HDD or SSD is no longer recognized?
In some cases, when using a PC, it suddenly stops starting one day, or the startup stops halfway and you cannot proceed further. Such cases occur when an OS such as Windows is damaged, or when a part of an HDD or SSD is damaged and normal reading cannot be performed. The other cases, an external HDD or SSD cannot be read. In both cases, the data may be safe at the initial stage. If these happens, follow the steps below to retrieve your important data before it is lost.
1. An internal HDD / SSD
2. An external HDD / SSD
As you can see, how easily data can be retrieved from an HDD or SSD depends on whether it is physically damaged. If you are not confident that you can take it out yourself, consult with a store where you purchased it or a nearby PC shop. And since it takes time and effort to remove an HDD or SSD from the main unit or purchase parts to retrieve the data, it is still the best preventive method to keep a backup.
Not only HDDs and SSDs, but also DVDs and USB memories can be used. So it is important to copy your data to another medium anyway. One option is to use a cloud service that automatically makes backup online. HDDs and SSDs are consumables and no one can predict when they break. Always keep a backup in case of an accident.