Error when copying files onto SDHC card

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Trying to put music on my 32GB SDHC card, put it in the slot in my laptop and if I do one file at a time it works fine - then all of a sudden I get an error saying something about the file I'm trying to copy over being corrupt. Also, sometime I try and copy all the files over at once (say about 12GB) and it runs through fine then when I go to the card through my computer it's created the folders but there's nothing in them (still appears it's on the card when I look at the free memory). Tried formatting both fat32 and exfat. Also got a 16GB SDHC card which gives me no issues.
 

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Some card readers have issues with larger cards even if they claim to SDHC cards. Have you checked for driver updates for the card reader in your laptop? What is the exact model of the laptop you have?

Also, where did you buy this SD card? There's tons of fake USB sticks and SD cards floating around eBay, flea or electronics markets, and other non established stores all the time. If you bought it from a reputable retailer than it's legit.

You almost certainly need to stay with a FAT file system unless the device claims to read other formats.
 

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Some card readers have issues with larger cards even if they claim to SDHC cards. Have you checked for driver updates for the card reader in your laptop? What is the exact model of the laptop you have?

Also, where did you buy this SD card? There's tons of fake USB sticks and SD cards floating around eBay, flea or electronics markets, and other non established stores all the time. If you bought it from a reputable retailer than it's legit.

You almost certainly need to stay with a FAT file system unless the device claims to read other formats.
It's an HP Pavillion G6 I have, just checked for updates through device manager and says my drivers are up to date. I did buy the SD card off of ebay (only cost £9 and not branded like my 16GB Lexar one so I guess it's possible/likely it's fake).
 

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Device Manager is not an effective way to check for updates as it'll only check Microsoft Update and not the manufacturer. You'd have to go to the HP website and look up the drivers for your specific model(full model number is on the bottom of the laptop).

It very well could be fake, it's always risky buying such stuff of eBay as there are tons of fakes floating around as well as simply faulty products being resold or unknowingly sold.
 

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Device Manager is not an effective way to check for updates as it'll only check Microsoft Update and not the manufacturer. You'd have to go to the HP website and look up the drivers for your specific model(full model number is on the bottom of the laptop).

It very well could be fake, it's always risky buying such stuff of eBay as there are tons of fakes floating around as well as simply faulty products being resold or unknowingly sold.
Apologies, also have an HP utility which regularly checks for updates to drivers so I'm sure everything is up to date

What os are you using?
Windows 7 Home Premium

You can use this free utility to test the card :- http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/H2testw.shtml

EDIT : make sure you use the correct drive letter for the test, everything on it will be overwritten.
I'd actually found that utility from google and used it already but thanks :) Got the following log:

Warning: Only 31354 of 31355 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
1.8 GByte OK (3804599 sectors)
28.8 GByte DATA LOST (60408393 sectors)
Details:14.2 MByte overwritten (29257 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
28.7 GByte corrupted (60379136 sectors)
14.2 MByte aliased memory (29257 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000741b6e00
Expected: 0x00000000741b6e00
Found: 0x41a33f29c0b9ffb7
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 11.5 MByte/s
Reading speed: 12.3 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4


Guessing it's fake/defective - sent the guy a message on ebay :rolleyes:
 

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Apologies, also have an HP utility which regularly checks for updates to drivers so I'm sure everything is up to date
Sadly that utility also doesn't check for all the drivers either and it mostly does HP software, the manual method is the only way.

But indeed, it sounds like you in fact have a 2GB card or its defective.
 

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Sadly that utility also doesn't check for all the drivers either and it mostly does HP software, the manual method is the only way.

But indeed, it sounds like you in fact have a 2GB card or its defective.
Cheers, it's a G6-1371EA, downloading the driver manually now although I'm pretty sure it's the card.
 

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If it is a fake and the seller isn't helpful open a case on Ebay asap - that usually gets results.
 

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If it is a fake and the seller isn't helpful open a case on Ebay asap - that usually gets results.
Cheers, sent them a few messages and no reply so opened a case - sure I will get the £9 refunded.

Any clue of reputable places I can buy a replacement online? Don't mind paying a little extra, needs to go to UK though.
 
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