Why does SD card data become inaccessible?

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Anish Kumar

Posted on
July 14, 2023


After a long hefty week, you have time to watch your favourite show, which you have downloaded a long back. And suddenly, when you connect your SD card, it gets corrupted. Nothing is worse than this feeling, and we know that very well. That is why we are here to alert you, read the entire […]

The modern-day technological generation is blessed with Secure Digital Memory Card (SD memory card) storage devices. SD cards can store intensive storage and provide DSLRs, Android phones, laptops, tablets, digital cameras, and other portable devices. It is comparatively a more convenient, less expensive, and more capable storage device than others. 

Let us share with you the top three reasons for SD card failure:

1.Human error: The first and foremost mistake that generally happens is human error. Mistakes are bound to happen by humans, and thus, it leads to the failure of SD cards. It sometimes becomes difficult for an IT user to detect the problem. And then, it results in a data loss situation. Therefore, you need to be cautious while connecting/disconnecting or using it. 

2.Power outage: Another primary reason to consider SD card failure is a power outage. Unstable connection with the device connected to it or power outage may cause damage to the hard drive, and further, it may result in corruption or inaccessibility of data. 

3.Virus and malware: Continuous attacks of viruses and malware can damage the SD card, and if necessary action is not taken quickly to protect the data, then data becomes unreadable. In severe virus attacks, it corrupts the SD card and may lead to permanent data loss. 

4. Logical failure: It may be possible after 4-5years of working, your SD card becomes vulnerable and easy to break down in minor technical failure. Either it needs to be replaced or expand its lifespan by updating it, otherwise due to the vulnerability, it can damage the saved data in it, and you may lose your data.

5. Liquid spill: Another problem that has been noticed to cause SD failure is liquid damage. When liquid spills on the SD card, it damages the SD internally and corrodes the device. So take action as quickly as possible to avoid a data loss situation and avoid keeping liquid things near your SDs or any electronic device that can damage them. 


In conclusion, I would like to say to avoid failure or breakdown of an SD card; the best way is to take care of it. Keep checking the working condition of your SD card and update it frequently, and even if you still face such a situation with your hard drive, then solutions are here for you. Contact Techchef and get your data recovered quickly with our professional IT technicians. To know more about our services, visit our website https://www.techchef.in/ or call us at 1800-313-1737. 

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