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How do I clone a non-Windows memory card?

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We have a stand alone piece of equipment that uses standard SD Memory.  I need to clone these cards for backup to my PC, but they do not show up as a formatted memory card.  Windows asks me to format the card.  

Is there any piece of software that will allow me to access the memory card and create an image I can also restore later?

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Farrell
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by:hvillanu
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Hi,
For your description Windows don't know what king of partition has the memory card
You can try with symantec ghost (http://www.symantec.com/themes/theme.jsp?themeid=ghost) or clonezilla (http://clonezilla.org/)
If you are open to try with linux can you download any live cd (http://distrowatch.com/) and use a command named "dd" to backup the card.
If interesting on linux, let me know for further instructions.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Gparted is a Linux program and also a standalone boot cd that can manage partitions an clone stuff.
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I do not know the OS used by our device.  It may simply employ its' own structure.  I will try both suggestions.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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I would agree with the DD suggestion.  It's actually a forensically approved tool so it SHOULD work.
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by:Tolomir
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For a start you should check if there is data at all stored on the card.

Give http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ a try.

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