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    SubjectRe: SD/MMC cards: how crappy they are?
    > Pavel Machek wrote:
    > >>>
    > >> I have seen flash cards die permanently from having a partition table it
    > >> didn't like written to it. Yes, the microcontroller on the flash card
    > >> tried to interpret the partition table, assumed to be MS-DOS style, and
    > >> would crash.
    > >
    > > Aha... that explains why I killed few flashcards by tar xzvf /dev/sdX files
    > > ... hopefully thats fixed in the better/bigger cards now.
    > >
    >
    > Also had a batch of cards which would silently "correct" the partition
    > table for you to align the partitions to its flash erase blocks.

    Can you mention the manufacturer/model? Silendt data corruption is a
    nasty thing....
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