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A Concise Guide to Help You Take Better Care of Your SD Cards

The main reason your SD card keeps giving up on you is probably that you haven’t been cleaning it, you’ve stored it in the worst conditions possible

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It’s not uncommon to see people just tossing their SD card into their bag or in the back of a drawer, and then hear them complain about substandard products and whatnot. Pixabay

SD cards may seem like simple pieces of plastic with some silicon inside them, but these are fragile pieces of hardware with complex circuitry inside them. Despite this, and the fact that SD cards can hold your important files, very few people seem to treat SD cards with the care they deserve. It’s not uncommon to see people just tossing their SD card into their bag or in the back of a drawer, and then hear them complain about substandard products and whatnot. Guide.

The main reason your SD card keeps giving up on you is probably that you haven’t been cleaning it, you’ve stored it in the worst conditions possible, and you throw it around like it’s some common piece of plastic. Your SD cards are bound to cause problems even if you buy them from a reliable vendor, like Bulk Memory Cards SD cards.

Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to take care of your memory card and get the most out of them for the duration they were originally intended to last!

HANDLE WITH CARE

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SD cards may seem like simple pieces of plastic with some silicon inside them, but these are fragile pieces of hardware with complex circuitry inside them. Pixabay

First and foremost, don’t throw your SD card around without thinking twice about it. Also, when you’re inserting it into your device and taking it out, try to be as gentle as possible and don’t just yank it out. The better you treat your SD card, the longer it will last so be nice!

USE THE PLASTIC CASE

Most manufacturers will offer you a small plastic case or sleeve with your SD card. We can assure you that the manufacturer gave you the case for a reason and does not have a penchant for wasting its money. That case is provided so you can keep your SD card protected from dust and other environmental factors. Half of the work is done for you as you don’t have to find a case for yourself, so just use it!

KEEP IT CLEAN

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While you may not be able to see it, but dust can easily get into the small recesses of your SD card. Use a soft cloth to wipe your SD card regularly and keep it clean. Dust is the worst thing for the circuitry inside the SD card and if you don’t keep it clean, chances are you’ll lose your data and your SD card.

KEEP YOUR SD CARDS AWAY FROM WATER

Water and SD cards don’t go well together. Keep your SD cards away from water at all times and store them in a dry area.

MAGNETS ARE A BIG NO!

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Despite this, and the fact that SD cards can hold your important files, very few people seem to treat SD cards with the care. Pixabay

Magnets will erase all the data in your SD card, plain and simple! In fact, even if your SD card isn’t right next to a magnet and is just in the general magnetic field coming off it, you can end up corrupting your data. This is why you should keep your SD card away from magnets and any devices which might contain one such as refrigerators, cell phone mounts, and speakers.

LIMIT ONE SD CARD PER DEVICE 

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Switching your SD card between different devices can also cause issues. Different devices will have different components to read your SD card and these differences can have an adverse impact on your SD card’s performance. They don’t cost that much anyway, so just buy a new SD card for each of your devices.

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Here are 5 Mistakes that may Kill Your Plants in Winters

Mistakes that kill your plants in winter

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It is your duty to take care of your plants during winters as some careless mistakes might kill them. Pixabay

As winter approaches, humans go into power-saving mode and do all that it takes to make the cold season as cosy as possible. Considering that plants can’t do so by themselves, we need to take care of them during these few months.

For some plants, winters are a time when they go into hibernation. That means they can slow down their growth or even go completely dormant. The severely cold temperatures can sometimes send them into shock. So we need to give them some extra love and care during these possibly distressing months. Here’s a look at some things that could cause harm to your plants and what you can do to prevent it. Vinayak Garg, Founder of LazyGardener, underlines key points to be kept in mind.

1.Relocation

Now plants that are in the ground, cannot be moved of course, but potted plants should be moved to a place where they will get as much sunlight as possible. In winters, the days slowly become shorter, which means less sun exposure, so if possible move the plants according to the sun, allowing them to soak up as much as they can.

They should also be kept in a location where they don’t get too much of a cold breeze of drafts.

Make sure that the plant’s foliage does not have dew on it, if it does, you can wipe it off. Plants like succulents are sensitive and water deposits on the plant can kill them.

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Overwatering plants during winters is not a good idea. Lifetime Stock

You can move your outdoor potted plants indoors, next to a window that has the most sun exposure. Also, make sure the window is clean so it allows more sun to shine through as opposed to a dusty one which would make the sunlight diffused. Small things can help the plant withstand the cold temperatures.

2.Water Temperature

Have you ever gotten up on a cold winter morning and walked to your bathroom in a half-asleep state and turned the tap on and jumped up in shock? Yes, sometimes the tap water can get so extremely cold that your hands might start hurting after washing them with the cold water. This extremely cold water can harm your plants as well.

The cold water will force the sensitive roots into shock. A good habit would be to fill up a bucket of water in the morning when you wake up, let it sit and reach at least room temperature and then you can water all your plants.

3.Overwatering

It is very easy to overwater a plant during the winters. It may seem to be counter-intuitive to not water your plants in winter, with the air being very dry, but plants are the most susceptible to root rot during winters. Because of the minimum sun exposure, the evaporation rate also drops down a lot. This causes the water in the pot to accumulate for a longer period of time, giving the roots more opportunity to rot. It might be hard, but avoid watering your plants until the dire need arises, or the soil is dry completely. You should also take care of when you water the plants. Watering in the evening and night may be detrimental to plant because the temperatures drop severely at night and the water that the soil holds will also get very very cold, which will, in turn, harm the sensitive roots of the plant. The best time would be in the late morning when the sun is just beginning to warm the soil.

4. Cleaning the plants

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Cleaning your plants even during winters is very important. Pixabay

We need to make sure that in winter, the plant is at its optimum capacity to soak up as much sunlight as possible. When dust accumulates on the leaves of the plants, it prevents them from performing photosynthesis as well as they can. Cleaning the surface of the leaves with a soft damp cloth is the best way to get your plants looking pretty and giving them the best chance to take in all the sun that they can!

Cleaning your plants also includes getting rid of any dead leaves or stems. Dead, rotten leaves and stems can cause infections in healthy ones. So it is necessary to get rid of the dead parts promptly.

Any weeds should also be taken out of the pot. Sometimes small vegetation grows in the pot without you even planting anything, but these weeds take up resources from the soil.

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5. Repotting

Repotting of plants should be avoided in winters. Plants are at their dormant phase in winters and repotting can disturb the root system easily, leading plant into a state of shock. Repotting should be resumed in early springs which starts from February. (IANS)