Fixed: SD Card Not Working & Slow in MacBook Pro 14/16-inch

SD card Not working on MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inch

Recently, many of them had an issue with SD cards not working in their 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. But there is no specific solution to fix this issue until Apple fixes it. When I search through the internet, I will only see posts by users. So I will list out some troubleshooting methods to fix this issue. Somehow, it may fix your issue, luckily. So just try it.

Before proceeding to the solution, determine whether the problem is with the SD card or your 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Connect the SD card to another device and see if the card appears on the screen. If this is the case, the problem is most likely with the MacBook Pro. We can’t do anything with it until Apple does. If the card does not appear, then follow the steps below to fix it.

Rename the SD card

If your SD card does not appear on your MacBook Pro, then try renaming it and plugging it back.

  • Insert an SD card into your MacBook Pro to accomplish this.
  • Then launch Disk Utility, and you’ll notice that your SD card showing up without a card name.
  • Simply right-click on it and select Rename.
  • And give your SD card a name that will help you identify it. Unplug the SD card after that.
  • Now try plugging it in again. You can see how your Mac recognizes the SD card in this section.

Check whether your SD card has been damaged

Damaged SD card

If your SD card is damaged/broken or locked,  it may also be a reason or your mac won’t recognize the SD card, So check it carefully before plugging in it.

Use USB-C Card Reader

USB-C Card Reader for Mac

When your mac can’t recognize the SD card. Then try to use a USB-C card reader for connecting the SD card to your Mac. Because most of the people said this method works for them. So you can also try it out.

Following that, some of them informed SD cards to become extremely slow when transferring files to Mac. So, here are some solutions to this problem.

See Also: SD Card and USB-C Card Reader For Mac

Check Your SD card Capacity and Speed 

To begin, ensure that you have a high-speed and high-capacity SD Card. Because the speed of each SD card model varies. So, let’s see what kind of SD card you have.

SD card Type, SD card Speed

Now you can check which type of SD card you have and how fast it is. If you have a low-capacity SD card, choose a different size SD card based on your needs.

Use USB 3.0 Port and Card Reader

USB 3.0 Card Reader

Usually, a USB 3.0 port and a USB 3.0 card reader offer file transfer speeds of 100–150 MB/s. To connect your SD card to a USB 3.0 port for transferring files and media. Because USB 2.0 makes the process very slow. And also you can use a USB 3.0 card reader for better speed.

Change the SD Card File System from FAT2 to NTFS

Sometimes formatting your SD card also makes the speed so just try it.

  • First, you have to move your SD card file to Mac.
  • Then right-click on the SD card and select the Format option.
  • Here you can see the File System name click the drop-down menu and select the NTFS.
  • Next, from the warning message select the OK option.
  • After that few seconds now your SD File System is changed in NFTS. Now let’s check out the speed of your SD card.

That’s it. If this method does not work, then there is no other way. We have to wait until Apple fixes it. Did you know of any other methods to solve this issue? Then pick me in the command section below. And please continue to support Thank you.

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