questionshow do you label your micro sd cards?

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Sharpie pen. Silver or white is best.

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Is there a reason you want to keep the books intact on the cards long term? I think it would make more sense to keep the books on a hard drive and copy what you want to SD when you need it.

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@olperfesser: Other than the little gold bars, is everywhere else on the card okay to write on?

@samstag: This is a question I am interested in because the main reason I have multiple micro sd cards is to take movies, music, photos, audiobooks and ebooks with me on vacation to enjoy on my tablet. I keep them in the little plastic card case with a little note inside saying what's on each, but if they get mixed up I have to be shoving them in and out of the machine to sort them out. I'd like to put a number on each, then I could put the number on the note to match them with their content. When the content on the disc changes, so will the note, but the number will always allow me to relate one to the other. It will also allow me to put multiple cards in the same plastic case.

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I agree with sharpie to number the cards and then a little index card or post-it that lists what books are on what cards. Seems like the easiest way to me.

For my cards, I only use SD cards for my camera and have cards of different capacities and different brands, so it's pretty easy to just remember what's on what. But I also clear off the cards fairly often, so keeping track is a short term thing.

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Try multi-colored tape. If you can have a list hand, you can have it tell you whats on what card. So one card has a spot of green on it, you know these books are on it, etc.

A lot of non-smart phones can have some sort of text file so whether you've got a smart phone or not, the phone could be a good place to keep the list

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Why do you feel the need to label them? Can't you just let them be who they want to be without any artifical societal restraints?

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All of my cards are kept in the protective ‘jewel’ cases. I then cut a small piece of ordinary gummed labels, write the identification information on the little piece and stick that on the case. Since the cases are clear all of the suggestions above on marking the card itself can be additional identification.

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@olperfesser: i also have a couple of paint pens in bright colors that work the same way. One bright pink paint pen labels all the cards. Haven't had it chip or flake off in the five or six years i've been doing this. They are available in the auto or craft dept of the local box stores. I find that the silver sharpies tend to disappear everytime someone need to label a present regardless of christmas, wedding, birthday, whatever even when tied to the cabinet.

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@olperfesser: Silver sharpie is best. And when the pen get to dull (the point) you can use it to label wall warts.
@moondrake: Yes everywhere else on the card okay to write on.
@elforman: Without labels there would be no need to prefer on over the other.

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@samstag: There are a number of reasons. These are Audible books that have drm and can only be put on X number of devices, X number of computers, and each needs to be registered, using their software. So I can't just back up the books to my external hard drive. In the past I just left things on a pc and transferred to a device as needed, and then the pc crashed and I'd have to go download them again. Also, if I like a book, I'll listen to it any number of times, especially using them to sleep at night (if you listen to the same books regularly, they put you to sleep). I like to just pop in the book I'm in the mood to listen to, especially when travelling, where I don't always have a pc handy (as in my car).

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@moondrake: painters brand (yes that is the name) hunt corportation, statesville, nc
i got it at walmart.

i also occasionally use the ones my hubby got to fix scratches on his van. sorry. he left it wherever it was he set it down, so i don't know the brand.
he paid a lot more than i did at a car shop.

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@moosezilla: That's a great idea! I have plenty of fabric paint that should do the trick!

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@elforman: Oh, gosh! I'm so embarrassed! Guess I'd better get into some sensitivity training, eh?

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@pamfenway: Be careful, fabric paint is massy (it doesn't lay down flat) and doesn't adhere the same way as regular acrylic paint-- it's designed for porous surfaces. When fabric paint has dried on a non-porous surface you can easily peel it up with your fingernail. So it could scrape off into your device when you remove the disc. It also becomes brittle as it ages.

@moosezilla: Great, thanks. Very convenient, as I am headed to Walmart for an optometrist appointment in a couple of hours so I will look for one today. I've been using a yellow grease pencil to mark black foam core for cutting to use as jewelry display backboards, one of these light-colored paint pens would probably be better for that job as well.

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I don't label them, But I did name my 16 gb USB drive "Steve The Removable Drive"

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Color coded with nail polish/index cards.

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The same way you write your name on a grain of rice.

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@olperfesser: I was wondering if anyone would suggest that. I've used a yellow & it doesn't show at all (except sometimes a slightly shiny surface in the right lighting). I don't have any white or silver but will certainly look into that! Thanks!

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@moosezilla: What's the brand name on your paint pen if you have it handy?

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@moondrake: Whoa, thanks for pointing that out. Glad I didn't get right to it!

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@bnbsouthworth: Have you really used a label maker for a micro sd card? Seriously? I'm not being snarky--I've always figured that would not be a good thing to do, worried the label could peel off in the device.

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@disturbed0ne: Yes see my ans above. It is easy you just cut a little piece of label from any regular size sticker label and voila! You can put that label on the card or on the jewel case. I do not put labels on cards since they have to be inserted in adaptors or a slot in your device and the label may become dislodged and screwup the micro-slot.

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@drj48: haha I was making a joke at my own expensive. I know I COULD label them, but I'm rarely organized enough to bother.

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@jsimsace: Another excellent idea! Thanks!

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Label?

I didn't realize that was something I could do.

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@mikecris: Well, I'm glad that's clarified! :)