I read all your horror stories and thought I was dead. But low and behold, I’m currently copying my recently failed storage to my hdd , it only copies at 6 - 16 MBS. But I don’t think it’s going to work anymore as the pny adapter is in the write mode in a USB card reader. But the San disk adapter is in the read only and the card did not trip the is into installing it. But the pny in write did work. Now I will swap it out.