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    No Idea what I'm doing here: Or even if what I'm trying to do is possible

    I have a 512Mb Micro SD Card, I'm replacing it with a 4Gb Micro SD card. (well I'm trying)

    Ok my Device ... A Cell Phone, will read both cards

    However my PC will only read the 512Mb card ..... Ok so the 4Gb one is HD High Density ? Well ok ...... fine ..... does that mean that I will have to get a special card reader to read this on my PC ? (Or what)



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    Mod w/ an attitude Sterling_Aug's Avatar
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    Not all PCs, or phones, or card readers will read every card. Some cards are slightly "flaky" and no matter what, they will not work in all devices.

    I would just buy another SD card since they are dirt cheap now then sell the other one on ebay.

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    Another manufacturer or will another Kingston one be ok ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by j.m@talk
    Another manufacturer or will another Kingston one be ok ?
    That is your gamble. I have a 2GB Kingston in my phone and it works fine.

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    Kingston, Corsair, Sandisk, PNY...I've had decent luck with all of 'em. Don't worry...you'll break 'em all...we have faith in you =)
    No Idea what I'm doing here: Or even if what I'm trying to do is possible
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    If it's a high density card, your reader may not read it, no matter what brand it is.

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    I've decided rather than mess bout with this silly lil card to just fire things between the pc & phone via bluetooth. A bit time consuming I guess, but easier than just punting till I get a card that works.

    Thanks anyways chaps


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    You didn't say what brand of card reader you have. But on the Sandisk line, if the Firmware on the card reader is only V1 then it can only see up to a 2GB Micro SD card .. You need Firmware V2 or
    later on the Sandisk products to see larger than 2GB Micro SD card

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    Its just a generic el cheepo reader from the 99p bargain basket.
    On the brighter side it fits where a Fdd would & runs from a USB header.

    I spose I will have to wait for tech to cheapen up a bit before I get a reader fer this puppy.


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    I ended up getting one of these



    For Like £3.50 shipped, I didn't know such things existed



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    I just got one og these and it works great with my two SD cards.

    http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-usb...204737106.html

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    I have one of those from Sandisk which takes the removable SD card
    It would probably also be able to read the 4GB and larger Micro SD thru
    the little Micro SD / SD adapter ... also have the Sandisk multicard reader,
    not sure which model off hand .. don't have any high cap micro SD cards yet to try with either of them .. Just found it ... I think it is this one

    http://sandisk.com/Products/Item(114...derWriter.aspx

    SanDisk ImageMate® 12-in-1 Reader/Writer
    SDDR-89-A15
    Last edited by bruceb; 09-04-2008 at 09:01 AM.

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    Someone just pointed out to me ....... (I don't have my thinking head on right at all this week) That I could just connect the fone to the comp wiv a USB lead ...... Thus negating the need for any further expense ........ I hate smarty pants's..... Dont you



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    Quote Originally Posted by j.m@talk
    Someone just pointed out to me ....... (I don't have my thinking head on right at all this week) That I could just connect the fone to the comp wiv a USB lead ...... Thus negating the need for any further expense ........ I hate smarty pants's..... Dont you

    there ya go.

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