Support for cards greater than 2GB in size

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Is it worth limiting SD cards sizes to a maximum of 2GB to gain space for other features?

Yes, definitely!
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63%
Only as a last resort.
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I don't care.
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No! Don't do it!
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Total votes: 8

JGSchubert
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Re: Support for cards greater than 2GB in size

Postby JGSchubert » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:43 am

Annoyingly enough, one of the two 2 GB cards will not work. It is showing 30.6 MB RAW partition and will not format or even allow writing to it. Probably sitting on the shelf so long the flash chip went bad or something. Screwy though, considering they were in the same blister pack and the other works fine.

Mark
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Re: Support for cards greater than 2GB in size

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:46 am

Have you tried using Image for Windows to copy from the good SD card to the bad SD card? I've got a pretty good feeling that it will work.

If certain parts of a card are corrupted, Windows (and presumably the official SD formatter) won't see the card size correctly.

If it doesn't work, it'd be a very good excuse to take them both back for a refund!

Paul.Allen
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Re: Support for cards greater than 2GB in size

Postby Paul.Allen » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:15 am

Also sometimes i have had luck with gparted in linux (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ in linux) when all else fails. A long time ago I had some free card management from program from Lexmark (i think) that could fix anything, recover data from a corrupted card. I know longer have it nor can I remember the name (not that helpful).


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