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Old 07-11-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
crystaldon
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SD card reader doesn't recognize 8 gig SDHC card


First, my apologies if this is considered a double-post, I posted this question on the Fedora Forum and had no luck.

I have an older Dazzle 6-in-1 flash card reader (USB 1) that works fine with everything else I've put into it. It reads a 2 gig part without a problem, but if I put in an 8 gig part it doesn't see it. The 8 gig part works fine in the Casio camera, but no luck here (MythDora 10.21, with Fedora 10).

I plugged the reader into a Win2000 box and it offered to format the SD card, so apparently it doesn't like it either. Any suggestions? Shall I replace the reader?

The 2 gig part is Q-Memory, 150X, Xpress Turbo, 2 gig, SD
The 8 gig part is PNY 8GB SDHC
 
Old 07-11-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Is your card reader SDHC compatible? Older ones usually aren't. SD is not equal to SDHC.

Please consult your package/card reader manual or anything else where accepted card types are listed.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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That probably explains it

No, my reader was probably made before SDHC existed. So that probably explains it, I need to get a current reader. I didn't realize there was a hardware change that obsoleted the older ones. Thanks for the help,
 
Old 07-12-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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BTW They seem to be quite cheap at the moment (<1$ on eBay US).
I paid like 5€ for my reader (one year ago or something).
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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Right, they are generally pretty inexpensive. But I didn't want to waste time looking at readers if it was a different issue. After looking around some, I see that some readers support SDHC and some don't, so that's probably it. Now I just need to find one I like. Thanks again for the advice.
 
  


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