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Old June 9th 07, 09:43 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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Default Kodak C530 SD card error??



I upgraded the SD card from 1 gb to 2 gb. They are both SD, but the
original one says "Filemate", whiile the new one says (in red)
"Scandisk". Well, then new card DOES NOT WORK. THe camera says the
card needs to be formatted...but when you attempt to format, you get
a "file sys error" code #, and it shows a frozen hour glass. Has a
red flashing light as soon as turned on, too.

The manual shows photo storage capacities, and it only goes up to 1
gb. But at the bottom it says that if using over 1 gb, the video will
stop, and you have to restart it. So it sounds like there isn't
really a limit of 1 gb. card size. I tried this new card in a Kodak
C310 also, and it does exactly the same thing. Is it just a bad
memory stick? What is the top limit for SD card size? Is there any?
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Old June 12th 07, 02:14 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.point+shoot
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Default Kodak C530 SD card error??

On Jun 9, 3:43 pm, geronimo wrote:
I upgraded the SD card from 1 gb to 2 gb. They are both SD, but the
original one says "Filemate", whiile the new one says (in red)
"Scandisk". Well, then new card DOES NOT WORK. THe camera says the
card needs to be formatted...but when you attempt to format, you get
a "file sys error" code #, and it shows a frozen hour glass. Has a
red flashing light as soon as turned on, too.

The manual shows photo storage capacities, and it only goes up to 1
gb. But at the bottom it says that if using over 1 gb, the video will
stop, and you have to restart it. So it sounds like there isn't
really a limit of 1 gb. card size. I tried this new card in a Kodak
C310 also, and it does exactly the same thing. Is it just a bad
memory stick? What is the top limit for SD card size? Is there any?


You may simply have a bad SD card. Have you tried formatting the card
in a computer with a card reader to see what happens?

The maximum size for SD cards is 4GB. For larger sizes, the new
standard is the HCSD (High Capacity SD) card. SD cards, unlike
Compact Flash, do not have the controler in the card; the controler is
in the device (the camera). The usable card size is determined by the
controler. Virtually all relatively modern SD using devises can use
up to 2GB cards. (Probably because the controlers use FAT 16 file
systems which can only address up to 2.1GB.) Devices that can use
HCSD can also use SD. SD devices *cannot* use HCSD.

All SD cards of a given size, regardless of brand, are pretty much
identical, except for access speed. More expensive brands may do
better testing to detect faults. I presume you newer card is a
"SanDisk", not "scandisk". SanDisk is one of the original producers
of FLASH memory devices and should be quite reliable.

Dan (Woj...)

 




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