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> Sd/cf Card Identifier? Is One Available?, yesterday CF card was a different brand
Jon_J
post Dec 29 2006, 01:53 PM
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Is there a Card identifier for Windows, Linux, or the Zaurus that reveals the "true" manafacturer of SD & CF cards?
For CD-ROMs and DVDs there are identification programs that list every specific detail about the CD/DVD.
One is "CD/DVD Identifier". I'm looking for such a program that identifies CF/SD cards in the same detail.
Also these CD/DVD identifiers give the speed rating on the optical discs.
I haven't seen any CF/SD identification that lists the speed rating.
My Palm Zire 72 has a program called CardInfo. This identifies SD cards.
Below is it's output compared to Qtopia SysInfo - Device tab:
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PNY 1GB SD card (No speed rating on label)
Palm Zire 72
Palm Card Identifier, "CardInfo"
SD01G
Toshiba
Secure Digital Card
Device ID: SD01G_9281BC6B150A07
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Zaurus SL-C3100
Sysinfo - Devices tab
SD01G
Toshiba
Serial # 2457975915
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I cannot put my CF cards in my Palm Zire 72, but want to know the "true" manafacturer of such cards.
PNY 1GB CF card (No speed rating on label)
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Zaurus SL-C3100
Qtopia SysInfo - Device tab
Product info: TOSHIBA THNCF1G02QG ", "", "", ""
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Yesterday, after I first got these PNY 1GB CF cards, they were identified in Qtopia SysInfo as:
Product info:" "KTC" , "CF Card"
What gives?
Although the assumed "Brand" name changed on this card from yesterday to today, I'm very pleased to see, "TOSHIBA" instead of "KTC"
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post Dec 29 2006, 01:55 PM
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Many cards are rebranded very often. I had few CF 256M Kingston cards - some were Hitachi, some Toshibas..
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Jon_J
post Dec 29 2006, 02:02 PM
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When you purchase a newly released CD/DVD burner, most people that follow "That" industry, tell you to identify your media before purchasing it, because some burners don't like certain brands of media, or manufacturer.
Where is such a program to identify CF/SD cards with that much detail?

I just installed dvdinfopro and here's all the info on a Maxell DVD-RW
CODE
                           Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                   JVC/VictorT7
Format Capacity                                                Blank Disc
Free Blocks                                                     411107328
Free Capacity                                              4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type                                                          DVD-RW
Media Type                                                         DVD-RW
Manufacturer Rated Speed                                  1.0x   1385KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  1.0x   1385KBps
Write Strategy Speed                                        1.0x 1385KBps
Data area starting sector                                          30000h
Linear Density                                                0.267um/bit
Track Density                                                0.74um/track
Number of Layers                                                        1
                                                                       
                          Complete Media Code                          
00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 D6 FD 9E D8 20 00 02 0E 08 07 .l...@.... .....
00000010 88 86 0C 00 03 4A 56 43 2F 56 69 00 04 63 74 6F .....JVC/Vi..cto
00000020 72 54 37 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 rT7.............


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