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geeko
Hey guys, i just found a 8 (!) gb SD card for a decent price and i bought it.

Its called Memory Card Elite pro (lol...)
I will let you know if it works smile.gif

In this thread u can also post ur experiences with SD card so others don't buy incompatible cards.
This is what i know so far:

DaneElec 1 gb microsd + adapter - WORKS
Kingston 2 gb microsd + adapter - WORKS
Transcend 4 gb SLOW speed - DOESNT WORK
Transcend 4 gb HIGH speed - WORKS
deluxe
I had corruption with two different transcend 4 giggers though, high speed. They got returned.
geeko
Don't buy this card.
Its not that it doesn't work with the zaurus.
As far as i can tell it doesn't work PERIOD.
speculatrix
QUOTE(geeko @ Jan 23 2008, 03:39 PM) *
Don't buy this card.
Its not that it doesn't work with the zaurus.
As far as i can tell it doesn't work PERIOD.


I am not surprised SDHC card doesn't work with Cacko (if your sig is correct). try Angstrom, it should work, but that probably doesn't help you.

A non-HC sd card of 4Gb should work on cacko with the new kernel memory driver module from the 3200.

Or, use USB host and an external card reader.
geeko
its not a SDHC card. Its a SD card. But it doesn't work.
pelrun
If it's 8GB then it can't be an SD card, it has to be SDHC or fake.

SD can only physically support 4GB, and even that needs a non-standard driver. Which is why sharprom/cacko/pdaxrom etc only supported up to 1GB until the hacked drivers were released recently.
Snappy
Yeap. 4gb is only supported in cacko via the tetsu kernel patch. smile.gif
geeko
i actualy got it working on my computer now via a card reader.

Seems it really is a SD card, very non standard however :/ So i gues i just bought a very expensive memory stick T_T

Unles somehow i can format it as a 4 gb card.. someone know software that can do this?
speculatrix
QUOTE(geeko @ Jan 26 2008, 07:54 PM) *
i actualy got it working on my computer now via a card reader.

Seems it really is a SD card, very non standard however :/ So i gues i just bought a very expensive memory stick T_T

Unles somehow i can format it as a 4 gb card.. someone know software that can do this?


can you repartition it into a 4GB chunk?

the problem is that some device drivers will barf on reading the number of sectors!
deluxe
When you insert it into the reader, then into the PC, it does come up as SD card, even though it's really SDHC. To prove this I just did this with a SDHC card in my Vista laptop.
Don't be fooled.
geeko
hm.. it seems like i have been ripped of then :/ at this point im glad it has 8 gb of anything
speculatrix
QUOTE(geeko @ Jan 28 2008, 08:10 AM) *
hm.. it seems like i have been ripped of then :/ at this point im glad it has 8 gb of anything


sadly, you may still be wrong. plug it into your linux desktop and do the following

* unmount the flash card, something like
umount /dev/sdd1
* determine how many blocks of storage the card says it has
fdisk -l /dev/sdd
* create a file that many blocks of random data where NNNN is the block count
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/tmp/bigrandomfile bs=512 count=NNNN
* fill the card with that data
cat /tmp/bigrandomfile > /dev/sdd
* then verify the card hasn't lost/corrupted the data using md5
md5sum /tmp/bigrandomfile /dev/sdd

when you've finished, use "fdisk /dev/sdd" to put a new partition on the card, be sure to set the partition type to LBA FAT32, then "mkfs.vfat /dev/sdd1".

Hope this yields good news results!
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