8gb sd card in m3 lite....

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  1. aphexpusher
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820208088


    I have heard that they got these types of cards working somewhat in the GP2X without new firmware but there are bugs like slow read write. has anybody tried sticking any kind of sdhc card in a m3? it says it is sd 2.0 compatible. Im sure it would just take a new firmware update to get the thing running.


    EDIT: Sorry the title is a bit misleading. I dont mean the m3 lite. sorry about that. I meant the sd slim version of the m3 adapter.
     
  2. oteck

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    that won't work on an m3 lite, it uses mirco sd which is 4x smaller than a standard sd card
     
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    OOPS I edited my post... I meant the sd slim
     
  4. Kouta

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    The M3 Lite supports microSD cards only.
     
  5. aphexpusher
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    yeah I posted a correction to that.... :shrugs:
     
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    an 8GB SD card works in the M3 Perfect so....i dunno :S
     
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    oh cool you have seen an 8gb working in the m3 perfect?
     
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    FAT32 (which the M3 adapters use) technically has a 4GB limit. So I don't know if it will recognize the full 8GB size.
     
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    FAT32 has a 4GB limit?

    Then how come my old Quantum Fireball (amazing quality, haha) was formatted with FAT32 and it was like 15GB and recognized? Unless it's like comparing apples to oranges.
     
  10. Firon

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    That's FAT16. FAT32 can go up to a very large amount. Now, the real limitation of 4GB is the fact that current SD flashcarts are not SDHC compliant, to my knowledge, so they cannot use SD cards greater than 4GB (in fact, they can't even use some 4GB cards, since there's a few SDHC 4GB cards).
     
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    Format capacity of flash cards and hard drives are not the same.

    Do a google search about the FAT32 limits and there are plenty of websites that explain the 4GB limitation of FAT32.

    FAT16 cards like SC are limited to 2GB where as the M3 uses FAT32 and can access upto 4GB.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is going to be a bit off-topic, and I don't know if this is true, but here's a guy claiming he's using a 16 GB CF on a M3 device:

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/...316.php#c414386
     
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    Yes, that's precisely why I could format my 4GB SD card with FAT16 and have it WORK.

    FAT32 does not have a 4GB limitation. It's EIGHT terabytes. The 4GB limitation is for a SINGLE file. Not the partition size (which is what we are talking about).