R4 help please!

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  1. SirGray
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    I have my old R4 and I wanted to get it setup on my old dslite to give to a friend. I put the newest Wood firmware on it, but when I launch it I get stuck on Loading...

    Anyone know what the issue could be?
     
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    4gb micro sd card, but it's a new card my old micro sd card got lost, can you link me to the sd formatter tool? that might fix it.


    think I found it, giving it a shot now.
     
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    4gb cards don't work on the original R4. You need to use 2 GB or less.

    SD Formatter v4.0:
    https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html
     
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    ahhh, okay thanks!
     
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    No problem. Glad you're sorted.
     
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    Out of curiosity, why don't R4 cards support anything above 2GB?
     
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    The original generation R4 design is quite old now and didn't have SDHC capability.
     
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    I mean on a technical level. Do higher capacity micro SD cards have different architechture that the R4 can't understand or something?
     
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    A quick read tells me the cards are physically the same but the 'Card Specific Data' is different. Some info here:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#Storage_capacity_calculations

    Original R4's have an SDSC reader (probably because of the age of the original design), which isn't toward compatible with SDHC. Newer cards have SDHC readers which are backward compatible with non SDHC cards.