Where is a 4GB Mico SD Card?

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  1. Swordmyth
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    Does anyone know where I can buy 4GB micro sd card that is compatible with the R4?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jon_jon

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    Maybe in a year or so we will see some 4GB microSD cards. The 2GB cards have not been around that long.
     
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    I don't know if it'll ever come, they're working on 4GB microSDHC cards , but I'm not sure they will make a regular SD version. That being said, the slot on my Treo 700p supported SDHC after a software patch, so I'm hopefully that the same can be done on the R4.
     
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    Nor are the speeds on the 2GB ones that are out any good. [​IMG]
     
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    The current Kingmax 2GB Micro SD does 66x or higher according to Kingmax. I have a 512MB Kingmax card and haven't had any problems in any game including POR.
     
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    Ah I see so there is no 4GB cards yet.

    2GB it is I guess.
     
  7. Szyslak

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    That's a bit too general. The A-DATA 2G is a great card. It's my second fastest next to the Kingston Japan 1G.

    HD Tach Long Bench:
    - Burst : 11.2 MB/s
    - Random access : 1.1ms
    - Sequential speed : 11.1 MB/s
    - Average read: 11.1 MB/s

    What's wrong with that speed?
     
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    Actually in the official R4 forum, there is a moderator reply stating 4GB SDHC will work! I'll try to find the post and link it.
     
  11. Foie

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    I remember seeing a site pre-ordering 4gb MicroSD cards, but I forgot the details.
     
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    I thought the H.C stood for high capacity, or something like that.
    From what I herd the SDHC cards should work on almost all standard
    Micro-SD compatible devices. Is that incorrect?
     
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    Source.
     
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    I don't think the moderator on the R4 site has done his homework. He doesn't sound too sure (or knowledgeable) from his reply.

    Quote below ....

    "HC = High Capacity

    And yes the R4 should support them
    (but you may have to format them in FAT32)
    I think there's a limited size FAT16 can handle"


    I think the correct answer is the one from Wikipedia on the post above. I can't see the SDHC cards working at all due to the inherent differences in technology.

    However, we may eventually get a compatible 4GB micro SD card based on the existing standard (ie none SDHC) as 4GB non-SDHC, full size SD cards are currently available. Link
     
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    Just because he's a mod doesn't mean he has any connection with or special knowledge about R4. He might have just been the first guy to show up at the forum.
     
  17. betaboy

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    A quote from Kingston re SDHC cards ....

    Although identical in size to todays standard SD card, the new SDHC cards are designed differently and are only recognized by SDHC host devices. To ensure compatibility, look for the SDHC logo on cards and host devices (cameras, camcorders, etc.).

    As per my previous post though, I don't think it will be to long before we see a 4GB micro SD card build on current compatible technology.