Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
STOP SD MEMORY CARDS ARE NOT ALL THE SAME !This is a very common issue as of late because of the fairly recent addition to the market place with the "HC" and "XD" Cards.
I have found most computer older than 2008 wont read HC and XD cards however I'm sure there are USB card readers that can fill this gap available at your local pc shop.
Please look Carefully at these different formats
Standard SD: 1 MB to 4 GB readable by almost all computers most often up to 2GB rarely up to 4GB
SDHC: 4 GB to 32 GB Most older Computers Cannot read the the HC format, good however for NEWER devices such as camera's, video cameras and recent phones (my cannon powershot S80 will NOT read HC format, nor will my 2007 laptop.)
SDXC: 32 GB to 2 TiB same limitations as above, Great cards for Digital Video Camera though!
here is a wikipedia note "Changes to the interface of the established format have made some older devices designed for standard SD cards (≤4 GB) unable to handle newer formats such as SDHC (≥4 GB). All SD cards have the same physical shape, which causes confusion for many consumers"
So.. in closing MAKE SURE your device supports HC and or XC before your purchase one! Also be aware that most of these cards have a lock switch on them to write protect the data, located on the side of the card. It MUST be in the Unlocked position to operate normally. Hope this helps someone out there. please use the thumbs up if it clears up anything for you! Gurvy
Posted by Trevor... on
May 02, 2011 | LG GT540 Cell Phone
Aug 12, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 3715 Digital Camera
Jun 15, 2009 | Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera
Feb 20, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera
Dec 30, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Digital Media Player
1,456 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!