SD card. The proper clean-up is to clean FORMAT the SD 4GB drive, Surprize= it returned = ONE gig only. (residual size "saved") 4 GB into ONE gig : is the problem SDHC is not reliable and is not compatible with many systems. I use only SD=only cards, very reliable, fully interchangeable. I ASK YOU TO LOCATE FOR ME, EXACTLY where from I can download a FORMAT (factory) software to "re-activate" this 4GB drive back to its original 4GB. and, or, whatever this software will DO, to make it so. Tell me or give me the software, where is the download, exactly. No arguments, no discussions, opinions or detours, Exactly where, or provided, if you can, by you, the experts in the field.
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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 MAKESURE 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
While I'm not directly familiar with this Acer model, it looks to be an older laptop. It's almost certain that it was built prior to the SDHC cards being created - a lot of older memory card readers are not able to read the High Capacity (HC) flash cards. I actually own a couple of devices that also would not read the 8GB card.
To test, I would recommend finding a newer USB SD card reader that you could either borrow or purchase (they're usually not too expensive) to see if that reader could get the information from the SDHC card.
If that works, the problem would be that your flash card reader does not support the higher volume cards. This is the most likely possibility.
If it doesn't work, there may be an actual problem with the SDHC card itself.
Hello, if it's 4gb it won't be SD...it'll be SDHC. It's possible your Sylvania doesn't support the SDHC.
Biggest size SD is 2GB.
Do you have any smaller cards you can use?
Let me know how it goes!
There are two types of SD cards. The first, standard type, had a capacity limit of 4GB. But quite soon the technology advanced and higher capacity Flash memory has been developed, so the standard had to be revised - and SDHC was born (HC stands for High Capacity), which includes cards having 4GB and above. There is an overlap, as you can see, because there are 4GB CD cards, and 4GB SDHC cards on the market.
Now your DELL is an older machine, and it's card reader is not compatible with the new SDHC standard. And it will not be, even with a BIOS update.
You have two options: find a 4GB SD card (they are hard to find, majority will be SDHC) and stick with this capacity, or purchase an USB SD/SDHC card reader, which is cheap, and use it to transfer files to/from your 8GB card.
While the spec sheet does not say SDHC specifically I am surprised it does not read and write it since it is an up to date unit but if it wont you can get an inexpensive USB 2.0 reader and it will work. I would check and make sure that the SDHC card is formatted properly if it is go with the adaptor. Good Luck