Cannot transfer photos to XP from SDHC Ultra II Card
Purchased "Integral" SD / SDHC reader, connected to usb port and trying both types of card, SD 1GB and SDHC Ultra II 4GB. Pc command -"format card." Tried to format --Pc "failed to format." Using the SD 1GB in my SanDisk ImageMate 12 in 1 reader, transfer no problem, I went to the "Integral" reader as a means to load the SDHC card, as my ImageMate does not support SDHC cards. I noticed there is a Microsoft Hotfix in the latest service pack 1 update, this Hotfix only covers SDHC cards over 4GB . The SD/SDHC cards have to be formatted in my Nikon DSLR camera, in order to use them, which I have done, their manual states "performance may drop if cards are formatted in a computer." Any help would be appreciated.
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SD vs SDHC is a question I get alot. First let me explain your issue. Unless your CARD READER is rated for SDHC chances are its an older model and cant handle the card, even with driver updates. You will need to check the manufacturers website of the device you are using as a reader to see if there are newer drivers. If its a laptop go to the manufacturers page and and be sure and choose Windows XP as your OS. Ok, now to the difference. SD cards are called solid state memory. The internal workings of each hasnt changed much except that the SD card used standard file formatting that was understandable in Windows XP and earlier operating systems. the SDHC (HC stands for High Capacity) uses the same architecture in teh card but changes the way data is stored and read that enables it to hold more data on same size device. (note architecture means design of card type not inside guts) Thus your system and Operating system may not be capable of addressing the new coding and file system changes on teh SDHC cards. Many older cameras (2008 and before) dont recognize SDHC cards either. Good news is they make an SD card (plain) in a 4 gig and you may be able to replace yours at the retailer with teh correct one needed (unless you bought via ebay or other method) Yours is a good question and is often asked, so dont feel bad in anyway. Just look at it this way.. you learned the lesson recently when the pricing between the two is about the same.. I learned the lesson 2 years ago when an SDHC cost about 80$ compared to 19 $ for a normal SD... SMILE!
Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional things that you can try.
You problem is most likely to be the fact that your micro chip is a HC chip. HC chips have a new program that is not backwards compatible to regular sd host ports. This is a simple fix, however. If you don't trust downloading programs for it on the internet, just go to target or walmart and get a USB SD card reader, and a SD adapter if you don't already have one. The usb adapter should only be like $10 at most.
If you have the 4GB card the most likely problem is your reader is not SDHC compatible. SDHC cards are all SD cards that are 4GB and larger. If your reader is the reason then you must get a new reader to plug into your USB port that will read SDHC cards.
either your pc card reader or adapter for sd card is at fault here....but try this way connect your camera to pc (using usb cable)...go to my computer see the new device (camera) click on it to open ...your pix are there now copy & paste (click & drag) to your folder on the pc...hope this is helpful...feel free to rate
I'm having the same problem with a Transcend 4GB microSDHC card / microSD adapter. I have also found it probably has something to do with the card reader...either the card reader is an SD card reader trying to read an SDHC card OR the card reader is not able to read high-gigabyte SD cards (over 1 GB in some cases).