New sandisk extreme sd card not recognized

  Jimmy14 13:24 25 Nov 2006

I just received a sandisk 2Gb Extreme III memory card through the post from Amazon and when I insert it into my card reader on my acer laptop it doesn't come up or recognize it. I have a friends sd card at the moment which is a 1Gb and just to make sure the card reader was working I placed that in and the contents of it came up straight away. Any ideas please?

  anskyber 13:28 25 Nov 2006

Try formatting it in your device (camera?) first.

  anskyber 13:31 25 Nov 2006

Run the compatibility checker at the bottom here. click here(1049)-SanDisk_Extreme_III_SD_Cards.aspx

  Jimmy14 13:32 25 Nov 2006

thanks but I have no device for it, waiting on a pda coming which is what it is intended for to transfer files from computer onto card and into pda. I will see if I can get to a friends and use his digital camera to format. Thanks

  anskyber 13:32 25 Nov 2006

Try again click here

  Stuartli 13:37 25 Nov 2006

The card reader may not be able to read such a large card - some have a 512MB or 1GB limit.

  Jimmy14 14:10 25 Nov 2006

I think you're right. What If I was to buy a usb card reader would it work then and I notice that when I put the 2Gb card in the cpu usage quickly goes to 36% for a split 2 seconds then back to under 10%. I uninstalled the driver for the built in card reader, installed and still the 2Gb card doesnt work but the 1Gb works fine.

  Jimmy14 14:48 25 Nov 2006


  Stuartli 20:26 25 Nov 2006

Others with similar problem:

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A USB2.0 memory card reader/writer may be the answer.

  De Marcus™ 20:29 25 Nov 2006

Supports Secure Digital and Multimedia Cards of any capacity click here

  Jimmy14 23:18 25 Nov 2006

thanks for that product. I might just buy that but I am wondering if the sd card will then be compatible with my new acer n311 pda I am awaiting to arrive?

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