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Topic # 8761 28-Jul-2006 09:19
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I bought a Samsung 2gb 133x mini sd card from Flashcards.co.nz for my iMate SP5.  It worked when I got it but then I had lots of lockups on the phone and removing and replacing the sd card fix this.  THen the files on it got trashed and when I re-inserted it again the unit asked me if I wanted to format it.

Is this normal behaviour?  Perhaps I have the wrong sort of card?


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  Reply # 42650 28-Jul-2006 09:29
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I am not too sure but i think could be speed related, maybe quite volatile. Try contact flashcards again and let them know. Who knows, they may be "willing" to replace you with another brand to see if it is the card.

I have one Flashcards that did that to me, it's Lexar 512MB SD (one that i got from Mauricio) it hasn't work and just kept asking me to reformat it, and when you add files into it, and take it off, and plug it in again, so let the cycle begin. This happens on both PC/Laptop/PDA and my Smartphone2.




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  Reply # 42651 28-Jul-2006 09:31
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Good -it's not just me then.  I'll see how it goes today and swap it for a slower unit if they let me.

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  Reply # 42653 28-Jul-2006 09:36
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I have heard/read that fastest speed doesn't always be great. I agree to see if they willing to swap the one you have now for a slower speed and see if that works. I also remember reading from Flashcards they did mentioned that certain SD cards will not work with imate devices... worth check it out with them.

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  Reply # 42654 28-Jul-2006 09:42
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I specifically asked them wehn I ordered - and it was on my order when I received it with a tick beside it - so I'll give them a call now.

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  Reply # 42657 28-Jul-2006 09:48
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I had to get the slower Sandisk 2gb mini SD for my Nokia 6265 (at Flashcards recommendation). Works a charm...







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Reply # 42660 28-Jul-2006 09:59
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It also depends on how you handle the card. If you remove the card without turning the device off it may corrupt data (not the case in some devices where the card is under the battery of course). Also faster cards are not always compatible with all devices.





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  Reply # 42672 28-Jul-2006 10:29
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WHen ordering, Daniel at Flashcards was telling me that faster cards generally break the formats specifications to acheiive the higher speeds. If your device adheres to strictly to the specification, then unexpected results may come about, or the card may not work in that device at all. (or words to that effect).

2GB memory cards are great, they have really hit a good mark in terms of price vs. storage. Makes my Nokia  a great wee mp3 player.







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Reply # 42675 28-Jul-2006 10:32
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Yeah Flashcards got the right price spot for price-per-storage. Shame I can't decide which format to get as I am waiting for next phone i'm getting then to decide what's best. Damn annoyed with SD/HCSD/miniSD/microSD or "so frigging tiny that you might lose it from your finger tip with a slight blow from the wind"-2GB card.

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