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    2Gb SD mem card recommendations ?

    Don't know whether to post this here or Photography / Graphic Design forum, anyways...

    Thought I'd get me with it and get a digital camera a while back, got add on stuff thrown into the mix when I bought it, including a 1Gb SD mem card. Bought a pc card reader (AllInOne akasa job) for a new build and now figure I might as well get me a 2Gb SD mem card.

    So checking Kingston / Sandisk SD card prices out on amazon I find reader comments saying pc card readers won't read them and there are issues for SD cards over 1GB.

    Anyone know of decent 2Gb SD cards known to work in pc card readers at a reasonable price ?

    Thanks.

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    Someone that knows more may well contradict my findings, but personally, as best I have managed to work out, it's down to the card reader to be compatible with the size of the SD card, not the SD card to be compatible with the card reader...

    I have a 4Gb SD Card for my PDA, which is a Dell, and it can read the 4Gb card just fine.

    The external USB2 card reader I bought for my PC, also reads this 4Gb card fine.

    But my 4 month old Toshiba laptop, that has a built in SD card reader, just refuses to read the 4Gb card... the most it will read is 2Gb, however if I plug my USB2 card reader that I used on my PC, then the laptop reads the 4Gb card fine in this external reader, so it's not the laptop that cant read the 4Gb card, it's the built in Toshiba card reader it seems...

    Can you find a specification on your card reader on the makers website ? It may give you more information regarding size compatibility... Good luck with it either way.

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    Anything up to 2GB is regular SD. Over that is SDHC (SD High Capacity). Some devices will read them fine, others won't. This has been a known limitation of SD since the beginning. It was either planned obsolescence (likely) or no-one thought we would be hitting the 2GB limit so soon (also possble).

    what kind of camera are you thinking about getting? if it is an SLR or high end compact, it is worth getting some high quality fast memory. I'm a fan of SanDisk and have Extreme III and an ExtremeIV CompactFlash cards for my 350D. Very fast. Worth it when you start shooting in bursts.

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    I have a 4GB sandisk pro duo and my cheapy USB2 card reader hates it (in fact to the point it has corrupted it twice) so I just use it in my camera (and get similar performance), but yeah 2GB cards should be fine, anything else and you'll need a reader that supports SDHC.

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    Thanks. The picture becomes clearer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sema4 View Post
    Can you find a specification on your card reader on the makers website ? It may give you more information regarding size compatibility...
    No indication of max / min card size compatibility, also i-spied there were no Vista drivers, or recent updates, good job i-spied a tech support contact point. Try them tomorrow see what information they want to impart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    what kind of camera are you thinking about getting?
    I bought a budget point and shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 to try out and see just how often I would use it outside of functional work-a-day use, see if it developed into a hobby. ...I'm still trying to get into the routine of taking it out and about with me, cursing in a vile manner when I get the urge to shoot something worthwhile, only to find it's sat at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master811 View Post
    anything else and you'll need a reader that supports SDHC.
    Reader supports memory card types...

    CF I & CF II
    Microdrive
    SM
    SD & Mini SD (adapter)
    MMC & RS MMC (adapter)
    MS & MS MagicGate
    MS PRO, MS Pro MagicGate & MS Duo (adapter) MS Duo MagicGate (adapter)
    MS Pro Ultra II
    MS ROM
    MS Select
    Trans Flash (adapter)

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    Re: 2Gb SD mem card recommendations ?

    I've purchased three of these cards up until now for my Canon EOS 400D camera and they have been superb. There is a noticeable difference in write speed with this model against the average generic CF cards, and so far they have been perfectly reliable. Definitely recommended. Compact Flash Extreme III Wow you saved my life...
    just bought it the other day from memoryking.com

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    Re: 2Gb SD mem card recommendations ?

    Have used the Corsair 2Gb 133x Speed SD Cards in a Pentax S7 and Card reader without any issues and with good read/write speeds.

    Brought mine from Ebuyer at around £15, me think, give or take a couple of pounds plus postage.

    P&P, I think was around £2.50.

    Happy hunting!

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