2GB SD card: card readers won't read it!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Helen Edith Stephenson, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. I'm not sure whether this question is best asked here or in a Windows
    group, but you folks are the ones who probably use large cards, so
    someone here may be knowledgeable...

    I recently got a 2GB SD card to use in my Pentax *ist DS. I upgraded the
    camera firmware to version 2 and the SD card works perfectly in the

    I have to admit that I've never tried connecting my camera directly to
    my PC using the supplied lead as I've got a card reader installed in my
    PC. I've also got a second card reader in my Jobo Giga One.

    My problem is that neither card reader will recognise my 2GB SD card
    when the card reader is connected to my PC.

    I can get the images onto my PC by putting the 2GB SD card into the Jobo
    Giga One when it's offline, as under those circumstances, the Giga One
    is quite happy to copy the contents of the SD card to its internal hard
    drive, after which I can connect the Giga One to my PC and read the
    images into the PC from the Giga One's internal hard drive.

    However, I'd really like to find out how to get support for a 2GB SD
    card on my installed card reader. My partner's PC will read the 2GB SD
    card with no problems, so I know that it's possible.

    If anyone here has come across this problem and knows the solution, I'd
    be really grateful. If I can't find an answer here, I expect I'll try
    one of the Windows newsgroups. I had a go at searching the MicroSoft
    site, but must be using the wrong keywords, as I didn't get anything
    useful. I'm also assuming that as two different SD slots on two
    different card readers both fail to recognise the 2GB SD card that the
    problem is likely to be generic rather than in a driver for either card
    reader - unless both card readers are somehow sharing a driver!


    Helen Edith Stephenson <helen at baronmoss dot demon dot co dot uk>
    Helen Edith Stephenson, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. Many (most?) card readers will choke on anything over 1G, unless they
    are very recent. Rather than agonise over the problem, I would be
    inclined to just go buy a new one that states it *will* read 2Gb (and
    more..) in its specifications - it's not like they are hugely
    expensive. Or go visit the website of whoever made the one/s you have,
    and see if there is a software solution..
    mark.thomas.7, Jul 23, 2006
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  3. Helen Edith Stephenson

    Pete D Guest

    I have an older 6 in 1 Sandisk reader and it reads my 2Gig card pefectly. At
    only a few dollars for a new reader there is hardly an excuse not to get a
    new one.
    Pete D, Jul 23, 2006
  4. Helen Edith Stephenson

    zog Guest

    yeah so does my old Sandisk reader, but I bought a new one because it
    was only USB1.1, the new elCheapo USB2 card reader is way faster
    zog, Jul 24, 2006
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