Kodak C530 SD card error??

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by geronimo, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. geronimo

    geronimo Guest

    I upgraded the SD card from 1 gb to 2 gb. They are both SD, but the
    original one says "Filemate", whiile the new one says (in red)
    "Scandisk". Well, then new card DOES NOT WORK. THe camera says the
    card needs to be formatted...but when you attempt to format, you get
    a "file sys error" code #, and it shows a frozen hour glass. Has a
    red flashing light as soon as turned on, too.

    The manual shows photo storage capacities, and it only goes up to 1
    gb. But at the bottom it says that if using over 1 gb, the video will
    stop, and you have to restart it. So it sounds like there isn't
    really a limit of 1 gb. card size. I tried this new card in a Kodak
    C310 also, and it does exactly the same thing. Is it just a bad
    memory stick? What is the top limit for SD card size? Is there any?
    geronimo, Jun 9, 2007
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  2. geronimo

    dmaster Guest

    You may simply have a bad SD card. Have you tried formatting the card
    in a computer with a card reader to see what happens?

    The maximum size for SD cards is 4GB. For larger sizes, the new
    standard is the HCSD (High Capacity SD) card. SD cards, unlike
    Compact Flash, do not have the controler in the card; the controler is
    in the device (the camera). The usable card size is determined by the
    controler. Virtually all relatively modern SD using devises can use
    up to 2GB cards. (Probably because the controlers use FAT 16 file
    systems which can only address up to 2.1GB.) Devices that can use
    HCSD can also use SD. SD devices *cannot* use HCSD.

    All SD cards of a given size, regardless of brand, are pretty much
    identical, except for access speed. More expensive brands may do
    better testing to detect faults. I presume you newer card is a
    "SanDisk", not "scandisk". SanDisk is one of the original producers
    of FLASH memory devices and should be quite reliable.

    Dan (Woj...)
    dmaster, Jun 12, 2007
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