Minolta Xt SD limit

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Prometheus, Nov 27, 2006.

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    Prometheus Guest

    Does anyone know if the Minolta Xt will address SD cards up to the 2GB
    limit? I know it uses FAT16 and therefore can not address over 2GB, but
    this does not assure me that it can address 2GB.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Prometheus, Nov 27, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    Prometheus, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. Unlikely, Minolta went out of business before 2 GB SD cards hit the market.
     
    Not Disclosed, Nov 28, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    Not necessarily, since I have cameras that are able to handle
    cards much larger than the ones that were available when the cameras
    were introduced. You're not wrong as you might be if you had
    guessed "No". But I think that the probability of the Xt being able
    to use 2GB cards lies more between "Unlikely" and "Likely". :)
     
    ASAAR, Nov 28, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    You can not infer one from the other, the Xt was designed before 1GB
    cards "hit the market"; the ability to address cards over 2GB requires a
    significant difference in design (FAT32) which was not incorporated,
    however there might be some problems in the OS with addressing the full
    range of FAT16 addresses, hence my question.
     
    Prometheus, Nov 28, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    The probability lies outside your range.

    I just want to avoid purchasing a 2GB card and finding it does not work.
     
    Prometheus, Nov 29, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    Borrow one.
    In my "close" circle of friends, I can count at least three who would
    let me borrow a 2GB SD card.
     
    Bill Funk, Nov 29, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    I tried that, they either don't use SD, or they use the lowest
    resolution and maximum compression to avoid purchasing a card when the
    camera cam with a perfectly good 16MB card.
     
    Prometheus, Nov 29, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    You have no way of knowing that, unless you already know the
    answer, in which case you're not dealing with probabilities. Either
    that or you didn't fully understand what I said. Since you seem to
    be somewhat certain of the answer to your own question, which do you
    think that it is, that the Xt is more than likely to be able to
    address SD cards up to the 2GB limit or it is very unlikely?
     
    ASAAR, Nov 29, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    Get better friends. (BIG grin!)
    Can you try one in a store? ("I just want to make sure it'll work.")
     
    Bill Funk, Nov 29, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    I am already rather selective; if I lengthen the list I'd have to reject
    myself.
    They won't break a sealed pack open, oh well, it's not that much,
    perhaps I'll just order one. Not that I need the capacity for the P&S
    camera, it's just nice to have. If it does not work then I can tell the
    BOSS that I have to get a handheld computer for use with the card, I
    hope she believes that...
     
    Prometheus, Nov 29, 2006
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    Jimington Guest

    At least if you buy them a xmas present you'll know what to get.
    I can't believe people even use the supplied 16 meg card that so many
    camera makers insult users with.
    A quick search found this
    http://www.lexar.com/2gbsd/index.html
    I'd say you'll have no problem with one.
     
    Jimington, Nov 30, 2006
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