New SD card - do I need to format?

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  1. xj-boonie

    xj-boonie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Got my Lexar 2GB card today. On a whim I put it in my TX, and it recognized it as Lexar Media, 64.0 kb used, 1942.0 MB free of 1942.0 MB (per palm's card info app).

    Do I need to format it?
  2. ward.smith

    ward.smith OldSurfDog

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    Since there is nothing on it, it would not hurt it to format it. I always format a new card.

    I just found a 2 GB Sandisk card on Amazon for $97 with no rebate to deal with. I was going to get the Lexar, but you need to send in for the rebate which is a pain in the arse.

    Enjoy your card!
  3. xj-boonie

    xj-boonie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Thanks.

    Also, can I just copy everything from my 1GB card to my hard drive, then copy it exactly to the 2gb card?
  4. ward.smith

    ward.smith OldSurfDog

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    Yes. I assume you are either using a card reader or a Palm app designed to do that.
  5. MleB

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    I had the opportunity to format a SD card some time ago on my old E and, for whatever reason, Docs2Go (desktop conduit and on device) would no longer recognise the card. Every other program was fine with it, but I couldn't access any files on it via Docs2Go.

    No idea if that is the case still. Just a 'heads-up'.
  6. xj-boonie

    xj-boonie Mobile Enthusiast

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    Formated the Lexar card and it took much less time than I expected (I did it on the TX).

    Then copied everything from the 1gb card to a folder on my hard drive, then copied it to the Lexar 2gb card. Everything seems to work. And I just saved a test Excel spreadsheet to the card.

    Also formated my PNY 1gb card, but haven't tested it yet.
  7. Guest

    Guest Everything is Awesome! Moderator Super Moderator

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    I'm not sure if the E had the proper drivers to format a 2 GB card (Palm only supports up to 1 GB). I would not recommend formatting unless you are experiencing problems. The initial capacity mentioned sounds normal to me.
  8. Jalil-e

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    Even TX and Lifedrive?
  9. Dick Tracy

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    The 1GB limit applies to older models, not the TX and LD. Full details are available in Palm's Knowledge Library.
  10. Guest

    Guest Everything is Awesome! Moderator Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the post DT. I was only referring to the T|E. Palm's article about this is support ID 34080 (unlinkable).
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