"Richard B. Gilbert" <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > "R. Mark Clayton" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >>> news:20100630141837.864$fV@newsreader.com... I understand that
> >>> Motorola says the max size is 2gb although i have read
> >>> where some have claimed to be using a 4gb card. Does anyone know for
> >>> sure if this is possible and does it require a certain brand with a
> >>> special formatting? I would really like to find a way to get a 4gb
> >>> card to work. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.
> >>> --
> >>> -
> >> You need SDHC support to access more than 2Gb (although there were
> >> briefly some standard cards at 4Gb, but the access was segmented or
> >> something else non-standard and you can't get them now.
> >> V3xx does not support SDHC - sorry.
> > Thank you for the reply. Do you know which brand of 2gb card is the
> > most reliable brand to buy? There are so many out there I have no idea
> > which to get, thanks.
> I use San Disk memory chips. My wife and I each have a 1GB chip in our
> RAZR V3m. Buying them was basically a waste of $18 or $20. Neither of
> us have ever needed it. OTOH, it's nice to know that, if we need memory
> for a lot of pictures or a movie, it's there!
> Bigger chips are available if you need to shoot a feature length movie
> or something like that. I'm not sure what the biggest usable add-on
> memory chip is.
I as using a 2gb PQI brand micro sd card I purchased many years ago at
Newegg for use in my Razr v3xx. I didn't put much on it until recently
decided to put all of my favorite music on it due to my purchase of
Motorola S9-HD bluetooth headphones. I had about 1.5 gigs on it and all of
a sudden I copied one more song to it and the phone started updating the
database as it always does when you add music but had trouble this time. It
wouldn't update it and I checked the card and the music folder had no music
in it although the space was still being used by the card. I tried the card
in my computer to see if the music would show but no luck. I had
everything backed up on my machine so I didn't lose anything, very lucky.
I bought a PNY 2gb card from a local store, installed it, and let the phone
format it. I did notice that the usable capacity on the new xard is 1.83gb
and on the old PQI was 1.9gb. If by chance the capacity was lower than 1.9
and when I added the last batch of songs maybe I filled it up and that it
why it screwed up? I assume that if you try to put too much on a card you
should get a message stating "not enough disk space" or something to that
effect. How close to full should I fill the card? I am afraid now. Do
you know what the formatted capacity of your sandisk card is by chance? The
usable capacity? maybe some 2gb cards give a little more usable space? If
anyone knows a bit about this I would appreciate any input, thank you and
sorry for rattling on.