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    According to the info at BigBruin.com, the latest Transcend 8gig sdhc card when formatted to fat32 is 32G. At that size, can our fat32 modified 650 and Treo 700p still read it?

    Here's the news and where I got it from


    Taipei, October 5, 2006 - Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, is very proud to announce its 8GB high-capacity SDHC. The SD card is the most popular flash memory standard in the world now, and the SDHC (SD High-Capacity) is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0). Formatted in FAT32, SDHC cards reach a maximum capacity of 32GB and can fulfill the high-capacity demand of the new SDHC devices such as Casio Exilim Z1000/Z600/S600 cameras, Panasonic DMC-L1 camera, and HP printer A/B. Now you can enjoy a high-quality digital life and store all of your MP3 music files, high-resolution pictures, and video clips in your SDHC card.

    Transcend’s standard SDHC memory cards offer hassle-free data storage and transfer with the best price-to-performance value. Transcend produces its SDHC cards using original brand name NAND Flash chips and quality components to ensure that your Flash card keeps your data secure longer. The mechanical write protection switch keeps your information safer by preventing accidental deletion or writing over your important data. For further peace of mind, Transcend comprehensively tests all SDHC cards for compatibility and reliability before leaving the factory floor. Transcend’s 8GB SDHC cards are fully compatible and obtain optimal results from your Hi-Tech SDHC portable devices.

    Product Features

    • Fully compatible with the SD 2.0 Standard
    • 4GB and 8GB High Capacity
    • Supports Error Correcting Code (ECC) to detect and correct errors
    • Supports In System Programming (ISP) to load firmware
    • Supports power down and sleep modes
    • Mechanical Write Protection Switch
    • Original NAND Flash Chip
    • Lifetime Warranty

    About Transcend

    Established in 1988, Transcend is one of the world leader in designing and manufacturing memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, MP3 players and storage products. Transcend has a complete range of standard memory and provide the memory solution for all desktops, laptops, servers, printers and workstations. Transcend was the first company in Taiwan to gain ISO 9001 certification for memory products, and the first company in the world to offer its customers memory with a lifetime warranty. Over the past years, Transcend has been focusing its memory experience into the flash memory products. It has now a complete range of flash cards for all cameras, mobile phones, and PDAs available on the market. Transcend also manufactures a broad range of high speed USB sticks. Since 2003, Transcend has launched many portable hard drives , multimedia products and MP3 players. Transcend has now 11 offices throughout the world, in Taiwan (HQ), USA, the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Transcend is recognized worldwide for the excellent quality of its products and outstanding service.

    For more information on Transcend, check out www.transcendusa.com
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    I'm sorry but I'm confused... How can an 8gb card act like its 32gb?
    Treo 300 (x2), 600 (x3), 650 (x6), 700p (ROM'd to 755p)
    My Custom Black-Tie 700p
    Sprint, 750 AT, Unl N/W @ 7pm, Unl Roaming/Power Vision/Pix/Txt/M2M, $46/mo.
    Lost Your Treo 300/600/650/680/700/750 CD? Download them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theleetbeagle View Post
    I'm sorry but I'm confused... How can an 8gb card act like its 32gb?

    An 8gig sdhc card when formated using FAT32 gives 32gig.

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    Formatted in FAT32, SDHC cards reach a maximum capacity of 32GB ...
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    I don't see the part in the description where it says it can magically quadruple in size... I think it means the new standard might go up to 32gb, and they've got 4 and 8 gb models coming out soon. It's just bad grammar that misleads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersocialist View Post
    I don't see the part in the description where it says it can magically quadruple in size... I think it means the new standard might go up to 32gb, and they've got 4 and 8 gb models coming out soon. It's just bad grammar that misleads.
    Exactly. FAT32 can go up to 32GB, depending on the size of the card. And no, the Treo isn't an SDHC device. SD can go up to 4GB only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 Man View Post
    Exactly. FAT32 can go up to 32GB, depending on the size of the card. And no, the Treo isn't an SDHC device. SD can go up to 4GB only.
    Thanks for the info. I was hoping sdhc cards are backward compatible. Ok so 4 gig is the limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersocialist View Post
    I don't see the part in the description where it says it can magically quadruple in size... I think it means the new standard might go up to 32gb, and they've got 4 and 8 gb models coming out soon. It's just bad grammar that misleads.
    Hmmm, you're right. I must have used speed reading again. In my mind it read something like, "If formatted using Fat 32..." Guess I was just wishful thinking then. : )
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    Anyone using the 8GB SD card yet? Here is a link if you want to venture to try one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/150X-8GB-OEM-SAM...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Quote Originally Posted by d1hamby View Post
    Anyone using the 8GB SD card yet? Here is a link if you want to venture to try one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/150X-8GB-OEM-SAM...QQcmdZViewItem
    Didnt you read above? You already posted this somewhere else. Treo is not SDHC compatible!
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    Anyone here using a 4gig sd card? Would like to know where and what sd card to get?
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    Treo 300 (x2), 600 (x3), 650 (x6), 700p (ROM'd to 755p)
    My Custom Black-Tie 700p
    Sprint, 750 AT, Unl N/W @ 7pm, Unl Roaming/Power Vision/Pix/Txt/M2M, $46/mo.
    Lost Your Treo 300/600/650/680/700/750 CD? Download them here.
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    This is just an educated guess, but I don't think the Treo's inability to read SDHC cards can be offset in software. In the same manner a low-level VM can translate x86 instruction streams into VLIW instructions, it could be entirely possible for the Treo to read SDHC cards. Of course it would be disgustingly slow and no engineer in their right mind would ever use that kind of implementation on a device with specs like the Treo, but nonethless it is possible.


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    I remember hearing the same story about MMX optimization in processors that did not support MMX. It *could* be done software-wise, but would've been impractically slow.
    Treo 300 (x2), 600 (x3), 650 (x6), 700p (ROM'd to 755p)
    My Custom Black-Tie 700p
    Sprint, 750 AT, Unl N/W @ 7pm, Unl Roaming/Power Vision/Pix/Txt/M2M, $46/mo.
    Lost Your Treo 300/600/650/680/700/750 CD? Download them here.

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