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    I have a SanDisk ImageMate 8 in 1 Card Reader. It "damaged/formatted/I'm not sure what" my SanDisk 256mb SD Card. As soon as I inserted the SD Card into the reader, all of the data was lost. When I put the card into my Treo 600, it won't even recognize the card anymore. SanDisk Tech Support is sending me a new card and reader, but they think that the Treo 600 is NOT COMPATIBLE with the reader.

    Anyone have an idea what's really going on here??
    Palm III > Palm V > Palm VII > Visor > Visor Prism > Visor Phone > Treo 180 > Treo 270 > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 680 > Palm Centro (running T-Mobile) > Almost Broke, but had enough $$ left over to get HD DVR w/DirecTV.
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    Oh man, I need to find this out too. I have two of the card 8 in 1 readers (hm and wk), I love them. Please let us know what you find out.
    Last edited by cglaguna; 12/19/2004 at 10:30 AM.
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    Have an Imagemate never any problems, did you eject it before you pull it out ?

    Make sure it is fat file system.

    Quote Originally Posted by treoman270
    I have a SanDisk ImageMate 8 in 1 Card Reader. It "damaged/formatted/I'm not sure what" my SanDisk 256mb SD Card. As soon as I inserted the SD Card into the reader, all of the data was lost. When I put the card into my Treo 600, it won't even recognize the card anymore. SanDisk Tech Support is sending me a new card and reader, but they think that the Treo 600 is NOT COMPATIBLE with the reader.

    Anyone have an idea what's really going on here??
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    Not sure what you have for an OS, nor do I know if this is anything similar to what you've seen...but I hope this helps:

    I found that the card reader does some odd things under the following conditions:

    PC: P4 3.2
    OS: Windows XP SP2
    Device :Sandisk 8 in 1 card reader / cradle
    Card: SanDisk 256 MB SD Card
    In the device properties for the "Removable Disk" entries, I have caching disabled.

    If I boot my PC, and then plug in the reader, I've never had a problem.
    If I hibernate or standby (and occasionally with a boot/reboot), WITH the card reader still plugged in (the SD Card was removed); then, after booting, inserting the card, I often got read/write errors when I tried copying large files (in the 2+ MB range):
    Event Log: System
    Source: Disk
    Error ID: 51
    Error Message: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk4\D during a paging operation.
    I also noticed while it was copying, the green light (which normally flickers during the copying) would totally go out for a second or two (and the event error would occur).

    My own personal solution was to unplug the card reader from the Sandisk cradle before I shut it down. Sounds really lame, but I've never had a problem since. And, until I find a better solution...I'm not messing with it.

    This once caused a problem with the data on the card after I got this error... I simply backed up any files that weren't backed up already (whatever was accessible), reformatted, and restored.

    In general, I don't really trust flash cards as being the only location for data...so I use a simple batch file (using a couple of xcopy commands) to back it up / sync it to with my PC whenever I plug it in. I'm sure there are other backup/sync methods, but this works well for me. Regardless of the method, I would highly reccommend having some form of syncing/backup for your card(s) if you don't already.

    While flash cards are major improvement to using floppy disks (remember those? ) I still use them the same way...as a temporary storage device.

    Edit:
    I forgot to mention: Format as FAT (FAT16). Outside of the problem mentioned above, I have never had a problem using the SanDisk SD Cards with the Treo 600 or my PC.

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