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    I saw a post at Engadget that a company is developing 4 GB SD cards but they are SD v1.1 compatable. So does the 650 support SD v1.1?
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    Doubtful since one can assume part of V1.1 is support for fat32, which is required to read a 4GB card.

    We DO know for sure that all current Palm devices, including the T650, are limited to fat16 and thus a 2GB card.

    Too bad Palm does not do a better job of keeping up with new specs (similarly, look at their Blueooth support). I'd expect to keep my brand new T650 for 2 years. I'm sure by that time 2GB will be at todays 1GB price's (or lower) and 4GB would start to be feasably priced for some. But it won't matter unless P1 offers a firmware update and I'd bet that's about as likely as pigs taking wing.

    Quote Originally Posted by cadams
    I saw a post at Engadget that a company is developing 4 GB SD cards but they are SD v1.1 compatable. So does the 650 support SD v1.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlwhitt
    Doubtful since one can assume part of V1.1 is support for fat32, which is required to read a 4GB card.

    We DO know for sure that all current Palm devices, including the T650, are limited to fat16 and thus a 2GB card.

    Too bad Palm does not do a better job of keeping up with new specs (similarly, look at their Blueooth support). I'd expect to keep my brand new T650 for 2 years. I'm sure by that time 2GB will be at todays 1GB price's (or lower) and 4GB would start to be feasably priced for some. But it won't matter unless P1 offers a firmware update and I'd bet that's about as likely as pigs taking wing.
    We can only wish Palm would wake up.
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    Actually, the LifeDrive device uses FAT32 for the filesystem on the internal hard drive. I don't know if this driver is supported for SD cards yet, but the technology exists to support larger >2GB volumes.
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    True. But the point here is that for an existing device like the Treo to support fat32 on an SD card, Palm<whatever> would have to supply updated drivers to Sprint, VZ, et al who would have to issue ROM updates for their respective phones. I think it's extraordinarily unlikely. It's usually hard enough to get them to do updates to fix heinous bugs, much less add a new feature that they could use to sell a new device - but I hope this time I'm wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcombee
    Actually, the LifeDrive device uses FAT32 for the filesystem on the internal hard drive. I don't know if this driver is supported for SD cards yet, but the technology exists to support larger >2GB volumes.

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