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4GB MicroSD


Jun 11, 2007, 9:26 PM
Does the phone recognize the 4GB cards? Several times within the past week I've seen people complaining about the 4GB cards not working. Every time you go to format card it says failure and that the card isn't recognized (I've seen it myself).

I'm looking to trade in my Treo 700p for this phone later this week and would just like to know before I purchase the 4GB card.

Jun 19, 2007, 8:17 PM
The 4GB card works with only the LG VX8700, VX9400 and enV handsets. If you need to know if an accessory is compatible with your phone or any VZW phone, try www.verizonwireless.com. They have a section where you can choose the phone and it will show you which accessories are compatible, if its not there its not compatible.

May 1, 2009, 10:45 AM
I put an 8gb card into my 8830 on sprint (OS 4.5) and it works fine.

Jul 25, 2009, 3:45 AM
Here is the scoop on SD cards. Standard microSD cards were only formatted to be able to store 2gigs of information. Thanks to new technology, the newer technology now allows the cards to store 4;8;16;32; even 64gb of data. The difference is the newer cards are formatted differently and are designated sd hc (high capacity). If your phone is older than two years, there's a good chance that it only supports sd cards. The newer phones will usually handle the sd hc cards. Just look for the hc designation on the card. I'm pleased to know that the Sprint 8830 supports the sdhc format. Now I'll have to get a new card.

Jul 25, 2009, 10:09 AM
Most old devices can PHYSICALLY read SDHC cards but their FIRMWARE can not read SDHC cards.

ie if you have a good hacking community for the device OR the manufacturer wants to be nice AND your device is able to have its firmware update then its possible to make an old SD device SDHC compatible.

there is also an "inbetween" step. there are some non standard 4gb SD cards that are NOT SDHC. if your device is not SDHC compatible BUT it is capable or handling FAT32 then you can use these 4gb cards. I used them in my ZODIAC Palm PDA. It also looks like I will soon get an SDHC driver for the zodiac though just for the one slot (no one has the proprietary information on the ATI controlled slot to program it for SDHC sadly)

SDHC just means F...

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