10-15-2008 07:13 PM
SanDisk 8GB microSDHC format error : reads now as 3.6GB card ::
I bought a brand new SanDisk 8GB microSDHC card from Staples this weekend , to upgrade a SanDisk 2 GB microSD card that is already in my Black Berry Peril 8100 cell phone.
10-20-2008 01:17 PM
it sounds like the card reader you used to connect the card to your coputer is only compatible up to 4GB cards. you will need to find a reader that is compatible with 8GB cards and reformat the card using the HP disk storage format tool. you can also try formatting the card on your phone as that may format the card as the coirrect size. you may also want to post this in the other sandisk forum
09-28-2009 10:00 PM
I am having a similar problem with the same type of memory card. Except when I insert my card into my phone it doesn't read the card. It shows no device available. So I downloaded the disk storage format tool you advised him and it would not format the card. Am I missing the drivers for the card? If so, where can I go to get them?
10-15-2009 08:33 AM
Could it also be your phone? Some phones have an option to use the USB as a internet device (which then I think won't read the card) sync by data or sync by music. Mine has 2 usb options. I have one USB Mass Storage, which then reads the card and I can use it on My computer or Explore. I then have USB auto Detection, which then syncs which then can be used to sync music on it or sync data for internet connection (like a modem).
Also can you format the card from the computer or phone? You may need to check the instruction book or website for that information if you're not sure.
And like said above, does your phone support an 8gb card? If not it will only show an 8gb card and the card may not work.
neilbob, Also is the card a SanDisk or other card? Is it from Amazon or ebay? Amazon is more reliable. If it's from somewhere you may want to return it and get a new one.
10-23-2009 01:37 PM
I'm having the same problem. I just formatted mine and now it reads as a 3.7 gig.
I noticed that the little red animation doesn't happen anymore either. It recognizes the card, but it might have something to do with those start up files or something. Does anybody have one of these, that hasnt had everything erased that can post the drivers?....or, whatever those things were lol.
10-24-2009 11:15 AM
When formatting a flash memory, whether it be a player's internal memory or an external memory card, if the capacity is 4GB or larger, make sure to format the file system as FAT32, not FAT (that's for 2 GB & less). And if using Windows or any other formatting software that offers it, don't use the 'Quick Format' option.
08-30-2010 03:41 AM
I have a similar problem but mine either reads as 3.6GB or 1.4TB on an 8GB card. www.sdcard.org have a format utility and cards over 4gb don't just use FAT32 they use exFAT.