Hi There. I have an 8GB Fuze v2 and I recently purchased a 32G MicroSD card.
When inserted into the Fuze, I get nothing more than a “loading” screen. I thought perhaps it was formatting the SD and it would take a while so I left it overnight, but about 10 hours later, no change. This happens any time I turn the fuze on with the microsd in, and it works fine if I remove the microsd. It works fine with another 2G microsd.
I have confirmed the 32G microsd card works fine and is formatted in my brother’s phone (a Nokia something-or-other). I have read and written to it. If I put the microsd into another Fuze v2 running rockbox, I can browse and read it fine. But booting the original firmware for writing fails every time.
I’m curious what to do now.
Has anyone got a 32G microsd to work? I seem to remember seeing reports. If so, what manufacturer?
How can I find out more about the manufacturer of the one I’ve got?
Is there a possibility that a future sandisk firmware update will add support for this microsd?
What is the manufacturer of the one you’ve got? And where did you get it?
That’s the question I’m asking. It’s a no-name jobbie from Ebay. If I can read the card via an adaptor on a PC, what are the odds I can ask the card to surrender it’s manufacturer? Should it matter who made it, if it’s SDHC compliant? Have I verified that it is, if I’ve done a successful read/write test from another device?
Message Edited by jmtd on 07-27-2010 09:40 AM
I’m bettin’ it’s counterfeit. There was someone here just last month with 32GB card problems too. He too bought it from someone on eBay. Did you pay like $32 + free shipping for it?
Hope it’s not, but you can read the entire thread here.
Thanks for the other thread, very interesting. Counterfeit what, though? All it claims to be is a 32G MicroSD. It wasn’t sold as a particular brand e.g. sandisk and has no manufacturer markings on it. I’ve confirmed that it works in another device, and I have successfully read and written to it (took a picture using my brother’s Nokia phone). I haven’t confirmed the capacity, though, is that what you mean? Could it be something sub 32G? It does not function even as a smaller capacity in the Fuze. If it was an 8G (for the sake of argument) which someone was unscrupiously labelling and selling as 32G I would expect it to function perfectly as an 8G card, which it does not.
I paid £31 which is approximately 48 US dollars.
I think my next step is probably to get an adaptor so I can look at it from a PC and see how much stuff I can fit on it. Although as I say, even if find the seller was lying and it’s 16G, 8G or whatever, it still won’t work at all in the Fuze :(
I will try Black-Rectangle’s advice and stick a new FAT32 filesystem on it for good measure, too.
Last night I tried copying 32G of music onto the card. I had to leave it running overnight, and I’m still investigating what happened, but it *looks* like some files that I saw go onto the card successfully have disappeared by the end of the copying process. The files that have copied over successfully are all ones that sort towards the end of my music list lexicographically, which would support the notion that it was lying about it’s capacity and later-written files caused earlier ones to disappear.
I’ve just summed the reported filesize for the files which have made it to the card and they sum to just 1.6G. I managed to listen to a few songs on the way to work this morning so the ones that are actually there appear to be complete.
This whole experience has been so interesting it’s almost been worth the £31
Nobody has answered one of the questions I posed in my first post, which was, has *anyone* got *any* 32G microsd to work with the Fuze?