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Old 05-30-2008, 11:19 PM
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I just got a 4gb micro sd for my sansa connect i added some music onto the micro sd with the windows media player 10. When i was done i disconected the micro sd to see if it worked on my sansa E250 and it didnt show up on the e250 so i took the sd card off the sansa e250 and put it back on the sansa connect. Everything is still fine then i decided to format the micro SD and i go to MY Computer and format the micro SD. The next time i check to see how much space is on the SD i notice that it says that the total space is 0.99GB. What happened to the other 3GB's ? Is there anyway to fix this ?

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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Do not try to use Windows’ Format program to format SD cards. The Windows’ Format program does not meet the SD card specifications. The issue I believe with the Window's format program not meeting the SD card specs is that it leaves much of the data area unwritten when formatted.

When formatting an SD card (same applies to Micro/Mini SD cards), use this SD card format program SDFormatter (which meets SD card specifications) here.

Download here.
Manual here.

The SDFormatter program will do an actual format to all the bits/sectors of the card. It will take a little longer, but you will have a correctly formatted and functioning SD card.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:37 PM
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Plus, if you have e200v1, it will not read microSDHC cards unless you install Rockbox. If you have v2, it should read find.

As for the formatting the card, try what BobbyRS said.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:48 PM
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Well, how did it go? Did you get it working properly again?
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:37 PM
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I got it to work properly again by using the SD Formatter and connecting the SD card to a usb micro sd card reader because the Sd Formatter wont detect the SD card when it is connected to the Sans Connect.

Thanks for the SD Formatter.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:39 PM
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Alright; good job. Thanks for updating the thread.
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