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Windows 7: Dell XPS 410 32 Bit - Card Reader Issue

10 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Dell XPS 410 32 Bit - Card Reader Issue

Dell XPS 410 running Windows 7 32 Bit (upgrade from Vista).

Desktop came with a built in Card Reader.

If I recall, the card reader will only take SD cards up to 2GB. Does this sound right?

I think that someone brought over a digital camera with a 4GB card (with only a few pictures on it) and the Dell XPS 410 built in card reader would not recognize the 4GB card. Card Reader does recognize all SD cards 2GB and less.

Anyway, to read a Secure Digital/SD card above 2GB - do I need a new and different card reader or is there something else that I can do to get the desktop to read above 2GB?

If I buy a new external USB SD card reader - will my XPS 410 be able to read anything abover 2GB?

I guess my question is - is it the card reader or the desktop that limits the ability to read an SD card above 2GB in size?

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10 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've never heard of a card reader only reading a specific sized card.

It could be a driver issuer from the upgrade of Vista to 7. Go into device manager and uninstall the driver and then reboot. This will reinstall the 7 generic driver for the card reader and then check the card reader. If that doesn't work then go to the PC manufacturer site and check there for a windows 7 driver for the card reader.
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10 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by songkrai View Post
Dell XPS 410 running Windows 7 32 Bit (upgrade from Vista).

Desktop came with a built in Card Reader.

If I recall, the card reader will only take SD cards up to 2GB. Does this sound right?

I think that someone brought over a digital camera with a 4GB card (with only a few pictures on it) and the Dell XPS 410 built in card reader would not recognize the 4GB card. Card Reader does recognize all SD cards 2GB and less.

Anyway, to read a Secure Digital/SD card above 2GB - do I need a new and different card reader or is there something else that I can do to get the desktop to read above 2GB?

If I buy a new external USB SD card reader - will my XPS 410 be able to read anything abover 2GB?

I guess my question is - is it the card reader or the desktop that limits the ability to read an SD card above 2GB in size?
At a guess, the higher capacity cards are SDHC. SDHC readers are backwards compatible with SD, but old SD readers don't support SDHC.

Secure Digital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

According to the article, some readers have firmware updates available that allow them to support SDHC, but you'd have to identify your reader to find whether anything like that is available. (I didn't see such for the XPS 410 at support.dell.com.)

I expect that you'd have no trouble with an external reader that supports SDHC.
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25 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Dell XPS 410 Window 7 Premium (upgrade from Vista) 32 Bit.

If I purchased a newer internal multi-card reader - would that make any difference? To read the larger SD cards?

Or is that a waste of funds?
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