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markfptuson
Posted 2013-03-06 11:39 PM
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Currently I'm running an old 2GB PCMCIA hard drive in one, but I'd like to get something solid-state that's higher capacity, so the obvious choice would be a CF card... but what's the highest it'll take? I can't remember if the thing will do FAT32, see, and it's not cheap finding the smaller CF cards these days. Like, I can get a 16GB one for the same price as a 2GB one, so I might as well get the 16GB one. But will it work?
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Posted 2013-03-07 2:48 AM
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FAT32 is supported as far back as CE 2.11. But newer CF cards with over 8 GB usually have a different cluster size, and the volume isn't recognized beyond the first 8 GB. So we recommend using 8 GB or smaller cards.
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Posted 2013-03-07 6:45 PM
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FAT32 is supported as far back as CE 2.11. But newer CF cards with over 8 GB usually have a different cluster size, and the volume isn't recognized beyond the first 8 GB. So we recommend using 8 GB or smaller cards.
That's cool thank you.
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Posted 2013-03-07 10:25 PM
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CE Geek - 2013-03-07 2:48 AM

FAT32 is supported as far back as CE 2.11. But newer CF cards with over 8 GB usually have a different cluster size, and the volume isn't recognized beyond the first 8 GB. So we recommend using 8 GB or smaller cards.


CouldnĀ“t the clustersize just be resized with a program like PartitionMagic?
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markfptuson
Posted 2013-03-13 10:03 PM
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J728 says no. It brings up a dialog box asking what my unrecognized PC-CARD interface is.

EDIT: Kingston 8GB CF card.

Edited by markfptuson 2013-03-13 10:03 PM
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woolfman
Posted 2013-03-13 10:44 PM
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Strange. I am using a 4GB, which I resized and partitioned into two drives, both with FAT16. And the only problem I get is that the second partition isnĀ“t recognized in Windows XP/7 - which is a known issue. But it works fine in my J720/728.
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Posted 2013-03-14 2:02 AM
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That's a workaround for CE 2.0. If a FAT16-formatted CF card larger than 2 GB is partitioned into volumes of 2 GB or less, then CE 2 can recognize each partition. But that doesn't address the cluster density change in CF cards larger than 8 GB.
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markfptuson
Posted 2013-03-14 9:42 AM
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Well either way, it doesn't work. It comes up as an unrecognized device, which basically means I have no use for it.
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