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Subject: Re: Help with MicroSD card in Sansa E280

Re: Help with MicroSD card in Sansa E280

From: David Mehler <>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:21:31 -0500

Does the 16 gb size of an SDHC card apply if using an e280v1?

On 12/27/10, Michael Sparmann <> wrote:
>> If you are using the standard operating system that came with your e280,
>> that system only supports a 2 gig micro sd card. To the best of my
>> knowledge Rockbox currently supports only a 16 gb micro sd card. Your
>> formatting question is moot.
> That's not entirely true. There are SDHC cards with up to 32GB of space,
> and Rockbox will support any SD/SDHC card. So, unless the card is an
> SDXC card (which I highly doubt), it should work.
> While the Sandisk firmware of the original e200 series only supports SD
> cards, the e200v2 firmware also supports SDHC cards.
>> What do I do, so as to format the
>> card. Should I do this from the computer - i.e, run Diskmgmt.msc in
>> Windows XP, or is there a way to have the player do the formatting?
> If you need to, you can certainly format it using diskmgmt.msc. Rockbox
> won't be able to format the card, and the original firmware won't be
> able to handle SDHC cards, at least if it's a v1 series device.
> Do you need to format it at all? Usually those cards already have a
> somewhat sane file system when they are sold.
Received on 2010-12-27

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