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Old 06-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently bought a 8GB Kingston microSDHC Card. When I inserted it in the phone and used my Desktop Manager to copy the contents, it wouldn't allow me to do so. In one of the posts there was a suggestion to format the Card. I have done that. Now I can access the Card through Desktop Manager. The probelm is that the capacity on the Card is only showing as 3.41 GB!! I know that FAT requires some memory and the entire 8 GB would not be available for storage. However this has reduced to half the capacity after formatting!!

Can anyone please help!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's all dependent on the OS you're running. You can find that by going to Options > About, it will be the 3rd line down.

Here are the sizes available for the corresponding OS:
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Thanks JS. My Device Software version is 4.2.2.169. So I guess it can support only upto 4GB.

2 Questions then.

1. Is my card still having 8 GB Capacity? If I view the properties from my laptop (browsing to the drive and checking the properties) - the capacity displayed there is 3.4 GB as well.

2. Can I upgrade my device software to 4.3 and will that allow me to access the remaining capacity?
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Upgrade to 4.5. You can find it and the instructions here:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...5-0-139-a.html

Once you've done that, then try formatting the card again.
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Try formatting the card as a NTFS. FAT limitation is 4GB
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JS - This worked for me. Thanks a lot !! Now I can see the entire 7.4 GB I downloaded the software from AT&T site since that's my carrier

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Good deal!

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