View Full Version : What format for SD cards?


6charlong
09-15-2009, 04:20 PM
I've seen advice for formatting the SD cards for the EZ reader devices in FAT16 [http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56482] but when I try to format a big SD card, Windows wants it formatted in FAT32 due to the size.

Am I right in thinking that a firmware update should be done with a smaller card formatted in FAT16 but if you put the book library on a larger card it should be formatted in FAT32?

wallcraft
09-15-2009, 04:29 PM
The download (http://www.theezreader.com/html/support_firmware.html) page says: Your SD card must be 4GB or smaller (for the 6” EZ Reader) or 16GB or smaller (for the 5”PocketPRO) to do this. So, if you have a Pocket Pro, FAT32 is ok (it is requried for SDHC and > 4GB) even for firmware updates.

I am using a 1GB FAT16 card, so I have not tested this myself.