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Old 09-28-2008, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hello to all. I bought 2GB 266x sandisk cf card and im wondering what format i sould use for that fat or fat32 ?
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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Unless you are having an issue with it there is no need to format the card. I have over the years purchaed more cards than I wish to remember. For smartphones, a camera, and now a reader. I have never formatted any of the cards.

Having said that I would say Fat32 since it handles sizes that would require Fat32. You can always format again if there is an issue. Again I would leave it alone and just use it.

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #3
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Hallo, I bought also CF Kingston Elite Pro 133x 4 Gb for my Iliad. I didn't format it, just copy files from computer using USB CardReader and putted in Iliad. All was ok until I got "writing error" by next copying files into CF and lost all of them. I tried formated CF in FAT32 with standart Windows utils, but after it Iliad didn't understand this CF. As I found, this ist well known issue but without official solution.

So, I don't advise anybody format his CF if it works without any "writting errors" and etc.

P.S. If you like to do some experiments or have above described problems, I can advise "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool". After formatting with this program my problem was resolved.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:55 AM   #4
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Unless you are having an issue with it there is no need to format the card. I have over the years purchaed more cards than I wish to remember. For smartphones, a camera, and now a reader. I have never formatted any of the cards.
Usually cards come pre-formatted. Whether the company does it, or you do it, it should be the same result though.

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Having said that I would say Fat32 since it handles sizes that would require Fat32. You can always format again if there is an issue. Again I would leave it alone and just use it.
Definitely FAT32. I'm not sure if the iLiad will recognize anything else (at least not without shell access and modifying some files).
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Did anyone get this question answered? Does anyone have software to make ebooks in EBA format?

I know I shouldnt dig up an old thread, but Im getting a device that reads EBA and Id like to make ebooks for it.
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