goodie07, on Mar 17 2007, 18:50, said:
I've just got an M700 & sandisk ULTRA2 mini SD, 1st it formatted to 968mb (whichever way i formatted) so then bought a mini card reader (from Mobymemory, the same place i got the card) it then formatted ok to 2gb but i kept on getting problems transfering data, then it started crashing my system, in the end i done some research into ULTRA2 mini SD & it looks like loads of people are having problems with this card, most people are suggesting getting standard sandisk mini SD as there is no considerable difference in speed but a lot more stable.
Sending mine back on monday & getting 2gb sandisk mini SD (only £15)
If the 2GB card was supplied showing only 968MB, it suggests the card was faulty from the start.
As a general rule it is best not to format an expansion card unless you are having major problems. The factory format is much more robust than that possible via a PC or PPC, (due to the physical structure of Flash Memory) and formatting sometimes introduces errors in a physically sound card. Simple file deletion is a better option for clearing unwanted files.
I have to say I've never had a problem with an 'Ultra' card, though I did have a standard card failure (which MobyMenory replaced by return).
We have to hope the M700 doesn't start having the same problems the HTC Artemis class devices are having- HTC have admitted a fault, but can't fix it yet. Happily the M700 uses MiniSD rather than Micro, and has a faster processor, so multitasking is less likely to cause FAT corruptions. Howvever I don't think any device is immune