Linux friendly cameras
evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at public.gmane.org
Thu Dec 18 17:55:10 UTC 2008
Jamon Camisso wrote:
> Any cable I've used with a camera has a ferrite core, so no worries
> there (unless there's bad voltage or data being transferred?). That and
> my USB card reader can't read my 4gb fat16 formatted SD cards.. Any
> recommendations there?
High capacity SD cards use a slightly different spec (but don't ask me
the details) while keeping the same shape and interface. Try a card
reader that explicitly supports "SDHC" (not all do) and see if that
makes a difference.
As for the question of whether one transfers the media by swapping the
card versus by USB, I would think that the cable method would involve
less physical wear-and-tear than constantly inserting and removing SD
cards from both the camera and the reader. Once installed in the card
reader, though, I would expect that the SD's transfer speed would be
faster than that through a USB cable, though I could be wrong here.
The Toronto Linux Users Group. Meetings: http://gtalug.org/
TLUG requests: Linux topics, No HTML, wrap text below 80 columns
How to UNSUBSCRIBE: http://gtalug.org/wiki/Mailing_lists
More information about the Legacy