Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: SD Cards

  1. #1

    shortyrulesall's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 05, 2008
    Location
    Waterloo
    Posts
    83
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Gb Ram 250 Gb HD OSX 10.5.5
    SD Cards
    Kay so,

    I bought a Micro SD card for my phone. I finially got it to show up on my computer only to find out its formatted to a DOS computer. (I clicked on it on the side bar and "got info"). How do i fix this? I tried to put music on the card but it says I cant. Any help?
    - c a r l i f a c e.*

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,474
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    I don't know why you can't put music on the SD card if it's formatted to DOS since OS X can read and write to FAT\FAT-32 (DOS). I know my phone (Sony Ericsson TM506) has a series of menus to navigate before I can download files to the Micro SD card.

    Make sure you're correctly saving the files to the phone. Every SD and M2 card I've ever seen has been formatted to FAT (DOS).

    Regards.

  3. #3

    shortyrulesall's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 05, 2008
    Location
    Waterloo
    Posts
    83
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Gb Ram 250 Gb HD OSX 10.5.5
    Thanks, but I've navigated through all the menu's on my phone and it still doesn't work. Maybe the cards broken? I don't know and its very frustrating!
    - c a r l i f a c e.*

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,474
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by shortyrulesall View Post
    Thanks, but I've navigated through all the menu's on my phone and it still doesn't work. Maybe the cards broken? I don't know and its very frustrating!
    Could very well be. I've run into a bad card before. But I know for sure that your Mac can read and write to the card if it's OK. It does not have to be reformatted.

    Regards.

  5. #5

    MacGnG's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2009
    Posts
    66
    most microsd cards HAVE to be formatted in FAT or they wont work in anything. you might just wanna reformat using disk utility

  6. #6

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,474
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by MacGnG View Post
    most microsd cards HAVE to be formatted in FAT or they wont work in anything. you might just wanna reformat using disk utility
    I've never run into one that wasn't already pre-formatted to FAT and I've bought and used both Micro SD and Micro M2 cards. I have run into a bad one that couldn't be read or formatted to anything though. A bad card won't even be "seen" by Disk Utility.

    Regards.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Which SD cards to use
    By Crabbegom in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-16-2010, 05:35 AM
  2. wi-fi SD cards?
    By beefman in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-05-2008, 09:22 PM
  3. SD Cards
    By scubagal in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-30-2006, 09:37 PM
  4. PC Cards
    By rs2sensen in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-07-2005, 02:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •