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2009-06-20 05:52:18.126128+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Argh. I finished the GPS Shield this evening, but don't have any FAT16 SD cards. Well, I've got a 1GB one, but I had to jump through hoops to make it work in the embedded device its currently driving, and for whatever reason the Arduino device isn't working with it and I don't want to risk a reformat.

Put a call out on Freecycle, but I'll probably be seeing if anyone still sells 1GB or less cards in the morning.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-20 10:35:45.550672+00 by: meuon

I'll mail you some for future playing when I get back to the states.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-20 14:21:45.558025+00 by: DaveP

I've got a 32M SD card sitting right here. Probably cost more to get it to you than it's worth.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-20 21:51:23.478405+00 by: chrn

At my local Office Depot store there's a bin of 1GB SD cards for $7.99 each next to one of the registers. Maybe in your area too?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-20 23:12:59.765315+00 by: Dan Lyke

Got a 16MB one off Freecycle this morning.

chrn, yeah, I think I've seen two-packs for $9.95 or somesuch, I should probably buy a handful just for projects.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-22 00:48:50.542302+00 by: ebradway

I've got several < 128MB CF cards. I should probably stock up on smaller SD cards and USB sticks while they can still be found.

The VIA EPIA Eden 500Mhz fanless board will boot off USB Floppy or USB ZIP. You can format a smaller USB stick as a ZIP and it will boot successfully. There are probably other boards out there with similar issues. A cheaper option than buying IDE-CF adapters.

BTW, I've heard of some issues with some CF cards and IDE-CF adapters. Anyone have problems with this?