04-21-2008 09:05 PM
I just purchased the 8310 and got an 8gb chip as well to put inside.
The chip was recognized by windows but it asked me to format it, so i formatted it within the blackberry itself. now it is recognized in both windows and the blacbkerry, but is listed as 3.6 gb. what can I do?
1 - can my card be formatted once again at 8gb?
2 - can my phone OS be updated so that it is compatable with the 8gb?
04-22-2008 05:28 AM
04-22-2008 05:36 AM
Max. Media Support depends on the version of device software you're using. Check the following Info -
BlackBerry Device Software Media Card Size Limit
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 Up to 2GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 Up to 4GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 Up to 4GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 Up to 8GB
You can regain 8GB by formatting memory cardusing your desktop or card reader.
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04-22-2008 11:42 AM - edited 04-22-2008 11:43 AM
I had read somewhere that formatting the card through windows makes the card un-readable by the blackberry. is this true?
and when I insert the card into my computer (windows xp), i don't have the option to format under anything other than the 3.6 gig option.
also, i am using the newest desktop software. However, i didn't see any options to transfer music over using it, so i simply copy and pasted songs frmo my hard drive onto the f drive in the music subfolder.
04-22-2008 05:35 PM
What version of Handheld OS are you using? Options|About. That is what determines how big of a card you can use. If you have OS version 4.2, then you could put in a gazillionbit card and the phone will only see 4gb.
You may also need updated drivers for your Windows if you cannot format more than 4gb .
04-23-2008 12:52 PM
I took the card out, put it in my roomates mac and he formatted it to the 8gb form. however, before i formatted it, i saved the blacbkerry folder, and copied it to the desktop. After I formatted the card, I copied the blacbkerry folder back to the blackberry and copied the songs over. it worked fine and now i've got all my music on there
Thanks for your help.