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Old Jun 22, 2004, 6:55 PM   #1
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Anybody know how to convert 44c to CF+?? I think it has to do with PIN length on one connection. Any ideas??




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Old Jul 9, 2004, 12:45 PM   #2
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I think you are out of luck. I'm in the same boat. I've gotten one of the older cards to work just fine but this one won't format. Return your Muvo and lets watch their sales crash.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 9:53 PM   #3
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Dear Funkrider Person,

I also have just received a 44c card. It is formatted Fat 32 and works fine as a removable drive on my computer. I was hoping it would also work in a digital camera, but it appears from your comment that it won't. Do you know the reason for this?

I presumed that since it would work on the computer that it would work on anything else. I guess I was wrong. At the worst, I guess I now have a 4 gig removable back up drive to go along with my 40 Gig removable and my 250 gig removable. I guess I could also connect my old zip drive and add a 100 meg to the suite.

Any ideas for any other uses for the 4 gig drive. It makes an expensive paper weight and due to its light weight it is not very effective

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See the first topic in this forum and look at the topic index, there are many threads about these 4gb microdrives here already - nobody has a "fix" for the incompatible drives as of yet.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=52


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Old Jul 30, 2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Anybody know how to convert 44c to CF+?? I think it has to do with PIN length on one connection. Any ideas??
The pins lenght are defined in the CF Association specs... The ground pins are longer so they are designed to mate first on insertion, but this is on the connector side and not on the removeable media.

They are flushed (and recessed) on the Microdrive side... Are you going to "hack" your camera instead? BTW the pins list are readily available as well (page 18 onward): http://www.sandisk.com/pdf/oem/cf-manual-10.6.pdf
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Old Jul 30, 2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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NHL - That is cool to know! Does it offer a possibility of a solution???????



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Old Jul 31, 2004, 4:37 PM   #7
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no, the firmware in the drive dictates how it functions, the
pinouts are all the same. The pin length is a myth. Ground pins are always longer than others so the card is grounded prior to making contact with either data or power pins.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 7:37 AM   #8
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:?Thanks Watchin for that information. Can you explainwhy the 44C driveswork on my computer but not in the digital camera? That still has not been explained so that I understand?



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Best explaination I can give is.
The computer sees it as a USB disk, which it responds as...
Camera needs to see a CF compliant flash card, which it isn't.

The camera doesn't handle USB on the card slot, only
on the cable slot (and a very limited command set at that..).

The USB interface in the computer handles a much broader
range of devices and protocols (what the firmware uses
to communicate and how it gets it's commands) than the
CF specification.

I don't know why they would want limit the microdrive to
just that, but according to some notes from manufacturers
they do on request from the buyer (people to produce the
mp3 players).

Does that help?
Greg

edit - added ps

PS - Most standard CF cards and microdrives will work both
ways, as a USB disk (even as an IDE disk with the right
interface) and as a CF compliant card.
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