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Old Jul 24, 2009, 6:45 PM   #1
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Decided to try out my new K20D and bought a PNY SDHC 4 gig card. Card performed great in the camera but neither of my computers or external card reader can read the card. Emailed PNY and their only suggestion is to buy a new card reader-any suggestions?
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Decided to try out my new K20D and bought a PNY SDHC 4 gig card. Card performed great in the camera but neither of my computers or external card reader can read the card. Emailed PNY and their only suggestion is to buy a new card reader-any suggestions?
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Buy a new card reader that supports HDSC cards! I had to. Readers made before the new technology was developed often won't read the new cards. Your only alternative is to use slower standard speed cards of lesser capacity.
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Buy a new card reader that supports HDSC cards! I had to. Readers made before the new technology was developed often won't read the new cards. Your only alternative is to use slower standard speed cards of lesser capacity.
Will my computers recognize the new reader and be able to download-my laptop is only two years old.
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You shouldn't have a problem withthe reader at all. It's a matter of some readers not being able to read the FAT32 format of the SDHC card. If you get a reader that supports SDHC you should be set.
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I had the same trouble, so I bought a Sandisc card & reader package, actually I bought 2 over time so I can have one in by bag & one at work.
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I did the same thing - bought a Sandisk Ultra II card that came with a mini-card reader (USB port). Works great as an SD card reader for all types of SD cards (not just SDHC ones) and what I used exclusively for my PC until I bought the mac and a different card reader. Like Simon, I have 2 - one I keep at home (still) and one that lives in my camera bag for using at work.
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And just by the way, don't forget that, (as I did being a bit slower than most) that if you do carry a reader & spare card(s) with you your never short of a memory stick to put important work stuff on to transport etc. Reports, files, season 3 of Battle Star Galactica, you know important stuff.

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Will my computers recognize the new reader and be able to download-my laptop is only two years old.
An updated reader should solve the problem in a computer/OS as recent as yours. Before buying a new reader (which you probably will have to do anyway), go to the reader manufacturer's website and see if there is an updated driver for it that might solve the problem. If you have a built-in card reader as well, try the computer manufacturer's web site support pages too.

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Thanks for all the input-looks like a trip to Staple's tomorrow.
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Until you get a card reader that supports SDHC, you could use the camera as a reader instead (plugging it into a USB port to transfer the images).

Note that Transcend has 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Class 6 SDHC cards that are available with card readers (and the reader only adds 2 or 3 bucks to the cost of a card without one). newegg.com has good prices on them. Here's a list of Transcend SDHC cards. You'll see photos showing the reader with the cards that include one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=Transcend
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