05-13-2009 10:34 AM
I have fresh new T500 P8600 (1680x1050) with Windows XP installed via recovery disks since yesterday. Today I wanted to move my photos from 8GB SDHC card and I was shocked that JPG files moved to the computer contained rubbish (not even started with JPG magic number). Originally I blamed card/camera from sudden malfunction but...
Later I found out that while the filesystem reported 8GB, recovery software reported the card as 3.55GB large - and format reported the same size as well. There was no warning, card seamingly worked, but I guess the JPG data were beyond the limit that the T500 can read.
I found other posts about SDHC problem, but I'm not sure if it is the same reason. Are bigger cards supported? Is it only SDHC problem? I don't have other types of cards to test. I will appreciate any hint on this issue. Thanks.
05-14-2009 03:13 AM - edited 05-14-2009 05:25 AM
I wasn't sure if the driver is right, because in Device manager the SD card host didn't say "Ricoh" anywhere (and driver seems to be some Microsoft generic driver), so I rather reinstalled the Ricoh driver from here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-68053.html
No change, it still wants to format the card only to 3.55G. Colleague's Fujitsu-Siemens has no problem to see 7.55GB of the card. Is it driver problem or is the reader limited? (That would be real shame in such a recent notebook model.)
EDIT: One more update - the card works just fine in reader of other colleague's T400. Frustrating.
12-23-2010 07:57 PM
I was able to solve on a W500 with this solution for a T61:
The solution does not involve any drivers that were not already on the computer, so it doesn't appear to be version specific.