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    16GB CF cards in ZD back

    I have the original ZD back, and just got myself a couple of 16 GB CF cards. But I can't seem to get them to work; the back won't format them saying it can't format the card. Any thoughts on what to try? I can't find any spec on the max card size and just assumed it would be fine with 16GB... They were only $35 ea, so no huge loss if they're unusable.

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    Re: 16GB CF cards in ZD back

    Jan,

    Did you try formatting them FAT from your computer first?
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    Re: 16GB CF cards in ZD back

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    I have the original ZD back, and just got myself a couple of 16 GB CF cards. But I can't seem to get them to work; the back won't format them saying it can't format the card. Any thoughts on what to try? I can't find any spec on the max card size and just assumed it would be fine with 16GB... They were only $35 ea, so no huge loss if they're unusable.
    Jan, I just got rid of my ZD, but I seem to think that the limit was 4GB cards (from my user experience). Have you tried 8GB cards, just to check?

    I have an email address of a contact at MAC Group, if you'd like to check with them on specs/limits. PM if you'd like that.

    Good luck.

    -Josh

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    Re: 16GB CF cards in ZD back

    I've been using an 8GB CF card up to now, along with 2GB SD cards. It can't use my 4GB SD cards either, but I believe those aren't compliant with the spec anyway.

    Jack, I tried reformatting them on my Mac, maybe I'll try my wife's PC and see if that makes a difference...

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