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What will happen here is you'll get a list of devices and what SD cards work, and more importantly which ones don't.  You may notice that some users have not had problems with cards that other users have.  I guess its really down to how hard the individual pushes the SD card...  Please send me your SD card details so I can update this list.  Use the Feedback page to send me the details, and please remember to include as much as possible about your SD card (i.e. use the headings below as a guide).  As you may of guessed, red is non-working and green is working (so far). 

There is a pattern forming - cards with codes 9999nn9999n and nn99n99999 seem to work (and are Made in Japan), and *most* codes with nn9999nn seem to fail (and are made either in Taiwan or China).

Any news on the latest Sandisk codes AR0307NS / AR0307NC / AK0307NT  would be appreciated!

In the codes, n is a letter and 9 is a number.  I've sorted the brand names alphabetically, then by capacity & code now, and highlighted changes in brands to make this ever increasing table easier to read!

Note that a number of brands (Dane_Elec, Lexar, PNY, Transcend, Pretec and Viking) use both known working cards/codes and not....  You can't tell this until you open the packet!


Notes / Disclaimer:


Appreciate the time taken by users to send me their details - it is helping, honest!!!  I know it is confusing that below some cards are listed as working and the same cards are not, but I can only go on what you folks say. If you say the card works, then I flag it as working.  But of course...

 This info is based on user info received VIA EMAIL and doesn't mean that a card will / won't work in your device!!!


The Device List


Dell Axim X5

Compaq Ipaq 3850

Compaq Ipaq 3870

Compaq Ipaq 5450

NEC MobilePro 300E

Palm M505

Palm Tungsten T

Palm Tungsten T2

RCA Lyra (mp3 player)

Toshiba e335

Toshiba e740

Toshiba e755

Viewsonic V37

 

 

Device Brand

Capacity

Code on back of card

Made in..

Works Y/N

No. of Users Problems / Notes
Dell Axim X5 Apacer 128mb AR0306LQ China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Apacer 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Apacer 256mb AR0306LR China N 3 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
CnMemory 256mb n/a Taiwan N 1 Free space errors
Dane-Elec 256mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 2
Dane-Elec 256mb AR0305LR China N 1 Reformating
Dane-Elec 256mb AR0306LR China N 1 Corruption
Dual 256mb n/a n/a N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Dual 256mb 0112LR n/a N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Extrememory 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Extrememory 256mb AR0305LQ China N 1 Code 87 ...
Fuji 128mb AK0304LQ Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Hagiwara Sys-com 256mb n/a n/a Y 2
Infineon 128mb AK0304LQ China Y 1
Integral 64mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 1
Integral 64mb 0212LY Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Integral 128mb AK0304LQ China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Integral 128mb AK0305LQ Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Integral 128mb AK0301LQ Taiwan N 2 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Integral 256mb AK0305LR China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Kingston 128mb AK0305LQ Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Kingston 256mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1
Kodak 128mb AK0302MH n/a Y 1
Lexar 128mb AK0303LQ Taiwan N 1 reformatting, space errors
Lexar 256mb nn99n999999 Japan Y 14
Lexar 256mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 7
Lexar 256mb AR0301LR Taiwan N 6 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Lexar 256mb AR0301LR Taiwan Y 1
Lexar 256mb AR0301LQ Taiwan N 3 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Lexar 256mb AR0304LR China Y 1
Lexar 256mb AR0304LR China N 8 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Lexar 256mb AR0305LR China N 2 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Lexar 256mb AR0306LR China Y 1
Lexar 256mb AR0306LR China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Lexar 512mb nn99n999999 Japan Y 1
Memorex 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1  
Memorex 256mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 4  
Muse 256mb AR0305LR Taiwan N 1 Corruption, reformatting
Panasonic 128mb n/a Japan Y 1
Panasonic 256mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 7
Panasonic 512mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 3
PEC 128mb nn99n999999 Japan Y 1
PNY 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 2  
PNY 128mb AK0303LQ China N 1 corruption
PNY 128mb AK0304LQ China N 1 Disk full when empty!
PNY 128mb AK0305LQ China N 1 corruption, reformatting
PNY 256mb AK0305MM Taiwan N 1 corruption, reformatting
PNY 256mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1  
Pretec 128mb n/a Taiwan Y 1
Pretec 128mb AK0304LQ Taiwan N 1 reformating
Ridata 128mb n/a n/a Y 1  (its a MMC card)
Sandisk 64mb AB0303LY Taiwan Y 2
Sandisk 64mb AB0303LY Taiwan N 1 reformatting
Sandisk 64mb AB0304LY Taiwan N 2 Dot directories, corruption
Sandisk 64mb AK0304LY China N 2 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 64mb AK0304LY China Y 1
Sandisk 128mb 0205LQ Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 128mb 0206LQ Taiwan N 1 CRC errors
Sandisk 128mb 0209LQ Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 128mb 0209LQ Taiwan N 1 Missing device, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb 0212LQ Taiwan N 2 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AR0212LR China N 7 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AR0212LQ China N 7 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0301LQ Taiwan N 3 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0302LQ Taiwan N 3 Reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0303LQ Taiwan N 17 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0304LQ Taiwan N 19 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0305LQ China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 128mb AK0305LM China Y 1
Sandisk 128mb AK0307NK China Y 1 Corruption
Sandisk 128mb AK0307NT China Y 1
Sandisk 256mb 0206LR Taiwan N 1 Unable to access SD card
Sandisk 256mb 0208LR Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb 0209LR Taiwan N 1 free-space errors
Sandisk 256mb 0209LR Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb 0210LR Taiwan Y 3
Sandisk 256mb 0211LR Taiwan N 2 Error code 20 - Cannot copy
Sandisk 256mb 0212LR Taiwan N 6 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb 0212LR Taiwan Y 3
Sandisk 256mb AR0301LR Taiwan N 18 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0301LR Taiwan Y 2
Sandisk 256mb AR0302LR Taiwan N 22 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0302LR China N 1 Reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0302LR Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb AR0303LR Taiwan N 24 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0303LR Taiwan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 53 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan Y 2
Sandisk 256mb AR0305LR China N 6 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0305LR China Y 1
Sandisk 256mb AR0305MM Taiwan N 10 Dot directories, corruption, free-space errors, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0306MM Taiwan N 4 Corruption
Sandisk 256mb AR0306LR China N 4 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0307NS China Y 5 free-space errors, reformatting
Sandisk 256mb AR0307NC China Y 2
Sandisk 256mb AR0307NS China Y 25
Sandisk 512mb AX0303RJ China N 2 Error code 20 - Cannot copy
SimpleTech 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1
SimpleTech 256mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 10
SimpleTech 256mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1  
Toshiba 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 3
Transcend 64mb AB0301LY Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Transcend 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1
Transcend 256mb AR0302LR China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Transcend 256mb AR0304LR China N 2 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Transcend 256mb AR0305MM Taiwan N 2 Corruption
Transcend 256mb AR0306MM Taiwan N 1 Dot directories
Viking 256mb nn99n999999 Japan Y 1 (Made by Hagiwara Sys-Com)
Viking 256mb AR03???? China N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting
Viking 256mb AR0306LR China N 1 Corruption
Vmax 128mb 99n9n9999 Taiwan Y 1  
Compaq Ipaq 3850
Sandisk 256mb AR0306LR China N 1 Reformatting
Compaq Ipaq 3870
Sandisk 256mb 0212LR China N 1 Unusable; but works in a Toshiba Laptop!
Compaq Ipaq 5450
Lexar 256mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 Reformatting, unusable.
NEC MobilePro 300E
Sandisk 256mb AR0305MM Taiwan N 1 Reformatting, unusable.
Palm M505
Sandisk 64mb N 1 PDA cannot recognise, format or rename card
Palm Tungsten T
Integral 128mb AK0305LQ China Y 1 (very slow!)
Palm Tungsten T2
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 PDA cannot recognise, format or rename card
RCA Lyra (mp3 player)
Lexar 128mb AK0301LQ Taiwan N 1 read errors, free-space errors
Toshiba e335
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 Card removal error
Toshiba e740
Vmax 128mb n/a Taiwan N 1 Locks up PDA on insert
Toshiba e755
ExtreMEmory 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan Y 1
Lexar 256mb nn9nn999999 Japan Y 1
Sandisk 256mb AR0301LR Taiwan Y 1
Toshiba 128mb 9999nn9999n Japan Y 1
Viewsonic V37
Sandisk 256mb AR0304LR Taiwan N 1 Dot directories, corruption, reformatting