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Ipaq H X 2790! - 4gb sd card

by bhavesh_r / August 3, 2006 7:39 PM PDT

I am oing to purchase the HP ipaq hx 2790 but i have 1 issue that I need to sort out. The specification on the hp site states that the ipaq is only certified up to 1gb of sd/flash storage does that meana i cannot buy a 4gb sd card and use it. If i can does it cause any problems???

Thanks Bhavesh

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I don't see it...
by John.Wilkinson / August 4, 2006 7:13 AM PDT

I looked over the iPaq hx2790's specs and didn't see a mention of a capacity limit to SD and/or CF cards. The maximum size of SD cards that HP offers is 1GB, but that's not an official limit.

Now, if there is a 1GB technical limitation to the hx2790 then one of two things would happen if you attempt to use a 4GB card: It could either not be usable at all, or, more likely, only be recognized as a 1GB card, leaving the other 3GB unusable to the PDA. My suggestion would be to contact HP customer or technical support (click here) to find out for sure. They have released a couple ROM and firmware updates over the past year so it's possible that one of the updates has removed the limitation, if it did exist.

Hope this helps,

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4gb microdrive
by sionyde / August 14, 2006 11:15 AM PDT

I cant seem to get my hx2790b to work with a hitachi 4gb microdrive, but i have got a 2gb sd card (siliconpower) i am told most brands will work for up to 4gb. Can anyone help me with the microdrive issue (earky model out of an ipod mini)

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Have you tried the ROM update?
by John.Wilkinson / August 14, 2006 2:22 PM PDT
In reply to: 4gb microdrive
The latest ROM updates for your PDA fixed some issues with SD and CF capabilities, so you'll want to make sure you're up-to-date. aside from that you'll have to contact the manufacturer and see what they have to say...when it comes to using OEM Hitachi microdrives pulled from other hardware I've heard some success stories, but some horror stories as well.

Good luck.
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More on ROM Upgrade
by mzarr / January 9, 2007 10:30 PM PST

I have an HP iPAQ hx2495b and have been unable to keep both the CompactFlash card and SD card in their expansion slots simultaneously. It appears that HP has a ROM upgrade that may fix this. However, I don't want to lose all my programs and data and partnership. Questions: 1) Can someone tell me the best way to ensure all my data is saved? 2) How do I correctly restore the partnership? 3) I have Spb Backup which I use faithfully. If I restore my programs and data with this, will this also restore the previous version of the ROM (which I do not want to happen, obviously)? Any help is appreciated.

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