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512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby mpg187 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:10 pm

I have this iPAQ that appears not to read SD Cards over 512 MB. It appears to be a h1900.

Underneath the battery the exact text says:
hp iPAQ h1900 series


The sticker on the back says
PocketPC 2002 Pro
w/ Outlook ® 2000


And in Settings->System->About it says
Microsoft® Pocket PC
Version 3.0.11171 (Build 11178)


I have a 512 MB card (I think it might have came with it or another old PDA I bought off eBay, I don't remember where it came from) and it works, but bigger cards like the 2GB ones I have make it say the card is not formatted. When I say to format it gives an error.

I'll post the exact errors when I get home...
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Re: 512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby SV Pocket PC » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:29 am

Have you tried a 1 GB card? I've read that the original SD spec allowed up to 1 GB memory (and Wikipedia confirms that), so you probably shouldn't be limited to 512 MB.

I have a 2 GB SD card that works in my iPAQ Pocket PCs, but not in another Pocket PC (it doesn't even see the card); that one only supported 1 GB cards.

It's not just Pocket PCs, either. My old Fujitsu laptop recognized the 2 GB card, but when I tried copying more than 1 GB of files to it, I got errors.

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Re: 512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby mpg187 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:38 pm

At first the 1 GB card didn't work, but that may be because it didn't connect from it not being used or something, but after I took it out and put it back in it worked.

So this iPAQ can only read cards up to 1 GB and has no Wifi. What use is it?

What could I use it for?
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Re: 512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:52 pm

Use it for what it was designed as -- a PDA that can keep your calendar, contacts and tasks. I believe the 1900 also has Bluetooth, so you could possibly tether it with a basic Bluetooth cell phone. Remember this is from 2002 or early 2003, so it's not close to state-of-the-art.

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Re: 512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby mpg187 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:05 pm

I don't see an option for Bluetooth.

I can use my Phone for calendar, contacts and tasks.

I don't even use it for calendar, contacts and tasks that much, I use it mostly for internet and music, so this PDA with no Wifi can't be used to internet. I can't install Pocket Music on it (nor my other one running 2002) and even if I can install it or something else, only reading up to 1 GB isn't much.

I wonder if there is a dedicated task I could use it for...
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Re: 512 MB Limt for for SD cards on iPAQ h1900?

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:24 pm

mpg187 wrote:I don't see an option for Bluetooth.

Hmmm, maybe some models didn't have Bluetooth. I don't remember now.

mpg187 wrote:I can use my Phone for calendar, contacts and tasks.

If your phone is your HTC Touch, sure. There's not much need for an old Pocket PC, then, unless you want the larger screen.

For people with feature phones, though, the 1900 will probably do calendar, contacts and tasks better. How many phones can set up recurring appointments, store contacts' birthdays and anniversaries or sync with Outlook?

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