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Old July 18th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by johnlgalt View Post
Disagree. here is why.

The phone will format the same FAT system as you can with your computer - but on your computer, you'll be able to monitor the process. I formatted my 16 GB SDCard on my D1 when it started giving me issues - it took 3 format attempts before it completed without an error.

A full format via Windows takes a very long time, but it is worth it in the long run - it will help spot a fake card before you start using it, for one (although I'd pretty much trust NewEgg) and also, doing it on the computer means that the phone is still usable until the format is complete, making for a lot less down time.



YW, as always WK
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Plus, you have to remove the card again anyway, b/c the data on the old card is copied to the computer, and then you'll copy it from the computer to the new card.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I didn't think of that.
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