7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2009 10:58 AM by The hatter
M-323 Level 1 (20 points)
Hi I just bought a new 8GB SD card (by Kodak).

took a few pics,
put the card in a card reader,
plugged the reader in the USB but the card (drive) would not show up in Finder

so it can capture pics, but doesnt show up on the computer

now what?

G5, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 2x 2.6G DCPs, 4.5GB Ram, 2x160GHDs + 2x320G External HDs, DualCRT's, Shuttle Pro
  • Jan Hedlund Level 6 (9,715 points)

    Some card readers can not handle SDHC cards. Have you checked the specifications? Which reader model is it?

  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)
    Can the camera be connected by USB?
    If so, offload via USB.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 (16,030 points)
    In addition to the other comments, I have found many older card readers to have problems with cards larger than 1MB. If the reader is more than a couple of years old you may need to buy a new unit.
  • M-323 Level 1 (20 points)
    ok well the "old card" was a 2gb and I have tried it on two readers;

    DynexUSB 2.0 model cd131 and

    Centrios USB 2.0/1.1 model # 4415002

    wont work on either

    -- via camera - Ive heard that this fixes this problem in most situations. In my case however I can only plug the camera into RCA jacks.
  • pat hughes Level 2 (215 points)
    Try going to Finder-Preferences-General-and check in External disks. Make sure the card reader is plugged into the Mac and not into the keyboard or monitor.
  • M-323 Level 1 (20 points)
    ya, externals are checked. I called Kodak... after a while I got through to someome that spoke English...

    After that we came to the conclusion that not all readers will read SDHC (high capacity) disks. I think they should come with a warning that you will have to buy a new reader.

    ...you know, "back in the day" -- before our time, film makers had time to hone their craft. They were able to become masters of their art, cutting and splicing yards and yards of plastic film. This was the standard over 50 years.

    Now, everything changes weekly, oh, you dont have the lastest and greatest card reader? Well you need to contribute to the Golden Arrow.

    please see "www.thestoryofstuff.com"
  • The hatter Level 9 (60,930 points)
    I bought some SDHC in the last year, Transcend 8 and 16GB but they came in a USB adapter, and no they won't work in older Crucial SD/MMC USB adapter. I would think the sales page on any SDHC would say it needs an SDHC compliant USB - or come with one.

    I don't miss the smell of that glue from splicing home movies. I hope someone transferred those old films from back in the 1920s to tape and DVD.