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Someone posted here that he used a 4GB card and stored over 3GB of data, so we know that it'll go to at least 4GB. If you have a larger card, try it. What will most likely happen (unless they've designed it to take 64GB cards) is that you'll run out of memory at the 4GB, 8GB or 16GB point. I've never seen a device that has a problem with an SD card larger than it's designed to handle - the worst that happens is that part of the card can't be accessed.
 

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My PSr 800 boots slower with a sandisc 4 gig compared to a sandisc 2 gig card.
As I said before:

Larger the card, the longer the scanner will take to boot.
I bought a 16gb TranSend microSDHC for mine and I almost hate turing it off since it takes forever to boot. If I did it again, I would go with an 8gb.

BTW, The TranSend has gone bad twice in less than a year. I think it was the cheap (very cheap from eBay a few years ago) charger I was using both times.

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My PSr 800 boots slower with a sandisc 4 gig compared to a sandisc 2 gig card.
Remember, there are different speed cards. A class 10 card may boot faster than a cheap class 2 card of the same size. (Manufacturer means nothing - every manufacturer puts out a few different class cards.)
 

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Remember, there are different speed cards. A class 10 card may boot faster than a cheap class 2 card of the same size. (Manufacturer means nothing - every manufacturer puts out a few different class cards.)
Good point. The 16gb I use is a Class 10 and is still much slower than the original 2gb which I believe is a slower class. When writing data to the cards, the 16gb is a lot faster. I think the scanner checks the data and scans the card's free space upon boot.

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I use a 16G SanDisk. The largest SD card I am aware of is 32G and yes the radio will work with 32G. I have found SanDisk to be the most dependable. GRE also indicates SanDisk seems to work the best. I had another brand 16G card and it was always crashing. I switched to SanDisk and have never had another issue.

You might also want to use the SD association format tool. Search for it on the net and download it. Or read the Wiki page here on the PSR 800 for the link.

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Just wondering could I use a 8 or 16 GB Micro SD card for the PSR-800?
 

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I am using an 8GB card here, have 4 V-Scanner folders on it...one of them with various trunk systems, most of NYPD and NYFD, CT SP etc, and it takes 21.2 seconds from pressing the power button thru verifying the data to starting to scan.
Acceptable, but would prefer faster.
 

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Remember, there are different speed cards. A class 10 card may boot faster than a cheap class 2 card of the same size. (Manufacturer means nothing - every manufacturer puts out a few different class cards.)
Good point. The 16gb I use is a Class 10 and is still much slower than the original 2gb which I believe is a slower class. When writing data to the cards, the 16gb is a lot faster. I think the scanner checks the data and scans the card's free space upon boot.

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While the class may in fact be part of the problem another part is likely the fact the card should be named "EZSCAN" and FAT32 formatted with a cluster size of
32kB.

From the manual...
SD Card contents
The SD Card that the EZ Scan-SD uses can be inserted into any
SD Card slot on a computer or external SD Card adapter, where
you can use the EZ Scan-SD PC Application to modify the
configuration, update the Library, optimize the card for best
performance, or reformat the card. The SD Card comes
formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of
32kB. (Note that this is not the same as the “FAT32” file system.)
The EZ Scan-SD will work best if the supplied 2GB SD Card is
formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of
32kB, with a volume name of “EZSCAN”. Formatting the SD
Card for other file system types may cause the EZ Scan-SD to
malfunction.

When using other SD Cards the following formatting guidelines
should be used:
• Any card with 2GB or less capacity should be formatted using
the FAT file system with a cluster size of 32kB.
• Any SD Card with greater than 2GB of capacity should be
formatted using the FAT32 file system with a cluster size of
32kB.


For reference, here is the directory structure for the EZ Scan-
SDʼs SD Card. You may wish to make a copy of the CDAT folder
on your computer as a backup. Modifying these directories or
their contents is not recommended, and may cause the EZ Scan-
SD to malfunction. <snip>
fwiw - I just renamed (using Vista -NO format) a 16G Sandisk microSDHC (used in an adapter), copied the contents of the old card and it boots in well under 10 seconds.

EDIT: I am not able to determine what the class is on this card but I can assure you from the cost $14 it likely isn't more than Class 4.
 
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While the class may in fact be part of the problem another part is likely the fact the card should be named "EZSCAN" and FAT32 formatted with a cluster size of
32kB.

From the PSR 700 manual...
SD Card contents
The SD Card that the EZ Scan-SD uses can be inserted into any
SD Card slot on a computer or external SD Card adapter, where
you can use the EZ Scan-SD PC Application to modify the
configuration, update the Library, optimize the card for best
performance, or reformat the card. The SD Card comes
formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of
32kB. (Note that this is not the same as the “FAT32” file system.)
The EZ Scan-SD will work best if the supplied 2GB SD Card is
formatted for the standard FAT file system with a cluster size of
32kB, with a volume name of “EZSCAN”. Formatting the SD
Card for other file system types may cause the EZ Scan-SD to
malfunction.

When using other SD Cards the following formatting guidelines
should be used:
• Any card with 2GB or less capacity should be formatted using
the FAT file system with a cluster size of 32kB.
Any SD Card with greater than 2GB of capacity should be
formatted using the FAT32 file system with a cluster size of
32kB.


For reference, here is the directory structure for the EZ Scan-
SDʼs SD Card. You may wish to make a copy of the CDAT folder
on your computer as a backup. Modifying these directories or
their contents is not recommended, and may cause the EZ Scan-
SD to malfunction. <snip>
fwiw - I just renamed (using Vista -NO format) a 16G Sandisk microSDHC (used in an adapter), copied the contents of the old card and it boots in well under 10 seconds.

EDIT: I am not able to determine what the class is on this card but I can assure you from the cost $14 it likely isn't more than Class 4.
Mea Culpa
I should have noted the manual quoted above is the PSR 700 NOT the 800. I have no idea IF they work the same.
 
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