TRX-2: Micro SD Card

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I purchased a Sandisk 32GB micro sd card tonight to have as a backup for my whistler trx 2 scanner, in the event that something happens to the 4GB that came with the scanner. Will this work if I put it in my scanner? Just want to be sure.

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I have a Whistler WS1080 and I find that Sandisk 4GB and 8GB cards work well. I would format the card in the Whistler software and try it out. If you don't record with the scanner I don't think that you will need 32 GB. It also takes longer to load with a large card when you first power the scanner on. I hope this helps.
 

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Yeah, as Zamson25 said, supposedly the bigger the card - the longer the boot time. I've not used anything bigger than 4GB myself, so I can't verify, but a number of TRX owners have reported this. Also the TRX-2 takes regular size SD cards, not micro SD like the Uniden x36 radios. I guess if it's in an adapter a micro would work though.
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I used an extra 16GB I had an that was the first thing I noticed, longer boot time.

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Whistler TRX2 SD Card Question

I purchased a backup 32GB SD card from Walmart for my Whistler TRX2 in case something happens to the 4GB. Will this work in my scanner once I place it in it? I have attached a picture. Wanted to check before I open the pack. I am already aware that it will cause it to boot slower given it is a big card.

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It will work but it will also work with the cheapest slowest SD card you can get.
The transfer speed between SD card and scanner/computer are extreamly slow and there is no reason to get a high speed card, it's overkill.

You can easily partioned the card with a computer to a lower size, to speed up the scanner start time.

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I tried a 32 GB on my TRX-2 and also noticed much longer boot time. Even with 8 GB, longer to boot than with 4 GB. I just use the 4 GB now.
 

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I am using Windows 10 and when I insert the micro sd 32GB adapter in my sd card slot on my computer it will not "beep" and the EZ Scan software will not pick it up when I click rescan. However, when I insert the 4GB card that came with my TRX2 it works with no problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I am using Windows 10 and when I insert the micro sd 32GB adapter in my sd card slot on my computer it will not "beep" and the EZ Scan software will not pick it up when I click rescan. However, when I insert the 4GB card that came with my TRX2 it works with no problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Just tell it the drive letter.

Or maybe it'll be less confusing if you give it the label TRX2.
 

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As another poster mentioned, a larger sd card does increase the boot up time.
 

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Most SD cards comes preformatted but I guess this one have some problems. Use windows administrative tools to see if you can locate that SD card as a drive and partition and format it. I recommend to partition it to max 8GB as that will let you store a lot of recordnings and boot times are not too long. Going over 8GB only have negative effects.

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