HP-2: Upgrading HP 2 Micro SD - 32gb too big?

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Hello HP-2 people...

Have seen good and bad info on upgrading the Micro SD in a HP-2 (or HP-1) for that reason.

It looks best to:
1. Put orig. in computer and copy files/folders to folder on desktop
2. Put in new SD card in PC and copy those files folders down (keeping orig. structure)
3. Install and off to the races.

But has anyone had probs with using a 32gb - or should I go lower...just want lots of space for recording etc.

Prob use a SanDisk Micro SSD from Amazon...32gb.

Thanks.
 

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Hello HP-2 people...

Have seen good and bad info on upgrading the Micro SD in a HP-2 (or HP-1) for that reason.

It looks best to:
1. Put orig. in computer and copy files/folders to folder on desktop
2. Put in new SD card in PC and copy those files folders down (keeping orig. structure)
3. Install and off to the races.

But has anyone had probs with using a 32gb - or should I go lower...just want lots of space for recording etc.

Prob use a SanDisk Micro SSD from Amazon...32gb.

Thanks.
There's no problem with a 32GB card. I've used that in the past, no issues. There have been a few posts about users using a 64GB, with no problems. Officially, Uniden only supports card size of up to 32GB.

Take a look at this thread for a suggestion on the type of card to purchase: http://forums.radioreference.com/uniden-tech-support/340206-replacement-sd-cards.html

I would suggest formatting your new card with this: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html

Unless there is a difference between what is loaded on the card vs what is set up in Sentinel, like if you had the Extreme Upgrade and made changes on the scanner, but not mirrored that in Sentinel, there's no need to copy the existing card to your PC to do a copy. Instead, just keep the existing card as a backup. There's no harm in copying to the pc, if you simply want the added peace of mind, but it's not necessary.

Format the new card, them use the 'clear user data' under the 'Home Patrol' drop down menu.
Then, after updating the main database, write to the scanner to copy your profile and favorites lists to the new card.

When you are trying to write to a new (blank) card, be sure to check the box in the Sentinel pop-up window to 'display all drives'.
 

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Uniden states cards up to 32GB are OK. Some have gotten away with larger by creative card formatting.
 
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