Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

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Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by Dawnton » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:26 pm

Hello!

I tried my H6 with an original Samsung 64Gb SDXC card, but the device doesnt recognize it. I cant format it from the H6, it says: "error", and the rec counter says 0:00:00. I used this card perfectly with my phone. I tried to format it in my PC multiple times, tried SDHC, Fat32, exFat but none of these worked. Does anyone have experience with a 64Gb sdxc card in the H6? According to the manual it should work, so I dont understand why I have issues with it.

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Re: Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by still_fiddlin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm

If you used it with your phone it must be a micro SD card and you have it in an adapter for PC and H6 use, right? I'd check the LOCK slider on the adapter, and double-check it.
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Re: Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by Dawnton » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am

still_fiddlin wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm
If you used it with your phone it must be a micro SD card and you have it in an adapter for PC and H6 use, right? I'd check the LOCK slider on the adapter, and double-check it.
Yes. If I try it with lock on, it says: "sd card locked". I even tried it with different SD card adapters.
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Re: Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by still_fiddlin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Dawnton wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am
Yes. If I try it with lock on, it says: "sd card locked". I even tried it with different SD card adapters.
If you can't format it in a PC, I'd say there's something wrong with that card, but TBH I don't own a 64GB card, and it's possible the PC SD card slot is just too old to handle SDXC sizes.

I do see that it's not on the list of compatible cards listed at the Zoom site. Maybe that's all the problem is.
https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/f ... s_en_3.pdf
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Re: Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by Dawnton » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:14 am

still_fiddlin wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Dawnton wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am
Yes. If I try it with lock on, it says: "sd card locked". I even tried it with different SD card adapters.
If you can't format it in a PC, I'd say there's something wrong with that card, but TBH I don't own a 64GB card, and it's possible the PC SD card slot is just too old to handle SDXC sizes.

I do see that it's not on the list of compatible cards listed at the Zoom site. Maybe that's all the problem is.
https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/f ... s_en_3.pdf
I can format it in my PC. The card is perfectly fine.

I didnt see this list, maybe you are right, the card is just not compatible. It is still odd tho, H6 cant handle a Samsung SD card...

Well then... I guess I have to buy a different one.

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Re: Zoom H6 64Gb SD card issue

Post by still_fiddlin » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:34 am

Been away, so kind of missed this. I seem to recall I had a microSD card in an adapter and couldn't get it to work, and it was only a 2GB or so. Never pursued it because it was too small, but I have to wonder if it's really just a supply/demand thing that makes those microSD card+adapter prices lower than the full-size SD cards. Usually smaller costs more, but of course, they go in phones, so likely a much bigger market, or perhaps more price sensitive one than camera and recording folks. Dunno. But, still, I was looking at SD cards and 128GB is even cheaper (GB/$-wise) than the 64. So tempted...
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