How to: Increase the SSD disk size with an SDHC card.

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  1. Sid


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    This "How to" is Linpus specific.

    This demo used 2gb and 4gb SDHC cards.

    First time

    Linpus should be running.
    Make sure the card is formatted MS-DOS.
    Now plug an SDHC card into the left expansion slot. (In this case I used a 2gb card).


    Leave the card in the expansion slot until the main drive is nearly full.
    Please note - Swapping the card in and out all the time is not what the expansion slot is for.

    Upgrading - from a smaller card to a larger one

    Linpus should be running.

    The new SDHC card should be bigger than the one already in the left slot, if not why are you doing this?

    Remove the card from the left expansion slot, you will be asked if you want to upgrade your expansion card, click yes.


    You are then asked to put the original card in the right hand slot (5 in 1 slot) , and then insert the new (bigger) card into the left hand expansion slot. In this case I used a 4gb SDHC card.


    Click OK to continue.

    Lots of copying happens (fairly quickly), how much depends on what data you have.
    You should then see the pop up report that upgrade expansion was a success.
    The new size is also reported.


    Finally a dialogue box will appear confirming the upgrade succeeded. and the smaller card in the 5 in 1 slot can be removed.


    Once you get this message, you can eject the card from the right hand 5 in 1 slot.

    At this time larger SDHC cards (16gb) that seem to work are Transcend and A-Data.

    Enjoy your upgrade.
    Sid, Aug 15, 2008
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