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My flash card is not seen by my device or shows a card error in the device but it works OK in another device. Why?

There is a incompatibility between the card and the device. This can be due to the device not supporting the capacity of the card or the card using a newer technology than the device is able to use. In some cases, there are updates to the device that allow it to read newer or larger cards. Please check with the device manufacturer or on our website to see what cards are supported with your device.

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What does the X rating for flash memory mean?

The X rating is a measurement of the performance of the card. It is determined by dividing the write speed of the card by 150KB/s*. To put it another way, you can determine the write speed of a card by multiplying its X rating by 150KB/s. For example:

50X = 50(multiplier) x150KB/sec = 7.5 MB/sec

* 1 KB = 1,000 Bytes; 1 MB= 1 million Bytes.

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Can I boot from this Kingston flash card, set it as a fixed disk or run an OS from it?

No. We do not support ourflash cards as bootable devices, fixed disks or something you can run an OSfrom.

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My flash card that is above 32GB appears as unformatted in my device after formatting it in Windows. Why?

Many devices that use flash cards only recognise the FAT32 file system. Windows will automatically default the file system to exFAT for any removable storage device above 32GB. It will not give the option to format as FAT32. When you insert this card into your device, it will see the card as unformatted. The best practice is to format the card in the device in which you primarily use the card.

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