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MARCELO GIL
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HP iPAQ hx2490b - SD memory card

What is the maximum SD memory card capacity to be supported and recognized by HP iPAQ hx2490b model?
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DOUGLAS LEWIS
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Re: HP iPAQ hx2490b - SD memory card

I have a 2495 and use 1gb ... but it will work fine with 2gb.

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You can find a 4GB SD card (not SDHC card) that will work in your pocket pc. See this link for a discussion of these larger cards:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1020250

There's also a hack that enables WM5.0 devices to work with SDHC cards. This is a unsupported hack and there are some limitations, but you can learn about it here:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=1174150
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Re: HP iPAQ hx2490b - SD memory card

Hi,
I have the iPaq hx2490. Did you know that 'b' and '2495' are all the same handheld, sold in different locations?

SanDisk 4GB and 2GB Class 2 are still available. I'm using the 2GB, however a 4GB will work OK in the 2490. Try eBay, if need be.

As for hacks, I'm very wary of these.
Good luck, mike7936
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"I have the iPaq hx2490. Did you know that 'b' and '2495' are all the same handheld, sold in different locations?"

No, your information is wrong. hx2490 & hx2495 are the same handheld, but sold in different distribution channels. The "b" model replaced the non-b model, and the "b" model has more memory than the non-b model. One needs to be particularly careful that they make this distinction when installing ROM or firmware updates since forcing an update that is designed for a non-b model to a "b" model can mess the device up.

I would never purchase an SD card from eBay because I've read so many threads from users who bought a card there that didn't work. There seem to be quite a few counterfeit cards sold on eBay.
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Re: HP iPAQ hx2490b - SD memory card

Here in Brazil I only found the 2 GB SD (not SDHC) card and it is installed and working perfectly with my iPAQ hx2490b. Prof. Julie is 100% right about "b" and "eBay"
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