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How to use you MicroSDHC cards on Sandisk Express

I purchased a Sandisk Micro SDHC 4 GB card for my Sandisk Express player. Copying songs all went perfectly fine. when i inserted the MicroSDHC card on my Sandisk Express, the player recognized the card but it failed to detect the songs.

I read the posts on Sandisk forums and they mentioned that the new firmware supports SDHC card. I am on Sandisk Express player but it kept crashing constantly on formatting.

So this is how i got the Micro SDHC card work on my Sandisk Express player

1. Insert the MicroSDHC card to your PC using a cad reader
2. Start->Cmd->run (obviously on MS Windows)
3. Type the following command:
format Z: /FS:FAT
Where Z: is the drive in which the MicroSDHC card is inserted
4. This will take a while for formatting and after formatting you will be prompted regarding the Cluster size if the card is > 2GB. Type in “Y” and press enter
5. After format is done, copy the songs and its done!
6. Now insert the micro sdhc card on to your Sansa Express. First time it would take some time to populate the songs database. Voila!

I was using Sandisk 4GB MicroSDHC card. Sansa express supports till 8GB. But be sure to upgrade to the latest version of the firmware.

happy listening!


6 thoughts on “How to use you MicroSDHC cards on Sandisk Express

  1. Hey Karthik…got some pretty cool things to say here! Like the blog. Would like to invite you to enter yourself in a contest for a chance to win a blog review from me. Just subscribe to my rss feed by email and let me know you have by emailing me or commenting under my “giveaway” post…keep up the good work Karthik.

  2. Sorry for the comment on this old post. Only to say that it works flawlessly. Only annoyance is that it’s REALLY show to index music on the microSDHC card every time I turn the Sansa up, but it’s bearable.

  3. hey, what should i do? i just bought the microSDHC card and put it(with adapter) into the thing on the computer, but when i went to sync my music to it.. windows media player said to insert a device.. but i already did, and it keeps saying i dont have a device plugged in.. im real confused, waht should i do>

    thankyou for any help,


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  4. I’m in a love/hate relationship with virtual memory because of the way prices are always dropping. I hate buying SD Cards for my R4 / R4i at (what seems to be) a bargain price only to see it become a whole lot more cheaper a few months later.(Submitted by Nintendo DS running R4i DS N3T 2)

  5. The Sandisk micro sd hc memory cards are preformatted out of the box.
    Sansisk does not mention anywhere the use of the up/down slides on the card reader adapters–up to read and down to write. Sandisk does not mention the need to push the cards when filled with new songs all the way into the player card slot until “refreshing media” appears. Sandisk assumes people are mind readers. Forget their customer support. Send your comments directly to Sandisk corporate.

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