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How do I find out if my laptop will read an SDHC card?

How do I find out if my laptop will read an SDHC card?

I use an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop. Is there a way I can find out whether the card reader on this computer supports SDHC cards and what class?

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"The best place to check would be the specifications on HP's website or your box (if you still have it) or manual (you may not have a printed one, but there is almost certainly a PDF somewhere on the machine or the media that came with it.

If the official specifications state explicitly that SDHC is supported then it almost definitely is, if it doesn't then it almost certainly isn't.

If SDHC is supported then both class 4 and class 6 cards should work equally well.

Be careful with 4 GB cards - there was apparently some confusion in the standards around that point and there are some combinations of card and reader that do not like each other.

The ""external media"" PDF listed at this page for the machine only mentions SD, so you are probably out of luck. The search suggests that there were a couple of revisions of the mode, so you may want to look deeper.

If the machine itself doesn't support SDHC then USB readers for the format are cheap and easy to find. I have a couple of nice mini-USB-adaptors for microSDHC cards for my netbook (they stick out from the port by only about 5 mm) that were very inexpensive, cheap and haven't stopped working yet (these might not be the exact model, but they look very similar)."