The spec sheets says it reads SDHC cards, so I purchased a Transcend 32Gb SDHC card for putting all my music on. When I plug it into the SD card reader of the laptop it doesn't do anything - nothing shows in Windows Explorer or in Disk Management. It's like the reader doesn't even know there is a card inserted.
However, if I put the card into a USB SD card reader and plug it into the USB port, the machine sees the card just fine. I can copy files to/from it. Is this a driver issue, or is this hardware related?
I have the factory Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I did upgrade the BIOS to the latest version (1.4) and tried again but with no joy. I have a Sandisk 8Gb SDHC card which works just fine in the built in reader. The Sandisk 8Gb (which works) however, is a class 2. The Transcend 32 Gb card (which does not work) is a class 6. I don't know if that makes a difference; but as I mentioned previously I know the 32Gb card works because I can plug it into the universal USB card reader I have and plug it into a USB port on the same machine and it works just fine.
According to the user manual, the internal card reader supports the SD card (8MB-2GB), SDHC (4GB-32GB) and SDXC (64GB).
So you should be able to use the 32GB Card without any big issues.
If the SDHC card works in other notebooks then I would say it’s a compatibility issue… this is one and only plausible explanation for me… maybe you should test other 32GB SDHC card from other manufacturer in connection with Z830.
I have exactly the same problem. Z830-10u, with a 32gb class 10 sdhc card not registering in any way. I updated to 1.6 bios and it made no difference. Any ideas to fix it would be welcome, as the 128 SSD isn't big enough for my requirements.
Hi - Yes it is the original OS. I looked in device manager and could not find "storage controllers". I expanded every single item, and could find nothing relating to the SDHC card or card reader. Could it be that this has not been installed somehow?