How big an SD card can I use?

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Subject: How big an SD card can I use?
Posted by:  micky (NONONOmisc…
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015

How big an SD card can I use?

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook 8 or 10** years old running XP SP3 Pro
with a slot in the side for a full size SD card.

I have two Acer files, Quick Setup and another one, that describe the
computer, and one or both mention the SD slot,  but they don't give any
advice on how many bytes the SD card can be, and they make them a lot
bigger now than when the computer was made.  I don't want to boot from
it, which is unnecessary and aiui would be impossible, just use it for

Do you think I can use larger*** SD cards in it than existed when it was
built.  Any guess about how large?    I'm including  SDHC or SDXC cards
that fit in adapters the size of SD cards.

OTOH, if sticking to the original size, what was that?  How big were SD
cards 8 or 10 years ago?

(I just noticed the slot (which is plugged with a removeable piece of
plastic) or I saw it and forgot about it!, and I'm going on a trip with
this, so it might be good to have as much storage as possibe.)

**It was bought used about 4 years ago, and so far the oldest file I've
found was from 2006.

***Wikip says the HDSD card was announced in January 2006, so I don't
suppose? this netbook was designed to use it.