SD Cards for the MakerBot Replicator, Replicator 2, and Replicator 2X


MakerBot SD Cards are made of magic and must be shipped in a golden Shrine!

This can’t be that hard… Did your SD Card die like mine did? or do you find yourself needing a new SD Card for your MakerBot Replicator, Replicator 2, or Replicator 2X? If so you may be like me and confused as to why your standard SD Cards don’t work in your unit. Well apparently the issue lies with the firmware in your device not supporting cards over 2GB and not supporting cards formatted as FAT, FAT32, or practically anything else that is widely used today… The only supported format is FAT16, and no, it is not easy to format a card this way in todays modern computing world of 64-bit architecture.

Enter the solution!

The Transcend 2 GB SD Flash Memory Card This is the card that I found to work right out of the package, no formatting, no fiddling with it in the system terminal, it just works. I found this solution after buying several other cards that did not work with my apparently very picky MakerBot. Don’t buy a 1GB card from MakerBot for $10.00, PLUS the unheard of +$14.00 freight that they charge on this 4 gram item!
For under $8.00 and free shipping if you have prime or if you order it along with a few other small items I can tell you from experience that this card will work like a charm!


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  1. I bought this card and my Makerbot Replicator 2 will not read it. Any ideas as to why? Thanks!

  2. I too have dreaded the price for the card and the shipping for the memory card for the Replicator 2. I saw your post about the Transcend 2 GB SD Flash Memory Card and ordered 2 from Amazon. With free shipping and the lower price I got two for cheaper than one card from Makerbot and saved the price of shipping. I tried them this morning and they work great on my Replicator 2. Thanks for your post and your research.

  3. Sorry for the late reply! no I don’t know why. Do you have any cards that are still working in the printer? I had the SD reader module on my printer fail a while back and had to buy a replacement module. I hope that is not what the issue is for you as it was a bit pricy and I was told that they were no longer making parts for the Rep 2 so the parts on hand were the parts they intended to build.

    I hope that you got it sorted between when you posted and the moths later it took me to respond.

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