I can't get this breakout to work ... kinda. I'm talking about the BOB-00544 from SFE. Here's what I've done and how it's connected. Because one shouldn't feed it high voltage, I have a level converter (BOB-08745) to translate the signals. So here goes the pin layout:
CD -> NC
DO -> TXI (CH1) on LV side -> from TXO (CH1) on HV side to MISO on Uno
GND -> GND
SCK -> RXO (CH1) on LV side -> from RXI (CH1) on HV side to SCK on Uno
VCC -> 3.3V on Uno
DI -> RXO (CH2) on LV side -> from RXI (CH2) on HV side to MOSI on Uno
CS -> TXI (CH2) on LV side -> from RXO (CH2) on HV side to pin 4 on Uno
Not sure I needed to pass the chipSelect and SCK pins through the level converter but hey, it couldn't hurt. I did also try it by connecting those two directly to the Uno.
The level converter is powered on the LV side with 3.3V and on the HV side with 5V. And a common GND with 5V (and the Uno.)
The sketch I'm using is the CardInfo sample. It correctly sets the chipSelect to pin 4. When I open the serial monitor, I get this:
Initializing SD card...Wiring is correct and a card is present.
Card type: SD2
Could not find FAT16/FAT32 partition.
Make sure you've formatted the card
This happens with any card I put in. They're all formatted FAT16 with default block side. I also tried FAT32. No dice.
So what am I missing? It's worth pointing out that none of the other sample sketches work either. It immediately fails with the SD.begin() line. Whether it's set to the hardware SS (pin 10) and I connect the card's CS pin to that, or whether I set it to pin 4. It never seems to get past that line, weather I use pin 10 or any other pin.