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Old May 14th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read that 64gb micro sd cards can be compatible with Android phones after formatting them inside of the phone. I see the specs say it supports up to 32gb micro sd cards. Does anyone have any idea if the 64gb would work? Buying an iPhone for the space was the only good reason. If this phone can support a 64gb I'll definitely be switching.

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Does not seem like many have an answer for you, I would try contacting HTC Support and check with them to be sure before you go out and buy a new SD card, I don't see why it would not work, but I am not sure.



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I've read that 64gb micro sd cards can be compatible with Android phones after formatting them inside of the phone. I see the specs say it supports up to 32gb micro sd cards. Does anyone have any idea if the 64gb would work? Buying an iPhone for the space was the only good reason. If this phone can support a 64gb I'll definitely be switching.

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Google it, I know I've seen posts about using a 64gb micro SD on Android before. And I believe it works, but with a little lag in some cases. Of course it may vary by the actual amount of memory you use.
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Google it, I know I've seen posts about using a 64gb micro SD on Android before. And I believe it works, but with a little lag in some cases. Of course it may vary by the actual amount of memory you use.
This is apparently confirmed now, per PC Mag:

"There's 5.21GB of free internal storage. That may not sound like much, but unlike any of the HTC One phones, the Incredible 4G LTE also comes with an empty microSD card slot underneath the battery cover, which lets you increase your storage significantly. My 32 and 64GB SanDisk microSD cards worked fine."


Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions - HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

That's a big help for me in deciding about if I should keep the preordered SGS3 or exchange for the Inc4g. That and going through the SGS3 forum, it seems to have quite a few issues.
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This is apparently confirmed now, per PC Mag:

"There's 5.21GB of free internal storage. That may not sound like much, but unlike any of the HTC One phones, the Incredible 4G LTE also comes with an empty microSD card slot underneath the battery cover, which lets you increase your storage significantly. My 32 and 64GB SanDisk microSD cards worked fine."


Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions - HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

That's a big help for me in deciding about if I should keep the preordered SGS3 or exchange for the Inc4g. That and going through the SGS3 forum, it seems to have quite a few issues.

Lol I'm just about ready to follow whatever you decide.
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So where is a good place to get a 64gb micro SD card? I see the 64GB SanDisk microSD suggested above is $70 on amazon where the 32gb is only like $20
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The more expensive card is probably Class 10 while the cheaper is probably a Class 4. Does anyone know if the Class speed for a 32 or 64 GB card matter? Is Class 4 fast enough?
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The more expensive card is probably Class 10 while the cheaper is probably a Class 4. Does anyone know if the Class speed for a 32 or 64 GB card matter? Is Class 4 fast enough?
From what I understand, the speed is analagous to the class number. Like a class 2 will at most get you 2MB/sec, a class for will net you at most 4MB/sec, and so on. I've got I believe a class 4 32GB card in my Rezound and seems to work okay for me. But I think if you plan on shooting HD video or play games that are stored on the card (don't know if you can do that in ICS anymore) then you might need a class 6 or better.

I saw a 64GB Sandisk card on Amazon last week (it was red & gray in color) for around $60 and I'm sure it said it was a class 6. The reason I think that is I remember it being a higher class than what I had and it was about the same price as what 32GB cards were going for last year.
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From what I understand, the speed is analagous to the class number. Like a class 2 will at most get you 2MB/sec, a class for will net you at most 4MB/sec, and so on. I've got I believe a class 4 32GB card in my Rezound and seems to work okay for me. But I think if you plan on shooting HD video or play games that are stored on the card (don't know if you can do that in ICS anymore) then you might need a class 6 or better.

I saw a 64GB Sandisk card on Amazon last week (it was red & gray in color) for around $60 and I'm sure it said it was a class 6. The reason I think that is I remember it being a higher class than what I had and it was about the same price as what 32GB cards were going for last year.
64GB MicroSD - Your experts on 64GB MicroSD
Class 2: 8 megabits per second
Class 4: 15 megabits per second
Class 6: 20 megabits per second
Class 10: 30 megabits per second

Seems a class 6 64gb card is going to cost you about $60 right now and a Class 10 is gonna cost you $100+ not sure if a class 10 is needed but even $60 seems expensive when you can get a 32gb card for about $20.
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Class 2: 8 megabits per second
Class 4: 15 megabits per second
Class 6: 20 megabits per second
Class 10: 30 megabits per second

Seems a class 6 64gb card is going to cost you about $60 right now and a Class 10 is gonna cost you $100+ not sure if a class 10 is needed but even $60 seems expensive when you can get a 32gb card for about $20.
I'm not sure those are accurate. The speeds I listed were off of SanDisk's website, and since that's the ones most are looking at it seemed the most relevant. There is a new class as of 2009, called UHS (for Ultra High Speed) and so far only have 1 speed "I". But a UHS card needs to have a UHS host or it will revert back to the speeds for standard sd cards.
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http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Mobile-microSDXC-Memory-619659070076/dp/B005LFT40G/ref=sr_1_26?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341931459&s r=1-26&keywords=sandisk+microsd+64gb

$59.99 has Free Prime shipping so I'm pulling the trigger on this one.

The worst deal I found is

SANDISK MOBILE ULTRA CLASS 10 64GB MICRO SDXC SD 64G MEMORY UHS-I U1 ANDROID APP | eBay

$999.98 + $1.20 shipping from Hong Kong

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Amazon.com: SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDXC Class 6 Flash Memory Card (619659070076): Electronics

$59.99 has Free Prime shipping so I'm pulling the trigger on this one.

The worst deal I found is

SANDISK MOBILE ULTRA CLASS 10 64GB MICRO SDXC SD 64G MEMORY UHS-I U1 ANDROID APP | eBay

$999.98 + $1.20 shipping from Hong Kong

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Put my 2cents in and it's a grand. But I'm sure it will store at least 10gb of data though.
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Well received my SanDisk 64gb microSD card yesterday put it in the phone it asked if I wanted to format which I did and works with no problems. Was $60 with free Prime shipping on amazon.com
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64gb class 10 for $49.99. Right now on amazon if you guys are interested. Sweet deal.
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Well received my SanDisk 64gb microSD card yesterday put it in the phone it asked if I wanted to format which I did and works with no problems.
So... I have a question for any of you.
How are you gonna actually use that 64GB storage? I'm assuming just pictures and/or video and maybe music storage?

Reason I ask (I'm definately not an expert, but have been looking into this for a while) ... according to all I found out so far, apps and their data can only be moved to the phones' internal storage card. But other than pics and videos, unless you move everything else manually it will all be stored on this "internal" phone storage and not the 64gb external card (as in your case). I've been told this is an I.C.S. issue. Unless anyone has something more to explain, I'm curious if that's how you actually plan to use it.

I have a 16gb card on mine and I used about 8gb for music (that I manually loaded) and the rest is free for pictures. I can't make anything else go there automatically unless I manually put it there.
This is a far cry from how it worked with my old Motorola Droid & Froyo!

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So... I have a question for any of you.
How are you gonna actually use that 64GB storage? I'm assuming just pictures and/or video and maybe music storage?

Reason I ask (I'm definately not an expert, but have been looking into this for a while) ... according to all I found out so far, apps and their data can only be moved to the phones' internal storage card. But other than pics and videos, unless you move everything else manually it will all be stored on this "internal" phone storage and not the 64gb external card (as in your case). I've been told this is an I.C.S. issue. Unless anyone has something more to explain, I'm curious if that's how you actually plan to use it.

I have a 16gb card on mine and I used about 8gb for music (that I manually loaded) and the rest is free for pictures. I can't make anything else go there automatically unless I manually put it there.
This is a far cry from how it worked with my old Motorola Droid & Froyo!

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Pictures and Music mostly for me.
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Pictures and Music mostly for me.
Movies for those lonely night's for me. And music of coarse.
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(didn't mean to take this off topic...I'll just say my 2 cents and that's it)

I guess as long as it suits your need, it's fine. For a lot of users, I think their phone is the only camera they own so everything goes on it.

I'm kind of dissappointed because although I also only really need excess storage for pics and music, it puts limitations on other possibilities.
If you save emails or downloaded attachments, read offline newspapers, create offline maps (Google Maps option), many of these apps don't give you the option where to save data. On the older Droids/Froyo systems they automatically go to the SD card. On this phone (HTC) They go to the "internal" storage card......period!
I guess eventually, apps may give you more options where to save that data, or a new app to work around it, but for now it's such a waste of potential storage space (or the lack of ability to make that choice).
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(didn't mean to take this off topic...I'll just say my 2 cents and that's it)

I guess as long as it suits your need, it's fine. For a lot of users, I think their phone is the only camera they own so everything goes on it.

I'm kind of dissappointed because although I also only really need excess storage for pics and music, it puts limitations on other possibilities.
If you save emails or downloaded attachments, read offline newspapers, create offline maps (Google Maps option), many of these apps don't give you the option where to save data. On the older Droids/Froyo systems they automatically go to the SD card. On this phone (HTC) They go to the "internal" storage card......period!
I guess eventually, apps may give you more options where to save that data, or a new app to work around it, but for now it's such a waste of potential storage space (or the lack of ability to make that choice).
Gaining root access is the key to this drawback. Hopefully this will be achieved sooner than later.
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So... I have a question for any of you.
How are you gonna actually use that 64GB storage? I'm assuming just pictures and/or video and maybe music storage?

Reason I ask (I'm definately not an expert, but have been looking into this for a while) ... according to all I found out so far, apps and their data can only be moved to the phones' internal storage card. But other than pics and videos, unless you move everything else manually it will all be stored on this "internal" phone storage and not the 64gb external card (as in your case). I've been told this is an I.C.S. issue. Unless anyone has something more to explain, I'm curious if that's how you actually plan to use it.

I have a 16gb card on mine and I used about 8gb for music (that I manually loaded) and the rest is free for pictures. I can't make anything else go there automatically unless I manually put it there.
This is a far cry from how it worked with my old Motorola Droid & Froyo!

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Some apps let you pick custom directories, so I put those in the ext_sd.

Pocket Casts (podcasts) lets me do that, and it's great because video podcasts take up a lot of space.
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still need more space
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Nothing against rooting..... been there, done that. It was almost necessary with the old droids to get some usable storage. But I was just hoping that with newer devices and the newer OS, having more memory, bigger SD cards, and better processors, I wouldn't have to go that route again. So I guess I'll be looking for the rooting methods to develope for the Dinc4g and see........
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