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Old September 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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will any 64gb microsd card work in the note 10.1, i think i read somewhere the tablet is a bit picky about the card you use, i was looking at the Sandisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 Micro SD Card, is anyone else using this with no problems?

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If you mean this one Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-064G-U46A: Computers & Accessories

I use it and it works fine.
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the one i was looking at was this: Sandisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 Micro SD Card with SD Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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I have this one. I use it with no problems, but I formatted it to FAT32 for better compatibility using GUIFormat.
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does android not like ntfs very much? is it better supported with fat32?
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NTFS is not supported by default.
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Thanks for the info most cards come pre formatted as fat 32, if it's not does it have to be formatted on a pc or can android format it?
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Thanks for the info most cards come pre formatted as fat 32, if it's not does it have to be formatted on a pc or can android format it?
Anything over 32GB will come formated as exFAT and not FAT32 and Windows will not let you format it to FAT32. I used GUIFormat.
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thank you, i will use that as well when i get it.

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Mind if I join in here?

Every time I see a thread like this, I get more confused. So I'm hoping to clarify.

If I have a galaxy note 10.1 and I buy a 64Gb microsd card, like the one mentioned by James, can I simply plug it into the tablet and it will run?

If the answer is no, what steps must I take to make it run?

In other words, is formating the card using GUIFormat absolutely necessary or simply a preference?

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Mind if I join in here?

Every time I see a thread like this, I get more confused. So I'm hoping to clarify.

If I have a galaxy note 10.1 and I buy a 64Gb microsd card, like the one mentioned by James, can I simply plug it into the tablet and it will run?

If the answer is no, what steps must I take to make it run?

In other words, is formating the card using GUIFormat absolutely necessary or simply a preference?

Thanks.
You can buy the card James linked to. The problem I had with mine was that Windows 7 was not dealing well with it and every time I connected it it would disappear, show weird things etc., so for compatibility I formatted it to FAT32 using GUIFormat.

If you think yours will not cause porblems on your PC, you do not have to format it to FAT32.
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You can buy the card James linked to. The problem I had with mine was that Windows 7 was not dealing well with it and every time I connected it it would disappear, show weird things etc., so for compatibility I formatted it to FAT32 using GUIFormat.

If you think yours will not cause porblems on your PC, you do not have to format it to FAT32.
Thanks for the quick reply.

My question relates to the use of that sdhc card solely in the galaxy note 10.1 tablet - I don't wish to connect it directly to my XP laptop.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

My question relates to the use of that sdhc card solely in the galaxy note 10.1 tablet - I don't wish to connect it directly to my XP laptop.

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How are you going to get content onto the card then?

The card will work just fine one the tablet
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How are you going to get content onto the card then?

The card will work just fine one the tablet
Hmmm. One of is is confused.

If I have the card inserted into the tabs sd slot, can I not transfer content to it from my PC using Kies? (or Microsoft Explorer?) What am I missing here?

My question is about whether the card will work, as purchased, when inserted in the tab slot.

You seem to be saying 'yes'. Is that correct?

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Hmmm. One of is is confused.

If I have the card inserted into the tabs sd slot, can I not transfer content to it from my PC using Kies? (or Microsoft Explorer?) What am I missing here?

My question is about whether the card will work, as purchased, when inserted in the tab slot.

You seem to be saying 'yes'. Is that correct?

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Yes.

You can also connect it to PC while it is in the Note, no problem.
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You can also connect it to PC while it is in the Note, no problem.
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All the info in here has been brilliant, i have an on-going issue that i can't seem to fix though.

I have now gone through 2 cards, the first one thinking it was broke so i sent it back, and my unit is doing the exact same with my new card.

When i got my first card which was a sandisk ultra 64gb sdxc card, i thought it was originaly a bad card as my unit wouldn't see it, plus when i put it into my laptop and formatted it, it only showed as 32gb.

i exchanged that card for basically the same one, but it said made for android on it.

I put that straight into my unit when i opened it and that said the same thing on my unit, can now safely remove card, and when i went to settings > storage, there was no sign of a card, it just said mount card, and if i did this, it would say preparing card then a little after say i can safely remove it again and still show nothing.

i have now put this card back on my laptop and formatted it as fat32 (as i thought this one was going to be already seems it says its made for android devices), and again, it shows on my laptop as only 32gb and not 64gb, the file system is fat32 as well.

i have seen screen shots of people using this card in a 10.1 and their storage does show as 64gb.

i have tried using hp format utility and guiformat to format as fat32 (both show on unit but only as 32gb), i have tried using windows 7 formatter to format as exfat (which wont show in my unit), i have also tried sdformatter 3.1 which also doesn't seem to get my 64gb to show.

can anyone help, i surely couldn;t have got 2 bad cards?

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All the info in here has been brilliant, i have an on-going issue that i can't seem to fix though.

I have now gone through 2 cards, the first one thinking it was broke so i sent it back, and my unit is doing the exact same with my new card.

When i got my first card which was a sandisk ultra 64gb sdxc card, i thought it was originaly a bad card as my unit wouldn't see it, plus when i put it into my laptop and formatted it, it only showed as 32gb.

i exchanged that card for basically the same one, but it said made for android on it.

I put that straight into my unit when i opened it and that said the same thing on my unit, can now safely remove card, and when i went to settings > storage, there was no sign of a card, it just said mount card, and if i did this, it would say preparing card then a little after say i can safely remove it again and still show nothing.

i have now put this card back on my laptop and formatted it as fat32 (as i thought this one was going to be already seems it says its made for android devices), and again, it shows on my laptop as only 32gb and not 64gb, the file system is fat32 as well.

i have seen screen shots of people using this card in a 10.1 and their storage does show as 64gb.

i have tried using hp format utility and guiformat to format as fat32 (both show on unit but only as 32gb), i have tried using windows 7 formatter to format as exfat (which wont show in my unit), i have also tried sdformatter 3.1 which also doesn't seem to get my 64gb to show.

can anyone help, i surely couldn;t have got 2 bad cards?

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Your card reader you use with your laptop is at fault as it does not work iwth SDXC cards. Best to buy a card like that iwht an adapter already, so that you are sure the adapter itself works.
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You are correct, i have just checked and my kingston mobilelite g2 doesn't support sdxc, i am assuming my laptop which is about 2 years old also doesn't.

will i have to buy a card reader that says it supports sdxc for me to be able to format it properly?

thank you for the info its been really helpful
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You are correct, i have just checked and my kingston mobilelite g2 doesn't support sdxc, i am assuming my laptop which is about 2 years old also doesn't.

will i have to buy a card reader that says it supports sdxc for me to be able to format it properly?

thank you for the info its been really helpful
Buy a card reader made by someone like SanDIsk and you should be fine. They used to have MicroMate readers specifically fro MicroSD.
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thank you so much for your help, i have been going around in circles wondering why it wouldn't work.

i have just ordered a reader that says it fully supports xc cards, when i get it should it show as 64gb straight away on my laptop or will i have to format it again in the new card reader?
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thank you so much for your help, i have been going around in circles wondering why it wouldn't work.

i have just ordered a reader that says it fully supports xc cards, when i get it should it show as 64gb straight away on my laptop or will i have to format it again in the new card reader?
It should work straight away and see the card as 64GB with around 59GB free, but if it does not, you know what to do
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would the fact that is shows as 32gb in my 10.1 at the moment be because its been formatted in a card reader that doesnt support xc cards?
when i have formatted as 32gb it shows in the 10.1 as 29gb free, im hoping thats the reason why.
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would the fact that is shows as 32gb in my 10.1 at the moment be because its been formatted in a card reader that doesnt support xc cards?
when i have formatted as 32gb it shows in the 10.1 as 29gb free, im hoping thats the reason why.
Did you try formatting it on Windows using this program?

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yeh i did luse that program loren, in the program it shows that its formatting a 32gb card, but its done that on 2 64gb cards now, but my card reader doesn't support xc cards.
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There I was thinking I had this all clear in my head and now I'm confused all over again.

James, your recent posts seems to contradict what Szadzik has said in reply to me - that the card you purchased should work 'as is' in your tab.

So perhaps I should ask the question again, as clear as I can make it:

If I buy a 64GB microsdhc or 64Gb microsdxc card and plug it directly in a galaxy note 10.1, will it be recognised and work correctly without any formatting or playing around (on the tab itself or on a seperate PC)?

Szadzik has said 'yes' but your experience suggests 'no'. The fact that you're having to play around with formatting using a PC and card reader is a distraction - the 64Gb card should either work in the tab straight off or it shouldn't - which is it?

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my experience up to now is, these 64gb cards do not work straight out the box, i tried both in the 10.1 before i even tried them in my laptop, both were not readable in the 10.1 and did not show when i went to settings > storage.

i have tried 2 cards, the sandisk 64gb ultra sdxc and the same one but says its made for android devices.
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There I was thinking I had this all clear in my head and now I'm confused all over again.

James, your recent posts seems to contradict what Szadzik has said in reply to me - that the card you purchased should work 'as is' in your tab.

So perhaps I should ask the question again, as clear as I can make it:

If I buy a 64GB microsdhc or 64Gb microsdxc card and plug it directly in a galaxy note 10.1, will it be recognised and work correctly without any formatting or playing around (on the tab itself or on a seperate PC)?

Szadzik has said 'yes' but your experience suggests 'no'. The fact that you're having to play around with formatting using a PC and card reader is a distraction - the 64Gb card should either work in the tab straight off or it shouldn't - which is it?

Thanks for any help.
It should work on the Note 10.1 ok, unless you use an incompatible card reader to format it and make it a 32GB card.

I did not touch my card and i nthe Note 10.1 it worked just fine as it was straight out of the blister. Then I tried it on my laptop and it was causing problems so I reformatted it to FAT32 and it has been working great since.

The only downside with FAT32 is that you cannot put files larger than 2GB, if I remember correctly, onto it, but I am not planning on watching full HD movies on a 10" screen anyway.
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It seems strange that different people seem to be having differences when trying to do the same thing.

I have tried both my cards straight out the box and neither have worked, my unit simply showed a notification at the bottom with both saying can be safely removed and when i went to storage neither showed as being in the unit (both showed as mount card) which when i said yes it would say blank card or unknown format.
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It seems strange that different people seem to be having differences when trying to do the same thing.

I have tried both my cards straight out the box and neither have worked, my unit simply showed a notification at the bottom with both saying can be safely removed and when i went to storage neither showed as being in the unit (both showed as mount card) which when i said yes it would say blank card or unknown format.
Maybe your Note is broken then, who knows. Myine came exFAT bought from Amazon.de and worked just fine.
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well, i have an 8gb microsd card which i use in my samsung galaxy s2, i put that in my note 10.1 and it shows fine.
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I got the same Sandisk 64 GB card that I posted in the link to above.
It did not work out of the box (card as it were).

I formatted it in my old phone - a Samsung Captivate running Gingerbread. It formatted fine and the Note 10.1 could read it after that.

I also formatted in Windows to exFAT - again it worked fine.

I was lucky enough to get the firmware upgrade that now allows formatting in the Note 10.1 - I tried that and that worked fine too.

So it DOES work.

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I got the same Sandisk 64 GB card that I posted in the link to above.
It did not work out of the box (card as it were).

I formatted it in my old phone - a Samsung Captivate running Gingerbread. It formatted fine and the Note 10.1 could read it after that.

I also formatted in Windows to exFAT - again it worked fine.

I was lucky enough to get the firmware upgrade that now allows formatting in the Note 10.1 - I tried that and that worked fine too.

So it DOES work.

Thanks for clearing that up.

So, if you have the latest software for the tab, you can put one of these 64Gb cards in it and then use the tab to format the card.

If that doesn't work, there's a problem with the card or you don't have the latest software for the tab.

I hope that's correct.

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That is correct.
As I recall before the firmware upgrade it did not even offer to format the 64 GB card.
After the update that option shows up
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 12:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i must have the correct version then as when my 10.1 has reconised the card, but only as 32gb and not 64gb i have had the option to format.
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So, James, did you format the card? Reading through your posts suggests you still have a problem. Did you try formatting and it didn't work?

Or perhaps the old and new software releases both offer a format option but it only works on 64Gb cards using the latest software release?

Let us know how you get on.
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well i have just bought a sdxc reader as my current reader was old and didn't support sdxc, i am in the middle of doing a full format with sdformatter 3.1, i will let you know how it goes, i think it formats the card in exfat format.
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well i have just bought a sdxc reader as my current reader was old and didn't support sdxc, i am in the middle of doing a full format with sdformatter 3.1, i will let you know how it goes, i think it formats the card in exfat format.
Yes but my question is, did you make sure you had the latest software for the tablet and then try formatting the card while plugged into it? Surely it should work - no need for card readers or worrying about what format it uses (as per Lorens post)?
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i still seem to be having some issues, i am on android 4.0.4, as far as i know that is the latest version isn't it?

i have tried formatting my card in different ways, exfat, fat32, using guiformat and sdformatter 3.1 and my unit keeps showing 'mount' in storage, and in the bottom right i get a msg saying you can safely remove card.
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Find someone with a newer phone to format it for you.
ExFAT is only correct format if you want use the whole 64 GB (formats to 59 GB).
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Or maybe, Loren, you could quote all of the firmware details from your tab and James can check if he has the latest that should allow him to format his card in the tab?
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Is it possible i may have actually broken my card by originally formatting it in a non sdxc card reader?
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Is it possible i may have actually broken my card by originally formatting it in a non sdxc card reader?
Highly unlikely. Make sure, however, that when you format it again with the new reader, you format it to 64GB, GUIFOmrat has an option somewhere.
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Or maybe, Loren, you could quote all of the firmware details from your tab and James can check if he has the latest that should allow him to format his card in the tab?
He likely has a different model in the UK.

My model GT-N8013
My (firmware) Build Number is IMMD76D.N8013UEALH2
My update came via Kies.
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mine is:

model GT-N8010
fw build no IMM76D.N8010XXALGC
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fw build no IMM76D.N8010XXALGC
I don't have a tab 10.1 yet (waiting for a grey/black version from Amazon.co.uk or John Lewis) so I'm not sure if this is the latest build. So James, did you actually download a later version of software after buying your tab? If not, why not go through the process for doing that on the tab (or using kies, whatever). If you already have the latest ICS verson, you'll be told I'm sure.

I've just read the manual that I downloaded - it suggests going to 'Settings', then 'About Device', then 'Software Update' then 'Update'.

Edit: I've tried searching the internet for the latest version of ICS - you'd think that would be readily available but I can't find anything. All the 'hits' my search produces are old news about ICS release. Anyone know where to get that sort of info?
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I have tried doing s software update, it tells me mine is the latest, I have not updated it anytime, what is on mine is what it came with.
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I have tried doing s software update, it tells me mine is the latest, I have not updated it anytime, what is on mine is what it came with.
Fair enough, although I would have thought that a lot of units being shipped might still have the 'old' software and would only get updated by the user downloading it.

So I wonder why you're having such a problem. Seems very odd. I suppose you could have a second dogey card???

I've just gone back to one of your posts, where you said:

"i exchanged that card for basically the same one, but it said made for android on it.

I put that straight into my unit when i opened it and that said the same thing on my unit, can now safely remove card, and when i went to settings > storage, there was no sign of a card, it just said mount card, and if i did this, it would say preparing card then a little after say i can safely remove it again and still show nothing.

i have now put this card back on my laptop and formatted it as fat32 ......."

So it doesn't seem that you initially tried formatting the 64Gb card in the tab and instead put it in your PC and formatted it there. Could that be the problem? Can't figure out why, but maybe??
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Samsung pulled the update - without stating why.
Why don't you open a ticket with Samsung.
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