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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I currently have a 16gb card that I had lying around in my N3, but want to upgrade it soon.

Question: When I get a new higher capacity card, can I simply copy the entire contents of card A to card B using windows, and then put card B into the N3?
I would highly suggest putting the new card in the phone first, format the card in the phone, connect phone to cpu, then transfer all sd content from 16 to that card, while in the phone. This will help prevent any issues you might have transfering data prior to mounting in the phone.

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For those interested, I ran across this deal on Ebay for the Samsung Pro 64 gb micro sd card for only $44.99 and free shipping.

New Samsung Pro 64GB MicroSD microSDHC Microsdxc SD SDXC Class 10 UHS I 64G Card | eBay
it came today! Took some pictures of the packaging but haven't installed and formatted it yet.

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After formatting these were the results. Time to load some music.
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I've tried twice to get 40GB of music on this card but every time I restart my phone most of the music simply disappears. Afer downloading ES File Explorer shows everything there and Storage setting ssy I have 20GB left. After the restart Storage shows 55GB of storage avaliable and the file explorer shows all the folders there but the vast majority are empty. Any advice?
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I've tried twice to get 40GB of music on this card but every time I restart my phone most of the music simply disappears. Afer downloading ES File Explorer shows everything there and Storage setting ssy I have 20GB left. After the restart Storage shows 55GB of storage avaliable and the file explorer shows all the folders there but the vast majority are empty. Any advice?
Is the storage showing the amount of space left on your internal 32 GB memory or on your extra card? Do you have an adapter that will read the card in your pc? If so, how much space does it show in there?
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The externsl SD card and no adapter.
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I've tried twice to get 40GB of music on this card but every time I restart my phone most of the music simply disappears. Afer downloading ES File Explorer shows everything there and Storage setting ssy I have 20GB left. After the restart Storage shows 55GB of storage avaliable and the file explorer shows all the folders there but the vast majority are empty. Any advice?
Sounds like fake storage issue. delete the files and check the memory, if it still shows lots of memory used, even without files stored, it's fake. Sounds very similar to the experience I had the only time i purchased a card from eBay.
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it came today! Took some pictures of the packaging but haven't installed and formatted it yet.

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This is the one I just bought for my Note 3. So far so good with no problems. I did not format mine. Just put it in and started using it.
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I'll try that when I get a new one from Amazon.
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What is a good place to purchase micro SD cards from? I'm considering purchasing a 32/64 gb card.
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I've tried twice to get 40GB of music on this card but every time I restart my phone most of the music simply disappears. Afer downloading ES File Explorer shows everything there and Storage setting ssy I have 20GB left. After the restart Storage shows 55GB of storage avaliable and the file explorer shows all the folders there but the vast majority are empty. Any advice?
I remember reading something about this from fake memory cards on ebay. Scammers load the card with a fake memory readings, which allows the device to read the correct size, but obviously not have that much available. One way to check this is to reformat it on your computer(format on computer to rule out device issues). Once it's done, move all your music back onto the card. Now, wait until you run into the missing music/files, and log what is missing.
Now, what you have to do is repeat everything again for the second time. Make sure to transfer the music back onto the card in the same order as you did the first time. Check again to see what is missing, and compare the differences/similarities. If the same stuff is missing again, you got scammed. Happens all the time, unfortunately, but people don't realize it until they have large amounts of data on their card, as not a lot of people actually use the large amounts of space they buy.
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I went ahead and ordered this setup Samsung 64GB MicroSD XC Pro Class 10 UHS-1 Read Speed 70mb/s Write Speed 20mb/s MB-MGCGB Ultra Fast Speed Memory Card with SoCal Trade, Inc. Memory Card Reader sold by Samsung on Amazon. I'm going to be able to test the Ebay card if the delivery happens on October 29 as promised. I too read those posts about counterfit cards on Ebay Beware of fake 32gb micro sd card on ebay!!!!!! - The eBay Community but silly me I waited until I may have recieved one to do the research.
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Success! The card from Samsung through Amazon arrived today. I popped it into my Note 3 and it showed 58.53GB without formatting. I copied over my 573 album collection in about an hour and a half unlike the seven plus hours it took with the eBay card. Restarted the phone and everything was still there. I've still got 17.15GB left. I'll be returning the eBay card tomorrow. I'll post some screen shots and pics of the Amazon packaging later tonight.
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Success! The card from Samsung through Amazon arrived today. I popped it into my Note 3 and it showed 58.53GB without formatting. I copied over my 573 album collection in about an hour and a half unlike the seven plus hours it took with the eBay card. Restarted the phone and everything was still there. I've still got 17.15GB left. I'll be returning the eBay card tomorrow. I'll post some screen shots and pics of the Amazon packaging later tonight.
Yup. What happened to you is exactly why I never buy from ebay. I learned the hard way, just like you, but I also only paid $10 out of pocket...so at the time, it was worth the risk. Ever since then, I never buy memory from ebay. It's the one thing I'm not willing to compromise on.

Glad the new card worked!
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I bought a Transcend 32GB card from Amazon for $23, works great so far. Capacity showed 29.xx GB free.

Amazon.com: Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter 45 MB/s (TS32GUSDU1E): Computers & Accessories

Took about 2-3 mins to copy 1.5 GB of material from my phone to the card.
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Here's the Samsung 64 gb for $43 via Amazon.

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Success! The card from Samsung through Amazon arrived today. I popped it into my Note 3 and it showed 58.53GB without formatting. I copied over my 573 album collection in about an hour and a half unlike the seven plus hours it took with the eBay card. Restarted the phone and everything was still there. I've still got 17.15GB left. I'll be returning the eBay card tomorrow. I'll post some screen shots and pics of the Amazon packaging later tonight.
I am glad you got it fixed with the new card. I never got around to ordering one from Ebay and after seeing your problems I ordered one from Amazon and used my rebate dollars from my Discover Card and got one there. Just got it and put it in and have not had time to test it out yet. Hopefully, it works.

I see on ebay these USB flash drives 256 GB for $24.99 and $29.99...guess those are part of those fake things also.
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SD Storage without formatting:



SD Storage after transfering 573 Albums and restarting phone:



Samsung MicroSDXC card packaging fufiled through Amazon:

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I have tried all 3 of these:
Amazon.com: SanDisk Extreme 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQX-064G-U46A): Computers & Accessories

Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-064G-U46A: Electronics

Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 64GB Pro microSDXC Extreme Speed (UHS-1) Class 10 Memory Card (MB-MGCGB/AM): Computers & Accessories

and the First link, Sandisk Extreme is by far the fastest for both reading and writing. It's more expensive than the other 2 but noticeably faster. I have always used Sandisk cards and never had any issues with them. I know there are some sites that sell generic cards that look like and actually say sandisk on them so maybe that is where the issue lies.
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I ordered this one, the SanDisk Ultra 64 GB, and got it in and tested it and works perfects. But I see this one is cheaper than when I purchased mine last week. I paid $49 for mine, minus my reward dollars from my Discover Card (had to order from Amazon, only place Discover Card would let me use my reward dollars that I actually needed something from). This is link is $41.99...wow...not bad for a 64 GB branded card.
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What is the problem with it? If it is a branded sealed package? Honestly, I don't know...please explain for the rest of us.
In my case if you look closely at the eBay packaging and compare it to the Amazon packaging you wont see reflective silver over the large 64GB and in the word Pro in the eBay photo. Everything else matches. Packaging can be essily copied but manufacturers hsve wsys to make it harder.
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RARE Original "Custom Made" 128GB Micro SD Card Beware of Fake | eBay

Just posting this here for the laughs.

While fake and hilarious, I think shortly after the New Year we will start to hear about the REAL 128GB MicroSD cards. Unless "they" plan to continue to keep intentionally capping the market for another half year.
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Purchased a SanDisk a year ago and my Samsung Note II began crashing recently. Could not figure it out. Thought it was a rogue app. Turned out the card was unmounting itself.

My friends, who bought the same card with my recommendation, also had unmounting problems.

Then, when I finally read more Amazon reviews, I saw a pattern.

There is actually debate going on as to whether the Samsung motherboard in these phones supports Class 10 microSD cards.
I've been using this card for about a year, first on a Note 2 and now Note 3, no problems on either. It's been almost full a couple of times, but no problems.
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I just realised I need to order a 64 Gb microSD card for my new phone. So advice please on what class of card? I'm guessing I don't need to go very high speed - as I do for my cameras.
High speed is useful if you use the phone to record video (ie 4k 60fps), if you don't probably not. On a previous phone and lesser card I would sometimes get missing frames with video when recording to the sd.
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Just posting this here for the laughs.

While fake and hilarious, I think shortly after the New Year we will start to hear about the REAL 128GB MicroSD cards. Unless "they" plan to continue to keep intentionally capping the market for another half year.
LOL, Pyro!

Pretty sure we're well past the timeframe that Sandisk was expecting to announce 128gb microSD and phone storage capabilities, so I'm not holding my breathe for it. At least not in the near future.
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I'm using a Sandisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD card. It has 59.45GB free without formatting. Anybody else notice that these newer high capacity cards work right out of the box without formatting? Can someone who has formatted their Samsung or Sandisk 64GB cards on their phone tell me what their capacity shows after formatting?
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I'm using a Sandisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD card. It has 59.45GB free without formatting. Anybody else notice that these newer high capacity cards work right out of the box without formatting? Can someone who has formatted their Samsung or Sandisk 64GB cards on their phone tell me what their capacity shows after formatting?
The same...lol
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Cool. Thanks drexappeal.

Now all I have to do is work out that flaky card issue from earlier in this thread.
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Cool. Thanks drexappeal.

Now all I have to do is work out that flaky card issue from earlier in this thread.
Saw that, really stinks :\

Anyhow, I never really saw a use for a 64GB card, I don't think I am even going to get a microSD with 32GB internal...I never really used it all up in the first place when I had my 32GB Nexus
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Anyhow, I never really saw a use for a 64GB card, I don't think I am even going to get a microSD with 32GB internal...I never really used it all up in the first place when I had my 32GB Nexus
Both my phone's memory and the 64Gb card are roughly 80% full at the moment.

Looking forward to those 128Gb cards.
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This one hasn't been giving me any trouble in my N3:

Newegg.com - SanDisk Extreme 64GB MicroSD Extended Capacity (Micro SDXC) Flash Card
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Has anybody tried one of these yet?

SD to MicroSD/TransFlash Card Converter Module - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

There are some talk of people using a SD adapter, in order to get 128gb SD card to work on their phones.

Not sure how that actually would fit in the phone cover, but I'm very curious now. Since no official 128gb microSD has gone to retail, I love running into random little tidbits online that get me thinking to experiment.
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DO NOT use a SanDisk Ultra class 10 card! I bought a brand new 32GB one from a reputable B&M store, put it in my brand new Note 3 and moved all my data onto it. Music, photos, documents, apps. Everything appeared to work great, and I was getting up to 30mbps transfer speeds with it. Then within 24 hours, all data stored on it began to randomly disappear. I noticed this as app icons reverted to placeholder icons where those apps used to be before the card started deleting them. I moved all surviving files back to internal memory as fast as I possibly could. Properly unmounted the card, shut down the phone and removed the card. Restarted and the phone immediately had issues. Apps still being randomly deleted as before, but now from internal memory! Then it restarted itself and got stuck on the carrier splash screen. Booted it in recovery mode and cleared device system cache, then selected reboot now. Still stuck on carrier splash screen. Booted it in safe mode and put it in airplane mode. Exited safe mode and rebooted it normally. Noticed another app had disappeared. Downloaded it from Google Play and as soon as the download completed and began installing, phone restarted itself again. This time stuck in a continuous bootloop. Booted it in recovery mode and cleared device system cache again, then selected reboot now. Still stuck in bootloop. All attempts to boot in safe mode failed. It showed safe mode in the lower right corner as it should, but refused to go into it. Instead it just kept on looping. All attempts to resolve the issue in recovery mode failed too, until I finally did factory reset. Experienced similar issues with a brand new 32GB Samsung class 10 card, also bought from a reputable B&M store in a brand new Samsung Captivate Glide. So now I want to know which if any specific brand and type of SD card is safe to use in a Samsung Android phone. I know 32GB cards are supposed to be supported by them. But at this point I'm assuming they only support them for data loss, as twice in a row now they've worked exactly the opposite as intended, and only ramdomly deleted data on both the card and in internal memory, and either bricked the phone or forced me to do a factory reset. Needless to say, I feel Samsung owes the public an explanation of why these issues are occurring with SD cards in their phones, as I am just one of many victims who lost data because of them!
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I think you have something else wrong with you phone. Memory card cannot effect internal memory. Bogus apps that are malicious however can. Is every single app downloaded from a reputable source?
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I've read some sd-cards have caused wake-lag on the phone and other issues. I need to get a sd-card, and I have found two 64Gb cards, but I dont know which one I should buy..

The first one is Samsung Plus 64 Gb card with adapter: HERE

The second one is a Sandisc Ultra 64Gb card which has somekind of "Memory Zone App for Android: HERE

Which one should I get? They are both the same price 79. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I bought this one:

Amazon.com: 64GB SanDisk MicroSD HC XC MicroSDXC Class 10 Memory Card 64G (64 Gigabyte) for Samsung Galaxy Note II S III 3 Cricket Premier 2 Grand ATIV Odyssey Axiom with SoCal Trade, Inc. MicroSD & SD USB Card Reader: Computers & Accessories

works great and it's somewhat lower price than all the rest. Class 10 too. Keeps up with 4k video great.

59.47 GB after doing a format on the phone.
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My 64GB Samsung class 10 card is still humming along nicely. Makke sure there is a foil hologram on the packaging before opening it. Cards without the hologram on the packaging are probably counterfeit.
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Bought my N3 5 days ago and inserted my 64gb Sandisk ultra that I was using with no issues on my previous S4.
Everything worked perfectly for 4 days. On the 5th my N3 was VERY hot and then freezing up on home screen. I rebooted and it got stuck on the Samsung logo forever. Took battery out, let it rest and issue kept repeating. Took the phone to the store- Best Buy- to request a new one and they replicated the problem and agreed in giving me a brand new phone. The problem is that they only had it in black and I REALLY wanted the white one. He finally found the last White one in my city in another store. The guy on the other Best Buy wasn't so easily eager in giving me a brand new phone, so he tested it throughly. He was almost giving up when he decided to insert my SanDisk ultra on the brand new phone from the store. And guess what? The second phone, the brand new one he had just opened from the store wouldn't boot either and got stuck on that screen with the Samsung logo flashing indefinitely. He gave me back my 5 day old N3 and advised me to get a new card. And I left the store upset, as I had no idea the card was causing the issue. Would it be SOME batches of the phone came with the problem? The seller also told me the white one wouldn't be coming to Best Buy anymore as their last order was in November. Didn't know why but said he heard the white Note 3 is being discontinued. ... I really need a card but not sure what to do.
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Bought my N3 5 days ago and inserted my 64gb Sandisk ultra that I was using with no issues on my previous S4.
Everything worked perfectly for 4 days. On the 5th my N3 was VERY hot and then freezing up on home screen. I rebooted and it got stuck on the Samsung logo forever. Took battery out, let it rest and issue kept repeating. Took the phone to the store- Best Buy- to request a new one and they replicated the problem and agreed in giving me a brand new phone. The problem is that they only had it in black and I REALLY wanted the white one. He finally found the last White one in my city in another store. The guy on the other Best Buy wasn't so easily eager in giving me a brand new phone, so he tested it throughly. He was almost giving up when he decided to insert my SanDisk ultra on the brand new phone from the store. And guess what? The second phone, the brand new one he had just opened from the store wouldn't boot either and got stuck on that screen with the Samsung logo flashing indefinitely. He gave me back my 5 day old N3 and advised me to get a new card. And I left the store upset, as I had no idea the card was causing the issue. Would it be SOME batches of the phone came with the problem? The seller also told me the white one wouldn't be coming to Best Buy anymore as their last order was in November. Didn't know why but said he heard the white Note 3 is being discontinued. ... I really need a card but not sure what to do.
Hard to tell if it's a memory card problem without knowing what you put in that card. The phone shouldn't be hanging because if the card is faulty...unless there's a daemon taking over the boot sequence. Card fail all the time, but the N3 doesn't rely on a memory card to boot or run.
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Agreed. It would be strange for a card to impact the boot sequence. But since it replicated on New phone that is pretty telling. Where did you get the card? My sandisk ultra 64gb I've have for probably 2+ years. Used on my moto bionic and now on the Note 3. Never an issue. Got mine from amazon.

Be very wary of cards from ebay. To many stories like yours
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Agreed. It would be strange for a card to impact the boot sequence. But since it replicated on New phone that is pretty telling. Where did you get the card? My sandisk ultra 64gb I've have for probably 2+ years. Used on my moto bionic and now on the Note 3. Never an issue. Got mine from amazon.

Be very wary of cards from ebay. To many stories like yours
I got my card from Best Buy when I got my Galaxy S4. Not weird files on the card, basically what was on my S4, as I just took it from the S4 and inserted on the N3. And it was working fine on the S4.
Pictures, family movies, and school documents (pdf, .txt) and some apps moved to sd card.
Of course I moved the apps from my previous S4 to phone so my sd card had no apps, but I didn't format it. Don't think that's the problem, probably the card.

I found an interesting review on Amazon by SkinCare CEO : " To all those who purchased this card due to all the great reviews.... and then used it in a Galaxy S4 (GS4) smartphone for storage, the solution to the problem is not one you can solve without returning the card to SanDisk for a replacement under warranty. Believe me I tried everything that the Google searches returned as solutions... formatting as exFAT, formatting in the GS4 then copying data to the card while in the phone etc.... nothing worked... and so now please stop pulling out your hair and hopefully you will get the same result which I hope to get soon (just RMA'd and will send it back tomorrow for a free replacement under warranty).

The problem (As confirmed from the SanDisk customer support rep when I asked specifically asked him):

- When used in the GS4, this card will unmount itself inadvertently (may be true only for cards manufactured before the ROM patch described below was implemented in manufacturing). This can cause the data to become corrupt (luckily was not my experience) and / or can be very frustrating as most of us are saving 13 MP camera pictures to the card (or MP4 movies that stop in the middle of the movie) and it unmounts when you view the picture in the gallery or worse, right when you take the picture (this was the issue I experienced).

- SanDisk knows about this issue. Again, SANDISK KNOWS ABOUT THE ISSUE AND WILL REPLACE YOUR CARD. Call them (info below) and they WILL take care of it under warranty. They have a good name for a reason and they want to keep it. (sorry SanDisk about the 1 star, but I thought it was the way to get the message out to those searching for a solution)

- The customer rep told me that SanDisk tried to work with Samsung to resolve the issue but Samsung refused to acknowledge a problem exists with this card and some of their phones (especially their flagship GS4 phones).

- The customer rep told me that to their knowledge the card works fine in regular cameras (not Samsung GS4 phones with cameras, obviously) and even worked fine in some phones from HTC etc. that could accommodate the 64 GB cards. Hence the 5 star ratings from others.

- The solution SanDisk came up with was to write a patch into the ROM of the card itself to specifically address the issue on Samsung GS4 phones (and maybe other Samsung phones like the GS3). I was assured that the new card I would get would work flawlessly. will see in about 3 weeks.

- I purchased my card from Amazon June 2013, so the ones currently being manufactured and the one I should get will have the new patch. However, as SanDisk manufactures in batches (like most of the industry), old batches of "unpatched" cards obviously exist in warehouses.

- I asked about a software patch I could download and was told it's not possible... hence the "hard coded patch" in the card's ROM

So... how to take care of the problem....

After speaking with the SanDisk US customer support (link and info below), this is what I learned and did.
Go to the SanDisk site

1) SanDisk Contact Information
2) call consumer products support (this is the US no.) 1-866-SANDISK (726-3475)
3) Tell them that the card is unmounting itself in your GS4 (I assume this is also a problem experienced by GS3 owners too)
4) They will then confirm your information, approve your return (10-15 min approval window by mine was basically instantaneously), and then send you emails with a UPS return label and instructions.
5) BTW, they also asked if I had a magnifying glass to ID the serial no. on the card, but I didn't and couldn't read it myself (those numbers are super small printed into the plastic... don't believe me? take a look yourself.) I told the rep I couldn't read them and he said no problem, they would process without the serial no. I assume this is because they send you a new replacement card only when they receive your card you send in. Makes sense.

Well, that's it. Problem (hopefully) solved. Let's see in 2-3 weeks. The rep was super nice about it and seemed like they were all too familiar with the problem. KUDOS TO SANDISK FOR TAKING CARE OF IT... however, it would be nice if there was some type of communication / notice of the issue besides Google info sources, forums etc. I spent hours, maybe a couple of days total hours worth, thinking it was an issue with my phone / my data transfer. oh well, that's how it goes.

I really hope that this review helps some of you out there with the same problem as me. GOOD LUCK!!
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What is the problem with it? If it is a branded sealed package? Honestly, I don't know...please explain for the rest of us.
Well if i am correct in assuming this. what PyroSporker is on about is sellers unknowingly or more often knowingly selling on these kind of open market places (EBAY/AMAZON) knock off goods from our Asian cousins e.g. China and the likes of..... if you are not aware China is not very active in patient protection etc.. as you might notice on your internet travels plenty of cheap products that invariably come from China of which are generally not built to the same standards as the real western deal(Real Brand) thanks to our strict high standards.

For example i purchased an iPhone 4 car charger because it was cheap, knowing that is was a complete peace of rubbish. but it does the job, so i dont care. although it gets very hot when chargeing leading me to assume it is of poor build quality, health and safety standards and electrical safety stuff :P bla bla bla.
If the product was a peace of hardware that works with your phone software and was not built to the same standard (which it wont be!) as the actual real product then this could possibly harm your device in all manor of ways and your wallet obviously as you will have to buy a new one!

and yes the sealed branded side that is easily copied and even on occasions can be produced along side the real branded product.

it is an interesting area to research into plus makes me angry as a lover of all things British, i don't appreciate knock off Chinese goods, unless my wallet dictates otherwise! sadly!

The Moral of the Story Spend your money wisely to buy reputable products from reputable establishments (who can confirm the origin of their products and show they conform to the necessary standards).


Buy Quality Buy Once!!!!

Sorry for the long Post

Disclaimer: i am aware that other countries partake in such activities and dont, i do not have any hard evidence of what i have said just secondary. so i place it on good authority as i have researched this area for university assignments, by means of journals and news articles.(you cant believe everything you read in the Press!)





Edit: on another note if there are any English/British users on here who could suggest a decent value place to get a Samsung or sandisk micso SD from that's not eBay or amazon it would be much appreciated? im a student so kind of poor!
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I have my new Note 3 on order (it was shipped today). I researched and ended up buying a Sandisk Extreme 64GB micro-SDXC (SDSDQX-064G-U46A). It should arrive the same day as my phone.
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