Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree144Likes

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 8th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #101 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: neither Here nor There
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,324
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Mercury (stock/rooted), Huawei Ascend (CM7 2.3.5 @710mhz)
Carrier: Cricket

Thanks: 2,115
Thanked 1,442 Times in 1,101 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TadeoNYC View Post
I made complaints on several Samsung Facebook pages and then endured a one hour chat with a CSR. During the troubleshooting with the CSR the card was briefly recognized but was corrupt and unable to be formatted.

I was actually going to go along with her and do the factory reset so that they would have record of all attempts being made to resolve the problem when the card was suddenly recognized several minutes after a soft reset. Here is the end of the session.

Visitor: I was just about to power the phone down and when the screen opened to settings the SD card has been recognized but it says it is blank or has unsupported files and needs to be formatted!
Valerina: I request you to format the SD card.
Visitor: It won't format. I tried twice and both times it shows it as blank and requiring format.
Valerina: I am sorry to know that.
Valerina: I request you to remove and re-insert SD card.
Valerina: Not to rush you, are we still connected on the chat?
Visitor: yes, i am doing it now
Valerina: Thank you.
Visitor: I have removed the card with the phone off, should I reinsert it now and power on?
Valerina: Yes, please go ahead.
Visitor: Now it is not being recognized again
Valerina: I am sorry to inform you that.
Valerina: As you have already tried with all possible steps to resolve the issue and the issue still persists. The issue might be with Software/Hardware part in the device. As this is beyond the Technical Support, the device has to be examined by the Technicians. To service the device from the Technicians you have to place a Service Request.
Valerina: As we have performed all possible troubleshooting steps and the issue persists, I suggest you contact the carrier or purchase store for any insurance or 30 days exchange warranty or I will be glad in filing a service request to send the device for repair
At least they made an effort, but they shouldn't suggest you to use your insurance for what is obviously a warranty issue.

__________________
"Machete don't text"
Gmash is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 9th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #102 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Same problem here (sd card unexpectedly removed) on Note II since few hours ago, without even using phone at the time. My card is 32GB SanDisk... The card still works, but gives me problems each time phone would go to "sleep". And every now and then it says its unreadable, so I have to remount it.

I think there might also be problem in Sandisk, since 99% of failed cards are sandisk made 32GB+.

I'll use warranty if it fails, but will also buy 32GB Samsung card, as I havent read one single problem regarding Samsung cards with Note II/SIII. It says somewhere that u should use Samsung microsd, so while I wont claim Samsung did something on purpose, but there is certainly a pattern. Maybe there is some minor difference in voltage or who knows...

Edited to add this:
I am now reformatting it to exFat, as by default it was in Fat32, but I doubt that will solve the problem. There goes 30EUR...
xyz007 is offline  
Last edited by xyz007; January 9th, 2013 at 04:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #103 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default

I am now using my 8gb Samsung card that came with my old continuum. Battery monitor widget is writing its history files to it, so I can see how it performs.

Are there apps that can monitor the health of an SD card?

Tomorrow or Fridayi am going to visit the Verizon store and also see if Costco can pull up the receipt for purchasing the SD card and get that replaced.
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #104 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

count me in my sd card which is 3 years old failed last night I got the card unexpectedly removed error I don't know whether the card just went bad or whether this has something to do with the phone. the good news is I don't really need the card because I don't download much music or take photos so maybe I'll just leave it, however I would like to know if the phone did something to the card
Hogan773 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #105 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gmash View Post
At least they made an effort, but they shouldn't suggest you to use your insurance for what is obviously a warranty issue.
Obviously? Possible card just went bad too
Hogan773 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #106 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

After reading around, this seems to be very common problem, so i think every SIII and NOTE II will eventually kill sd card. Weird is the fact that most cards are Sandisk 32GB+; mine is 1.5 months old and worked perfect untill few hours ago. Even more interesting is the fact that i havent seen one Samung sdcard complaint. Maybe that's just a coincidence as most normal cards sold are probably by sandisk.

Anyway i did full format, so it will be done soon and I will report if the problem reoccurs. Any other ideas I could try with sdcard to make it work?
xyz007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #107 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xyz007 View Post
After reading around, this seems to be very common problem, so i think every SIII and NOTE II will eventually kill sd card. Weird is the fact that most cards are Sandisk 32GB+; mine is 1.5 months old and worked perfect untill few hours ago. Even more interesting is the fact that i havent seen one Samung sdcard complaint. Maybe that's just a coincidence as most normal cards sold are probably by sandisk.

Anyway i did full format, so it will be done soon and I will report if the problem reoccurs. Any other ideas I could try with sdcard to make it work?
My card was a Samsung, see my post above.

Someone on XDA thinks it's heat-related, the card is too close to the processor.
davidmin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #108 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My 32GB Sandisk Micro SDHC failed me too, today. I was using the camera when randomly, the photos that I save to my MicroSD disappeared out of my gallery. Which lead me to discover my SD card was 'unmounted' so I thought it was a rare glitch and immediately removed and reinserted the SD card. Now it won't even recognize that it's inserted. I see the option to mount the SD card but it is greyed out, but recently it displayed a blank sd card error. I have gotten this before with my 16gb micro sd card which I replaced with this 32gb only to get the same error in the end. Something has gotta be wrong with these phones, I've used that 16gb with my Droid X for 2 years without any problems and that's the same card that originally comes with that phone.
Neven123 is offline  
Last edited by Neven123; January 10th, 2013 at 08:50 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #109 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xyz007 View Post
After reading around, this seems to be very common problem, so i think every SIII and NOTE II will eventually kill sd card. Weird is the fact that most cards are Sandisk 32GB+; mine is 1.5 months old and worked perfect untill few hours ago. Even more interesting is the fact that i havent seen one Samung sdcard complaint. Maybe that's just a coincidence as most normal cards sold are probably by sandisk.

Anyway i did full format, so it will be done soon and I will report if the problem reoccurs. Any other ideas I could try with sdcard to make it work?
My card was a Samsung card. 16 gb from my former phone (Samsung fascinate). The card isn't fried, but I kept getting the error that it needed to be formatted, or that it had been unmounted (when it hadn't been). On more than three occasions, every file on the card was wiped clean. Since the most recent incident, I've kept the card out of the phone. I'm using Dropbox, and I'm paranoid to even try putting the card (or any card) into the phone.

And no, the card was not handled a lot either. I removed it once from my original phone (to put into the new phone), and three times from the GS3.
Mittens is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #110 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidmin View Post
My card was a Samsung, see my post above.

Someone on XDA thinks it's heat-related, the card is too close to the processor.
I've been thinking the same thing. It's right next to the battery which gets very warm as well.

I'm hoping that I can get a new receipt and do a warranty claim with SanDisk and perhaps get some answers from them about a possible cause. Has anyone sent their card in for a warranty claim?
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 10th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #111 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: neither Here nor There
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,324
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Mercury (stock/rooted), Huawei Ascend (CM7 2.3.5 @710mhz)
Carrier: Cricket

Thanks: 2,115
Thanked 1,442 Times in 1,101 Posts
Default

This phone doesn't seem to get that hot to me. My old phone would get very hot, not warm, but HOT! It had pretty much the same location for the SD card slot, and it didn't cause any problem. I haven't put my card in this phone after reading all these posts. I think I'm going to put one of the cheap 2gb cards I have laying around in here and see what happens before I put my good card in. I really don't think the heat is the problem.
Gmash is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2013, 02:19 AM   #112 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

My 32gb scandisk SD had the same problems, after using it a while it can't be read. Not to mention it is my 3rd copy. My 1st copy was bought from a local store which don't allow return/exchange (Warranty is valid but a lot of process in between), so i thought that i might get a bad/fake copy. So im force to buy another copy (scandik 32gb) at a big chain store retailer as it looks legit. After a while my 2nd copy get the same problem it cant be read or stated as blank SD card. Finally i bought my 3rd copy in Singapore airport in one of my trip, this time also scandisk 32gb but the android version. It works great for around 3 months until it died out yesterday!!! It is very frustrating!!

So guys if there is any solution pls post it T.T

Thanks
H1t4m is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2013, 03:27 AM   #113 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: neither Here nor There
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,324
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Mercury (stock/rooted), Huawei Ascend (CM7 2.3.5 @710mhz)
Carrier: Cricket

Thanks: 2,115
Thanked 1,442 Times in 1,101 Posts
Default

Point taken, but it was the Samsung rep who told him to have his phone repaired or replaced. He shouldn't have to pay an insurance deductible for something out of his control while the phone is still under warranty.

*response to post #105*
Gmash is offline  
Last edited by Gmash; January 10th, 2013 at 03:35 AM. Reason: quote didn't work
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #114 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H1t4m View Post
My 32gb scandisk SD had the same problems, after using it a while it can't be read. Not to mention it is my 3rd copy. My 1st copy was bought from a local store which don't allow return/exchange (Warranty is valid but a lot of process in between), so i thought that i might get a bad/fake copy. So im force to buy another copy (scandik 32gb) at a big chain store retailer as it looks legit. After a while my 2nd copy get the same problem it cant be read or stated as blank SD card. Finally i bought my 3rd copy in Singapore airport in one of my trip, this time also scandisk 32gb but the android version. It works great for around 3 months until it died out yesterday!!! It is very frustrating!!

So guys if there is any solution pls post it T.T

Thanks
I guess if the card is completely dead, then there is no fixing it, since U can't even format it or anything. I did full format (not quick) to exFat yesterday (it was in fat32 originally), which took 1h+ to complete, but haven't had problems since. There is definitely something fishy going on. Yesterday it would complain every few mins about sd card being unexpectedly removed or cannot read on its own (typical symptoms of failing sd card), but now after formatting it works perfectly.

Well, since somebody also had problems with samsung card, I cannot even blame sandisk anymore. I daily access my memory card, but still - it shouldnt go bad in 6 weeks. I still have few 2gb cards several years old, one of which even survived swimming in Adriatic sea. Either this new cards quality control is crap compared to old ones, and/or Note II/SIII are killing sd cards over time, the length of which is pure gamble.

So, to all the people that never had problems, that's great for U, but that might and probably will change.

offtopic: Yesterday i was sure i need new sd card, so i found SDHC Samsung 32GB C10 (MB-SSBGA/EU) for 20eur in local store, which i think is a bargain for eu. Any thoughts on it? I have no intention on waiting for warranty claim if sandisk fails completely.
xyz007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #115 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I guess I'm going to have to just follow this thread, because I don't know what to do anymore. I want to get a new sd card, but I am lost on which one to pick now, because if it is just going to fail on me like my last 2 cards then whats the point. I already lost important photos that I needed for my photography class's exam and now I can't even access anything on my SD card, because it keeps saying SD card removed.

I managed to get a picture of the error that I keep getting

Neven123 is offline  
Last edited by Neven123; January 10th, 2013 at 08:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #116 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Well my hot battery theory doesn't really hold up, because it rarely goes above 105 farenheit, even today while using google maps and making voice calls with power actually dropping while on the charger
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #117 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neven123 View Post
I guess I'm going to have to just follow this thread, because I don't know what to do anymore. I want to get a new sd card, but I am lost on which one to pick now, because if it is just going to fail on me like my last 2 cards then whats the point. I already lost important photos that I needed for my photography class's exam and now I can't even access anything on my SD card, because it keeps saying SD card removed.

I managed to get a picture of the error that I keep getting

Had the same problem. Did full format to exfat, and so far no problems for 2 days. I don't get it how that could actually fix sd card hw problem if there was any, but for now everything works perfectly. Try formatting (not quick, as that didn't solve my problem) to exfat or fat32. If your sd card dies completely, you won't be able to access it in any way, so it will be too late. I did the format only few hours after problems started so I haven't lost any data and was able to get sd card recognized on computer...
xyz007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #118 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just got a new S3 and ordered the Samsung 32GB card off Amazon. To rule out that it came defective, at least, I'm going to run a health test program (H2test2 1.4) as soon as I get it.

it won't let me post links as a new user, but here's the urls without the link:

forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-e200-series/test-your-microSD-HC-card-s-actual-transfer-rate-with-this-free/td-p/84325

sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/]H2testw 1.4
slipstreamv2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #119 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 26
 
Device(s): Samsung Fascinate
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have had not one problem with my 16GB SD card in the S3. Sounds like its your phone
steelheadcrazy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 10:39 AM   #120 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,642
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 614
Thanked 570 Times in 433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelheadcrazy View Post
I have had not one problem with my 16GB SD card in the S3. Sounds like its your phone
To be honest, I think the lower the capacity of the SD card the less likely it is to be corrupted. Most of the problems are with 64GB cards and to a lesser extent, 32GB cards. I've had three 64GB Sandisk cards corrupt in two S3 devices.
Musky and YelaFoxx like this.
davoid is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 14th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #121 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelheadcrazy View Post
I have had not one problem with my 16GB SD card in the S3. Sounds like its your phone
Oh, okay. Your phone has had no issues. So it isn't a problem for you. "Sounds like its your phone", is an excellent point to contribute to the thread. I wish more people would. And no one should bother reading the thread before commenting either.
KOLIO and YelaFoxx like this.
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TadeoNYC For This Useful Post:
YelaFoxx (October 22nd, 2013)
Old January 14th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #122 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Musky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,725
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3. Unrevoked Rooted Incredible (retired)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 389
Thanked 334 Times in 210 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davoid View Post
To be honest, I think the lower the capacity of the SD card the less likely it is to be corrupted. Most of the problems are with 64GB cards and to a lesser extent, 32GB cards. I've had three 64GB Sandisk cards corrupt in two S3 devices.
This is a good point! The "read/write" function in the S3 may have difficulties writing the larger blocks. That could be why not as many users as you would think are having these problems. Just a thought.
Musky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #123 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 42
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default I have the same issue

Where is what I found out.. Samsung is ignoring me. I am getting no traction with samsung...

SD card fried in new Galaxy S3 - Page 4 - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
BabelFish is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BabelFish For This Useful Post:
Gmash (January 14th, 2013), TadeoNYC (January 14th, 2013)
Old January 14th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #124 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,642
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 614
Thanked 570 Times in 433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
Where is what I found out.. Samsung is ignoring me. I am getting no traction with samsung...

SD card fried in new Galaxy S3 - Page 4 - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
For me your report from Sandisk pretty much proves that the S3 is damaging the SD cards, due to the unstable power supply to the card during the write process.

I hope the spreading of this information will pressure Samsung into fixing their fault.
davoid is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #125 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
Where is what I found out.. Samsung is ignoring me. I am getting no traction with samsung...

SD card fried in new Galaxy S3 - Page 4 - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
Thanks for the info. It sounds very reasonable. I see many people theorizing that the problem is fairly limited to 32 and 64 gb SanDisk. The primary reason behind that is most likely those are the most common sizes people are using.

As an aside, I am not sure of forum rules here, but it is generally frowned upon to link to other forums. Since the post was your own you could simply cut and paste it.
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #126 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gmash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: neither Here nor There
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,324
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Huawei Mercury (stock/rooted), Huawei Ascend (CM7 2.3.5 @710mhz)
Carrier: Cricket

Thanks: 2,115
Thanked 1,442 Times in 1,101 Posts
Default

There's no problem with linking to other forums here afaik.
Gmash is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #127 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TadeoNYC View Post
Thanks for the info. It sounds very reasonable. I see many people theorizing that the problem is fairly limited to 32 and 64 gb SanDisk. The primary reason behind that is most likely those are the most common sizes people are using.

As an aside, I am not sure of forum rules here, but it is generally frowned upon to link to other forums. Since the post was your own you could simply cut and paste it.
My Kingston 4GB had the issue. But who knows whether it was just dying on its own.
Hogan773 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #128 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelheadcrazy View Post
I have had not one problem with my 16GB SD card in the S3. Sounds like its your phone
This is a good study with a sample size of 1 !
KOLIO, Eskerbillion and YelaFoxx like this.
Hogan773 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #129 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gmash View Post
There's no problem with linking to other forums here afaik.
Oh alright. I used to be very active on a barbecue forum that grew from a Yahoo group to be the largest most active one. There was unnecessary drama as it grew due to people sharing info found on other forums. Obviously, the other forum operators were the ones getting upset.
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 16th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #130 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelheadcrazy View Post
I have had not one problem with my 16GB SD card in the S3. Sounds like its your phone
To put your word in a more correct statement - you haven't have problems yet. With emphasize on YET. There is a good chance your sd card will develope some symptoms over time, since my card worked flawlessly for over 6 weeks. These cards usually fail after certain amount of time, not right away. Also there is another point in reference to card size. I actually noticed most failed sd cards are 32gb, followed by 64gb. Sandisk brand. Might be due to sales volume.

Here are my experiences after almost a week since having sd card started failing on me and reformatting it to exfat. First few days, I thought the problem actually went away, but as anticipated the remounting of sd card started reoccurring, thought only twice so far in 3 days or so and no data lost. So for now I am just going to ignore it.

I should be getting 4.1.2 on my Note II any day now. Anyone had these problems with new FW? Kind of hoping Samsung might have tweaked some sd card settings.
xyz007 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 16th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #131 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy Siii KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Well,I got really lucky today. I had bought my 32 gb SanDisk from Costco, but lost the receipt. I went in to the store today to do some shopping and see if I could get a copy of the receipt. I brought the card too. When they printed the receipt I realized I had bought the card much more recently than I realized, on October 15th. I commented to the CSR how I had blown the 90 day return window by just a few days. She told me not to worry about it and took it back anyway.

Fool that I am,I bought a new one on sale for $24. I haven't put it in yet, because I am not sure what file system I should format it to. What seems to be the consensus on the best format?
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 16th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #132 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,642
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 614
Thanked 570 Times in 433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TadeoNYC View Post
Fool that I am,I bought a new one on sale for $24. I haven't put it in yet, because I am not sure what file system I should format it to. What seems to be the consensus on the best format?
I've read that FAT32 is the best because the s3's exfat implementation is iffy
davoid is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #133 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
valorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,942
 
Device(s): Incredible 2(retired), Verizon Galaxy S III Blue (lost), Nexus 7, Galaxy S 4 Black.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 140
Thanked 497 Times in 396 Posts
valorian13
Default

I became the latest victim of this yesterday. The phone no longer detects my 32 GB card. I put my 16 GB in and it works fine. I put my 32 GB card in my laptop and it also does not detect the card.
__________________
If I was helpful to you, please click the Thanks button. ^^^

Drop Box referral- Drop Box (2GB Free)
Copy Referral - Copy (extra 5GB by using this link)
valorian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #134 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,642
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 614
Thanked 570 Times in 433 Posts
Default

So far I've had three 64GB Sandisk cards fail, and I've had them replaced or refunded by the retailer. What I'm concerned about is that if Sandisk decides not to honour warranty claims on the strength of growing evidence (such as the tech report BabelFish received) that the device i.e. the S3 caused the failure, then the retailers will also pass on this refusal to replace or refund, saying "Sorry, but your device broke it."
davoid is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #135 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Szadzik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,413
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Galaxy Note 10.1 Nexus 7 2013 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 208
Thanked 729 Times in 616 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by valorian View Post
I became the latest victim of this yesterday. The phone no longer detects my 32 GB card. I put my 16 GB in and it works fine. I put my 32 GB card in my laptop and it also does not detect the card.
A victim of what? A card failing? What does that have to do with this phone, anyway?

Does anyone really believe that all these cards fail because of this phone? Does no one realize that cards had failed before S3 was released and will keep doing it long after the phone is discontinued?
__________________
OT MaxDB, CD1, CD5, J5, GD96, ME45, T68i, X6, CX65, A925, E398, MPx200, X6-2, OT715, D600E, W810, M600i, BB8100, W880, N95-2, P1i, Ignito, W880, X1, MS1, MS2, TP851, XT910, GTab 10.1, SGS3, SGS4, SGNote 10.1, Nexus 7 II
Szadzik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #136 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
valorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,942
 
Device(s): Incredible 2(retired), Verizon Galaxy S III Blue (lost), Nexus 7, Galaxy S 4 Black.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 140
Thanked 497 Times in 396 Posts
valorian13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post
A victim of what? A card failing? What does that have to do with this phone, anyway?

Does anyone really believe that all these cards fail because of this phone? Does no one realize that cards had failed before S3 was released and will keep doing it long after the phone is discontinued?
It just seems very odd that when people (myself included) had 16GB cards in there were no problems. As soon as they switched to 32 or 64GB cards they start failing. I had my 16 GB card for 6 months with no issues and it's still working. Put a 32 GB card in and it fails in 1 month.
valorian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #137 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Szadzik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,413
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Galaxy Note 10.1 Nexus 7 2013 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 208
Thanked 729 Times in 616 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by valorian View Post
It just seems very odd that when people (myself included) had 16GB cards in there were no problems. As soon as they switched to 32 or 64GB cards they start failing. I had my 16 GB card for 6 months with no issues and it's still working. Put a 32 GB card in and it fails in 1 month.
I have had a 32GB card in mine for half a year now with no issues. This thread is just example of how distorted the Internet is.

You have a thread on the most popular Android forum in the world and a thread in an area for S3 users, which is the best selling phone in the world too, and you are telling me, that 100 users reporting problems with uSD cards means the phone has something to do with the cards dying?

I did take up the subject of research methodology and I can assure you, that this thread represents nothing in regards to the S3 kiiling SD cards.
Szadzik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #138 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
valorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,942
 
Device(s): Incredible 2(retired), Verizon Galaxy S III Blue (lost), Nexus 7, Galaxy S 4 Black.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 140
Thanked 497 Times in 396 Posts
valorian13
Default

So me and all the others (including the ones stating multiple cards failing) are all getting bad SD cards?

What about the people on the other Android forums? Are they too just getting bad cards?
valorian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #139 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Szadzik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,413
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Galaxy Note 10.1 Nexus 7 2013 LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 208
Thanked 729 Times in 616 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by valorian View Post
So me and all the others (including the ones stating multiple cards failing) are all getting bad SD cards?

What about the people on the other Android forums? Are they too just getting bad cards?
Check the number of S3s sold worldwide and you will have an answer.
Szadzik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #140 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
davoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,642
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 614
Thanked 570 Times in 433 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post
I did take up the subject of research methodology and I can assure you, that this thread represents nothing in regards to the S3 kiiling SD cards.
Did you read BabelFish's post earlier in which he links to a post of his on another forum where he relayed a technical report sent to him from Sandisk of a corrupted SDCard he had returned for refund? It identified that the disk had become corrupted and unusable because of an unstable supply of power from the device during the writing process.

I think that this represents something in regard to the S3 killing SD cards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post
Check the number of S3s sold worldwide and you will have an answer.
But of the number of S3s sold worldwide we have no idea how many cards they have corrupted that have simply been returned by people who don't post on forums about android phones, or don't suspect the phone and instead just assume it is the fault of the card. Inquiring of Sandisk how many cards they have had returned would paint a more accurate picture, but they're not likely to release any such damning information that would make their product look susceptible to failure. Unless they could gather enough evidence to implicate Samsung in the failures.

And if Samsung realize there is a problem it is something they would obviously like kept quiet as they would be the cause of a loss of profit for Sandisk due to replacements and refunds. I wonder if Sandisk could claim damages from Samsung if it were proven that the S3 is damaging their Cards...
davoid is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 17th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #141 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 315
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davoid View Post
Did you read BabelFish's post earlier in which he links to a post of his on another forum where he relayed a technical report sent to him from Sandisk of a corrupted SDCard he had returned for refund? It identified that the disk had become corrupted and unusable because of an unstable supply of power from the device during the writing process.

I think that this represents something in regard to the S3 killing SD cards.



But of the number of S3s sold worldwide we have no idea how many cards they have corrupted that have simply been returned by people who don't post on forums about android phones, or don't suspect the phone and instead just assume it is the fault of the card. Inquiring of Sandisk how many cards they have had returned would paint a more accurate picture, but they're not likely to release any such damning information that would make their product look susceptible to failure. Unless they could gather enough evidence to implicate Samsung in the failures.

And if Samsung realize there is a problem it is something they would obviously like kept quiet as they would be the cause of a loss of profit for Sandisk due to replacements and refunds. I wonder if Sandisk could claim damages from Samsung if it were proven that the S3 is damaging their Cards...

Basically both the guys above are wrong or right.....we don't know. Certainly possible that the Samsungs (or maybe just SOME Samsungs) have an ability to fry cards, or it could just be the law of large numbers combined with huge sample bias. When you get the error sitting at home, what do you do? Google it, which brings you to this thread, after which you read the thread and then post that you also had the issue. We've had a few playas post "I have not had a problem, therefore it couldn't be the phone" which is just as silly of a statement too.
Hogan773 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #142 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default SD Card Corrupt/SD card error on SG3

I think i've got a similar problem. last week I updated my galaxy s3 to jellybean 4.1.2. a few days later i got the 'damaged sd card' error. after having having (re)formatted the about three times now, I'm considering a full system reboot.... it's got to be the system. I tried two different sd cards of different sizes. both of them can't be faulty, I'm sure...
pascalsimons is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #143 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
OutOfPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 4,022
 
Device(s): Droid 1, Droid Bionic, Xoom
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,792
Thanked 2,146 Times in 1,319 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pascalsimons View Post
I think i've got a similar problem. last week I updated my galaxy s3 to jellybean 4.1.2. a few days later i got the 'damaged sd card' error. after having having (re)formatted the about three times now, I'm considering a full system reboot.... it's got to be the system. I tried two different sd cards of different sizes. both of them can't be faulty, I'm sure...
The S3 is known to kill sd cards.
OutOfPhase is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #144 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 500
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Epic Touch, Epic 4G, Moment
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 16
Thanked 39 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogan773 View Post
Basically both the guys above are wrong or right.....we don't know. CMC24.0583ertainly possible that the Samsungs (or maybe just SOME Samsungs) have an ability to fry cards, or it could just be the law of large numbejustrs combined with huge sample bias. When you get the error sitting at home, what do you do? The barGoogle it, which brings you to this thread, after which you read the thread and then post that you also had the issue. We've had a few playas post "I have not had a problem, therefore it couldn't be the phone" which is just as silly of a statement too.
As I said in my original post, my Samsung 16gb card was originally in my first Samsung phone a Moment, then in my Epic, then in my Epic Touch all without any problems whatsoever. I activated my S3 on Black Friday and started having problems just before Christmas. I bought a PNY 32GB card at best buy and took the supplied adapter and put the bad card in a Windows pc which allowed me to retrieve all my files from it to put on my new card. So far, there haven't been any more problems (knock on wood). I thought it was caused by heat, but now, I'm not so sure. Think I'll put it in my Touch just to see if it still can be read
In it just for s&gs
Stoney62 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #145 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Class10? Why on earth?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonPride View Post
I had a 16gb card in since release date, changed it a few weeks ago for a 32gb sandisk ultra. no problems. and my 16 gb sandisk was a few years old
My question here is why on earth do you use/need a class10 card? They are extremely expensive, and its use is for some specific applications - like if you have a 20MP camera and you have to shoot at full resolution in continuous mode at 10 frames per sec, etc. (Write speed required will be over 90MBPS here, after the camera buffer becomes full the processing will stop) In contrast a movie even at HD resolutions and frame rate of 30 requires much less speeds!

I think class10 has an access speed of over 90 MB per second, and for all applications on the phone you dont even need 10 MBPS.

Would like to hear others' points of view.
mohan4321 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #146 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

Because that's what's for sale! SanDisk does not make a slower card in 32gb. And doesn't it make sense to buy a faster card now that will last, rather then replace it when phone speeds catch up?

And before shooting your mouth about statistics maybe you should verify them instead of telling us what you think sd card speeds are.


My brand new SanDisk 32gb class 10
TadeoNYC is offline  
Last edited by TadeoNYC; January 18th, 2013 at 08:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 07:51 AM   #147 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 27
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I have had my phone since July and had no problems till this week.My 32 gig SanDisk card is getting the unexpected disconnect errors all the time.I haven't tried to format yet our order a new card.I backed up all my old files because clearly the card is failing.
Hamnat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #148 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 175
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post
...and you are telling me, that 100 users reporting problems with uSD cards means the phone has something to do with the cards dying?
YES ... that is the case.

I have used four different smart phones, and three different cameras, all using SD cards -- and THIS phone is the ONLY device that has trashed SD cards. So, in my experience, YES, the phone has something to do with the cards dying -- it's killed them!

Quote:
I did take up the subject of research methodology and I can assure you, that this thread represents nothing in regards to the S3 kiiling SD cards.
Even if only 100 units experience problems, out of 10 million phones, while that is a very small percentage, that is not zero -- it is not "nothing".

It IS statistically insignificant (the term you should have used instead of "represents nothing") and, because of that, it is very unlikely that Samsung would commit any time or resources to fixing this problem.

But, for those of us who HAVE been affected by this, saying it "represents nothing" is being insulting.
WAWood8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #149 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

I wish the naysayers would shut up and stop crapping up the thread with out reading it or doing any research.

Google ""htc one x" sd problems"" then""Razr maxx" sd problems"" and then"galaxy s3 SD problems". Notice anything different?
valorian likes this.
TadeoNYC is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TadeoNYC For This Useful Post:
Gmash (January 20th, 2013)
Old January 18th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #150 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Iv'e been watching this thread, I got the 16 gb model. So at some point I might want to add a card. I found my old 2 gig card out of my HTC phone, and ironically its a Samsung brand card, so i put it in my phone to see if mine suffers from this issue. So far its fine.
slurp812 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S III
Sign up for instant notification when the Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale!
Samsung Galaxy S III

  The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the company's flagship device of 2012. As one of the most anticipated devices of the year, this device is the first to come with a Exynos 4 Quad processor. It also has Android 4.0, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED ... Read More

Tags
insert a new one., samsung, sandisk 32gb, sd card, sd card removed, siii


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S3
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.