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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Samsung Galaxy S3 KILLS SD CARDS!!!!!!

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So I had a PNY class 10 for less than a year in my evo 4g, worked flawlessly. Bought a Sprint Siii, formatted my PNY and used it fine for a few months then all of a sudden one day my phone said I had a blank or unsupported SD card and that I had to format it. Of course I lost all my pictures and such. I tried all the programs to recover, tried adapters on the computer, I followed all the suggestions. Then gave up and tried to format it, that didn't even work, seeing that I could not format it... Hey I just thought according to all the smart people (sarcasm) online it must be dead, even though I never had an SD card die on me in any of my other 50 devices that used various SD cards.

So I just felt horrible for buying a budget SD card PNY, I didn't think was that bad, but now knew it was trash since it just died on me less than a year, and back when the EVO was out class 10 16 gig was expensive that was almost 4 years ago.

This time I thought I was not going to skimp on the card, I went straight for SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 from Amazon even made sure according to those wonderful lemmings online on posts about this, it was an official SanDisk SD card that I had to cut open.

So Got my new card everything was peachy keen for about a month, and please get the wonderful irony in this, last Friday I bought my mom an Siii from Sprint because they were having a sale for them for $50. I thought to myself I had to upgrade her crappy SD card and I ordered her the same card...It comes I install it in her new Siii and less than an hour later the SD card in my phone says either SD card removed. Insert a new one. or SD card is blank or has unsupported files. So it appears my Siii struck again... I immediately took the SD card out of my mom's phone and told her its better to use the internal storage. Of course all my pictures and things are gone. Over 400 pictures! back up back up you say... okay I have after my last lesson most of them are on my dropbox but still not all of them. YET THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN TWICE IN A ROW. I refuse to just believe that "SD cards just die" I call BS maybe once in a while but not like this.

I think there is a problem with this phone and Samsung will never admit it since they sold over 30 million phones and are the envy of Apple, but I was hoping that someone on here could prove it, figure out how to fix the SD cards to recover the information or prevent this, and or take some kind of poll to see how common this is with the Siii I have a feeling this is a known issue to someone/I will not be buying another sd card to use with a phone again. This experience is abhorrent.


I've found this youtube video youtube.com/watch?v=1fjNkQkQZ2U




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So I wanted another SD card my phone space is full. I bought an Amazon basics class 4 8GB 1 week later its fried. Thanks Samdung. I'm probably not using you again.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My phone hasn't killed my SD card. I had the original SD card in for three months with no issues. I had since upgraded to a 32GB SanDisk and it has been working fine for a little over a month now.

This isn't an issue with the Galaxy S3s. Sounds like you may have a faulty phone.
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I've been using the same 16GB microSD that came with my original Motorola Droid over 3 years ago. Never had a problem. Your title sounds very accusatory. Try taking the phone in, should be a warranty issue if it's a faulty phone. Hope you get it fixed.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Or maybe it's only your phone having problem? Surely there had to be more than only few complaints if all the units were actually affected by the issue, no? I am running the same SD since 6 months ago, not a single issue.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As others have said, seems like its an issue with your phone. For it to happen twice especially.
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no issues in 3 months and im constantly moving and removing stuff from the sdcard,
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Just to echo everyone else, it may be a fault with your software / hardware causing this. Dirty unmounts and many other things can cause corruption of the File System...

A rogue app you have installed could even be the culprit. I am using the Same Kingston I used in my HTC Desire without issue
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I've only had my phone 2 months but I have had 4 different SD cards in it. Becasue of my excessive synch testing I have moved several GBs of pix and music back and forth from then several times without issue. Granted it's only been a couple months so it's not a greeat baseline. I will tell you though that recently I went to AMAZON to buy an SD card and even after great reviews, when I went to add it to the cart I got a warning that said something like

"Many of our users reported issues with this item. it is temporarily unavailable until we can determine if we have problems with our inventory or the manufacturer".

So there may be issues with the cards too. I would suggest bringing the phone in and let them deal with it.
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If you read the reviews on Amazon concerning the SanDisk 64 gb sdxc cards with the S3 you'll find numerous others who have had cards suddenly fail. Total failure, no formatting on the phone or the computer.
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I read on another site, that since Google/android is doing away with SD card slot, that the new update I think its 4.2 will not be design for an SD card. Samsung will have to do a work around(update) for your card to work.

Now, I may be wrong.
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The MicroSD card we have now already has such a work around. Android isn't currently designed to have (large) Internal Memory AND an sdcard. The S3 mounts it's internal memory as /sdcard then the actual sd card is mounted as /extSdCard

All it is is a mount point. I could code that in from source myself.
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I can vouch for the S3 killing SD cards.

We have two S3 phones and BOTH have destroyed their respective SD cards. And, NO, these were not fake cards and were not bought on eBay; they were both expensive cards, and they both died -- at different times.

So, if your card has not been destroyed -- count yourself lucky.
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I've actually read several times that others have had this problem. Samsung sold 30 million phones its unlikely all are affected. I have noticed the SD card seems slightly moved over to one side than straight. Do you have this?

I'm not sure if kills if the proper term but corrupts it in a way that nothing can format, understand, or read it.
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Buy kingston. Life time warranty so if something does kill it, at least you're not too out of pocket. Yes I know this is not a preventative measure.
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Buy kingston. Life time warranty so if something does kill it, at least you're not too out of pocket. Yes I know this is not a preventative measure.
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Ditto for SANDISK, lifetime warranty.
Can't go wrong w/either card, whether it be KINGSTON or SANDISK.
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I've had a 64GB card die in my Galaxy S3 however allot of 64GB Sandisk cards were found to be faulty.

Had no problems with the replacement so hopefully it was just the card.
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For those of you who have had problems, are you all using 64Gb cards? I'm using a 16Gb card but am expecting my 32Gb card to arrive in the post any day (sandisk) but I'm nervous of putting it in after reading this thread.
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For those of you who have had problems, are you all using 64Gb cards? I'm using a 16Gb card but am expecting my 32Gb card to arrive in the post any day (sandisk) but I'm nervous of putting it in after reading this thread.
I had 2 sandisk 32gb cards(bought from RadioShack and Best Buy) die after a month of use. I put in my old sandisk 16gb and haven't had an issue(knock on wood) maybe its the larger cards?
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I had 2 sandisk 32gb cards(bought from RadioShack and Best Buy) die after a month of use. I put in my old sandisk 16gb and haven't had an issue(knock on wood) maybe its the larger cards?
I've had 32GB card since I got my S3 a few months back and before that it was in another phone and nothing has happened.

It is only about what you do with the card, how you take it out, connect the phone to PC and disconnect it and what files you have on there. The OP might just as well have had a virus that killed the cards.

One way or another, S3 has no widespread problem with cards as the title might suggest.
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usually when i see posts like this, it's always a rant on SanDisk cards. i haven't used a SanDisk card in years after one failed on my DS flash card =P

after that time, i was strictly sticking with Kingston and Patriot. until Samsung released their own micro SD cards plus the benefit of the whole "water-proof and shock-proof" guarantee on them.

been using a Samsung 32 GB since then, no issues.
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I have used a Sandisk 64g card from day one since I got my s3 about two months ago. No problems whatsoever. It should be noted that my phone is not rooted or flashed.
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I have to agree with the OP. When I purchased my original S3, I continued to use the 8gb card I had in my DX. The S3 fried it in a month (same issues as as the OP). I decided to get a good card so I purchased and SanDisk 32gb SDHC Ultra, Class 10. Prior to installing it, I dropped my S3 and it broke. I had insurance, got a new one, installed the 32gb card in the second S3 and within about a month in a half, it fried as well. I'm currently on a PNY 16gb SDHC, Class 10 and it has so far lasted about 2 months. Needless to say, I back up on a frequent basis.

There's a similar thread over on the Android Central S3 forum where this has happened to other owners as well. Maybe it's a bad batch of phones. I love this phone, but it has issues.

BTW... not rooted.
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I have always used SanDisk with no problems. Just bought a 64g the other day to replace the 16g I had for over a year with no issues. Just plug and play.
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Sorry to hear that you lost all your pictures due to the problem..have you ever thought about using Drop box it works great and will upload you pics automatically from the Galaxy s3 once set up. I have had no problems with my SD card...hope you get your problem resovled.
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Class 10 sd card are actually good for smartphones, all they do is transfer data faster. Any of the lower sd card from sandisk are better to use on smartphones
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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
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I am running a 32GB Class 10 PNY card, going on 2 months not a single problem.

I only store my music on it though and the odd thing here and there.

I wonder if people are running apps from their SD cards?
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I've had my SG3 for about 2 months and all i do is read and write to my external sd card. All my music is stored on it (i listen to music constantly), I have movies and tv shows on it (which I swap out frequently) and anything the SG3 camera does (video and picture) goes right to the sd card. Never a hiccup or anything.

I think it would really help this convo if people start adding in if they are rooted, if they are using a custom rom, or forcing apps to the sd card.

I'm unrooted and stock everything. no customization apps.
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I've had my SG3 for about 2 months and all i do is read and write to my external sd card. All my music is stored on it (i listen to music constantly), I have movies and tv shows on it (which I swap out frequently) and anything the SG3 camera does (video and picture) goes right to the sd card. Never a hiccup or anything.

I think it would really help this convo if people start adding in if they are rooted, if they are using a custom rom, or forcing apps to the sd card.

I'm unrooted and stock everything. no customization apps.
I was rooted up until yetersay, no problems with SD cards failing.
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FWIW (and it may be worth nothing), I'd never use the SD card for apps on the GS3- just photos/music. With the large internal memory, I'd use that for apps simply because of the amount of reading/writing that will be going on constantly. It seems like if anything will kill an SD card more quickly, that would.

There's also the speed factor- why would you want to slow down your phone by forcing it to do constant reads/writes to slower media?

I do understand that some of you probably have tons of game which eat up internal memory fast, so I can see why you might want to use it for app space too.

And always have a backup of those photos & music- forget the SD card issue- who knows when your phone is going to just completely crap out!
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usually when i see posts like this, it's always a rant on SanDisk cards. i haven't used a SanDisk card in years after one failed on my DS flash card =P

after that time, i was strictly sticking with Kingston and Patriot. until Samsung released their own micro SD cards plus the benefit of the whole "water-proof and shock-proof" guarantee on them.

been using a Samsung 32 GB since then, no issues.
to add on. i've been using the Samsung card since the phone's release. it's the class 10 version.

was unrooted for about 2 months, storing and playing music on it. saving the pictures and videos to it.

once rooted- tried several ROMs, but still storing and playing music on it, although depending on the ROM- didn't save pictures and videos to it. (TouchWiz ROMs allow you to choose save location, whereas AOSP ROMs only save to internal)
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Maybe their mission is to kill any non-Samsung card- brilliant and evil all at the same time!
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Guys, I bought a SIII in July 2012 and my 16GB MicroSD died on me in October 2012... And on 30th Nov 2012, my phone died!! It was working fine till 3PM, then nothing............ It won't turn on! Tried everything. The battery is working fine.

I should have listened to my friends...

I have given the phone for warranty repairs, lets hope they figure out the problem and it never happens again!
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It is only about what you do with the card, how you take it out, connect the phone to PC and disconnect it and what files you have on there.
While these are certain to have an affect, in the case of my wife's phone, apart from sticking a brand new SD card in her phone and formatting it, it was never disconnected from the phone.

As to claiming it's the kind of files -- really??? Her card had music (mp3), pictures and video (taken with the phone). If you can't store these on an SD card, then what is the point of having one?

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Oh, give me a break -- this is an Android phone, not a Windows PC. And as I said, my wife's card had NOTHING on it when it was inserted into her phone.

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One way or another, S3 has no widespread problem with cards as the title might suggest.
What is "widespread" depends on your definition, but my wife and I had had several smart phones, I know quite a few folks with smart phones (including iPhones) and the ONLY instances I've personally run across in all these YEARS of phone corrupting SD cards -- is with THIS phone -- BOTH of our SG3s. That's "widespread" enough for me!
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... I have given the phone for warranty repairs, lets hope they figure out the problem and it never happens again!
I seriously doubt they will ...

Even if a few THOUSAND folks reported this problem, that still is a very SMALL proportion of the tens of MILLIONS of SG3 that Samsung has sold. Unless they see a flood of folks ditching Samsung for something else, they are not going to invest any real time or effort in this.

The problem is, if you're one of the few that have experienced this, being part of a small number is no help and no consolation. I once had a new car that died on the way home from work every Friday night within the same few minute time period. The fact that mine was apparently the ONLY one that did that did not help me when I stood there waiting for a tow truck, week after week after week (I sold the car -- dealer was never able to fix it).

As for me, I'm looking to replace this with a non-Samsung product when new phones come out. I had two HTCs and they were great. I also know folks with Razrs -- and they are great as well.
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While these are certain to have an affect, in the case of my wife's phone, apart from sticking a brand new SD card in her phone and formatting it, it was never disconnected from the phone.

As to claiming it's the kind of files -- really??? Her card had music (mp3), pictures and video (taken with the phone). If you can't store these on an SD card, then what is the point of having one?



Oh, give me a break -- this is an Android phone, not a Windows PC. And as I said, my wife's card had NOTHING on it when it was inserted into her phone.



What is "widespread" depends on your definition, but my wife and I had had several smart phones, I know quite a few folks with smart phones (including iPhones) and the ONLY instances I've personally run across in all these YEARS of phone corrupting SD cards -- is with THIS phone -- BOTH of our SG3s. That's "widespread" enough for me!
If both you and your wife experienced that, it just means you connect the phones to a PC that breaks the cards or has virus or something like that.
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If both you and your wife experienced that, it just means you connect the phones to a PC that breaks the cards or has virus or something like that.
Disagree. Both of my cards were fried by two different S3s and neither phone had ever been connected to a PC. Next...
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Disagree. Both of my cards were fried by two different S3s and neither phone had ever been connected to a PC. Next...

I'm going to have to call you out on this; how exactly does your wife have music on her external sd card? Google music ONLY loads to your internal storage when you have it set for offline play. If you have loaded music from google play onto the external card you have done so with a third party app and that could easily be the culprit. Even if you moved the music via wifi (airdroid, kies etc) you are still taking something from your computer to your sgs3 it could still corrupt it just the same as if it was connected via usb.

mini-rant you have been forewarned:: IMHO i have a feeling like it's an app that is not playing well with the SGS3. I run across a couple of apps that have made my SGS3 act funky, most recently was XMBC (it's beta I know), after installing it, every time I unlocked my phone the calender would launch. uninstalled it and the problem is gone. Android is good, but the market is full of sloppily written apps that are bug ridden and too many people just download whatever to their phones without thinking about where it came from, who made it, why is it free, why does a game need permissions to access call records etc..

Case in point: the app Light flow, it's a simple app that lets you have more control over the led indicator and change it's color. On the SGS3, if causes a host of issues like a non functioning keyboard and talk back issues (there are other issues too).
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Disagree. Both of my cards were fried by two different S3s and neither phone had ever been connected to a PC. Next...
You say so, I say that it cannot be coincidence that two people living together have their cards broken in the same phone model.
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This is a pretty disturbing thread to read. I just got a 32GB Sandisk class 10 on a Black Friday/Cyber Monday special last week. I've never had an SD card die on me ever. If this changes with the S3, I will not let this go quietly. I'll come back to this thread in a month or two to update on how it's going.
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This is a pretty disturbing thread to read. I just got a 32GB Sandisk class 10 on a Black Friday/Cyber Monday special last week. I've never had an SD card die on me ever. If this changes with the S3, I will not let this go quietly. I'll come back to this thread in a month or two to update on how it's going.
All this is just a thread with a few people reporting issues. I am going to repeat:

Samsung sold MILLIONS of S3s and you really think only a few people have this problem when all the phones are defective? I call this BS campaign.
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I agree with the OP. I have the s3 since its release and used an original sandisk 32gb card with no problems. However, yesterday for some reason I started getting error messages that my sd card was unmounted, or unsupported, blank, etc. After googling this problem I see many many people all over the place are having problems with the s3 and sd cards. Google it yourself and see.
I even tried putting the card in the pc to reformat it but it didn't recognize it. So after putting it back in the phone after three hours the s3 decided to recognize the card and so far its not giving me error messages yet. But people the s3 definitely has issues with sd cards and its only a matter of time till you see so yourselves!
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A Google search for "phone killed SD card" turns up links discussing Samsung, HTC & Windows phones, not just the S3. I'm not saying it doesn't have some sort of issue, but it certainly isn't the only one.

I think to make a real call on it, you'd have to somehow get stats for many different phones showing SD card failure rates. A few of the links even suggest it is an ICS problem, so it will be interesting to see if the reports of the issue on the S3 die down as more folks move to JB...
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A Google search for "phone killed SD card" turns up links discussing Samsung, HTC & Windows phones, not just the S3. I'm not saying it doesn't have some sort of issue, but it certainly isn't the only one.

I think to make a real call on it, you'd have to somehow get stats for many different phones showing SD card failure rates. A few of the links even suggest it is an ICS problem, so it will be interesting to see if the reports of the issue on the S3 die down as more folks move to JB...
First of all I am on Jelly Bean and never had a problem with ICS, so I would not say its an ICS issue. Second of all search "galaxy s3 sd card unexpectedly removed" and you will see what I mean. Actually it is such a popular google search, that when you start typing " galaxy sd card" google will provide you "unexpectedly removed" as the third most popular search term!!
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First of all I am on Jelly Bean and never had a problem with ICS, so I would not say its an ICS issue. Second of all search "galaxy s3 sd card unexpectedly removed" and you will see what I mean. Actually it is such a popular google search, that when you start typing " galaxy sd card" google will provide you "unexpectedly removed" as the third most popular search term!!
You're going about your search in the wrong way if you want to compare the S3 to other phones- try "sd card unexpectedly removed" and you'll see that many different phones come up. Of course your results are all regarding the S3 when you put "galaxy s3" as part of the search string!
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When I was reviewing SD cards for the S3, I did see a lot of ppl complaining about losing data on their cards which is probably why I choose to by the Samsung brand SD card even though it was more $$$. Lessen the chance of losing my data.

No problems after having it for 3-4 months so far

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Had my S3 for a month with no problems. Have a 16 card I previously used on a ZTE, & an LG. Had the card for 2 years. Been formatted several times, & still holds everything I put on it.
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I'm not sure if it's the phone, but I've gone through three 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSD cards.

The first didn't work at all, and I exchanged it. The second worked in its "native" format (exFAT) in my stock GS3, but I then installed Cyanogenmod 10 (which doesn't support exFAT). I tried to reformat the card as FAT32, but it became unreadable. The third successfully formatted to FAT32 and allowed me to transfer *some* files (in Windows), but then started to give error messages, both in Windows and in the phone. It then became unreadable and unformattable (in the phone, in Windows, and in Linux).

I've given up and ordered a 32GB card, which I hope works better.
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All this is just a thread with a few people reporting issues. I am going to repeat:

Samsung sold MILLIONS of S3s and you really think only a few people have this problem when all the phones are defective? I call this BS campaign.
The phone has been available for 6 months now and with the higher models having 32gb internal memory, it's possible that many S3 owners hadn't even used external storage yet. It's too early to tell if this is a major scale problem but I hope it's only affecting a limited number of people, cause I've done some searching and it's starting to occur more often lately. Someone on another forum suggested to try blowing into the SD card slot to remedy the problem...but that wouldn't explain why your card can no longer be read by your PC.

And by the way, blindly defending Samsung/the S3 reminds me of Apple fanboy type behavior. Let's be objective here and open to the possibility that your phone or my phone could be next...


Samsung's galaxy s3 sd card issues - YouTube

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=s3%20sd%20card&source=web&cd=3&ca d=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums. androidcentral.com%2Fsamsung-galaxy-s-iii%2F215600-t-galaxy-s3-sd-card-issues.html&ei=ZeC_UPGWDZSw8ASelYDYAg&usg=AFQjCNHr kAFcjaNDmtQpQShgXM4KHBl3LA

"Hmm... This seems to be happening a lot. And I'm about to upgrade my card. I wonder if its a phone issue or a card issue. Is the brand, capacity, and speed of the micro SD card that "fried" the same as the one that works? "


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=s3%20sd%20card&source=web&cd=3&ca d=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CEYQrAIoATAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffor ums.androidcentral.com%2Fsamsung-galaxy-s-iii%2F190074-sd-card-fried-new-galaxy-s3-2.html&ei=ZeC_UPGWDZSw8ASelYDYAg&usg=AFQjCNEeGWwqS kXmsyfwZBpK_r5MkTaqyQ

"My galaxy s3 has fried two sd cards of mine. In the first week or so I purchased it in July, my old samsung sd card died. I bought a sandisk from amazon, and 3 months later it died too, repeatedly shows "blank sd card" error.

I tend to think this is a S3 issue now. "

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1906058&page=8

"Just found this thread today...

My first 64GB SanDisk died after about 4 weeks of usage. I noticed something was going wrong as CWM would not find files that I previously copied to the card. After a while I was only able to view the content of the SD but not copy files back to my PC. A short time later I couldn't access the card at all.

SanDisk replaced the card under warranty though. "

"Another victim here

32GB card died. More than money it's about the buttload of inconvenience. It seems to have happened across ROMs, across memory mfg brands and across classes. Pretty sure it's a h/w fault now.

Totally not cool. "

"Well I've got to add my name to the list of fried SD card owners.

I was using a Sandisk 32gb SDHC since about mid September when I first had the phone and it was faultless up until the weekend. Suddenly and without any warning, overnight the phone desides that the SD card needs formatting and nothing I could do would bring it back. Computer doesn't recognise it whatsoever and no solution I've found online seems to have any effect.

To add insult to injury, I got hold of a 64gb version of the Sandisk and within 24 hours that one was toast as well. The only difference being that this one is detectable by the computer. Unfortunately, no formatting program seems to cure the card. My desktop, laptop and netbook all fail to make the card work again. I'm obviously going to have to get in touch with Amazon/Sandisk to see about replacements or refunds but I've lost confidence in this phone/card combination on a massive scale. "
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You guys have me confused with another poster. My wife doesn't have an S3 and I never mentioned anything about music.
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