can i use any 64gb microsd card?General

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  1. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    will any 64gb microsd card work in the note 10.1, i think i read somewhere the tablet is a bit picky about the card you use, i was looking at the Sandisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 Micro SD Card, is anyone else using this with no problems?


  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

  3. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    does android not like ntfs very much? is it better supported with fat32?
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    NTFS is not supported by default.
  5. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info most cards come pre formatted as fat 32, if it's not does it have to be formatted on a pc or can android format it?
  6. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Anything over 32GB will come formated as exFAT and not FAT32 and Windows will not let you format it to FAT32. I used GUIFormat.
  7. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    thank you, i will use that as well when i get it.

    thanks for letting me know
  8. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member

    Mind if I join in here?

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

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

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

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

  9. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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

    If you think yours will not cause porblems on your PC, you do not have to format it to FAT32.
  10. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the quick reply.

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

    Thanks again.
  11. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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

    The card will work just fine one the tablet
  12. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. One of is is confused.

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

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

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

  13. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member


    You can also connect it to PC while it is in the Note, no problem.
  14. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member

    Great. Thanks.
  15. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Your card reader you use with your laptop is at fault as it does not work iwth SDXC cards. Best to buy a card like that iwht an adapter already, so that you are sure the adapter itself works.
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  17. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    You are correct, i have just checked and my kingston mobilelite g2 doesn't support sdxc, i am assuming my laptop which is about 2 years old also doesn't.

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

    thank you for the info its been really helpful
  18. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Buy a card reader made by someone like SanDIsk and you should be fine. They used to have MicroMate readers specifically fro MicroSD.
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  19. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    thank you so much for your help, i have been going around in circles wondering why it wouldn't work.

    i have just ordered a reader that says it fully supports xc cards, when i get it should it show as 64gb straight away on my laptop or will i have to format it again in the new card reader?
  20. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    It should work straight away and see the card as 64GB with around 59GB free, but if it does not, you know what to do ;)
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  21. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    would the fact that is shows as 32gb in my 10.1 at the moment be because its been formatted in a card reader that doesnt support xc cards?
    when i have formatted as 32gb it shows in the 10.1 as 29gb free, im hoping thats the reason why.
  22. Loren

    Loren Well-Known Member

    Did you try formatting it on Windows using this program?
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  23. james_uk

    james_uk Well-Known Member

    yeh i did luse that program loren, in the program it shows that its formatting a 32gb card, but its done that on 2 64gb cards now, but my card reader doesn't support xc cards.

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