Formatting 32 GB

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  1. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    I am getting a 32 GB micro SanDisk SD card.

    Should I have to format it before using?
    Should I format it in the Desire? How to do this?

    Should I format in my PC?
    Is the format FAT 32?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member
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    It is easiest to do it in the Desire plus then it is formatted correctly.

    Go into menu > Settings > SD card and phone storage and within there is format SD card.

    If you do have anything on the card it will be lost so make sure you back anything up onto your PC.

    Hope that helps mate.
     
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  3. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member
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    I didn't think you had to format a card, just plonk it in and off you go (whch is what I did!)? What are the benefits of formatting?
     
  4. wabbitt1970

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    I've yet to have a 32GB card work in my Desire. I've formatted all ways and never had it be able to reliably read anything off the card (music, video, etc.). I've resorted to going back to a 16GB card which works fine.

    Maybe because the two 32GB cards I have are from Chinese origin although they work fine in a card reader.
     
  5. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    That's why I'm willing to pay the premium for SanDisk.
     
  6. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member
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    I've got a Scandisk one and it works' ok... That's why I'm a bit mystified about the pros and cons of formatting before use.
     
  7. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    You are probably right and I won't need to format it. I was just checking how to do it if needed.
     
  8. Adebisi

    Adebisi Well-Known Member
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    They will be fake and not 32GB I suspect
     
  9. mikey_mike

    mikey_mike Active Member
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    You need to format the card inside the Desire.
    After format the Desire creates oem dir files
     
  10. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member
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    I thought the desire couldnt format above 16gb?
     
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