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  1. cjebs

    cjebs Member

    Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch support 64gb sd cards? Also, does it matter (other than to my wallet) if the card is expensive or cheap?

    I plan to buy the SGT2 soon and want to buy the right storage card.

    Thanks.
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  2. Trinhbo

    Trinhbo Member

    No, it does not. The specs says it supports up to 32GB microSDHC cards.
  3. tomahawk11

    tomahawk11 Guest

    Anyone know if the higher speed rated cards are needed? Does class 4 or 10 makes a difference in these devices?
  4. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    I have a class 4 sandisk 32 gb memory card and it works flawlessly
  5. Boo Boo

    Boo Boo Well-Known Member

    some say 64gb cards work. pnly way to know is to buy one and try.
  6. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    Interesting to know
  7. pectin232

    pectin232 Active Member

    I wish it works.. anyone tried it please share your experiences
  8. Trinhbo

    Trinhbo Member

    Class 10 will have much faster write speeds so it's worth it if you are copying large files like movies onto the card. I got a 32GB class 10 for about $28 from Newegg when it went on sale. Just keep an eye on DealNews or SlickDeals.
  9. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    Just keep in mind, the faster write speed the higher the chance you have with write errors. Just like burning a cd or dvd
  10. sweller

    sweller Member

    This topic has been discussed extensively. The general consensus is that Class 10 cards are worth it only if the device hardware can take advantage of it. The current crop of tablets can't. Cameras and video cameras can. There have also been cases where Class 10 cards have caused problems with devices that can't take advantage of the higher write speeds.

    Of course, results not typical, your mileage may vary, consult your doctor first, yadda, yadda, yadda...
  11. ColtsWalker

    ColtsWalker Well-Known Member

    I can't see as to how pointing out something that is not helpful and also quite self evident facilitates the user. It is reasonable to assume that cjebs asked here so as to avoid spending approx $70-$80 and, after it fails to work, having to deal with attempting to return item for refund.

    cjebs - The 64gb cards use a different standard called SDXC, as opposed to the SDHC standard. We have a new 64gb Sandisk card here in the company computer lab, and I tried it in my wife's Galaxy tablet after reading your post. It did not work. I made the assumption that the new card is known to be good; I will ask the department head tomorrow to verify.

    I think the problem is twofold, the data rate is in excess of the device i/o cap and SDXC is not supported in general. Perhaps a driver will be made available in the future to make use of these new high capacity cards possible, however that is speculation without having full knowledge of what hardware limitations imposed could prevent driver emulation, and buffering of the transfer rate would also be necessary.

    Finally, a personal preference for me is PNY brand MicroSD cards, we are currently using one, 32gb PNY MicroSD obtained from Walmart for approx $25. PNY is a good balance between value and quality. Go too cheap and you will deal with unreliability. Although I mentioned Sandisk above, only because that is what was in the lab, I personally avoid Sandisk at all cost ever since the U3 Launchpad scandal (many considered it a virus intentionally present by Sandisk.) U3 auto installation would not be an issue with an Android device.
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  12. gymbob

    gymbob New Member

    I use this 64GB card - SanDisk 64GB Mobile Ultra MicroSDXC Class 6 Memory Card in my GT 2 7 and currently have about 50GB of music and movies stored on it. It has worked fine so far. When I bought it, I did have to put the card into the tab and let it format it before taking it out and transferring files onto it using my Windows computer. Hope this info helps.
  13. cjebs

    cjebs Member

    Good to know, but I've invested my budget on two 32gb sd cards now, so I guess I'll just have to swap them out. Currently I've got audio and epub books on one card and movies on the other.
  14. mevipinsetia

    mevipinsetia New Member

    Does class 4 or 10 makes a difference in these devices?
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