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What 64 GB microSD for Note 3?Support

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  1. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    OK so the OTG cable will also mount a card reader and card just fine so the Note 3 can recognise, read and if necessary will copy to either phone memory memory anything off a card so we are talking SD cards, Compact Flash cards, etc from cameras or wherever as well of course as another micro-SD card.

    I'm very grateful.

    If you have a picture, for instance, on a camera with standard card and you have your Note 3 but no computer, you can read the picture off the card, primitively edit and email from the phone.


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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Use my OTG all the time, when on the go. I wouldn't recommend using for transferring a lot of files though.
  3. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    Been using a sandisk ultra on N3 for 1+ week with no issues. Worked fine on my bionic also.

    Thinking the cards mentioned earlier were knockoffs or something. Else I am lucky with mine.
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  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I've been using mine since my Motorola Photon 2 years ago. Never ran into the issues that others have.
  5. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    OK, I'll bite. Why not?
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Every time I attempted transferring a large amount of data using the OTG, the connection always seems to get lost and the full transfer does not complete.

    Just for fun, I had attempted transferring over my 16gb of music, that I had deleted off the microSD, just to see if it would transfer again. It probably made it 1/2 way through and then lost connection.

    Media is not something I can compromise getting corrupted, so that's one thing I don't mess with, when it comes to files I put on my devices. For big transfers, I always use a PC.
  7. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    That's not good. I was recommended this primarily to use to backup the entire phone eg to a flash drive.

    I do not own nor have I ever owned a PC and have no clue what a "right click" is.
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If I had a Mac, I'd use that before using a OTG. The problem with using a OTG is that it's not a "powered" USB drive, which is the main reason (I'm assuming) that big file transfers stop half way.

    If you've never owned a PC and/or Mac, I suggest purchasing the Samsung Smart Dock. Even that would be more reliable in "backing up" to an external drive, then using any OTG dongle. I'd also suggest copy/paste 1 or 2 folders at a time, as the folders could a accumulate a lot of data over time, especially the "Android" folder on the internal storage. That folder usually hosts all the backup data for each app that is used on the phone, most importantly apps that have "backup" functions to save settings.

    OTG dongles were really meant for the purposes of transferring a few files, but not a lot of files.

    Now, another thing that many people may not be familiar with is WiFi Direct. This is my absolute favorite way to transfer files from one wifi enabled device to another. Once you have the devices recognizing each other, the transfer rate is extremely fast for an OTA file transfer. I've done this plenty of times using my Note 8 and Note 2 (and will be doing it tonight with the Note 3.
  9. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    I've owned and always run Macs since 27 November 1987.

    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll look at them in the morning. Looking for a way to back the whole phone up regularly (like weekly) given it won't mount on the Mac desktop.
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I keep forgetting about the mac connectivity not being as straight forward as pc.

    I'll have to think about what other alternatives, aside from the smartphone.
  11. Enzo Heavenly

    Enzo Heavenly Well-Known Member

    I'm rocking a Samsung Pro 64gb microSD. It is fast, but on benchmarks it's not THAT fast (compared to others), said that, it is quite solid at write speed, so... good for 4k recording.

    The other (old) card I use is PNY Class 10 (16gb), almost as fast at the Samsung Pro.

    No compatibility issues (reason why I skipped Sandisk)

    My 2 cents :)
  12. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

  13. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    Why are the 64 GB MicroSD cards so crazy expensive? I am looking around and can easily pick up some excellent 32 GB cards for around $18.00 + free shipping. Why are the 64 GB cards so high...the ones I'm seeing are starting around $50.00, around 3 times the price for only double capacity.
  14. iggibar

    iggibar Active Member

    I bought that SanDisk Ultra 64 from that seller way back when for my Note 2, and am now using it on my Note 3. Never had an issue. Defects do come out with flash drives. It doesn't mean they all have problems. All hard drives, SSDs, and other storage drives can have issues. Compared to other flash drives, the SD Ultra reviews show stellar customer satisfaction.
  15. HanSolo

    HanSolo Well-Known Member

    It might just be that Sandisk is one of the most popular brands out there and is bought by many more people, and so you will get more stories of it failing. I never even knew Samsung had a branded micro SD card until I read about it on here somewhere.

    I bought a 64GB Samsung card for my Note 3, but I think I'm going to go with Sandisk for my Note 10.1.
  16. dalumberjack

    dalumberjack Well-Known Member

  17. jwither

    jwither Well-Known Member

    Probably because it's the largest you can get at the moment.
  18. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Well-Known Member

  19. Enzo Heavenly

    Enzo Heavenly Well-Known Member

    I got the Note 3 @ release date, I've been using it til now with the Samsung PRO 64gb microSD UHS-1 with NO problems at all.

    But, I must confess, it's read speed ain't that amazing (compared to el cheap-o PNY 16gb Class 10), but... write speed is indeed more solid (which I wanted, for 4K stuff)
  20. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

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  22. iloveyiyi

    iloveyiyi Member

    I have a Kingston 64GB in mine (I might have mistakenly said 32GB on another forum), and did some 4K video recording on it the other day, zero problem at all. Had an A-data 32GB in my Note 1 and that one crapped out on me within a year.
  23. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Don't buy flash memory on eBay. It is far far far too risky. The Cons heavily outweigh the Pros.
    I'm not sure I'd even try to get flash memory on Amazon anymore to be honest. Many Third Party Amazon sellers have even fallen victim to the same problems. If I were to get any flash chips from Amazon it would have to be sold and fulfilled exclusively by Amazon proper - though it is not a fool proof rule like it once was.
  24. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    What is the problem with it? If it is a branded sealed package? Honestly, I don't know...please explain for the rest of us.
  25. Dagr

    Dagr Well-Known Member

    I currently have a 16gb card that I had lying around in my N3, but want to upgrade it soon.

    Question: When I get a new higher capacity card, can I simply copy the entire contents of card A to card B using windows, and then put card B into the N3?

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