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  1. philnholly

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    I am trying to use a 32Gb micro SD card in my Samsung Epic phone but I have the following problem after copying files to the card: After safely "undocking" the phone during the "media scanning" process, I receive a "the SD Card is damaged" message and I have to format the card again to be able to use it in the phone.

    I can copy thousands of files to the 16Gb card that came with the phone without any problems. Is anyone else having 32Gb micro SD problems or do I just have a defective card? :thinking: Thanks!
     

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    Who made the card and where did you get it from? There have been a lot of fakes on ebay.
     
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    more importantly, what in the world do you have on your phone that needs 32 gig!?

    ha jk. did you have to format it first before using it? reputable brand? - possible you got a crappy brand or defective card from reputable brand?
     
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    Either its a defective card or a fake. If you got it from eBay, its more than likely a fake.
     
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    Its and Android phone so isn't it obvious? ;)

    Yes, there's a song about that!

    I kid ... I kid ...
     
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    Yes, I agree, it's probably defective/fake. However, I did use a format utility right from the "SDCard.org" website and it formats out to 31.8 Gb, so at least that part is accurate.

    Oh, and I have about 28 Gbytes of music...I'm an old guy and have collected a lot over the years.:D
     
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    hold on to that card. the sprint community forum site have updated the list of fixes and it includes 32GB SD card issue.

    Samsung Epic:9/16 - Samsung Epic Maintenance Release...
    Fixes:
    4G de-registration when activating Mobile Hotspot
    Won't maintain Exchange credentials (emails stuck in outbox and disappearing email accounts)
    GPS performance enhancement
    HotSpot 3G Idle Battery Issues
    32GB SD Card Fix - previously when formatting the card, it wouldn't be recognized
     
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    Thanks badankles, I'll give it a try!
     

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