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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OverByter, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    Has anyone been able to use a 64 GB micro SDXC card with this phone?

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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    I may be wrong but at least in the 3d (same as v 4g) can only hold up to 32 gb

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
  3. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert

    64 gigs?
    Might as well carry a laptop around.
  4. qu4ttro

    qu4ttro Well-Known Member

    It *should* work if you format the card in the phone. It will need to be formatted as FAT32.
  5. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    Most devices state that because 32 GB was the largest card until recently, I don't believe that it's a technical limitation. I've read over at xda that people have 64 gb SanDisk cards running in the Evo 3d after formatting in the phone.
  6. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    I use my phone as my primary media player, got a 32 GB class 10 when I bought the phone 2 months ago and I only have 1 gig left. I prefer to stream my music from the card as opposed to using the cloud. It's not like it'll weigh more with the larger card. ;-)
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  7. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

    Best Buy has one 64GB SDXC for sale (online) right now for $60. One reviewer at Best Buy claimed that theirs actually delivered as a Class 10. I found similar reports on XDA regarding an Amazon item.
  8. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    I got a 64 gb class 10 SanDisk for $70, the class 6 was $60 on ebay. NewEgg wanted like $78. All my media took up almost 25 gb and with backups on this phone using almost 1.5 gigs I have run out of room. The 64 gb should hopefully last me forever and a day. You can easily see the difference in photos, the class 10 has a u with the number one in the center, the class 6 doesn't have that logo. The Best Buy ad states that it is a class 6.
  9. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I understand. For a card this size, it would certainly be beneficial to be guaranteed the faster speeds of the class 10. I'm not sure it would make any difference (class 6 vs. class 10) in the actual operation of the phone, but the class 10 would certainly be handy when moving large amount of data back and forth.

    There does seem to be some serious confusion on the speed branding. I noticed that the first 2 photos (out of the 4 photos posted) on Sandisk's own Amazon sale (class 10 UHS-1 card) are the wrong product. The second pair of photos appear to be correct.
  10. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

    Even stranger, the reviewer at Best Buy that claims he got the class 10 card after ordering the class 6 card is posting similar speed results to that of the Amazon class 10 purchasers. With Best Buy not even carrying the class 10, either he has a really high quality class 6 or they accidentally shipped him the wrong sdxc card.
  11. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    Yeah my guess would be that he got lucky with an improperly binned card.
    Or maybe it can't sustain those speeds at higher temps and that's why it was binned as a Class 6.
  12. csc13

    csc13 Newbie

    The 64 GB class 6 & class 10 cards work great for me
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  13. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    The way to tell for sure is to check the markings on the card, just ignore what the box says. Might have shipped the card in the wrong packaging.

  14. boomer_jmoore

    boomer_jmoore Android Enthusiast

    I have a class 10 64GB sdxc card in mines and it works perfectly fine. I formatted it on the computer cause you can't format it via the phone. So yeah get one. I'm a music junkie and I'm almost out of space now. If only they would make a 128GB card...
  15. csc13

    csc13 Newbie

    I formatted my 64GB class 10 card in my phone with no problems.
  16. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    This SanDisk 64 gb class 10 smokes my GSkill 32 gb class 10. I'm seeing average writes of 9.8 mb/s vs 8.9 and reads of 29 vs 22. And I formatted on the computer also just so I could test and control allocation sizes. Microshaft never makes it easy though, OS refuses to format fat32 any larger than 32 GB, had to go with Easeus partition manager.
  17. loulou

    loulou Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me how to do this before I tear my hair out?

    I keep reading that formatting a 64GB to NTFS won't work. Everywhere I read has instructions for 32GB cards, not 64GB and say that Vista has some artificial limit for 32GB.

    Should I try (via Computer>Format) Allocation size 4096 bytes and NTFS? Will that work?

    Edit: I'm trying this method: http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/mot...-format-sd-card-especially-64gb-fat-32-a.html
  18. csc13

    csc13 Newbie

    I put the card in my phone, booted it up, went in the settings & chose unmount & erase SD card. Then I shutdown the phone, removed the card, put it in laptop, moved files over, reinserted in phone & booted it up. No problems!
    It will be formatted FAT32.
  19. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru
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    See my post right above yours. Google for the partition manager, it's free for personal use. I tested and found 32 kb allocation size to be the fastest without a ton of slack space.
  20. Arkainian

    Arkainian Newbie

    My V works awesome with the 64gb card, bought a class 10/uh1 for $66 on amazon.
  21. loulou

    loulou Well-Known Member

    I tried doing it on my PC via this method: HOW TO - Format an SD Card (especially 64Gb) to FAT 32

    I DON'T recommend doing it the way Post #1 instructs. It took nearly two hours (!) and my PC then informed me that the card was too big.

    Further down in that thread, someone mentions putting the 64GB SDXC card in my Samsung S3, selecting "Format" and it does it within a minute! If I knew that initially it'd have saved me a whole load of hassle!

    There's not a lot of help out there about formatting 64GB MicroSDs on the web right now, which is why I was getting so p**sed off!
  22. bsoplinger

    bsoplinger Well-Known Member

    I just formatted mine card in my Mac. Works fine. I have fuze installed so was able to create a 2nd EXT partition to use app2SD. Just another alternative for the formatting issue. I'd think a Linux live CD and gparted would work also.
  23. 32 is all I've ever needed.
  24. RichardSeq

    RichardSeq Member

    I have two 64 GBs for the sake storage and a 32 GB for my Samsung Galaxy Tab II 7

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