1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

External memory

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JohnB47, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi.

    I see the new Galaxy Note 10.1 has a memory slot that takes "microSD up to 64GB" according to the specs on Samsungs website.

    When I search for this capacity of card, all I can find is either MicroSDHC or microSDXC cards.

    Does anyone know if the new tab will accept these type of cards? I've EMailed Samsung with this question - I'll reply here with their response.

    Thanks.
     


  2. homegeek

    homegeek Well-Known Member

  3. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks.

    Hmmm, I'm sure I read 'up to 64Gb' somewhere on the Samsung UK website but now all I can find is what you've quoted. Maybe they spotted the error or I was simply mistaken.

    OK, problem solved - 32Gb it is then (although I read a post somewhere that an owner of an Iconia A500 put a higher than spec'ed microSD card in and found that the device accepted it OK).

    Cheers.

    PS, why are there only white versions of the new Note 10.1 currently for sale. Do they manufacture thousands of white ones first, then switch over to black? If not, where are all the black ones?
     
  4. haris163

    haris163 Well-Known Member

  5. 05GT

    05GT Member

    They accept the 64GB microSD cards as long as they're formatted FAT32.
     
  6. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks.

    So FAT32 isn't the 'normal' format? Sorry - I'm not very clear on this formatting stuff. How would you format it - in the tab itself?

    Also, haris163, I should have explained that I'm in the UK. This tab is very thin on the ground at the moment and any that I've found are white. I'm wondering - wouldn't a manufacturer work with major retailers like amazon.co.uk, to get stocks all lined up for a launch? Seems not to have happened over here.

    Finally, as for the original topic - perhaps this review is where I got the (wrong?) info originally:

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: So Close To Greatness | TechCrunch
     
  7. Loren

    Loren Member

    64 GB SanDisk SDXC...

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    JohnB47 likes this.
  8. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. That seems clear enough. Did you insert the card and then format it? Just wondering. Also, why would Samsung not boast that the tab takes up to 64Gb additional storage?

    Finally, in the bottom picture, what does the 3.85GB figure relate to? Is that what you have remaining of your internal (maybe 16GB) storage?

    Thanks again.
     
  9. Loren

    Loren Member

    ICS has a problem formatting SD cards (I believe it is a know bug) - I had to format the SD card in an old phone with Gingerbread (actually a Samsung Captivate).

    The owners manuals does state "up to 64 GB" as does the video intro in the Samsung support section.

    The 3.85 GB is the current amount used -- so 3.85 GB used out of 59.46 GB total.
     
    JohnB47 likes this.
  10. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the excellent response.

    Interesting what you say about the manual quoting up to 64GB - different to the spec shown on various websites, including Samsungs. Must look up the 'video intro...'.

    I've tried looking for the User Manual but it's currently 'not available' to download on Samsung UK website. I've seen it on other sites but I'm worried that they are virus carriers. Edit: Just found the manual for download on Samsung.com.

    Cheers.
     
  11. jlschulz

    jlschulz Lurker

    Fat32 doesn't offically format more than 32. I'm surprised you had a phone that did it. I had to download an app and format a 64 through my pc.
     
  12. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hmmm.

    Can I get this straight. If I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 and insert a 64GB microsdxc card in it and then use the tab to format it, it will work. Yes?

    jlschulz - I'm confused as to why you had to "download an app and format a 64 through my pc."

    If the User Manual says you can use an 'up to 64GB' card, surely it must mean that the tab can both format that size of card and use it?

    Just wondering why all this odd formatting is being done.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Loren

    Loren Member

    If you did the 50 MB OTA update from yesterday then the updated fixes the ability to format SDXC cards.

    I tested it this morning and it works fine on my SanDisk 64GB SDXC card.
     
  14. Peaches037

    Peaches037 Well-Known Member

    I just ordered my note.. How can I get my apps from my Toshiba Thrive to my note?
     
  15. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wonderful. That's perfectly clear Loren.

    Thank you.
     
  16. JohnB47

    JohnB47 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi Peaches.

    You've posted on a thread dealing with a different issue. You'll get more feedback, I think, if you start a new thread to ask your question.

    Good luck.
     
    Peaches037 likes this.
  17. Peaches037

    Peaches037 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.. I didn't realize what topic I was in..
     
  18. brinky

    brinky Well-Known Member

    After the update they pushed for the note the 64gb cards works without having to format it to fat32.

    edit: I see this was already pointed out. I need to learn to read better. :)
     
  19. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
    VIP Member

    There is a script over at xda that allows you to now swap your internal storage and microSD storage space.
    It basically allows your 16GB Note 10.1 and have it use the 64GB microsd Card as the main internal for your apps instead of the 16GB.

    Check it out.

    Only requirements is a rooted ROM so it may be out of reach for certain folks.

    TS
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...