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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DarinPrummet, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. DarinPrummet

    DarinPrummet Lurker
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    The Micro SDXC card on my Galaxy got corrupted. I was able recover most of the pics on it. Would it be recommended to get a new card or reformat this one?
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Buy new and throw out the old
     
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Reformatting it and continuing to use it is pretty much a judgement call you need to make yourself. Not knowing any details about the card makes any random suggestions more of a problem -- if it's an older microSD card and a lower capacity there are performance issues tied to its general speed (read and mostly write) so getting a newer, faster card will be a benefit for your overall usage; but if it's a newer card you might want to think about that reformat/reuse option (the corruption matter could just be a one-off incident -- i.e. the default file system is FAT32 or exFAT, with FAT being a minimally stable and reliable file system even when used in typical situations. If the camera app in your phone is set up to use the microSD card as its default storage media, and you record a lot of video content that does stress the card a bit. So again, it's your call on this. Depending on the card's specs and how you use it need to be taken into consideration, and don't forget that microSD cards are relatively cheap (unless they're the higher capacity, faster class cards), so you need to weigh how much your data is worth to you. If you do upgrade to a newer card, don't skimp out and pick up a bargain-bin special, those cheap knock-offs are a good example of you get what you pay for.
    https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/speed_class/

    https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-microsd-card/
     
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