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  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (32G) and having issues with the SD Card. From what I understand I can use the card as not only storage, but have application on it. I can not seem to use the card for anything. This is my first Android device, and want to make sure I am not doing something wrong.

    1. Insert card (previously used on Surface Pro)
    2. Move applications to it?
    3. works for a while (I can create directories, and move files to it via 'My files')
    4. then it stops.
    5. I Eject, reinsert, it is 'ok'
    6. I try to put applications on it as described above, but notice on Settings-General-Storage, there is no used storage (Lynda.com is Gigs and it is suppose to be there?)
    7. Also note that the 64G SD shows as 59.45 Gig




    1. Try to format
    2. Formats fine
    3. repeate above this time the SD Card stops working. Can not create directory, and can not move a file around
    4. Eject, move to my Mac, and can not read card
    5. Format Card as FAT, and repeate
    6. Same issues
    7. Return unit for an exchange


    I assume I have a bad Tablet.

    1. new unit, repeate same issues
    2. buy new SD card (a Samsung SD)
    3. This time the SD shows as 62.47Gig
    4. Repeate...
    5. I format the SD
    6. I go to DropBox, select a directory
    7. Pick the SD card to move to, and ....
    8. Application stops working
    9. SD card can no longer create directories
    10. Move to Settings, and it tells me BAD SD card.
    11. Move SD to Mac, reformat as ExFAT
    12. Move 2 movies to a directory on SD from the Mac, play files from Mac off SD... OK
    13. About 3.2Gig of data, one is 1.77G the other is 1.41G
    14. Eject card from Mac, re-insert card, play files, fine, move small text file to card, fine, eject card
    15. insert card in to Note Pro, and see it is being 'prepared' and that there is 62.47G with 59.50G free


    1. Play file... fine
    2. Play second video fine...
    3. try to create directory off of root of SD
    4. Creation FAIL??
    5. Text file on root can be opened
    6. Move to movie directory
    7. now there is no files..... ????
    8. go to Setting-General-Unmount SD
    9. Re-Mount SD
    10. Go back to My File, now there are no files on the SD
    11. Gp Nack and un-mount, and eject SD
    12. Put SD into Mac, and all files are there, with the new Android Directory and LOST.DIR
    13. Eject from Mac
    14. Insert to Pro Note, and, no files.....


    What Am I doing wrong? I have 2 SD tried 2 different Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and I can not seem to get stable SD?
  2. Thread Author  Thread Author    #2  

    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    One more note, some times after I tell the unit to unmount the SD, it will also REBOOT??
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    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    I you're running Android Kit Kat you will only be allowed to store media on the micro SD card. That's the biggest complaint that people have about this version of the Android OS. No more moving app to SD. Blame Google. They wanted to make Android more secure and this was one of the trade offs. 😒

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    OK, I held the power down until the unit rebooted (this is like a major reboot on Apple devices, not sure on Samsung).

    Before Reboot - NOTHING on the SD
    After Reboot - I see all the files (videos and text) that were there

    Repeat --> play videos, try to create directory - fail
    Repeat --> Hold power until Samsung Symbol

    Go to My Files, SD, No Files.....

    Settings, General, unmount SD, and remove SD card
    Remove and re-insert SD, My Files, no files
    Unmount, eject, place in Mac, all files are there

    Eject from Mac, re-insert into Samsung
    My Files, no files, create directory, fail.
    remove SD without unmount
    Press power button until option to restart, elect restart
    launch email, insert SD, not showing in My files
    Go to Settings, General, Storage, pick mount option, Notifier, tells me that the card is BLANK or has unsupported filesystem
    Place SD into the Mac, and it too says it is 'blank'
    Place Original SD back into Samsung, can not create directory (though it sees it)
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Ichi_Bear View Post
    I you're running Android Kit Kat you will only be allowed to store media on the micro SD card. That's the biggest complaint that people have about this version of the Android OS. No more moving app to SD. Blame Google. They wanted to make Android more secure and this was one of the trade offs. ��

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    I do not know if it is Kit Kat? General - About Device shows 4.4.2 and Kernel 3.4.39-448792

    Settings-General-Application has some options to 'move' to SD, and applications that I did that too are now GREY due to the SD issues?
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  

    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    OK, moved to third SD card, a 2G from a phone. Put a Movie, Text and PDF on it.

    Insert into Samsung, 'unsupported format'

    Hold Power until unit reboots

    Now I see the files on the SD. I did NOT eject, remount, ONLY hard reboot, and now it can read it.

    Play movie no issue. Read PDF

    Create Folder---- yes...

    Move PDF to new folder --- yes
    Move Movie -- yes

    Could there be an issue with 64G SD with the Note?
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    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    My experience is very similar to yours
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  

    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by beefchopper View Post
    My experience is very similar to yours
    I have a 32G working great, but gave up on both 64G. I think there is a problem.
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    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    I had exactly same issue...it is general I think.. I have 64GB SanDisk Micro SDXC Ultra Class10 . And also power usage when SD Card is inserted is huge... it looks that tablet still trying to read from it or what...
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    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    I think the issue is related the default disk format.
    SanDisk 32gb is formatted Fat32
    SanDisk 64gb is formatted exFat

    I have had multiple devices fail to mount the 64gb SD card when formatted as exFat, while others do.

    Since windows naively won't format a drive larger than 32gb to fat32, I used a exercise called fat32format to get it done.
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    Default Re: SD Card issues with Note Pro 12.2

    Thanks Douglas, this seems to be working for me. Only time will will tell for sure though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Snelling View Post
    I think the issue is related the default disk format.
    SanDisk 32gb is formatted Fat32
    SanDisk 64gb is formatted exFat

    I have had multiple devices fail to mount the 64gb SD card when formatted as exFat, while others do.

    Since windows naively won't format a drive larger than 32gb to fat32, I used a exercise called fat32format to get it done.

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