1. hunterx82's Avatar
    $40 for a 64GB micro sd seems pretty good if it works with SG3? I've heard rumors and read some things here about Samsung making it difficult for non-samsung made micro sd cards working on it?

    SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card Model SDSDQUA-064G-A11A

    Newegg.com - SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card Model SDSDQUA-064G-A11A
    11-23-2012 10:21 AM
  2. japhule's Avatar
    My SanDisk 64gb works fine in my S3.
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    11-23-2012 02:46 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    Itl be fine.
    Theres just a lot of reports of s3 "frying" SDs and they only replace them if theyr Samsung branded but Sandisk do replace them.
    Just keep it backed up mate.

    P.s, anyone checked out the Sandisk app? What a waste of a download. Lets you back up to cloud but they dont have their own cloud service lol its gota be dropbox, box, etc. Total crap

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
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    11-23-2012 04:25 PM
  4. Tarant's Avatar
    Yes it will work fine, i have the same card.

    I would highly recommend you format the card to FAT32 when you get it though.
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    11-23-2012 08:46 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    My Sandisk 64 GB Class 10 sdxc card works just fine.
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    11-23-2012 10:01 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    Yes it will work fine, i have the same card.

    I would highly recommend you format the card to FAT32 when you get it though.
    Why is everyone saying format to "FAT32" mate?

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    11-24-2012 08:24 AM
  7. Tarant's Avatar
    Fat32 is just a format tht seems to work well with the S3,
    11-25-2012 12:48 AM
  8. Mac.World's Avatar
    Why is everyone saying format to "FAT32" mate?

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    Because the S3 won't recognize the card, that is why. It will read as a damaged sd card by the phone. Use Disk Utility on a Mac or right click to format on a PC and format to FAT32. The sd card will now work perfectly. I have the 64gb sandisk in mine. No issues.
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    11-25-2012 01:26 AM
  9. Tarant's Avatar
    Actually some s3's do recognize the cards without formatting, mine did for a while. But eventually i ran into problems whenmi tried to access the card though cwr.

    One of those stupid annoyances i guess lol
    11-25-2012 01:55 AM
  10. walcolm's Avatar
    $40 for a 64GB micro sd seems pretty good if it works with SG3? I've heard rumors and read some things here about Samsung making it difficult for non-samsung made micro sd cards working on it?

    SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card Model SDSDQUA-064G-A11A

    Newegg.com - SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card Model SDSDQUA-064G-A11A
    I have the same model and I've been using it since I got the GSIII. Didn't format when I popped it in. Been using whatever file system it came with

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
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    11-25-2012 04:42 AM
  11. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I have the same model and I've been using it since I got the GSIII. Didn't format when I popped it in. Been using whatever file system it came with

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    It comes formatted. Just put it in the phone, and use it.


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    Never had an iphone, and don't want one. Tapatalk on Samsung GS3.
    11-25-2012 08:48 AM
  12. funkylogik's Avatar
    Because the S3 won't recognize the card, that is why. It will read as a damaged sd card by the phone. Use Disk Utility on a Mac or right click to format on a PC and format to FAT32. The sd card will now work perfectly. I have the 64gb sandisk in mine. No issues.
    I just formatted my 32gb class10 in the phone n its fine.
    Is it just the 64gb ones that should be fat32?

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    11-25-2012 11:50 AM
  13. lmacro71's Avatar
    Wow, that is helpful....lmao
    01-07-2013 08:51 AM
  14. frekiluv's Avatar
    Fat32 is good. Exfat is good if 32GB or less. Exfat allows larger than 4g files. I use fat32 with 64kb allocation on uhs1class10 64g.

    composed by my imaginary construct for you.
    01-07-2013 12:19 PM
  15. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Again, it does not need to be formatted.
    But if you must, use a formatter for SD cards, and a reader made for SDXC cards

    --Tapatalk on Samsung GS3.
    01-07-2013 06:53 PM
  16. Jan Shivley's Avatar
    all of a sudden my phone (Samsung galaxy 3) said my sandisk 64g card was damaged. I put it in another phone and it said the same thing. I did the format and now the phone recognizes it but will not let me load anything onto it. It says I have no room but the sandisk memory zone software on the phone shows it as empty.
    Can anyone tell me what to do? I hate to buy another and start over. I also tried to restore everything onto the card from the Samsung Kies software and backup.
    Thanks!!
    Jan
    06-29-2013 12:05 PM
  17. GSDer's Avatar
    Jan,
    There's a long, troubled history between the Samsung Galaxy S III and SanDisk memory cards. Depending on how long ago you got that SDCard you may be experiencing what has been a very common occurrence. SanDisk supposedly came out with a fix (sometime in the last few months?), so your best bet would be to contact them directly (http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk...anty-americas/) for a warranty replacement. Sorry for your troubles.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 4
    06-29-2013 12:58 PM
  18. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Jan,
    There's a long, troubled history between the Samsung Galaxy S III and SanDisk memory cards.
    It isn't just Sandisk cards. Many other brands have gone bad.
    Call SanDisk tech support to get a new one.



    --Tapatalk on SGS3.
    06-30-2013 04:52 PM
  19. 11j11's Avatar
    Hey, this goes to anyone who knows about this stuff.

    What's this about frying SD cards?

    I've got a regular S3.

    I'd like to get a smaller smartphone. I was thinking the S4 mini, but, if the S3 mini can take a 64gb SD then, that's pretty much the only difference, to me, between the two, and I'd be happy with the S3. HOWEVER, if I'm going to be going through expensive SD cards then I won't really be saving any money by going with the S3.

    So, is this a verified issue? Is there any way to avoid it?

    Any info about this would be appreciated.
    07-28-2014 01:44 AM
  20. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Sandisk has made changes to the cards. As long as you have one 1 year old or less, there should be no problem.
    Back up the phone anyway.

    AC App on SGS3
    07-28-2014 08:32 AM

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