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    Default Will galaxy s4 have exFAT support?

    So i know most of u are going to buy the GS4 coz of expendable memory, me included, n exfat seems important to me i dont want my sd card crashing after a month taking all my files with it . Is is going to support exfat?
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    Default Re: Will galaxy s4 have exFAT support?

    Yes, it has exFAT support, the phone includes S Health....Tssss.
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    Default Re: Will galaxy s4 have exFAT support?

    That's an interesting thought considering not even microsoft has officially switched to it from ntfs, when they created it. Unless Sammy had a license to use it I'd say no. It would be nice for 64gb SD cards though since it is a big problem on the s3.

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    Just an FYI, it doesn't matter what format you use (other than file size, of course). The SD Card burnout problem was caused by faulty SanDisk chips manufactured prior to December 2012. Even if you have a new card and the date on the package is before that, SanDisk will replace it with a new one, no questions asked (read: they know they screwed up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabil_Silva View Post
    So i know most of u are going to buy the GS4 coz of expendable memory, me included, n exfat seems important to me i dont want my sd card crashing after a month taking all my files with it . Is is going to support exfat?
    I understand it will support ExFAT since it's intended to work with 64gb SD cards. Fat32 for flash cards has a 32GB maximum limitation in addition to a 4GB max file size limitation. (The 32GB is the limit imposed by the Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) specification, not FAT32)

    ExFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) was created just for this reason.

    Exfat works with S3 and Note 2 phones. As noted by SpookDroid the first SanDisk 64Gb cards had problems in manufacturing.
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    Okay here's positive proof of ExFAT compatibility for the S4.

    The U.K. Samsung Galaxy S4 manual says on page 15:

    The device supports the FAT and the exFAT file systems for memory cards. When
    inserting a card formatted in a different file system, the device asks to reformat the
    memory card.


    Windows Vista SP1 and later desktop operating systems include the exFAT file system and a redistributable Update package is available for Windows XP.
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    Hi Wilbur,
    Do you know how I can get exFAT support in Android (4.1.1)? Paragon is said to support it but on the mounter screen it says "exFAT support is only available for evaluation to OEM customers"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    I understand it will support ExFAT since it's intended to work with 64gb SD cards. Fat32 for flash cards has a 32GB maximum limitation in addition to a 4GB max file size limitation. (The 32GB is the limit imposed by the Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) specification, not FAT32)

    ExFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) was created just for this reason.

    Exfat works with S3 and Note 2 phones. As noted by SpookDroid the first SanDisk 64Gb cards had problems in manufacturing.
    Old thread - but some mistakes in comment above. Fat32 is not limited by card size - it can work on SD cards up to a TB size. It is a file system. 32gb limit is limit of SDHC cards. Greater then 32gb cards are SDXC. The real problem with FAT32 is file size - files can only be 4gb in size - so if you rip a DVD or record HD on your PC you will have 4gb or larger files on your PC that won't work on the SD card. ExFat solves the file size limit. My 64gb card is currently Fat32 formatted and it works in all devices - but with Exfat support of S4 i will be reformatting.

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