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    It has been shouted around this forum but I'll say it again, SD card issues! I went with the S3 because it had SD card support. I went with a 32GB class 10 Sandisk card. It worked well for a few months and I was syncing podcasts to the card without issue. In the last two days it has repeatedly unmounted on its own. I removed the card and tried to format the card and it won't format. Reading around the forum this is not a new problem with the S3. I will be going back to Verizon to see what they can offer for a solution since I'm tied to this for two years. I love the phone in general but this problem is quite frustrating.
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    Very weird, I havent seen the issue with either S3 I had. have you tried to both format it in the phone and with a computer?
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    I've had an SD card in my S3 since the day I got the phone and haven't had any issues. I got my phone just prior to the release day on Verizon since I pre-ordered.
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    The SD Card is hosed...common problem...Not the fault of the phone. they don't like being written to, rewritten, deleted, rewritten, etc. I only buy the 16GB ones now. Cheaper, and easier to tolerate losing.
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    I used to have the Samsung Intercept and that happened all the time on that phone. I absolutely hated that phone.. But that has never happened to me on my gs3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalizDad View Post
    The SD Card is hosed...common problem...Not the fault of the phone. they don't like being written to, rewritten, deleted, rewritten, etc. I only buy the 16GB ones now. Cheaper, and easier to tolerate losing.
    This is not an answer based on any technical knowledge, but from my experience, as you fit more data onto smaller packages, reliability goes down. I've been using a 32GB card that I've had since my Thunderbolt, and I've had zero issues, but I agree frequent re-writes/deletes/etc can definitely have a degrading effect on these small flash drives.

    Very possible the OP has a unit with bad contacts, or something like that, but I'd bet it's the card and not the phone.
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    If your running a custom ROM that could cause issues as well. I remember on my Fascinate there was a newer modem that people were using but it ate up sd cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    If your running a custom ROM that could cause issues as well. I remember on my Fascinate there was a newer modem that people were using but it ate up sd cards.
    My first of 2 Evo4G's ate the SD Card while running a custom ROM and along with the card, ate the phone. Took me forever to straighten that mess out.
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    Eats the cards? I still have in pretty common use the 16gb card that came with my Fascinate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Eats the cards? I still have in pretty common use the 16gb card that came with my Fascinate....

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    Another thing I wonder about, but that hasn't been dissected and discussed much is the speed of the cards. A Class 10 on an Evo4G wasn't needed as the phone couldn't read or write fast enough to use it, but I have a Class 10 in my S3 and everything is instantaneous. I wonder if running a slower card in the S3 would make the card susceptible to burning up (for lack of a better term other than crapping out) quicker?
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    Oh I understand that milage may vary and I have been on the upside through all my phones.

    I believe that I read in another thread that the sgs3 still does not write fast enough for a class ten card. I think the write speed is equal to a six, but don't quote me on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Eats the cards? I still have in pretty common use the 16gb card that came with my Fascinate....

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    I recall my 4gb got eaten in the fassy when this happened. It wasnt a modem problem it was a cm7 issue I recall......
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Oh I understand that milage may vary and I have been on the upside through all my phones.

    I believe that I read in another thread that the sgs3 still does not write fast enough for a class ten card. I think the write speed is equal to a six, but don't quote me on that

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    Not sure of your point and tldr

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    Quote Originally Posted by smrathburn View Post
    It has been shouted around this forum but I'll say it again, SD card issues! I went with the S3 because it had SD card support. I went with a 32GB class 10 Sandisk card. It worked well for a few months and I was syncing podcasts to the card without issue. In the last two days it has repeatedly unmounted on its own. I removed the card and tried to format the card and it won't format. Reading around the forum this is not a new problem with the S3. I will be going back to Verizon to see what they can offer for a solution since I'm tied to this for two years. I love the phone in general but this problem is quite frustrating.
    Get a MicroSDHC card, not a MicroSD...the "HC" ones work much better
    I have not had any problems with my SD Card since I got my phone, its been in there since I got it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Not sure of your point and tldr

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    The S3 writes at almost Class 10 speeds...Reads even faster. It wasn't a long post (tldr), but, whatever.
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    Read isn't the issue, it is write. And with everything else, ymmv. The tldr we the forum you sent me to

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    I'll throw my .02 in as well. I have had the Sandisk 64GB SDXC Ultra class 6 since day one and have not had any issues.
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    I've never once had any issue with my SD card, but I've had my 32gb card since I got a Droid X. I'd argue the issue is with the card manufacturers and not the device.

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