1. manhuco's Avatar
    Hi

    I´m looking for recommendations for high capacity microSD cards (128 gb or even higher, if possible). I know the specs say only up to 32 gb, but a number of people have written that they´ve used 128 gb cards with no problem.

    Also, will I have to reformat the card before using it, because of the SDXC file system on higher capacity cards ?

    Thanks in advance.
    08-18-2016 06:32 PM
  2. krisguy's Avatar
    I always recommend reformatting any SD card before use, every time you get one. It's just good sense to make sure it is fresh and ready to go.

    As to your question about 128GB cards, I tell people to stick with either Samsung or SanDisk cards. The quality of those cards is consistent and the don't tend to burn out on me like PNY and other knock-off brands have done to me in the past.
    08-18-2016 07:49 PM
  3. riggerman's Avatar
    +1 for the SanDisk cards. I have a 32gb SanDisk ultra that I've been using for four years without any problems. I've probably loaded and deleted upwards of 2tb of data (movies mostly) and it still works like brand new.
    08-18-2016 10:39 PM
  4. manhuco's Avatar
    @krisguy @riggerman

    Thanks for the replies. I´m a bit confused about the potential incompatabilities between sdhc and sdxc cards due to the different filesystems they use. Won´t putting a sdxc card in a device that is meant for sdhc cards (the moto g) cause problems ?

    Thanks in advance
    08-21-2016 06:19 PM
  5. krisguy's Avatar
    The Moto G should max out at 32GB.
    08-21-2016 06:22 PM
  6. acejavelin's Avatar
    The Moto G should max out at 32GB.
    It doesn't... We have used 64, 128, and 200 gig cards with no issues at all. I recommend formatting I'm the phone but the Moto G 2015 supports FAT32 and exFat, so it should be fine regardless.
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    08-21-2016 06:55 PM
  7. manhuco's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the reply. You anticipated my final question: You're positive that the Moto g 2015 supports exfat ?

    If so, do you recommend that I format it to exfat when I install the card, or can I use it out the box as is ? Also, is there any problem mounting an exfat card to a PC running windows 8 ?

    One final question: I'm thinking of getting a Samsung 128 GB microSD card, class10. Any opinions ?

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
    08-21-2016 11:28 PM
  8. acejavelin's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the reply. You anticipated my final question: You're positive that the Moto g 2015 supports exfat ?

    If so, do you recommend that I format it to exfat when I install the card, or can I use it out the box as is ? Also, is there any problem mounting an exfat card to a PC running windows 8 ?

    One final question: I'm thinking of getting a Samsung 128 GB microSD card, class10. Any opinions ?

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
    It supports exFat, but just allow the phone to format it, it doesn't prompt you for type.

    The Samsung EVO+ is a great card... Stay with UHS1 or better though, class 10 just isn't fast enough.
    08-21-2016 11:41 PM
  9. krisguy's Avatar
    It doesn't... We have used 64, 128, and 200 gig cards with no issues at all. I recommend formatting I'm the phone but the Moto G 2015 supports FAT32 and exFat, so it should be fine regardless.
    I stand corrected!
    08-22-2016 12:47 AM

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