1. arokcrwlr's Avatar
    I am on my second MicroSD card in my S4. The first card was a Kingston 32GB class 10 which lasted about 6 weeks before the phone stopped recognizing it. I couldn't read it on my laptop either.

    So, I bought a second card - this time a PNY 32GB class 4. I worked for about 3 months and the other day it stopped working. Again I can't read it on my laptop.

    Is the S4 killing SD cards or are the cards defective? I am leaning toward the S4 killing the cards - anyone else having a problem like this?
    09-17-2013 02:40 PM
  2. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I am on my second MicroSD card in my S4. The first card was a Kingston 32GB class 10 which lasted about 6 weeks before the phone stopped recognizing it. I couldn't read it on my laptop either.

    So, I bought a second card - this time a PNY 32GB class 4. I worked for about 3 months and the other day it stopped working. Again I can't read it on my laptop.

    Is the S4 killing SD cards or are the cards defective? I am leaning toward the S4 killing the cards - anyone else having a problem like this?
    I've had this card in my S4 since I got it...no problems.
    Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A): Electronics

    Some folks seem to have issues with the SanDisk cards, but mine have all been fine.

    Samsung also makes a 64GB SD card: Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 64GB Pro microSDXC Extreme Speed (UHS-1) Class 10 Memory Card (MB-MGCGB/AM): Computers & Accessories
    09-17-2013 03:56 PM
  3. Edible Walrus's Avatar
    I've had this card in my S4 since I got it...no problems.
    Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A): Electronics

    Some folks seem to have issues with the SanDisk cards, but mine have all been fine.

    Samsung also makes a 64GB SD card: Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 64GB Pro microSDXC Extreme Speed (UHS-1) Class 10 Memory Card (MB-MGCGB/AM): Computers & Accessories
    I'm using this card. Hopefully it doesn't go on me. Losing 64GB wouldn't be cool

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    09-17-2013 04:58 PM
  4. 2ndHalfCor's Avatar
    I had a 32gb class 10 stop working, but I was able to format it on my PC and copy the data back (I had a backup, but not that recent). It's been working since. Good reminder to me to keep my data backed up.
    09-17-2013 06:10 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    A lot of folks have had issues with their SanDisk cards unmounting or dying in their Samsungs devices, me included. My Note 8.0 vampired my 32GB card and left a lifeless shell. I read about this every day in the forums here.

    Sony XTZ
    09-17-2013 06:35 PM
  6. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I'm using this card. Hopefully it doesn't go on me. Losing 64GB wouldn't be cool

    Posted via Android Central App
    I had a 32gb class 10 stop working, but I was able to format it on my PC and copy the data back (I had a backup, but not that recent). It's been working since. Good reminder to me to keep my data backed up.
    My advice that I give to anyone...Never have only 1 copy of any piece of important data!

    I'd say this goes double for any portable flash media, but really applies to any form of electronic storage. Disks go bad all the time, and flash media get corrupted. Whether it be a backup to your computer or the cloud, always make sure you have a second copy.
    09-18-2013 08:26 AM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    My advice that I give to anyone...Never have only 1 copy of any piece of important data!

    I'd say this goes double for any portable flash media, but really applies to any form of electronic storage. Disks go bad all the time, and flash media get corrupted. Whether it be a backup to your computer or the cloud, always make sure you have a second copy.
    This. It usually only takes one catastrophe for folks to learn and if you can be spared that one catastrophe all the better.


    S IV
    09-18-2013 08:32 AM
  8. Dave Hyland's Avatar
    I've had this card in my S4 since I got it...no problems.
    Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A): Electronics

    Some folks seem to have issues with the SanDisk cards, but mine have all been fine.

    Samsung also makes a 64GB SD card: Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 64GB Pro microSDXC Extreme Speed (UHS-1) Class 10 Memory Card (MB-MGCGB/AM): Computers & Accessories
    Just putting in my twopennorth... I have the Samsung 64gb Class 10 microSD card - and I'm having issues with it (I've posted a thread similar to this one).
    09-18-2013 10:14 AM

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