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  1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    When I bought my S5, I had the 64gb cards from my old Note 3, so I just plugged it into the new phone. Shortly after that, I ran out of space, so I bought the Sandisk 128gb MicroSDXC when it was on sale on Amazon for $96.

    Well.. the 128gb card is now full.(only less than 200mb remaining) I have been swapping the 64gb and 128gb cards back and forth.

    When will there be a 256gb MicroSDXC card? Any chance that it will be here within the next few months? There are already 256gb regular SD cards... I bought the PNY 256gb SD card for only $110 last month and it worked great on my HD camcorder. However, it required a firmware update to see the full capacity of the 256gb SD card.

    Will the S5 be able to accept 256gb MicroSDXC cards when they become available?

    Thanks!
    09-20-2014 06:02 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    Well SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card.

    SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card at Rs 51,990 in India - IBNLive
  3. zedorda's Avatar
    Well SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card.

    SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card at Rs 51,990 in India - IBNLive
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    09-20-2014 06:35 PM
  4. AZgl1500's Avatar
    What in the world do you have stored on those SD cards?

    I cannot imagine ever getting close to filling one up.

    You need to get the USB dongle to allow you to use an external USB hard drive.
    09-20-2014 06:36 PM
  5. zedorda's Avatar
    Hopefully nothing important because when it just randomly quits working none of it will be retrievable.
    09-20-2014 06:37 PM
  6. codyoehl's Avatar
    What in the world do you have stored on those SD cards?

    I cannot imagine ever getting close to filling one up.

    You need to get the USB dongle to allow you to use an external USB hard drive.
    That's what I'm thinking
    And no, I doubt the S5 will ever support higher capacity SD cards
    You'll have to wait for phones in the future or use an external hard drive to put the data on

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
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    09-20-2014 06:46 PM
  7. shanghaichica's Avatar
    That's what I'm thinking
    And no, I doubt the S5 will every support higher capacity SD cards
    You'll have to wait for phones in the future or use an external hard drive to put the data on

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
    I don't see why it wouldn't. Phones which were released a few years before the 128GB micro SD card support it.

    Posted from my S5
    09-20-2014 07:03 PM
  8. Brian_Blaire's Avatar
    How in the world did u manage 2 fill those SD cards up??? Must be the secret 2 life or something stored in there

    Posted from Samsung Galaxy S5
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    09-21-2014 05:16 AM
  9. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    How in the world did u manage 2 fill those SD cards up??? Must be the secret 2 life or something stored in there

    Posted from Samsung Galaxy S5
    You could fill it up pretty fast with movies but I agree, that is a lot of space to fill up on a phone. Lol
    09-21-2014 07:29 AM
  10. punk999's Avatar
    Guys it could be lots of lossless music, 4k recordings or movies. Anyway the S5 does not support over 128gb, gotta wait for GS6 or GS7 for 256gb
    09-21-2014 07:49 AM
  11. Yk Chin's Avatar
    Try to delete those old files and unwanted /watched movies so that you can free up some space for your new files.

    If those files are important, then you should store them into a separate storage such as your external drive or cloud.

    I can't imagine watching all the movies inside the memory card in one day. :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-21-2014 09:20 AM
  12. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    That's what I'm thinking
    And no, I doubt the S5 will ever support higher capacity SD cards
    You'll have to wait for phones in the future or use an external hard drive to put the data on

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
    Actually the SD format (SDXC) 128GB cards use is universal all the way up to TB's. Theoretically you could use any capacity. Haven't you noticed that a lot of times manufacturers will rate their phones for 16, 32, or 64GB and all the higher capacities work?
    09-21-2014 10:37 AM
  13. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Doesn't the phone reindex all the files on the external storage every time it reboots? I have a 32 GB card in a phone and it takes a few minutes even for that one. That's the only thing I wonder about. Otherwise it's easy to fill up those large capacity cards. If you transfer a bunch of things from a hard drive you can fill them up before you know it.
    09-21-2014 10:50 AM
  14. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    Doesn't the phone reindex all the files on the external storage every time it reboots? I have a 32 GB card in a phone and it takes a few minutes even for that one. That's the only thing I wonder about. Otherwise it's easy to fill up those large capacity cards. If you transfer a bunch of things from a hard drive you can fill them up before you know it.
    I haven't rebooted my S5 in almost two month. Just out of curiosity, I just rebooted it a few minutes by doing a battery pull. It took 19 seconds to boot up.(pressing the power button to the homescreen appearing with all apps loaded) I tried it again by leaving out the nearly-full 128gb MicroSDXC card. This time, it took 17 seconds to boot. So I guess it needed the extra two seconds to index the files?

    For those wondering about what junk is on my 128gb MicroSDXC:

    Photos, about 22GB
    Videos(saved YouTube 720p videos), 12gb
    Videos(ripped Blu-ray at 720p), 10gb
    Videos(take with S5), 20gb
    Audio(Apple Lossless codec, original from my 80gb iPod Classic), 42gb
    PDF: 15gb
    Pictures(not from camera), 2gb

    I take the music with me because I like listening to them uncompressed. Also, 90% of the places I travel with my phone can't even get Verizon data signal, so music streaming isn't possible. AT&T only has 3G in my area.... T-Mobile is still at 2G EDGE.

    and yes, all of the files on the card are routinely backed up to my PC's hard drive, the cloud, as well as to data Blu-ray discs. (yes, three different back-up methods because I'm paranoid about losing even just one single photo)
    09-21-2014 11:15 AM
  15. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    I haven't rebooted my S5 in almost two month. Just out of curiosity, I just rebooted it a few minutes by doing a battery pull. It took 19 seconds to boot up.(pressing the power button to the homescreen appearing with all apps loaded) I tried it again by leaving out the nearly-full 128gb MicroSDXC card. This time, it took 17 seconds to boot. So I guess it needed the extra two seconds to index the files?

    For those wondering about what junk is on my 128gb MicroSDXC:

    Photos, about 22GB
    Videos(saved YouTube 720p videos), 12gb
    Videos(ripped Blu-ray at 720p), 10gb
    Videos(take with S5), 20gb
    Audio(Apple Lossless codec, original from my 80gb iPod Classic), 42gb
    PDF: 15gb
    Pictures(not from camera), 2gb

    I take the music with me because I like listening to them uncompressed. Also, 90% of the places I travel with my phone can't even get Verizon data signal, so music streaming isn't possible. AT&T only has 3G in my area.... T-Mobile is still at 2G EDGE.

    and yes, all of the files on the card are routinely backed up to my PC's hard drive, the cloud, as well as to data Blu-ray discs. (yes, three different back-up methods because I'm paranoid about losing even just one single photo)
    It's not usually a good idea not to reboot. A good rule of thumb is to restart at least once a week. Otherwise bugs begin to crop up as no code is perfect and RAM begins to fill up with stray 'garbage'. I also like to turn off my phone for a night or two every month to give it a break from being on all the time. A bit over the edge and most likely pointless but it makes me feel better .

    I get the whole uncompressed thing. I own a few expensive headphones (HE-400s, HD25 - II, etc) with my DragonFly USB DAC. But on a smartphone's audio chip and implementation I'm not sure it's worth hogging all that space for them. I usually just download the 320 Kbps Beats Music or Spotify tracks. I've filled about 3/4 of my 64GB card doing this. When it's all the way full I'll purchase a 128GB card.

    I get not wanting to trust the cloud too. I do have LTE coverage basically everywhere I go but I'm limited to 3GB. Caps are a huge bummer and a big rant/pet peeve of mine. And even though I coverage most of the time it's nice to know if I go somewhere without coverage I have storage space off the cloud for my phone. I'm the guy with 6TB worth of just Movies/TV rips at full DVD/Blu-ray quality (direct rips using MakeMKV). I'm also the guy who backs up his pictures in 10 different locations in 5 different fashions.
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    09-21-2014 11:48 AM
  16. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I haven't rebooted my S5 in almost two month. Just out of curiosity, I just rebooted it a few minutes by doing a battery pull. It took 19 seconds to boot up.(pressing the power button to the homescreen appearing with all apps loaded) I tried it again by leaving out the nearly-full 128gb MicroSDXC card. This time, it took 17 seconds to boot. So I guess it needed the extra two seconds to index the files?

    For those wondering about what junk is on my 128gb MicroSDXC:

    Photos, about 22GB
    Videos(saved YouTube 720p videos), 12gb
    Videos(ripped Blu-ray at 720p), 10gb
    Videos(take with S5), 20gb
    Audio(Apple Lossless codec, original from my 80gb iPod Classic), 42gb
    PDF: 15gb
    Pictures(not from camera), 2gb

    I take the music with me because I like listening to them uncompressed. Also, 90% of the places I travel with my phone can't even get Verizon data signal, so music streaming isn't possible. AT&T only has 3G in my area.... T-Mobile is still at 2G EDGE.

    and yes, all of the files on the card are routinely backed up to my PC's hard drive, the cloud, as well as to data Blu-ray discs. (yes, three different back-up methods because I'm paranoid about losing even just one single photo)
    The indexing of the files takes place after the boot. On my phone which has a card, it slows me down because I have to wait for it to finish. But on your phone you have more power so probably it just goes on in the background and you don't notice it. I agree with the poster above that it's a good idea to reboot every week or more frequently than that. It does help clear out any problems that could be accumulating and if you leave it off a bit it can relieve "machine fatigue".
    09-21-2014 12:58 PM
  17. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    What in the world do you have stored on those SD cards?

    I cannot imagine ever getting close to filling one up.

    You need to get the USB dongle to allow you to use an external USB hard drive.
    Shhhhhhhhh PORN.

    The internet was made for Porn .
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    09-21-2014 02:34 PM
  18. AZgl1500's Avatar
    tee hee, now we know what he does......
    09-21-2014 03:18 PM
  19. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    Shhhhhhhhh PORN.

    The internet was made for Porn .
    porn is for laptops and home PC.... my phone is shared with 3 other people sometimes...(one of them is my boss), so it's stupid to keep porn on it because she'll probably have to fire me.
    09-21-2014 03:41 PM
  20. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    tee hee, now we know what he does......
    not a he.... thank you very much!
    09-21-2014 03:42 PM
  21. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    porn is for laptops and home PC.... my phone is shared with 3 other people sometimes...(one of them is my boss), so it's stupid to keep porn on it because she'll probably have to fire me.
    Easy there I was only kidding around .
    09-21-2014 09:22 PM
  22. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I'll never understand people being confused as to why someone would want higher capacities. Movies are 4-6 gigs each. FLAC albums are 300-500 megs each. The real question is, how can you have ENOUGH storage?
    09-22-2014 05:16 PM
  23. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    I'll never understand people being confused as to why someone would want higher capacities. Movies are 4-6 gigs each. FLAC albums are 300-500 megs each. The real question is, how can you have ENOUGH storage?
    exactly... it's like the guy on "Sister Wives" reality show...
    he's always looking to add another wife to his collection.
    09-22-2014 06:00 PM
  24. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    exactly... it's like the guy on "Sister Wives" reality show...
    he's always looking to add another wife to his collection.
    People want more memory.
    09-22-2014 09:10 PM
  25. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You should manage your SD card space to the things you REALLY NEED to take mobile, and put any excess items in an external hard drive. I would find it a bit hard to believe you need to take 128GB of files to be mobile on a device. I used to want to put everything on my SD card but most of the stuff I didn't really use

    You should also look into putting some of your items into a cloud storage so it would save some space on your device
    09-22-2014 10:20 PM
  26. punk999's Avatar
    I have around 3 GB of porn in my phone
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    09-22-2014 11:24 PM
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