1. orgomemberxv's Avatar
    Okay so I bought a 128 gig SD card for my Samsung Galaxy S5 right and I put it in copied my things and everything was okay my music worked pictures were okay and so were my apps.

    Anyway when I tried to look at my videos they wouldn't play even ones I would copy from my computer they show up and I could see them but when I tried to click them they wouldn't play I tried with multiple video players and still nothing and when I try to play them on my computer they don't show up anymore.

    I use ES file Manager to copy and move things around but they still don't show up and it only does it to videos.

    I looked around here on the forums and it turns out to be the exFat format it's in but I was able to change it to Fat32...but i tried and jt didn't work.

    So I want to ask if I partition my SD card and try again will jt work on my phone? Or should I just stay with my smaller size...and delete stuff for the room I need??
    04-26-2015 07:30 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) exFAT allows files larger than 4GB, FAT32 doesn't.

    2) The entire card should be formatted as exFAT for most purposes - as a single partition. If you're trying to put 128GB of files on the card, and they're small files, FAT32 will give you a touch more space (because the average wasted space is smaller). But not all that much. (There's a difference between how large a file is and how much space it takes in storage - storage comes in chunks, and files have to use whole chunks, even if the last chunk has only 1 byte in it. The average wasted space is half a cluster[chunk], so the smaller the cluster size - the default size for FAT32 is 32KB for a 128GB volume, the default for exFAT is 128KB - the less space is wasted.)

    3) Install and run SD Insight. See if it's really a 128GB card. See if the manufacture date makes sense. (They didn't make memory cards in 1970, which is what some counterfeits show as the manufacture date.) A new card should be a few months old at most.
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    04-26-2015 08:02 PM
  3. orgomemberxv's Avatar
    Yeah I checked it and it actually says it has 135 gigs on it but I don't have a problem with putting stuff on it and the files I do put are never bigger then 2 gigs anyway I just have a lot of files to put on it but when I do the don't play and when I go to check if Thier there they aren't there. And I've read other articles that exFat messes with files like MP3s and MP4s since 64 gig cards need exFat and that by turning it to Fat32 they got it to work but I did it and it still doesn't work
    04-26-2015 08:51 PM
  4. cyberdman's Avatar
    You can't just "turn a card into" FAT32 from exFat. You have to reformat the card in order to do that and you have to specify FAT32 when you format it. Depending on what you use to format it - it might not actually format in FAT32 even if you specify that. I know with win7 it will really complain (and might not do it) if you try to format a card that size in FAT32. When you format a card you will lose everything on it.

    And umm yeah, if it is a 128GB card, there is no way there is 135GB on it. It is usually something way less than 128GB total capacity because of everything Rukbat just said.
    04-27-2015 06:13 AM
  5. can3gxw's Avatar
    Put the empty card in your phone and use Android to format it the way it wants to. Then remove the card, put your files on it, and put it back in your phone. Where did you buy the card? In a store, Amazon, or on eBay? As stated above, if you see space of 135GB, the card is most likely fake and hopefully you didn't spent a lot on it (or if you did, contact the manufacturer).
    04-27-2015 07:51 AM
  6. awriternot's Avatar
    Also, I believe only the stock file app will let you move your files. Or at least non-rooted phones. ES Explorer never let me move files.

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    04-27-2015 08:21 AM
  7. cyberdman's Avatar
    I do not understand why all you people put extra apps on your phones for simple file managing when it is already built into the phone. Just use the standard "My Files" in your app drawer to manipulate and move files around. If they are just image and video files you want to move their location relative to your other media folders you have you can move them around simply with "Gallery".
    04-27-2015 10:43 AM
  8. anon(8114070)'s Avatar
    l finally gave up on the 128GB card in my S5. Tons of issues that I could not resolve. I purchased a 64GB SanDisk from Costco and it is working without issues except for the camera photo issues created by the 128GB card. When I tried using the 128GB card a LOT of the camera photos where damaged. I had a backup on my PC thus I was not concerned and when I installed the 64GB I copied from the PC but I think I have an app on the phone that is backing up my photos somewhere and it is performing a two-way sycn and keeps placing the damaged photos back on the phone. I've deleted them from the phone numerous times but they keep coming back.

    I also had tons of write issues with the 128GB card and spent several hours trying to resolve the issue.

    One of the big issues you will have with any SD card is writing to the card. Google has VERY POOR support for the SD card and VERY few application can write to the card. Currently I'm managing most of the contents by connecting it to my PC via USB and deleting and adding files. I mainly use the extra storage for my photos and audiobooks.
    04-30-2015 09:54 PM

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