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  1. striders's Avatar
    Android doesn't require FAT32. The internal file systems on your device are most likely some ext2-4 variant. The reason FAT32 is prefered is to allow connectivity as a external storage device. This is actually discussed if you look up exFAT(i think that is it). Basically FAT32 is pretty much open source but the newer exFAT that doesn't have the 4GB limit is a liscened format that is from MS. So most likely it will never see the light of day on external devices running any other OS.
    My question is: how do I copy files bigger than 4GB to the card if the card is FAT32? Kinda a waste to have a 64GB card if I can't do the above.
    05-13-2012 08:55 PM
  2. Dinjiin's Avatar
    My question is: how do I copy files bigger than 4GB to the card if the card is FAT32? Kinda a waste to have a 64GB card if I can't do the above.
    You cannot. The maximum file size for FAT32 is 4GB, irregardless of the OS. To support larger files, you need to format your MicroSD card with another filesystem.

    Many versions of Android support the Linux Ext3 and Ext4 filesystems. Maximum file size starts at 16GB for Ext3 and goes up from there. I only have experience using Ext filesystems with aftermarket ROMs. YMMV using stock ROMs.

    It has been reported that some newer stock ROMs from several manufacturers include an exFAT filesystem driver. From what I have read, it is not yet part of the core Android source tree as of Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x).

    If you use a USB cable to transfer files between your phone/tablet to your PC, then your choice of filesystem mostly boils down to what your phone supports and is easiest to use. If you use a card reader, then things get a little more tricky. The exFAT filesystem is supported in Windows XP (thru an update; see KB955704), Vista and Windows 7. Linux and FreeBSD support for exFAT is somewhat lacking at the moment. For cards formatted with Linux Ext3/4 filesystems, the issue is reversed. I use UFS Explorer Pro to read Ext3/4 partitions under Windows, but the free Ext2IFS package can also read Ext3 partitions.
    06-02-2012 12:32 PM
  3. YragTrebor's Avatar
    Your whole music collection on there?????

    30 GB????

    Have they even made that many songs through out the history of mankind? LOL
    I'm almost embarrassed to say I have 217 GB of non duplicated music in my inventory. Of course i also am a DJ but, that's still a lot of music. I am sure however I play less then 25% of it. I really should consider deleting someday.
    07-15-2012 03:04 PM
  4. jcprunty's Avatar
    OK so i got my 64gb card, phone did the format but i am having trouble getting my music onto the card. If i use wpm, samsung kies, or just try to move the files onto the card the album names or artist something is causing them to come up as either unknown or media...any ideas? need help please...thanks in advance
    07-16-2012 10:02 AM
  5. KSoD's Avatar
    I'm almost embarrassed to say I have 217 GB of non duplicated music in my inventory. Of course i also am a DJ but, that's still a lot of music. I am sure however I play less then 25% of it. I really should consider deleting someday.
    Dont feel embarrassed. I have almost 300GB of music. But I also have been collecting music for over 3 decades. I have everything from Abba to Zeppelin with very little missed inbetween. From released to unreleased to leaked. I am not a DJ just a music collector. I got my collection built up from over 30 years of listening to music. I put roughly 2,500 songs on my phone and random them. From there I play thru the entire list and then put 2,500 more on there.

    So no my whole music collection is not on my 32GB SD Card. I have to use a portable hard drive for that. But honestly there is no need to use such excessive storage. 32GB plus 16GB built in is 50GB of storage. Who really needs to fill all 50GB that they want to have 70GB? It is just asking for trouble, just as the poster above is finding out.

    64GB cards may work, but there is no guarantee. They are not slated to work with the device. So maybe you got a bad SD Card? Maybe you got a brand that isnt supported. There is no way to know for us.
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    07-16-2012 11:17 AM
  6. jcprunty's Avatar
    The card does work it is just that the music info comes up as unknown or just labeled media but it is not for all of them.. that's the weird part...i can play the songs but its like the mp3 tag info was removed when the music was transferred
    07-16-2012 12:18 PM
  7. skelton's Avatar
    Set your Note to use the USB connection for storage. It does not happen automatically. By default it uses media transfer protocol which has a size limit.

    Go to settings
    Attachment 31142

    Then you touch "More"
    Attachment 31144

    ...and this is where you set your Note up as a USB drive....
    Attachment 31147

    Two drives will appear. A 12Gig drive which is the internal drive, and your SD card.

    Just be sure to not plug in your cable until you click on that last item first.
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    07-16-2012 06:26 PM
  8. jcprunty's Avatar
    That is how it put the music on there the first time...i also tried using Samsung kies, windows media player and none of them made a difference. so maybe the card is done...guess i will get a 32 gb and try that to see if it makes a difference...
    07-16-2012 09:43 PM
  9. jcprunty's Avatar
    OK so just as an update i got a new 32GB card put it in, no need to format it just worked...no issues with my music as before now it shows up with the correct album, artist and song names. Maybe the sd card was bad or something happened during the format or as KSoD said its not guaranteed to work with the phone...at any rate the 32GB card is working great thank you to everyone for you help.
    07-19-2012 08:01 AM
  10. mchan1's Avatar
    Bought a genuine Sandisk 64GB Ultro MicroSD card which includes a SD card adapter.

    Went online to find methods to format the microsd card as Galaxy Tab 7 Plus won't recognize it when I put it in the card slot.

    Don't use Windows to format the card since it won't work because Windows won't format the card if it's over 32Gb which is the Windows limitation. All MS updates have already been installed into my new computer/laptop with Win7 x64.

    I waited over 2 hours for the card to be formatted before Windows put up an error message that it couldn't format the card due to the size restriction!! Couldn't Windows have put up that message Before the formatting began since it IS a known Windows restriction?!

    I had to reformat the microsd card back to ExFat32 since the Windows formatting wiped out the previous file structure!

    Luckily, I found and used "EaseUs Partition Master Home Edition", which is free! It's very similar to Windows' Computer Management Disk Management function.

    Put the card adapter with microsd chip into the SD card slot of your computer...
    Open the program...
    Select the drive for that specific card...
    Right click...
    Choose FAT32...
    In less than 30 seconds... it's done.
    Goto WinExplorer and check the format of the card...
    It should read FAT32.

    My GT7+ now recognizes the microsd card with ~58Gb.

    Since this is my first Android device, I'm still learning on how to Manually structure the folder directory of the MicroSD card (i.e. create folders... music, media, playlists, photos, etc...) as I've yet to learn how to use Samsung's Kies program.

    Good luck.
    07-21-2012 12:12 PM
  11. logmeinscotty's Avatar
    Your whole music collection on there?????

    30 GB????

    Have they even made that many songs through out the history of mankind? LOL

    I can not even think of that many songs. Most storage i have used is just under
    1.7GB on a USB thumb drive and about 1 GB was just the sound track from
    (O brother where art thou) downloaded in 24bit/192khz from HDTracks.

    Course the other 100 or so songs were crappy MP3 quality which don't eat
    up a lot of space anyway.

    Now the rest of the space i need for my hippo porn
    Many people have 10 TB of music...
    02-24-2013 07:38 AM
  12. Nosaj Grebnesie's Avatar
    A 32 or 64 GB card should be good for just about anyone who is using it to listen to music, no matter big your music library is. Because it will take you forever to listen to 32 GB of music and you will definitely be back at your PC at some point before you finish listening to all that music, giving you the opportunity to change what music you have on your phone. And the file size limitation isn't a problem for songs.

    But the real killer app for 64 GB micro SD cards with the Note 3 is HD movies. The device has a 1080 full HD screen so its actually worthwhile to put high quality blu-ray rips instead of low res highly compressed rips. My blu-ray rips range from about 5 GB-15 GB, so I could easily fill up a 64 GB card with a few movies and watch them all on a trip before I'm back at my PC to put on more movies. Nice thing about the SD card slot versus a 64 GB iphone or 128 GB ipad is I can pack a bunch of SD cards so I can take as many movies with me as I want. Thats one of the main reasons I pre-ordered the Note 3... very big 1080 full HD screen and removable memory so I can watch all the HD movies I want on a long trip on my phone without having to pack my laptop or buy a tablet. Now I'm reading about this 4 GB file limitation and I'm concerned. Am I going to have to transcode all my movies to <4GB file size to take them with me and watch on my Note 3? That kind of stinks..
    09-26-2013 05:47 PM
  13. mavrrick's Avatar
    The 4gb file limitation was from using fat32 for the file system. That is not a problem on the note 1 since android 4.1.2. When Samsung upgraded it they added support for exFat file system. The Note 3 will certainly support it as well so all is good.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-13-2013 12:14 PM
  14. sva999's Avatar
    My Galaxy SII will not format nor recognize any formatted card but FAT32. I have a 32 and two 64's that are FAT32 and work fine. Trouble is how to format from NTFS or exFAT to FAT 32. Cant do it in Windows 7 or 8 - not an option...
    08-08-2014 10:49 AM
  15. sva999's Avatar
    EaseUs Partition Master Home Edition is ADware I dont want tracking and advertising junk on my 'puter. Is there any other way to format FAT32 to 64GB?
    08-08-2014 11:00 AM
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