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64GB MicroSD

Since Kingmax is now announcing they have a 64GB micro SD card, anybody know or think these will work in an Android phone? Are the limits of 32GB microsd OS based or simply because there was nothing bigger so no point in saying anything?

Either way, I'm sure XDA will have a solution, and makes an Android phone with 80GB of memory something of the not to distant future.
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tl;dr No, these won't work with current phones.


So far, there are 3 types of SD limits:
SD - up to 2GB
SDHC - up to 32GB
SDXC (new) - up to 2TB

For a phone to be able to use a 64GB MicroSD, it must be Micro SDXC compatible.
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I believe it is an SD card reader limit so may be no.

But if the Nexus Prime has SD slot with 32GB internal and support for 64gb external (=96GB in total!!!) that would be sick! Given how android is evolving it will be like effectively having a real mini-computer in your hand.
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sixteen12 wrote:
May 29th, 2011 8:23 pm
Since Kingmax is now announcing they have a 64GB micro SD card, anybody know or think these will work in an Android phone? Are the limits of 32GB microsd OS based or simply because there was nothing bigger so no point in saying anything?

Either way, I'm sure XDA will have a solution, and makes an Android phone with 80GB of memory something of the not to distant future.

64gb work with the Moto Razr and Google Nexus.
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... SDHC host devices will accept SDXC cards that follow Version 3.0, since the interface is identical,[3] but the following issues may affect usability:

* An SDHC host device will not test the capability bits newly defined for SDXC cards. It will therefore not be able to use the new features of SDXC, such as transfer speeds above UHS104.[23]
* SDXC cards are to be pre-formatted with Microsoft's proprietary and patented exFAT file system, which the host device might not support. Since Microsoft does not publish the specifications of exFAT and its use requires a non-free license, many alternative or older operating systems do not support exFAT for technical or legal reasons. The use of exFAT on some SDXC cards may render SDXC unsuitable as an universal exchange medium, as an SDXC card that uses exFAT would not be usable in all host devices. Since the FAT32 filesystem supports volumes up to the SDXC's maximum theoretical capacity of 2 TB as well, a user could reformat an SDXC card to use FAT32 for greater portability between computers (see below), but consumer products such as digital cameras and camcorders do not normally provide the choice to format SDXC cards as FAT32 nor do they accept FAT32-reformatted SDXC cards.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#SDXC
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