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    Default High capacity microSD cards and Android

    Many Android devices, especially 4.4.xx Kit Kat only officially support 32GB (Fat32) MicroSD cards

    If you purchase a 64GB or above, which has to be a SDXC (exFAT) card, will not be recognised in same cases.
    A cheat is to reformat the SDXC card in FAT32, which then allows your device to see it... BUT... the issues becomes apparent later when the Android device cant read or write to the card correctly.

    Does anyone know a successful and safe way to get a 64GB and above SDXC card to work in device that only officially supports 32GB SD or USB?

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    I have wondered for some time if the device manufacturer only stipulates 'X' Value because that's what they tested their devise to rather than it is 'incompatible'?

    I recently bought a 128GB SD card and shoved it into 'something' that says it is good for a much lower SD card than that so I am taking the risk that it wont do as Oceanboy reports and die, gradually or otherwise.
    Unless someone can advise a solution to Oceanboy's query, if I was storing sensitive Data I didnt not want to loose, I would only be using SD cards of the value approved by the devises maker.

    As a thought, could it be the devise maker considers the stated SD card value are more than adequate to suit all but the most professional of users and wont or dont want to spend money on R&D to increase the stated value?
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    Maybe split the SD card into smaller logical volumes formatted to fat32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onefella View Post
    Maybe split the SD card into smaller logical volumes formatted to fat32?
    I never thought of that

    Either way, got it all working now
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