SanDisk Lifts Storage Ceiling with Capacious 128GB microSDXC Memory Card

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Nimrod

edit: never mind

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Led Weappelin

My old original HTC Evo 4G is almost 4 years old now. Am I missing out? The only problem I'm having is not enough memory for new apps. I just don't keep up with all the newest phone stuff. Can I put this bad boy in my ancient Evo?

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Peanut Fox

Doubt it. Most phones won't take more than a 64GB card.

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John Pombrio

Funny. Just reading the specs of the Samsung Galaxy 5. The size of MicroSD card it supports? 128GB.

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Cy-Kill

'The capacious card is designed for Android smartphones and tablets.'

The problem that I see with this is that most Android phones & tablets currently top out at 64GB of external memory, so unless this is in fact for phones & tablets coming out later this year, I don't see this as marketable at the moment.

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CantankerousDave

Considering that the majority of smart phones and tablets don't allow for expandable storage these days (can't give people the option to buy a cheaper product sku and double or triple the storage themselves for less money, now can we?), who's it for? Action cam batteries would die long before this card would fill up.

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JCGPZ9

Well it would be nice just to leave the card inside my GoPro Hero3 Black and Drift Ghost-S while the cameras are connected to external power sources for auto racing vids and for other things I usually have extended or spare batteries.

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NavarWynn

:( 30MB/s READ speeds? it might be huge, but at least it's slow, I would guess barely class10 compliant (especially since Sandisk didn't proclaim how fast it really is).

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vrmlbasic

Indeed. This seems like a more expensive version of the dirt-cheap 64-128GB USB 2.0 drive situation: high capacity drives that few seem to want as the capacity and price are negated by the lack of speed. In this case, the capacity is negated by both price and lack of speed.

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ZoomBlah

Well, I know what storage I'm putting into my Z30! Finally I can go to one device for my audio and phone (music major).

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aarcane

If you can't get Full HD video down to under 660MiB/Hour, you're doing it WRONG.

Conversely, if you can get it down to under 660MiB/Hour and have it still look good, I want to know how.

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Mikey109105

If only my phone could recognize that amount of storage. Sadly, it recognizes only up rot 32GB, but then again I'm fine with that because I have a 16GB card in it now and still have a little room for more.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Phones should be required to read NTFS and extended FAT32 formats but they probably don't

But for computers,
Western Digital has a FAT32 formatting too for hard drives that goes beyond 32GB

You might have better luck with Acronis Backup if you want to format a flash drive beyond 32GB

But, if those two alternatives fail, try the HP formatting tool for flash drives, as I know that can format the card as NTFS beyond 32GB

The ExFAT format on this 128GB Sandisk must only be used for hardware that requires ExFAT!

For any other use, like hiding your Pron, you should have no problems using a different format

In fact, try the HP formatting tool first as that is your best bet

Does your phone "require" FAT formatting only up to 32GB?

If the hardware reader on your phone is limited to SDHC, then you are out of luck, but if the reader is SDXC compatible, then you should be OK

It would be moronic to limit these cards to 32GB in modern software, but the hardware is must be SDXC compatible for obvious reasons

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Mikey109105

Unfortunately, my current phone doesn't support SDXC, but that's OK, I got a 16 gig card now and still have room, so, lol.

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Gikero

I wish I had a device that could recognize that.

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vrmlbasic

Same here.