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    • Horlock
    • By Horlock 4th Mar 18, 2:34 PM
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    microSD, up to 32 GB
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    • 4th Mar 18, 2:34 PM
    microSD, up to 32 GB 4th Mar 18 at 2:34 PM
    Can anyone explain exactly what

    microSD, up to 32GB

    means please.

    I know this may seem like an obvious question, but is this because you only used to get sd cards up to 32GB or is there something special that means that a 64GB or 128GB simply wont work?

    I've recently bought a basic levono tab3

    (more info here https://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_tab3_7-7951.php)

    but I need storage space on it. Mymemory are offering 32GB for 10, 64GB for 17 or 128GB for 24.

    For the difference in price I would opt for 128GB, but obviously if this simply wont work then it would be a waste of 24 and I can just spend a tenner.

    Thanks
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 4th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
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    • #2
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    • 4th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
    This tablet is designed to handle cards up to 32GB

    Any bigger may not work
    • Horlock
    • By Horlock 4th Mar 18, 3:01 PM
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    • #3
    • 4th Mar 18, 3:01 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:01 PM
    This tablet is designed to handle cards up to 32GB

    Any bigger may not work
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    So the only way to find out is to buy bigger and try? Or is that a silly idea?
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 4th Mar 18, 3:16 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:16 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:16 PM
    So the only way to find out is to buy bigger and try? Or is that a silly idea?
    Originally posted by Horlock
    Whilst the hardware may be able to support SDXC cards, ie, 64GB and greater, the version of Andoid only supports the FAT32 file system so only cards up to 32GB that can be formatted as FAT32, not exFAT or NTFS.

    That as said, there may be workarounds to get it to work, you'd be best looking at Lenovo specific forums.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 04-03-2018 at 3:19 PM.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 4th Mar 18, 3:39 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:39 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:39 PM
    this tablet has only 1gb Ram so will struggle anyhow
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 4th Mar 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 4:18 PM
    this tablet has only 1gb Ram so will struggle anyhow
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Utter rubbish. I don't know of anyone who has an android tablet or phone who struggles with "only" having 1GB of RAM and even those who only have 512MB only usually suffer because of the low CPU speed and not the memory.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 4th Mar 18, 4:21 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 4:21 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 4:21 PM
    Whilst the hardware may be able to support SDXC cards, ie, 64GB and greater, the version of Andoid only supports the FAT32 file system so only cards up to 32GB that can be formatted as FAT32
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    That is incorrect. The maximum partition size for FAT32 is 2 Terabytes. Windows Disk Management may only be able to create a partition of no more than 32GB but FAT32 actually supports up to 2TB.
    • glennevis
    • By glennevis 4th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
    My phone says it only supports "up to 32GB". I have a 128GB card in it.


    To get it to work I use a windoze utility that formats the card as FAT32. Sorted.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 4th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
    Windows utility? I thought Windows could natively format external cards/drives as FAT32, NTFS etc.?
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    • glennevis
    • By glennevis 4th Mar 18, 9:51 PM
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    I should clarify my comment.
    I use a third party utility on windows XP. WinXP itself won't do it.
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 5th Mar 18, 1:21 AM
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    There are different standards for SD cards. Cards up to 32GB are normally labelled SDHC and are formatted as FAT32 at the factory. Larger cards are normally labelled SDXC and are formatted as exFAT. Many devices cannot read the exFAT format so can't use these larger cards straight out of the box but if you format the card as FAT32 you may find that it will then work in your device (but no guarantees).
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 5th Mar 18, 9:33 PM
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    Get THIS from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter-Performance/dp/B073JYVKNX/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1520285290&sr=1-3&keywords=micro+sd+card

    Take it out of packaging carefully, fit it. If it works, great. If not, Amazon will let you return it. Then get THIS:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Ultra-MicroSDHC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B013UDL5RU/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1520285290&sr=1-2&keywords=micro+sd+card

    Problem solved.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
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