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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?


Marvin_Martian wrote:

Of course in about 10 minutes total you could resolve the issue on both your Zip and your Clip+. Smiley Wink


I think I know what you mean... Smiley Wink

Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎06-05-2012

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

Can i use a 128GB SDXC  using rockbox?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,144
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

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Seeing how a 128GB Micro SDXC card has not been released yet by any company, I'd say the answer is no.

 

Unless you want to jerry-rig a micro adaptor and use a full-size SDXC card. Kinda defeats the portability factor, but yes, I think then it would probably work if . . . the card is re-formatted to FAT32. That's what it takes to use the current largest capacity 64GB SDXC card.

Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎06-05-2012

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

Oh sorry, i confused the SD.

 

Can i use a 64gb then? (Like this one http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter-SDSDQUA-064G-U46A/dp/B007WTAJTO/ref=sr_1_1?ie... )

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

Yep.  You just need to format the card for FAT32.  

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-19-2012

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

I have a Clip Zip (v01.01.20A) and am having an issue with a 64GB SanDisk card (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005V7WIA2/ref=wms_ohs_product

 

No matter how I format it, it won't read in the Clip Zip (Settings->Info->SD Card = 0MB, Free=0MB).  I have tried NTFS (which I figured wouldn't work), EXFat (which I also figured wouldn't work), FAT32 (used Easus MiniTool Partition Wizard to format the 64 GB card which was read by multiple XP pcs), and even the internal Clip Zip formatter (which either kept locking up or I just got impatient after 11+ hours of formatting that the screen still displayed "Formatting").

 

My 32GB card works fine but my library is larger than than and it's beginning to really get difficult to keep a separate "stripped down" set of MP3 files just for the Clip Zip.  My goal is to have all of my portable devices (Nook Tablet, Nook HD+, Galaxy Tab 2 7, Droid 4 phone, and Clip ZIP) all usingt the same basic set of master MP3 files (yes, I use different apps for them to link to the PC) all with the same SD card (this card is working in the other 4 devices, just not in my Clip Zip).

 

Whew. Sorry for all the info, but I wanted to be as complete as possible on the first post.  Thanks for any help.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,144
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

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It will need to be re-formatted to FAT32, but not all formatting software may do the job in a way that your Zip may like. Have you tried the SD Associaton's Formatting Tool?

 

Here's another formatting tool that I hear people have have good results with in doing exactly what you are trying to do, re-format a 64GB SDXC (exFAT) to a SDHC format (FAT32).

 

Please let us know if either of these work for you, as there will be others who will undoubtedly want to do the same. Smiley Wink

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

I believe  putting the card into the Android phone will take care of it. Initially it will send an error message of some sort and ask if you want to re-format.....say yes to that, and the phone should take care of the formatting for you.

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-19-2012

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

Thanks for the advice - much appreciated.  Before actually checking out the links you provided, your post got me thinking. 

 

What I believe was the problem (not sure, but once I did the following, it worked), when I used the Easus partitioning & formatting tool, the 64gb sdcard showed up with two partitions - a 16mb (first partition) and the rest as the 2nd partition.  This kept happening no matter what tool I used to format the drive (including the one at sdcard.org).  I couldn't enlarge the 2nd partition to "gobble up" the first (so as to have 1 partition), but finally realized (duh) that by deleting the larger 2nd partition, I could enlarge the 1st 16mb partition to consume the entire drive.  Once I did this, then formatted FAT32, the sdcard was immediately recognized in my Clip Zip. 

 

So basically, I used a USB writer for SD Cards (including SDXC) to format the card using the Easus tool, AFTER I deleted the 2nd partition and enlarged the 1st partition.  Something so simple. 

 

Thanks for your help.  Now I have to see if the 6000 file limit I keep seeing is truly the limit with this revision as a reason for the 64gb (instead of existing 32gb) card is due to the number of files I have.

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-19-2012

Re: Clip Zip SDXC Card Support?

BTW - I just read the post about putting the card in an Android phone.  I did try that before my initial post (since just the other day I put in a new 64GB card into my Droid 4, I tried the 64GB card I was planning on using in my Clip Zip).  It still wasn't recognized in the Clip Zip. 

 

I have close to 40 different combinations of sequence, operations, applications, etc. that I tried before my initial post (been a network & pc tech for many years, but just kept drawing a blank when it came to this simple thing that I was unfamiliar with).

 

Again, thanks for the help everyone.