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loimail
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Registered: ‎03-07-2013
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FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

I can't format  64GB micro sdxc  for window xp, i try windows update for exFAT,but still have problem,error message is windows was unable to complete the format.

I try use windows 7 32bit or 64bit  to format still have problem.

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Tapeworm
Posts: 14,705
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

You might try the SD Association's Formatter.

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vantt1
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-10-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

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TL;DR - skip to the last line.

 

How stupid of me. I bought two SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB USH-I cards. I find SanDisk to be a very reputable brand - I haven't had any problems before with USB flash drives and other MicroSD cards. In fact, I've only ever used SanDisk MicroSDs. I have a 64MB (yes, megabytes), two 2GB, a 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and a 32GB MicroSD card, all of which perform very reliably.

 

This streak was broken when I intended to purchase one for my phone and one for my tablet.

 

Initially all was fine with the cards; they both mounted properly, were formatted using exFAT by default and showed a 59.46GB capacity. Misleadingly enough, SanDisk's 64GB "Mobile Ultra" MicroSDs don't actually work on any Android device. They only work on a select few, namely those with unlicensed exFAT support such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, Note 10.1 and various others. Knowing exFAT doesn't work on either of my mobile devices, I then proceeded to format one of my cards to FAT32 so it would actually mount in my devices. 

 

The first card died immediately when I inserted it into my Samsung Galaxy S2. My phone would say "Preparing SD Card...", then it would disappear very soon after. The card still showed up on my computer, so I tried to format again. Windows said that it was unable to complete the format. The card disconnects itself whenever I try to format it or copy files onto it. I have tried multiple readers, multiple computers and multiple OSes, all of them yielded the same "Automatic Unmount Syndrome". So, I sent this one for replacement.

 

The second card I didn't risk formatting to FAT32. To my surprise, my second device, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, could mount and read the 64GB exFAT card. I then copied about 30GB of data to it, all seems well. The card didn't disconnect itself, so I tried to copy more data onto it.

 

But the second time I connected it to my computer, it suddenly switched to read-only mode. I couldn't rename, delete, move or copy any files on the card. So I had no choice but to format it again, but this time to NTFS. I could copy data to it, but it wasn't detected by my ASUS Slider. This is unexpected, because the Slider can mount 2.5" portable external hard drives formatted to NTFS. So I format it to FAT32, and copy the data once again. Luckily for me, the card didn't disconnect itself. My luck soon ran out when the card wasn't detected by my Slider (again), but this time it was much worse than my two previous attempts.

 

I formatted the card to its default filesystem exFAT, but this time when I started copying my data, it disconnected itself in the same way my first card did. Formatting it will show the error "Windows was unable to complete the format". No third party formatting software could format it. That's the end of the road for both cards.

 

So from personal experience:

 

The SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB UHS-I MicroSD cards have a 100% failure rate within the first 5 file operations. Do not buy.

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loimail
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

I try SD Formatter v3.1,error message is (The memory card is write-protected.please release the write-protect switch),

I check memory card switch is unlock.

SanDisk Guru
Tapeworm
Posts: 14,705
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

There is no lock switch on the micro-sized SD cards as there is on the full-size ones.

 

If it is still showing as write-protected, it is most likely defective and should be exhanged/eplaced under warranty by SanDisk.

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loimail
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

 I use 64Gb micro sdxc to adaptor have lock/unlock switch,

checking  always is unlock and use another micro sdxc adaptor to test ,same problem,

try another card reader and use another pc test,same problem.

I have e-mail sandisk technical supports to claim warranty.

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loimail
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

sandisk is good product,i purchase sandisk many model 8,16,32gb usb flash drives , 64gb micro sdxc x 2pcs  ,64,128GB sdxc  card and 128gb ssd 

only i pcs 64gb micro sdxc problems,i need sent for warranty,already have RMA,sandisk support call me just wait ...until 3 month ,but respond too slow.

i hope give me give me reply.

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loimail
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

I have received warranty claim sandisk 64Gb micro sdxc,I testing Read/Write ok ,

deliver very fast & service very good,Thank you all sandisk supports .

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alanladd
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-05-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

I purchased a Sandisk Ultra micro SDXC 64GB card with adapter a number of months ago to go with my Samsung Note 2.

I didn't havew a reason to use until just this week. So I went ahead and put it into my phone but it wouldn't recognise it. I got a message saying that the disk was blank or had the wrong filesystem.

So I put it into my laptop and I was asked to format it.

This I tried as NTFS, FAT and exFAT both through a Quick Format and a non-Quick Format. Nothing. The Quick Format stopped straight away while the longer format went approx 80% of the way before saying that "Windows was unable to complete the format." It gave the usual check if read-only etc but all was in order.

When I went into Disk Management the microSD Card was only showing Capacity as 31MB (that is MEGA not GIGA), with the File System as RAW and Status as Healthy.

Upon checking Properties the information shows 0 (Zero) bytes for Used and Free Space. 

Is there something that I am missing here or is the card a dud?

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ChillyPhil
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Registered: ‎07-29-2013
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Re: FORMAT 64GB MICRO SDXC PROBLEM

Don't know why but it seems to me the SanDisk product reliability has taken a sharp nosedive.  I install decentralised digital video surveillance with micro sd cards as storage.  Previous 16, 32gb were much more reliable.  Currently 50% of my recent micro sd cards won't even format complete out of the box .  Another 25% fail within 30 days.  That leaves on 25% that really work.  Things that make you go hmmmmmm.