Can't copy any files to SD Card?
I've got a class 10 Sandisk microSD, 64 GB. I have it formatted for NTFS. If I format it with FAT, the Shield seems to see it, but it can't be mounted. With NTFS it's mounted but it doesn't show up in the mnt/ directory. I have a storage/sdcard0 and storage/sdcard1 directory, sdcard1 seems to my my 64 GB microSD. But I can't copy any files to that directory, either in Android itself or through USB to my computer. Under my mnt/ directory it shows mnt/SdCard, but that's my internal storage. How can I get files copied to my microSD?
I've got a class 10 Sandisk microSD, 64 GB. I have it formatted for NTFS. If I format it with FAT, the Shield seems to see it, but it can't be mounted. With NTFS it's mounted but it doesn't show up in the mnt/ directory. I have a storage/sdcard0 and storage/sdcard1 directory, sdcard1 seems to my my 64 GB microSD. But I can't copy any files to that directory, either in Android itself or through USB to my computer. Under my mnt/ directory it shows mnt/SdCard, but that's my internal storage.

How can I get files copied to my microSD?

#1
Posted 08/10/2013 02:29 PM   
Might help... https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/571545/nvidia-shield/sd-card-major-problem-/

#2
Posted 08/10/2013 03:16 PM   
From what I read elsewhere once you format it to fat32 it won't recognize a 64 gig card. I could be wrong though
From what I read elsewhere once you format it to fat32 it won't recognize a 64 gig card. I could be wrong though

#3
Posted 08/10/2013 03:59 PM   
please do a search before posting more of the same thing again and again. if you would have searched you could of found the answer...dont know why we need to keep cluttering the forums with the same questions over and over again. so please help yourself and use that search bar...
please do a search before posting more of the same thing again and again. if you would have searched you could of found the answer...dont know why we need to keep cluttering the forums with the same questions over and over again.

so please help yourself and use that search bar...

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#4
Posted 08/10/2013 04:58 PM   
[quote="kieso"]From what I read elsewhere once you format it to fat32 it won't recognize a 64 gig card. I could be wrong though[/quote] That is a windows formatting limit. The formatting tools built into Windows will not let you format a partition over 32GB in size to fat32 from Wikipedia on fat32 size limits FAT32 maximum : 8 sectors per cluster × 268,435,444 clusters = 1,099,511,578,624 bytes (≈1,024 GiB) FAT32 maximum : 16 sectors per cluster × 268,173,557 clusters = 2,196,877,778,944 bytes (≈2,046 GiB) [FAT32 maximum : 32 sectors per cluster × 134,152,181 clusters = 2,197,949,333,504 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)] [FAT32 maximum : 64 sectors per cluster × 67,092,469 clusters = 2,198,486,024,192 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)] [FAT32 maximum : 128 sectors per cluster × 33,550,325 clusters = 2,198,754,099,200 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)] If I under stand that correctly the max partition size for fat32 is about 1 or 2 terabytes, but to format one over 32 gig you need to use a 3rd party tool on windows.
kieso said:From what I read elsewhere once you format it to fat32 it won't recognize a 64 gig card. I could be wrong though


That is a windows formatting limit. The formatting tools built into Windows will not let you format a partition over 32GB in size to fat32

from Wikipedia on fat32 size limits
FAT32 maximum : 8 sectors per cluster × 268,435,444 clusters = 1,099,511,578,624 bytes (≈1,024 GiB)
FAT32 maximum : 16 sectors per cluster × 268,173,557 clusters = 2,196,877,778,944 bytes (≈2,046 GiB)
[FAT32 maximum : 32 sectors per cluster × 134,152,181 clusters = 2,197,949,333,504 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)]
[FAT32 maximum : 64 sectors per cluster × 67,092,469 clusters = 2,198,486,024,192 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)]
[FAT32 maximum : 128 sectors per cluster × 33,550,325 clusters = 2,198,754,099,200 bytes (≈2,047 GiB)]

If I under stand that correctly the max partition size for fat32 is about 1 or 2 terabytes, but to format one over 32 gig you need to use a 3rd party tool on windows.

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#5
Posted 08/10/2013 05:25 PM   
Use this tool to format 64GB SDs to FAT32. [url]http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm[/url]
Use this tool to format 64GB SDs to FAT32.
http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

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#6
Posted 08/11/2013 12:14 AM   
2TB IIRC. This tool will format FAT32 for you... http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
2TB IIRC.

This tool will format FAT32 for you...

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

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#7
Posted 08/11/2013 12:15 AM   
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