Recently we told about the new 64GB Micro SDXC cards just released by SanDisk designed specifically for mobile devices. While most smartphones and tablets only offer SDHC support we are now happy to inform you all that many Android devices are in fact able to take full advantage of the 64GB SDXC cards by SanDisk, even though they aren’t listed as supported.

They might not be cheap coming in around $219 for now, the SanDisk Micro SDXC cards offer a huge storage limit of 64GB all in the size of a fingernail. After we ran the news of the new cards we quickly learned that many smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation 4G, ASUS Transformer tablet and more all work with 64GB MicroSDXC cards.

There are also reports that they are working on many older devices for those wondering. Some include the EVO 4G, original Galaxy S, and even the HTC Desire Z (aka T-Mobile G2). With both old and new, smartphones and tablets being able to take advantage of the 64GB SD cards this is a good sign many more will have the same fate. We can only assume manufacturers didn’t state SDXC support because none were out on the market at time of launch, or maybe there are other reasons yet unknown.

At first insert the device may say corrupt or error, just reformat your 64GB card inside the Android phone or tablet and you’re good to go. While many are currently working, this doesn’t mean they have full support. The chance of the cards failing, getting errors, and possibly losing all your stored data is still a possibility so use at your own risk for now. Hopefully we see more 64GB SDXC cards soon and at lower prices because $219 is a bit steep for me. — Thanks Murray!

[via AndroidNZ]


  1. People. Keep in mind, taht even if the tablet/phone does detect it, it’s still a question if it can write files beyond the 32 GiB limit. There have been reports on Android devices that at first seems to work, but as soon one get over 32 GiB of stored content, weird stuff starts to happen, data loss, empty files and corruption. Make sure it CAN store more than 32 GiB files without corruption.

  2. Formatted Sandisk 64gb sdxc with Ubuntu 11.10 as ‘fat’ – filled with 50 gb of music, video, movies, and pictures –  works without glitch in my Asus Tranformer and Acer Iconia A100.

  3. Hi folks!

    I purchased the “Sandisk microSDXC 64MB Class 10 / UHS-1 for Android” card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. “for Android” means they contain a QR-Code that links to a Sandisk Android App, aside from this, they’re just normal cards formatted with exFAT.

    As exFAT cannot be used with most (if not all) Android versions, the card needed to be re-formatted with FAT32. My Galaxy S2 (with stock ROM 4.0.3) had problems reformatting the card, so I did that on my Windows notebook with the freeware tool “fat32format” and that worked fine.

    >>> The 32GB-Limit of FAT32 is a myth! <<<
    It is only a formatting limitation introduced by Microsoft on modern Windows versions in order to "motivate" people to start using NTFS. Windows 95c up to 98SE can format more than 32GB with FAT32 filesystem (up to 2 TB), as do several freeware tools and Linux on-board tools today! And any FAT32-capable system can read such large FAT32 filesystems (unless a stupid developer introduced an artificial limit of some kind, of which I am not aware). Now that more than 32GB are needed, M$ "motivated" the SD-card association to use exFAT – for their own benefit, as they hold the copyright on exFAT technology and this technology is closed-source under M$ EULA and (for other developers) only availible after signing a contract and a NDA.

    After that, I inserted the card into the Galaxy S2 phone and it shows 59.4 GB free memory – same as in Windows. It works fine! I already filled the card with lots of music, audio books and several movies (latter were specifically prepared to match the S2 movie capabilities and screen size) and I didn't run into any problem so far. The biggest movie file is 2.4 GiB (beyond the old magical 2GB-per-file-limit) and it plays perfectly with the MX Player. Up to 4 GB per file should be no problem, that REALLY is a FAT32-limit. But it's a PER-FILE limit, not an OVERALL-FILESYSTEM limit (that would be 2 TB).

    May this information be useful for at least some people reading this article.


    PS: I'll attach some screenshots.

  4. Hi i am tryinh to use a Qilive 62Gb XC memory card on my Motorola Xoom MZ605 and apparently it doesnt fit on the tablet… I mean it diesnt let me to insert it in the card rack.. This is strange because my SabDisk 8GB Hc card goes in the rack very well and it clicks and fir well. Are these cards different?? It seend that thr 64 Gb is bigger and fatty card…


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