1. lee.eubanks's Avatar
    I bought the 32GB Surface and want to purchase a 64GB microSD on amazon, but will any microSD work?

    I remember with WP7, it had to be a Microsoft-approved microSD card, so I wanted to make sure before I purchase one.

    Thanks!
    10-28-2012 04:21 PM
  2. SnailUK's Avatar
    The SD Card is supposed to be just for Media, so it should be fine.
    10-28-2012 04:24 PM
  3. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I bought the 32GB Surface and want to purchase a 64GB microSD on amazon, but will any microSD work?

    I remember with WP7, it had to be a Microsoft-approved microSD card, so I wanted to make sure before I purchase one.

    Thanks!
    I'd get a SDXC
    10-28-2012 04:27 PM
  4. lee.eubanks's Avatar
    I'd get a SDXC
    What's the benefit? Just don't know enough about it.
    10-28-2012 04:31 PM
  5. VagrantWade's Avatar
    What's the benefit? Just don't know enough about it.
    I don't even think they make non SDXC cards that go up to 64gb.
    10-28-2012 04:36 PM
  6. lee.eubanks's Avatar
    Is this one good enough? I'm not sure on brands, but the price varies pretty widely.

    64GB micro SD SDXC
    10-28-2012 04:37 PM
  7. TMavC5's Avatar
    Is this one good enough? I'm not sure on brands, but the price varies pretty widely.

    64GB micro SD SDXC
    No that wont work, its not microsdxc.
    10-28-2012 04:42 PM
  8. Final-MacGyver's Avatar
    Is this one good enough? I'm not sure on brands, but the price varies pretty widely.

    64GB micro SD SDXC
    No that wont work, you need a micro sdxc Amazon.com: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-064G-U46A: Electronics
    10-28-2012 04:44 PM
  9. mrmprince's Avatar
    dunno if this helps or not but i got the 32GB ADATA micro SDHC card and it works like a charm
    10-28-2012 05:35 PM
  10. kittshelby's Avatar
    I'm getting conflicting information. I read in another thread that the Surface RT only supports SDHC microSD cards and only up to 32 GB. Is that true? I need to know because Im planning to buy a 64GB card.

    More specifically, this one:

    SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB Class 10 UHS-I 30MB/S MicroSD SD SDHC SDXC Memory Card | eBay

    Also, since we're talking about this, can someone confirm that a regular MicroHDMI connector will work. I remember reading that you don't actually need the adapter from Microsoft and that any MicroHDMI cord will work.

    I'm planning on buying this one:

    15FT 10FT 6FT 3FT Micro MicroHDMI 1.4 3D LAN *PremiumGold-Plated* Cable Adapter | eBay
    10-28-2012 07:27 PM
  11. kashk5's Avatar
    The Surface supports the micro SDXC format. There's a bit of confusion as to the largest size that works with the Surface since 64GB is the current largest size available in the micro SDXC format. However, SDXC supports much larger sizes, so when a 128GB card comes out, you'll be able to stick that in your Surface and it will work just fine.
    10-28-2012 07:38 PM
  12. shn'g's Avatar
    I threw in an sd card that was probably 4 to 5 years old and was surprised that it worked really well. Can't tell you how high they will be accepted though. So far though this version of windows is extremely versatile
    10-29-2012 01:35 AM
  13. VagrantWade's Avatar
    I'm getting conflicting information. I read in another thread that the Surface RT only supports SDHC microSD cards and only up to 32 GB. Is that true? I need to know because Im planning to buy a 64GB card.

    More specifically, this one:

    SanDisk Mobile Ultra 64GB Class 10 UHS-I 30MB/S MicroSD SD SDHC SDXC Memory Card | eBay

    Also, since we're talking about this, can someone confirm that a regular MicroHDMI connector will work. I remember reading that you don't actually need the adapter from Microsoft and that any MicroHDMI cord will work.

    I'm planning on buying this one:

    15FT 10FT 6FT 3FT Micro MicroHDMI 1.4 3D LAN *PremiumGold-Plated* Cable Adapter | eBay
    SDHC only goes up to 32GB.

    SDXC can go up to a few terabytes, but currently the max you can buy is 64gb.

    And yes a micro-hdmi connector works.
    10-29-2012 02:12 AM
  14. theseusperse's Avatar
    but currently the max you can buy is 64gb.
    You can already buy SDXC up to 256gb. Here's a 128gb one on Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Lexar Professional 400x 128 GB SDXC UHS-I Card LSD128CTBNA400: Computers & Accessories

    I've seen micro ones around, not on Amazon US though.
    Last edited by theseusperse; 10-29-2012 at 02:22 AM.
    10-29-2012 02:15 AM
  15. dkp23's Avatar
    So if i buy the sdxc 128gb, it would work on surface?
    10-29-2012 10:40 AM
  16. karnka's Avatar
    It's a Micro SD slot, not a full sized one.
    10-29-2012 11:11 AM
  17. Oldmajor's Avatar
    Whats the difference between MicroSDXC and SDHC? When i switched to a 32GB micrSD card Amazon showed and SDHC version. Will they both work?
    11-01-2012 01:07 PM
  18. Digital Moe's Avatar
    Do these need to be formatted to NTFS? Mine seems to register and work but is is formatted as exFat.
    11-01-2012 02:30 PM
  19. JGtz's Avatar
    Per Wikipedia Article:

    SDXC cards are pre-formatted with Microsoft's proprietary and patented exFAT file system, which the host device might not support. Since Microsoft does not publish the specifications of exFAT and its use requires a non-free license, many alternative or older operating systems do not support exFAT for technical or legal reasons. The use of exFAT on some SDXC cards may render SDXC unsuitable as a universal exchange medium, as an SDXC card that uses exFAT would not be usable in all host devices. Since the FAT32 file system supports volumes up to the SDXC's maximum theoretical capacity of 2 TB as well, a user could reformat an SDXC card to use FAT32 for greater portability between computers (see below). FAT32-formatted SDXC cards can be used in a host device built for SDHC if the host device can handle 64 GB and larger volumes.

    TLDR: I wouldn't format to NTFS, seems like exFAT is the better option. Unless you are planning to use with other devices that may not recognize it.
    11-01-2012 09:50 PM
  20. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Whats the difference between MicroSDXC and SDHC? When i switched to a 32GB micrSD card Amazon showed and SDHC version. Will they both work?
    HC only goes up to 32gb. XC is 64+gb.
    11-01-2012 09:57 PM
  21. Arsenic17's Avatar
    You can already buy SDXC up to 256gb. Here's a 128gb one on Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Lexar Professional 400x 128 GB SDXC UHS-I Card LSD128CTBNA400: Computers & Accessories

    I've seen micro ones around, not on Amazon US though.
    Hope this guy didnt buy that card. People need to understand you cannot use SD cards in the Surface, only MicroSD cards. The HC and XC dont really matter, I have found both to be compatibled. Just make sure you are purchasing MicroSD of the size you want/can afford and you will be fine;
    02-25-2013 09:06 AM
  22. Guzzler3's Avatar
    FYI: If you have been "messing around" with your microSDXC card with various format's (Linux, Mac, etc.) and you want to take the card back to default, the SD Association has a formatting tool for you:

    SD Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC

    It comes in a Windows or Mac version. I HIGHLY recommend that if you use SD cards, that you download and use this tool when needed. Especially if you run into some weird issue with a SD card, use this formatting tool to try to clear up the issue.
    02-26-2013 08:59 AM
  23. mms-pc's Avatar
    I'm now using a SanDisk Class 10 32 GB microSD card in my 32GB Surface RT, it works pretty well, the file transfer speed is pretty high.
    02-26-2013 09:10 AM
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