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  1. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I'm going to test this on my Lumia 1520 early next week. This will be my first SD card ever !
    crimsonvspurple likes this.
    05-02-2014 06:37 PM
  2. lancorp's Avatar
    What I don't get is why one has to basically RESET the phone in order to get the 128GB card working properly.

    From comments here to reviews on various sites, seems everyone mentions needing to hard reset the phone to get the card to see files copied to it.

    In all my time with computers (30 years), I've never seen where you basically had to reset to factory defaults a device in order for it so properly see the files on a memory card.

    I should be able to pop the card out of the phone, pop it into my PC, copy over some music or videos, pop it back in the phone, and watch the movies or play the music. Seems to not work that way. In some cases, music shows up as duplicates and movies don't show up for days.

    Seems odd.
    Arlan Henry likes this.
    05-02-2014 10:01 PM
  3. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    Well, I think I was one of the first to install one, and I did not have to hard-reset mine to swap my 64GB card for my 128GB card. I did have to soft-reset (power off/on) after pulling the 64GB card so the OS would clear its index/cache but really for me that was all there was to it.
    crimsonvspurple likes this.
    05-02-2014 10:32 PM
  4. oditius's Avatar
    Well, I think I was one of the first to install one, and I did not have to hard-reset mine to swap my 64GB card for my 128GB card. I did have to soft-reset (power off/on) after pulling the 64GB card so the OS would clear its index/cache but really for me that was all there was to it.
    But did you have apps installed on it? That is it seems 99% of the people who have to do a reset for it to work. I have so many apps on my 64GB card I have no room for it on my phone. so I decided I will weed out the ones I don't use a lot till I have enough room to move them back. Once back, I will put in the 128GB card, have the phone format it, then move them back.

    Edit: And then load every app the store has. LoL
    05-03-2014 08:05 AM
  5. Will6371's Avatar
    Well, I think I was one of the first to install one, and I did not have to hard-reset mine to swap my 64GB card for my 128GB card. I did have to soft-reset (power off/on) after pulling the 64GB card so the OS would clear its index/cache but really for me that was all there was to it.
    I didn't have to with mine either. I just put the card in and format it and that was it.
    05-03-2014 03:39 PM
  6. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    But did you have apps installed on it? That is it seems 99% of the people who have to do a reset for it to work. I have so many apps on my 64GB card I have no room for it on my phone. so I decided I will weed out the ones I don't use a lot till I have enough room to move them back. Once back, I will put in the 128GB card, have the phone format it, then move them back.

    Edit: And then load every app the store has. LoL
    Nope no apps as my card went in prior to the 8.1 update.
    05-03-2014 06:50 PM
  7. oditius's Avatar
    I think the folks that run in to problems are the ones that just try to copy one to the other and slap it into the phone, even though they have apps installed. But there has go to be a better and faster way. Monday I am going to try cloning the cards first to see if I can get away with that. If not then I will try the other idea, move apps back to sd card that will fit, insert new card, move apps back to new sd, put old sd in and move more back onto phone... etc....
    05-03-2014 08:32 PM
  8. Dos101's Avatar
    Well add me to the club! Was lucky that the 128GB Sandisk is one fo the few items Amazon.com ships to Canada. Got it yesterday, copied over my music, gave it a good 30-45 minutes to index everything. So far smooth sailing. I even noticed that Nokia MixRadio is a little more snappy jumping between Artists and albums (had a 64GB Sandisk in my phone previously).
    crimsonvspurple likes this.
    05-07-2014 10:08 AM
  9. crimsonvspurple's Avatar
    Since a lot of people in this thread have 128GB cards, I'm asking this here.
    Do any of you happen to have a L520/521 and can you test if the 128GB card indeed works on it?
    Thanks in advance!
    05-18-2014 08:06 PM
  10. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    got it love it, if you want to speed up the transfer connect a decent card reader to the computer and move data that way, worked faster.
    05-18-2014 08:10 PM
  11. oditius's Avatar
    Since a lot of people in this thread have 128GB cards, I'm asking this here.

    Do any of you happen to have a L520/521 and can you test if the 128GB card indeed works on it?

    Thanks in advance!



    I put it in my Lumia 520 to see if it worked, and the answer was yes. I don't know if it is because it is on 8.1, but it read all 119GB free





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    crimsonvspurple likes this.
    05-18-2014 08:18 PM
  12. Moises Corilloclla's Avatar
    Yes, but that is more of a Music/Video bug than a SD Card issue. I've found I can ease the pain if I delete both, restart the phone to get the D$#@ thing to recognize the Music and Video is missing and then installing the new card.

    I also don't use xBox's cloud music service, which seems to aggravate the duplication issue as well as has an annoying propensity to stream my music (and ads) even if I have the music on local storage (This is true for Windows 8.1 app as well). For me personally I'm looking forward to the WP 8.1 version of VLC that should be out later this year as while I love many things about my Windows Phone it seems like the Music app just gets worse (for me and what I do) with each release.
    Aha! It reminds me of the time I first used a 64Gb card on the NL810 when it was first released. Although theoretically it could only support a 32Gb card, 64Gb cards were also supported with several problems related to audio/video/photo duplication. It was not until GDR3 that most bugs were squashed (tho not totally). Maybe until an update patch for 8.1 addresses that issue, it won't be totally trouble free to use on the device.
    NoRomBasic likes this.
    05-21-2014 04:35 PM
  13. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    Aha! It reminds me of the time I first used a 64Gb card on the NL810 when it was first released. Although theoretically it could only support a 32Gb card, 64Gb cards were also supported with several problems related to audio/video/photo duplication. It was not until GDR3 that most bugs were squashed (tho not totally). Maybe until an update patch for 8.1 addresses that issue, it won't be totally trouble free to use on the device.
    Just a quick update: For Music at least it appears that the duplication song listing issue has been fixed with the latest Beta of the Music App. At least I'm not seeing it anymore and if I drag/drop/remove Music to the Card via File Manager in Windows. It sometimes takes a few minutes but the App seems to be much better behaved in recognizing I've added/deleted music.

    For installing Apps to the SD Card, for now your best bet is still moving the app back to internal storage or uninstalling the app prior to removing the card. The latest version of WP8.1DP still gets a little cranky if you just yank the card with actual apps installed to it. I'm willing to cut them a little slack on that one as frankly if I yank a hard drive from even a full-blown Windows Desktop that has applications installed to it tends not to like that either...
    05-22-2014 07:58 PM
  14. littlejay's Avatar
    I am about to get a 1520 and REALLY want it in yellow but don't like that the phone is only 16gb. I am planning on getting this sd card with the phone. Would things be fine if I put all music and apps on the card and pics/video on the default storage? I am guessing some high end games may take a performance hit? or do they play fine?
    05-25-2014 09:18 AM
  15. oditius's Avatar
    Not many problems with mine. I find some apps don't work well on the SD card, so once they act up, I just move it back to the phone. Music, pics, games and video's I have no problem with.
    05-25-2014 09:33 AM
  16. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    Not many problems with mine. I find some apps don't work well on the SD card, so once they act up, I just move it back to the phone. Music, pics, games and video's I have no problem with.
    Can you explain who they don't work well? Do you notice lag and performance issues or something else?.

    In good old days of WP 8.0, a card that could provide enough write-speed for shuttering-free HD-video recording would be a great card. But WP 8.1 Apps will benefit from a good read-performance. This card can read up to 30 MB/s, while the UHS-I Buss Speed can read up to 104 MB/s, which Lumia 1520 should handle too, theoretically. But that's just a guess since there is no official specification about Lumia 1520's actual Bus Speed.
    05-25-2014 02:52 PM
  17. oditius's Avatar
    Pandora became choppy on the card for me, but works fine on the phone. The new fb update kept crashing on me, moved to phone no more crash. Couple others but can't think of the others

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    05-25-2014 03:00 PM
  18. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    Pandora became choppy on the card for me, but works fine on the phone. The new fb update kept crashing on me, moved to phone no more crash. Couple others but can't think of the others

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    If there is only a few Apps, specially if they don't have a heavy data transfer that could push the SD card to it's limits, then the final release of WP 8.1 with Nokia FW for Lumia 1520 may solve these issues. But it may be related to poor card-performance too.
    05-25-2014 03:08 PM
  19. Psicomartin's Avatar
    So, in summary
    Does it work on a Lumia 1520? With or without Dev Preview? Any feedback is more than welcome ;)
    12-31-2014 12:56 PM
  20. okizen's Avatar
    Is your Sandisk 128GB MicroSDXC 48x or 30x sd card?
    12-31-2014 03:24 PM
  21. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    The 128GB cards work great in the 1520, although I don't advocate installing apps on them (general Windows weirdness), and video editing is choppy from reports I've read.
    12-31-2014 03:52 PM
  22. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    128 GB microSD cards are priced as low as $17 on ebay (domestically). Those are for the generic brands. Sandisks are selling for as cheap as $35.
    02-21-2015 09:34 PM
  23. beman39's Avatar
    yes but those are the fake ones! there is no way that there is legit 128GB cards for $17..those are 8GB masquerading as 128GB...
    tangledW likes this.
    02-21-2015 10:07 PM
  24. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    I figured as much.
    Last edited by Arlan Henry; 03-29-2015 at 03:23 PM.
    03-29-2015 02:20 PM
  25. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    I got one for $28 on eBay and I'm currently in the process of getting my refund. I'm using the H2testw program to get the specifics of the card.

    Sometimes you really can't cut corners in terms of price. Retail is kinda ridiculous but then again that's subjective.

    The real question is now, whether to buy a 128GB microsd at retail or purchase a 3TB portable external instead 😢

    Where's my fairy godmother/sugar mama when I need her? 😒
    03-29-2015 03:28 PM
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