1. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Just received a new SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I/U3 Micro SDHC card that I want to use with my L1520. I believe the existing card is corrupted as nothing can be permanently deleted from it, and many pictures and music files do not show up in the native WP apps (though they can been found using Files). Plus the card lags pretty bad on complex videos.

    So I received the faster card today. Would appreciate any pointers on the proper/fail-proof way to set it up with my phone. I have moved all apps to the phone, and am creating a backup right now. Thanks for any input on methods.
    04-25-2015 04:35 PM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    You can start with formatting your card on a PC with the exFAT format and default allocation size
    04-25-2015 04:55 PM
  3. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Or you know, you could just put the card straight into the phone and format it from there.

    Last edited by travis_valkyrie; 05-02-2015 at 06:05 AM.
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    04-25-2015 05:05 PM
  4. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Method 1. Use the phone to format the new card, connect to the pc and then sync content using the Windows Phone app, or
    2. use the microSD adapter and connect to the pc directly, format then drag and drop content?

    Do I need to create folders and sub-folders using method 2?
    04-25-2015 05:19 PM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    If the card is a 64GB card then the phone would format it automatically in exFAT, anything less and its FAT32. exFAT would let you store files larger than 4GB (video recording) and is slightly faster than FAT32. I would suggest formatting the card first (PC/phone doesn't matter as long as its exFAT) and then inserting the card in the phone to create the folders. Dragging and dropping files especially music messes up the metadata and makes the music files show up in the other category, all if you skip first inserting the card in the phone after a fresh format. Plus in personal experience it also messes up the overall experience with the card (SD card errors, freezes, files not getting recognized on the phone, etc.)
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    04-25-2015 05:49 PM
  6. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Method 1, but don't bother reformatting it unless its not exFAT (which it probably already is). I'm more confident in SanDisk's SD card expertise than anyones.
    04-26-2015 05:12 PM

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