1. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    which is the best file system for SD card for a phone that is running on windows 10 Mobile? and why?
    12-13-2016 10:23 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't think you'll see a significant difference in normal use other than maybe the max file size.
  3. krishna T's Avatar
    I would say exFAT.
    12-13-2016 10:36 AM
  4. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    Thanks :) been using exFAT but just wanted to know how it would perform against NTFS and Windows 10 mobile's default file system?
    12-13-2016 12:27 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't think you'll see a significant difference in normal use other than maybe the max file size.
    12-13-2016 12:44 PM
  6. Axeelant's Avatar
    An USB to be recognised by the phone has to be formatted to exFAT right?
    12-15-2016 04:26 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    An USB to be recognised by the phone has to be formatted to exFAT right?
    Not that I'm aware of. It just has to be not-bizarre-from-Window's perspective. (e.g. not EXT4)
    Axeelant likes this.
    12-15-2016 01:03 PM
  8. terra's Avatar
    From nokia

    Your phone supports FAT32 for SDHC cards, exFAT for SDXC cards, with a single Master Boot Record (MBR) partition table.

    Up to 32-GB SDHC cards using the FAT file system.
    64-GB SDXC cards using the exFAT file system.
    The internal user store is formatted in NTFS file system format.
    Axeelant and omerfbingol like this.
    12-16-2016 02:42 PM
  9. LeonC1963's Avatar
    Lumia 640 XL with ScanDisk 32GB class 10 SDC formatted to ExFat works a dream
    12-16-2016 10:46 PM
  10. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    Lumia 640 XL with ScanDisk 32GB class 10 SDC formatted to ExFat works a dream
    whats is the 'Allocation unit size" that you had used while formatting the card?
    01-24-2017 01:05 PM
  11. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    I don't think you'll see a significant difference in normal use other than maybe the max file size.
    What if i format the card using phone's built in app?
    what will be the parameters used while formatting?
    01-24-2017 01:11 PM
  12. Wurstsalat's Avatar
    which is the best file system for SD card for a phone that is running on windows 10 Mobile? and why?
    The best file system by far is exfat, ntfs has a few disadvantages for sd cards like the journaling feature which can break down performance especially on many file operations and of course the needed write cycles are much lower on exfat.

    i disagree with xandros to say you would not "feel" it

    Windows 10 Mobile uses the same allocation size as the "big" windows versions
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...fat,-and-exfat
    Using a bigger allocation size can improve write perfomance for bigger files but decrease on small files...so normally the standard allocation size fits for the most
    Raviraj Halarnekar likes this.
    01-24-2017 02:59 PM

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