Storage card - this is driving me nuts

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    Did you try reformatting the big chip using the phone? Sometimes that's all they need.
     
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    Yes, clearly the device supports 128GB cards so either the card needs to be reformatted or it seems it may be defective in some way, IMHO.
    There should be no differentiation netted the two cards from the phone's perspective.
     
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    I'd go with a reformat before deciding that an $80 anything just doesn't work.
     
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    I just had to reformat my SD card in my edge...so far its acting better..but music and pics and files where disappearing and showing as a corrupt file..
     
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    Samsung did it to try and trick you into buying a new phone. It happened around the time of the S6 Plus/Note 5 release I'm betting :cool:
     
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    Yes. That's one of the first things I did after copying my music and photos to the computer. Didn't help.
     
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    Sorry to hear.
     
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    No. They were greyed out.
     
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    I had this problem start out of the blue on me too. Although I now think it was the result of a lot of google app updates. A ton of apps now no longer allow you to move them to SD storage or if they do they only move like 2% of the data to the SD card.

    If s5 ever gets Marshmallow it may fix this problem. M allows the SD card to be treated as a partition of the Device storage.

    I have all my media on my SD card but Google Music does weird stuff like redownloads the music to the device storage.

    My camera also keeps resetting itself to store on the Device rather than the SD card & I have to manually move the files. I lost a lot of downloads and other things that were on the SD card that either disappeared or got corrupted.

    I was always a huge fan of expandable memory and using the micro SD slot but after I had this problem and I started looking into it more I have converted. I am leaving the SD card behind and using all device storage from now on.

    The fastest SD card is still an SD card. It is never going to compare to SSD.
     
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    Sounds like, if you're still using an sd card, you might have a card that's going bad, or even just a bad connection with the card.
     
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    Yes I think it was the card. I haven't had any problems at all since I switched it out with a 64gb card.
     
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