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NTFS vs exFAT and SDHC/SDXC UHS-1

Question: NTFS vs exFAT and SDHC/SDXC UHS-1

I see that the new high speed SDXC & SDHC cards that are using UHS-1 will be in exFAT format.
Will my Win7Pro32 using NTFS format recognize these?
Are there new drivers I need to download for my card reader to see these?
I have nor purchased one of these new cards yet for my new HD camcorder, so would like to know before I do the big spend on one of these high speed cards.

System is a Dell Inspiron 530 about 2-3 yrs old.

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Answer: NTFS vs exFAT and SDHC/SDXC UHS-1

Quote: Originally Posted by rsflea


I see that the new high speed SDXC & SDHC cards that are using UHS-1 will be in exFAT format.
Will my Win7Pro32 using NTFS format recognize these?
Are there new drivers I need to download for my card reader to see these?
I have nor purchased one of these new cards yet for my new HD camcorder, so would like to know before I do the big spend on one of these high speed cards.

System is a Dell Inspiron 530 about 2-3 yrs old.





Hi and welcome to SF!
Yes, Windows 7 recognizes these formats natively, but I recommend that it be with the SP1 installed. As to whether your card reader will be able to read them, I'd say no - taking into account the age of your Dell. But if you can tell the model of card reader, I could tell with more certainty. Use Speccy - Download in case of not knowing what type of card reader. I look forward for your reply.

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I read the thread on the Yoga 13 being sdxc compatible but want to know if the sdxc card needs to be exFAT formatted or if I can buy a sdxc 128 gb with 400x speed but not exFAT formatted.

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Hey Guys!

TL : DR: All files accessable but contain binary-gibberish

So I was at a friends place yesterday and he told me that his phone (sony xperia z5) crashed and woudn't restart until he removed the SDXC card (exFAT formated, 64GB). He tried to access his data from his PC (Windows 10) and wasn't able to do so.

So when I inserted his sd card in his PC It got recognized as an exFAT volume of correct size and showed all (as far as I can tell) data in a resonable size (nothing like, all mp3's are 4kb or so), but as soon as I opend a file (like photos or music) it said that it isn't a supported format. even file that should contain plaintext had not a single word in it and looked more like a binary opend in notepad. I opened one in mp3Diags and couldn't find a proper header or any mpeg stream. The filesystem seemed fine and I checked it with chkdsk. Even writing a new file to it works and is perfectly readable.

Does anyone knows what causes this and/or how to get on the data?
 

Answer:SDXC exFAT card files readable but corrupted

Sounds like the data was corrupted in some way, possibly malware or virus. But could just be a hardware glitch with the phone. Is a different card working in the phone?
 

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Regarding my HP Spectre x360 (P0A44AV), What is the Media Card Reader's capacity (max)? Is there a list of known capatible brands/models? If so, where is it? Where can I find detailed specs on the card reader, and supported memory cards? Thanks in advance for any help re this inquiry. Charles

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I have a Satellite A500-1GH having Windows 7 64bit. I'm about to buy an SD card, and I was wondering if the SD card slot at the front of the laptop is compatible with SDHC cards and the latest SDXC cards. If so, do I need to download some software and/or drivers for these kind of SD cards to work?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A500-1GH - Is SD slot compatible with SDHC and SDXC?

Hi,

SDHC is definitely compatible.

As for SDXC, I think there is a Win7 WindowsUpdate that supports SDXC.

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The X220multimedia card reader in the x220 works on the PCI bus and can read SDXC cards. I have seen comments here that it reads the UHS-1 cards. Can it make full use of the read/write speeds of the latest cards,such as the SanDisk Extreme Pro? Also, does it matter whether NTSF or exFAT is used when the card is used as a backup device, not intended for use in a camera? What are the advantages/disadvantages of using SDHC/SDXC cards for backup?

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I'm not 100% sure if this is a hardware or software question but since it revolves around hardware I thought this forum might be most appropriate.

I have various Windows 7 systems and I have just acquired a 64GB SDHC micro memory card. This card came formatted as exFAT. If I put this card in the memory card slot in one of these systems using a Kingston SDHC Micro adapter it is recognised and I can process any video files on it perfectly. However if I place the SDHC card in an Integral (makers name) USB memory adapter, and the Kingston micro SDHC adapter then the same system does not recognise the card and says I need to format it (it shows zero bytes available on the card as well). Can anyone tell me if this is a normal situation and there is perhaps a 'hardware' limitation with USB 2 ports and USB Memory card adapters? or possibly this is a software issue? Just for clarification the SDHC micro card (Samsung EVO) in question is used in a Garmin VIRB camera for taking videos of bike rides and works perfectly well in the camera.

In one of my other systems I see the same results when using the USB memory card adapter, but I cannot try an SDHC card slot because I do not have a spare one in this other system.

Thanks for your help.
Bernard

Answer:exFAT formated SDHC card in a USB Mem adapter only recognised sometime

exFAT is a newish format (a lot newer that FAT32 & NTFS) so its possible your Kingston adapter is old and does not recognise this format
If this is a problem you could always reformat the card to either FAT32 or NTFS
The only real downside of changing the filesystem is that FAT32 has a 4gb file size limit so may not be suitable if you want to record lengthy videos in high resolution and NTFS has a lot more overhead data than FAT so will slow down transfer speeds slightly and occupy a tiny bit more space but unless your really pushing the cards capacity and speed I doubt you will notice any difference

exFAT vs FAT32 vs NTFS

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Does the R600 support the sandisk "extreme 30 MB" or the SDXC card?

I ask because they seem to the only ones with 64Gb capacity. I need the maximum additional capacity possible

TIA/gary

Answer:SDHC extreme or SDXC card work in Portege R600

Hi

As far as I know the SD card reader supports the SD card up to 2GB, SDHC up to 16Gb and mini SD card (with adapter) up to 2GB.

I didn?t find any details about the usage of bigger SDHC cards and I think you will have to test it yourself?. But in my opinion there could be a problem using such cards!

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I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre, purchased only four weeks ago.  It product family is IdeaCentre k410, machine type 10089.  Anyhow, the problem is: I inserted a microSD / microSDHC, both of which seem to fit into the slot fine, though neither registers under anywhere in windows explorer, neither in the root of C://, nor in any of the subdirectories, or on the main listing of mounted file systems.  I used the Lenovo Driver Updater and re-installed the SD Card Reader driver, to no avail.  Any help would greatly be appreciated.  As well, the computer runs Windows 8, which has some features I'm unhappy with, and although this is not a windows forum and I don't mean to create a thread that deviates from lenovo-specific topics, I was wondering if there is anything in either the machine architecture or the software of Windows 8 that could hinder m in installing a dual-boot system so that I might have the option of running a variant of linux as a sub-operating system, as I did with windows XP.?????  OK any help at all would be so greatly appreciated, thank in advance.  I really want to be able to retrieve some writing files I have stored in that micro SDHC card.  As another aside, does anyone know the max limit of RAM this computer can take and if it is DDR or some other type?

Answer:SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MS/MS Pro card-reader slot not showing up in windows explorer.

hi BrokenHalo,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Regarding your questions:
1. When you inserted the SD card, do you hear a sound that a device is inserted and under Device Manger, do you see a Card Reader?
 
If not, try to:
a. boot intto the BIOS by pressing F1, load defaults by pressing F9 then press F10 to save and exit BIOS.
b. Reseat the front panel connectors (see page 23 of the hardware maintenance manual)
 
2. To install linux (i.e. Ubuntu), see if you can install Ubuntu via UEFI. If you're unable to do so or if you want to install other OS, try to:
a. Boot into the BIOS by pressing F2 and set the following settings below 
 
UEFI Boot Mode = Legacy
Secure Boot = Disabled  (if applicable)
CSM = Disabled /  Legacy or Other OS (if applicable)
OS Optimized Default = Disabled or Legacy (if applicable)
 
b. When finished, press F10 to save and exit BIOS then try to install Ubuntu via Wubi or insert your Windows installation disc to install a different OS.
 
3. As per this pdf data sheet, the Lenovo K410 has a max RAM of 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3  but Crucial reports that this unit can take up to 16GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 - check this site.
 
 
Hope this helps

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I just bought a new SanDisk SDHC 32GB card but my card reader is not able to detect it, although it can detect SD card. Is there any update driver I need to download to solve this problem?

Answer:T420S with RICOH PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller can not detect SanDisk SDHC

Hi michael0130,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. I was just wondering which OS are you currently using?If your using Win7 or Win8 I would suggest you to update your BIOS First and then uninstall the card reader driver and reinstall it with the latest version below.BIOS (For Win7 or Win8 ONLY!)http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014992Card reader :(Win 7) : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014960(Win 8) : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032126Hope this helps and please do post back your results.Regards

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Nowhere in the documentation, web site is any info about what kind of controller and hence what size SD cards this model is supporting.Even Lenovo tech support doesn't know that info!I am really hesitant to buy a SDXC card of +32GB only to find out it supports on SDHC cards, thus limited to 32GB... thanks for any useful info, Ralf

Answer:What kind of SD card controller is in a Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11AIP? SDHC or SDXC compatible?

Hi ITWorxLA,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As per system overview :
IO port: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
 
Platform specification:
One microSD Card slot, supports up to 2TB
 
Usually there would be stickers on the box or laptop to indicate the format it also supports.
You can try to find/borrow  a spare 32GB SDXC to test first before purchase.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello.

I have a SSD just for gaming. That is. A standalone partition without boot (only data; Steam and other games are stored there).

I am wondering if I would gain any benefit from going from NTFS to ExFAT.

Your opinions are welcome.

Answer:NTFS vs ExFAT for a non-system SSD

[TL;DR use NTFS]

You will not gain any benefit. Accessing the disk will be several orders of magnitude slower as total amount of files increase.

ExFAT is good for small partitions that don't carry any important data, it is just as fragile as FAT32 and other non-journaling filesystems.
FAT32 Is good for compatibility with almost any device, which usually outweighs it's fragility.

NTFS will be faster, will support TRIM (critical for SSDs), there is better filesystem caching, there is metadata to make some filesystem accesses instant. Most importantly though, NTFS is a journaling filesystem. That means, in simplest terms, that every operation is first recorded to the journal before it is actually carried on the data section of the disk. If there is sudden powerless, BSoD, or other unexpected mishap, even if the system was writing data to the filesystem, you have a very high chance of recovering most if not all of the data.

The FAT family of filesystems are extremely simple in operation. This sound good at first, especially for SSDs, but once you look into it further you can see it's folly. Basically FAT filesystems have 2 parts to them. An index, and a big pile of clusters. Kind of like a big ass book with a nice table of contents which is easy to read, but then followed by eleven thousand pages of size-1 font print with no pictures. To access each and every file, the system has to look through the index, one-by-one until it finds what it wants. Then it's gotta zoom... Read more

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Hi everyone! ^_^So, I have this 500 GB external hard drive, which is formatted in exFAT with my Vista.  As we all know, Windows XP can't read exFAT.  But I want to use that external hard drive to transfer files from my Vista computer to my WinXP computer.  So I tried using Vista to re-format the external hard drive into NTFS. EDIT:: [Oh yea, sorry about this, but I forgot to mention earlier.  During my first attempt to re-format the hard drive, my sister shut down the Format tool before it was even done.  Does interrupting a format ruin a hard drive?]Since then, all my attempts have resulted in failure. v_v  The "Formatting Removable Disk" function goes all the way to the end, then announces that the format has failed.   Please help...  Are there any other programs that I can use?  Or am I formatting it wrong?  Does anyone else have the same problem as me???  Any help at all is greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance. ^_^

Answer:Cannot Re-Format exFAT to NTFS

Is the drive old? Did it work right before you tried to format it? Have you tried to format it using XP?If all else fails I would download the disk tools and check the drive.

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Which is exactly better for windows 7 and which will eventually be the dominant format...??
NTFS/exFAT
I did try the two just now on the same machine and the exFat seems a bit slower, where as it does not have that small amount of space taken up on the initial format...
I also noticed that NTFS allows file compression and indexing options under the properties menu...
While the exFAT does not have these selections....
Do they still apply to exFAT..?

I like the exFAT partition because it is more refined with the way the format is set up...
I will still be searching for a way to convert NTFS to exFAT...
I'm just wondering everyone's opinions....
If anyone has any experience with this, input is appreciated..

Answer:Windows7 NTFS/exFAT

At this time, exFAT isn't really for anything other than flash drives. I've read of problems using robocopy with drives formatted with exFAT, and some issues with shadow copy. NTFS is a very modern operating system, and since exFAT wasn't designed to replace NTFS, I don't see exFAT "taking over".

You might find this a good read:

An exFAT experiment in Vista SP1 - Neowin Forums

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So I'm wondering a bit about the differences, pros and cons, between each of these formats and which is best for my Win7 install.

I'm currently installed on NTFS.

Answer:ExFat, Fat32, and NTFS

Stick with what you have.. as long as MS keeps NTSF alive, it wont really matter. Id like to see them switch over to EXT but that's not likely to happen..

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Hello.

I have a SSD just for gaming. That is. A standalone partition without boot (only data; Steam and other games are stored there).

I am wondering if I would gain any benefit from going from NTFS to ExFAT.

Your opinions are welcome.

Answer:NTFS vs ExFAT for a non-system SSD

[TL;DR use NTFS]

You will not gain any benefit. Accessing the disk will be several orders of magnitude slower as total amount of files increase.

ExFAT is good for small partitions that don't carry any important data, it is just as fragile as FAT32 and other non-journaling filesystems.
FAT32 Is good for compatibility with almost any device, which usually outweighs it's fragility.

NTFS will be faster, will support TRIM (critical for SSDs), there is better filesystem caching, there is metadata to make some filesystem accesses instant. Most importantly though, NTFS is a journaling filesystem. That means, in simplest terms, that every operation is first recorded to the journal before it is actually carried on the data section of the disk. If there is sudden powerless, BSoD, or other unexpected mishap, even if the system was writing data to the filesystem, you have a very high chance of recovering most if not all of the data.

The FAT family of filesystems are extremely simple in operation. This sound good at first, especially for SSDs, but once you look into it further you can see it's folly. Basically FAT filesystems have 2 parts to them. An index, and a big pile of clusters. Kind of like a big ass book with a nice table of contents which is easy to read, but then followed by eleven thousand pages of size-1 font print with no pictures. To access each and every file, the system has to look through the index, one-by-one until it finds what it wants. Then it's gotta zoom... Read more

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Hi,
I have a new SSD Drive (128GB) and I was experiencing some poor performance.
I read in another older thread about it and I want to post here my findings.
Windows has a very good utility to check performance of Drives : Elevated Comand Prompt >
Winsat Disk -Drive X (X is Drive is letter you want to test)
There you get all testing results of Read/Write/Rand/Seq and other.
Most significant and important is the Latency : Maximum. There is a huge diference from NTFS and ExFAT (2500 vs. 500)
Also, the Sector size in ExFAT has a significant impact on this Latency. I was testing with 16K, 32K, 64K and 128K.
64K is Good but I thing 128K is a litle better.

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G'day,I have a flash drive that works as exFAT and I need to convert it to NTFS because my other computer is 32bit and it doesn't recognise the drive at all and tells me to format it each time. I know exFAT is basically extended FAT32 (FAT64) and that's why I need to convert it to NTFS?Anyone know how to do this?Thanks all.

Answer:exFAT & NTFS Issues...

It should just be formated as Fat not Fat anything.If its Just Fat then it should work on any computer, this as its limit of 4 gig any over that should be NTFS to use on NTFS computers There is no such thing in practice as Fat64See link click here

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i have a WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive and i let me friend partition part of it to exfat to back up his mac because he was having problems with it now i cant figure out how to get that exfat part back to ntfs without formatting everything and my itunes library is on this external and i don't have the room to put it on my laptop does anyone know how to reformat just the exfat part?

Answer:exfat to ntfs problem

The proper way would be to move your data to another drive ...then redo the entire drive...It's the safest method.

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Hi,
I have a new SSD Drive (128GB) and I was experiencing some poor performance.
I read in another older thread about it and I want to post here my findings.
Windows has a very good utility to check performance of Drives : Elevated Comand Prompt >
Winsat Disk -Drive X (X is Drive is letter you want to test)
There you get all testing results of Read/Write/Rand/Seq and other.
Most significant and important is the Latency : Maximum. There is a huge diference from NTFS and ExFAT (2500 vs. 500)
Also, the Sector size in ExFAT has a significant impact on this Latency. I was testing with 16K, 32K, 64K and 128K.
64K is Good but I thing 128K is a litle better.

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Hey guys,

I never have figured out what is the best format table to use..

-I have a 64gig (m.2 NGFF) SSD (mydigitalSSD)

I am about to format it. Is there any benefit or reason why I would format it with either EXfat or NTFS?

Obviously I want speed.. so I'm not sure which to choose..

Answer:Formatting SSD with EXfat? NTFS?

I would go with NTFS, especially if you're installing an OS on it.

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have tried to format my new exfat usb drive on xp but no joy.
downloaded the xp driver,and tried disk manager. got to 100% and said did not complete the format,now the drive is in raw format.
what do i do now.
just want it in ntfs.
cheers

Answer:exfat to ntfs format (raw)

Try this tool HP">http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/16/speakers-corner/4468851/nigel-farage-mp/?pn=49#ixzz32cifAqnz">HP Disk Format Tool

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I have read and read and the more I read the more confused I become.
I have some new 16GB flash-drives that are FAT32; I need these to accept files larger than 4GB.
It is very doubtful that these will ever be used on anything other than a Windows machine.
Should I format these ExFAT or NTFS ?

Thanks for reading.
 

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Hello all,

So I have 3 identical 750 GB Western Digital hard drives. All were formated NTFS.

I formatted one of them on Windows 7 to exFAT because I need to use that specific drive as an intermediary drive to transfer files from the PC side of things to another external hard drive formatted for Mac OSX. So I was going to transfer the data that was on one of these NTFS Western Digital drives to the now exFAT Western Digital drive and then to my G drive which is formatted for OSX.

Here is my problem. When I formatted one of the drives to exFAT, Windows 7 no longer reads the other external western digital hard drives. I go to My Computer and click manage and in the disk management screen it states that drive as being 'RAW'

However, when I bring it to the MAC side of things, all the files that were originally there are (though b/c it is formatted for NTFS I of course can only read them)

The third western digital drive is a backup, but I am afraid to even connect it to my computer. Why won't Windows 7 read my Western Digital NTFS drive any more?

Also just a spec note I am doing all of this on a macbook pro. It is bootcamped running both windows 7 and mac osx. I have to do this because of the requirements of my job.

In any event thank you so much for any help you can provide.

-J

Answer:exFAT/NTFS reformatting question

hmmm...
what is really your question?
what it is you want?

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Basically im trying to use my hdd on my mac which wont show up in disk utility, desktop or finder.
but on my windows pc it shows so when I try to format it from NTFS to exFAT the message: unable to format comes up what do I do
 

Answer:External HDD is not formatting from NTFS to exFAT

Delete the partition and start over.
 

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I have a W7 machine with multiple hdd's. All are formatted NTFS. I have media on a couple that I need to access with an Android box. exFat seems to be the way to go for Android. So I thought I'd reformat my drives with media on them to exfat.
Will Windows still be able to access media on a drive formatted exFat?
Can I format my primary drive (C) with my OS to exFat and have W7 work normally?

Im just trying to make an older W7 PC work with newer technology and Android is obviously the coming trend

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My macbook pro is on it's deathbed and it will soon go to that big Apple Store in the sky. My new Dell desktop arrives early next week.

This weekend, I am planning to copy some files that need to transfer to an external hard drive. I just don't know which format to use. I know mac can read, but not write to NTFS. So, I can either format the external hard drive in ExFAT, which both windows 10 and the mac can read/write, or I can format the external drive in NTFS and use NTFS for Mac to allow the mac to write to that drive.

Is one method better/safer than the other?

Answer:Transferring files from mac to PC: Should I use ExFAT or NTFS?

A 3rd method could be: make a network connection to Pc and Mac and transfer the files to the NTFS drive via the network.

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I have a W7 machine with multiple hdd's. All are formatted NTFS. I have media on a couple that I need to access with an Android box. exFat seems to be the way to go for Android. So I thought I'd reformat my drives with media on them to exfat.
Will Windows still be able to access media on a drive formatted exFat?
Can I format my primary drive (C) with my OS to exFat and have W7 work normally?

Im just trying to make an older W7 PC work with newer technology and Android is obviously the coming trend

Answer:W7 PC with mixed drives of NTFS and exFat

Windows from Vista and later has full support for exFAT but this is normally only used for external drives. There are few reasons to format an internal drive as anything but NTFS and that is the only option provided in Windows Explorer. Windows from Vista and later can only be installed on an NTFS partition.

exFAT was designed for external drives to overcome some of the limitations of FAT32. It was never intended to replace NTFS which is really a far more capable file system. All of my Windows 7 internal drives are formatted NTFS and I have no difficulty accessing them over the network, for both reading and writing, from my Android phone. Android knows nothing of NTFS but on a network that doesn't matter.

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I am based in Mumbai and bought here a Lumia 625 two years ago. Now I want to add / insert Micro SD card to augment memory. I was searching what is suitable or compatible type of SD card but could not understand or find a straight answer. Specification of 625 phone I could find online on third party website ( not Nokia.com ) only says "MicroSD card". Where as there are so many type / class etc.

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Hi guys.

SO, I have an MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro gaming laptop. It's a serious beast of a machine for a laptop and you can look up the specs if you really care but that's not important right now.

It came with a 1TB HDD formatted for NTFS with Windows 8.1 installed on that drive. However it also had two empty mSATA bays. I wanted to speed it up so I bought a pair of (identical) 256 GB mSATA SSDs. When UPS delivered it I got out the ol' tiny screwdriver kit, did a full shutdown of Windows, pulled the plug, popped out the battery, popped open the case and popped in the SSDs. Four screwdriver-spins later and two button-pressings later I went into the BIOS, put them puppies in RAID 0 (by themselves, not with the HDD) and had a small nerdgasm. Behold, the glorious two SSD RAID 0 volume!

I then used Macrium Reflect to clone the OS from the HDD to the SSD, and then again from that same HDD over to an external USB 3.0 1TB HDD. Of course when I rebooted to that SSD array Windows freaked out and complained that oes noes you might be a pirate but no problem I called Microsoft and their computerized voice system talked me through the process to re-activate. Now everything is fine. Half a terabyte of pure speediness for my gaming pleasure. Oooooh yeah

tldr; Here's my question:

I have read that NTFS is not the optimal file system for SSDs. According to several websites exFAt is the preferred format. Now, if that is true, is there a way that I can convert the SSD RA... Read more

Answer:How do I convert/migrate OS-resident NTFS SSD to exFAT?

Hello, no you cannot do that at all. Windows operating systems do not use anything other than native Windows file systems, which exFAT is not. Since Vista the mandatory file system used is NTFS.
Read all about file systems here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system
 

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I have an external WD 8TB My Book: My Book - External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)

It is formated in exFat. Could I do a quick format with NTFS? Would this cause any drawbacks?

Answer:Overwrite exFAT format of 8TB external drive with NTFS?

It won't cause any drawbacks other than erasing everything that is currently on the drive. I would start with the clean command in diskpart. Just make sure you have the correct drive selected!

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It is a 64 GB Toshiba USB drive (TNU). Problem is that every time I try to format to NTFS the normal way with Windows 7 or Windows 8 I get the message: Windows was unable to complete the format.

I tried to format it using the specific software from the drive manufacturer, TNA.

A friend managed to format it to FAT32, but the next time I tried to access the drive Windows showed a message saying that I needed to format the drive to use it. Then there appeared only the exFAT option.

I also tried some partition software, like AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, and it could format to both FAT32 and NTFS, but when I removed and put the USB drive back Windows again warned me about the need to format and again I had only the exFAT option left.

Please, help me with that, it's driving me crazy!

TIA.

Answer:I need to to format exFAT USB flash drive to NTFS/FAT32

It's possible that the thumb drive itself is defective.

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Hi, considering my self a minor geek I am stuck, HELP please,
story as follows:
Hard drive 3 partitions, dell recovery, XP and Vista (dual boot)
1. Could boot vista normallt or xp in safe mode but crash on xp normal boot.
2. Tried dskchk on xp partition from vista caused crash if dskchk /r, dskchk /f OK
3. Tried dskchk on xp on boot caused crash if /r, /f OK
4. Removed drive and put as usb external drive on different laptop (win 8) copied all files to another external (just in case it gets worse). All files via about 20 copied. Still want to recreate the xp partition so can boot cp normally in original laptop.
5. Chkdsk /f from win 8 laptop OK as in vista /r errors only different error insufficient dpace to revover bad sectors. Guessed must free some space so deleted 14Gb. Same problem with chfsk /r
6. Tried various partiton recovery software then seemed to get stuck probably due to bad secyors then I really screwed up and accidentally did quick format of original partition to exFAT.
7. VAR seems to find the mft tree structure and ive save this to a new partition on the win 8 machine. But its missing about 2,000 files of 477, 000.
Question. What can rebuild my xp partitions mft and ignore bad sectors, there were no bad seectors in the file structure, and only a few in the file data. Most were in unused disk space as indicated by the various partition revovery programs I trief before I did the accidental exFAT format. I want to recover the Mft on the original dr... Read more

Answer:Recovery of NTFS partition quick formatted to ExFAT

The damaged xp partition was installed after vista, I will try the drive back in the original machine.
I need to get back from the accidental exFAT quick format of the xp partition and see if I boot into xp it will still boot in safe mode. Ie get the exFAT on the xp partition back to NTFS as sevondary boot from the vista primary boot partition.
 

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I have an external WD 8TB My Book: My Book - External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)

It is formated in exFat. Could I do a quick format with NTFS? Would this cause any drawbacks?

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Would prefer to format the flash 3.0 drive as NTFS but there are considerations for my usage.

These mainly have to do with putting backup images of the entire pc on the thumb drive. So the pc would have to be booted from the usb flash in the event of a restore. Would be using the Acronis disk to do so, but:

a) how can the thumb drive even be recognized with it being run via a pci card combined with its driver loaded for Windows XP (which is to say, before XP is restored) and aside from this...

b) is it possible to boot from a usb 3.0 port, to mount an image? Can it be NTFS or should it be exFat (exFat in itself would require a patch to run from Windows, yet XP again would only be present after the restore)

Whenever I've done a restore I've booted from an image on the hard drive from the Acronis disk, no problem.
 

Answer:Thumb Drive Format - NTFS vs exFat & XP/Windows

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I have a problem with NTFS formatted USB thumbdrives which often gets the "cannot be safely removed" error when I try to eject the drive. The thumbdrive in device manager is set to quick removal policy by default so I don't have to change it but I still keep running into this problem. From what I've heard its a problem with the journalling on NTFS which wasn't designed for removable thumbdrives.

1. I usually just close all the windows and unplug the USB thumbdrive, would it cause any problems?
2. Do exFAT thumbdrives face this issue?
3. The same problem also appears with my USB docking station (also quick removal policy on by default) for harddrives. I'm not 100% sure but I think unplugging the usb cable after ejecting the drive seems to help. Is that normal?

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I have a problem with NTFS formatted USB thumbdrives which often gets the "cannot be safely removed" error when I try to eject the drive. The thumbdrive in device manager is set to quick removal policy by default so I don't have to change it but I still keep running into this problem. From what I've heard its a problem with the journalling on NTFS which wasn't designed for removable thumbdrives.

1. I usually just close all the windows and unplug the USB thumbdrive, would it cause any problems?
2. Do exFAT thumbdrives face this issue?
3. The same problem also appears with my USB docking station (also quick removal policy on by default) for harddrives. I'm not 100% sure but I think unplugging the usb cable after ejecting the drive seems to help. Is that normal?

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Okay so, I have a 1TB external HDD to which the caddy failed out due to something I did so I'm now using for internal storage.

I'm not sure how or why Samsung decided a FAT32 partition on a 1TB HDD was a good idea, but it's 76% full and I can't back it up anywhere.

I wish to somehow convert the file system on this hard drive from FAT32 to exFAT, or if I really have to, NTFS.
 

Answer:Solved: Can I convert a FAT32 HD to exFAT/NTFS without losing data?

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I got an 8gb micro sdHC card filled up using the adapter, with music, which plays fine.

Before I received this cheap us>microSD adapter I asked the seller if it read HC cards. They said no. It's just a cheap chinese adapter on ebay so there isn't much info on it at all. It's write up didn't say anything about HC capabilities.

Like I mentioned, I was able to use it to load up an 8gb sdHC card.

Does this mean that it will probably also work with a 32gb sdHC card? Is there a size limit that the 8gb card didn't exceed?

If yes, I'd like to buy more now because I don't think these will hold up to much use.

Thanks
 

Answer:Can My Usb>microsd Adapter Read Sdhc If It Fills An 8gb Sdhc Card? Seller Says It Won't.

I found the same item elsewhere on ebay which mentions that it recognizes up to 32gb, which is what I needed.

So....I suppose there are quite a few adapters out there labelled only SD but will in fact read up to at least 32 SDHC cards.

I think going over 32gb cards might require additional capabilities.
 

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I have the Yoga 11 running windows 8.1.  My built in card reader has worked fine until I tried it today.  When I insert a card it is recognized (sound plays, drive is listed) but when I click on it I get a message "Please insert disk into SDHC G".  I have tried multiiple cards that are verified as working on other devices and have worked on this laptop in the last week.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drive and the drivers (says have latest version) and have restarted the pc numerous times.  I'm not sure what else to try.  Hoping you can help!  

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Hi all,
Here is a critical problem i have faced. I have inserted my pendrive in an laptop with OS X. As it was in ntfs format the data were shown but writting into this couldn't be done. So I format it to exfat format to get some data. When I insert it into my laptop it was giving a message to fomat disk.Then i again format it to exfat format.But the irritating thing is that now memory size of my 16gb pendrive becomes 200mb.What shall i do right now to get 16gb pendrive?

Answer:Exfat file system Vs NTFS file system...

You can follow this step by step to get your original drive capacity back:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-command.html

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Hi all,
Here is a critical problem i have faced. I have inserted my pendrive in an laptop with OS X. As it was in ntfs format the data were shown but writting into this couldn't be done. So I format it to exfat format to get some data. When I insert it into my laptop it was giving a message to fomat disk.Then i again format it to exfat format.But the irritating thing is that now memory size of my 16gb pendrive becomes 200mb.What shall i do right now to get 16gb pendrive?

Answer:Exfat file system Vs NTFS file system...

You can follow this step by step to get your original drive capacity back:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-command.html

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Dear All,

A brandnew VERBATIM 8GB Micro SDHC Card is only recognized as 1GB in my T130 / WIN 7 - funny enough: A brandnew SANDISC 8G SDHC Card is recognized as 8GB
Anything I can do here to use the VERBATIM Card ?

Any Feedback is much appreciated

Ciao Gerhard

Answer:Re: 8GB Verbatim Micro SDHC card recognized as 1GB Micro SDHC Card

Where did you buy that 8GB SD Card? Are you sure it's genuine?

If you got it from eBay or similar, it may be a fake SD Card that is physically 1GB but reformatted and re-badged as 8GB.

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Question: ExFAT

I have Samsung SSD with exFAT file system.Can I use for Win10 download?

Answer:ExFAT

I really didn't understand what you mean?

Do you want to install Windows 10 on that SSD?

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I've got a 32GB Sandisk XDHC card that is recognized by my Lenovo x230t, but niether one of my 64GB MicroSD SDXC cards are recognized.  Windows 7 updates are all up to date.  My cameras see the card, just not Windows. Lenovo told me to contact Sandisk, Sandisk told me to contact Lenovo. Has anyone had any luck with 64GB cards?

Answer:SDXC not being read

Hi, john_es
 
I would make sure that your BIOS and Media Card Reader drivers are fully up to date, since these can sometimes cause issues with peripherals not working as intended. The BIOS can be found here and the Media Card Reader driver can be found here.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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Question: sdxc compatibility

Will my HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab112au (Touch) take an sdxc 64 gb and if so without dl a driver













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Answer:sdxc compatibility

Yes it will.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05068570

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Question: SDXC T410s

Hello All,I have recently bought a T410s and the SDHC card reader is a lovely addition but with a limit of 32GB.The new SDXC format can go all the way upto 2TB thus it would be very useful for storage expansion as the SD card does not stick out of the machine. Is there anyway now or in the future to replace the current card reader with a SDXC one.I know you can remove the SDHC and are left with an expansion slot but just wondering if anyone has anymore information on this.Thanks

Answer:SDXC T410s

I was wondering about this toppic as too, as I have asked here.Also this guy as well as that guy. Unfortunately, no one seemed to have gotten an answer so far. It would be interesting, as these are all models which should be what was described as the next generation in this article.  

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Question: exFAT format??

I just built a new machine and want to test my luck with Win 7 on it. The OS HD is a SSD so I am really interested in using the exFAT format. A few of my friends said they were able to format their HD's to exFAT during the Win 7 install but for some reason, while my install allows me to format the HD, it does not allow me to choose the type of format...it just formats NTFS. My other machine running Win 7 has a second HD attached...only option for formatting there is NTFS as well. So...how can I format this SSD in exFAT without pulling it out and connecting it to another machine?

Answer:exFAT format??

First off Welcome to the seven forums!

There are two things to know first about seeing a drive formatted to the exFat file system. 1)Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and now 7 can only format any drive or partition to the NTFS or NT File System. Your friends obviously a 3rd party tool or recent MS driver update package 2) seeing the decription for that at Description of the exFAT file system driver update package

As you will see there the exFat option replaces the old Fat32 for the recent growth of removable devices like usb hard drives, flash drives, pen drives, and support for volumes over the 32gb limit seen with Fat32 itself. The term exFat refers to "extended Fat" or "extended File Allocation Tables".

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i have a intenso brand of pen drive that I put albums on to use in my car , I got some sandisc brand pens that wont work and when I put it in my pc and clicked properties it said exFAT instead of FAT32 ....... what is exFAT and can it be changed.

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Question: exFat Partition??

Hi -

I have a Win 8.1 laptop that I'm going to update to Win 10. I was shocked when I looked at my PC and found that 59gb is partitioned as an exFAT partition. Leaving me with a measly 21gb useable on the PC. There are no files written to this partition.

Just wondering what the purpose is of this partition if anyone knows. If I don't need this partition, I want to delete it so have have more disc space to use for programs...

Thanks!

Answer:exFat Partition??

Could you take a screenshot of Disk Management as described in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and post here please?

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i bought a western d 320gb Advancedformat 2.5in sata drive and it is not being picked up by my vista os sp1. I need to format this drive in fat32 (whole drive). Bios sees it and device manager sees it but it is not showing up with all my other hdd in my computer folder. has any one else had this issue?
 

Answer:Solved: exfat is where?

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I purchase a 500gb exFAT Drive on eBay. I did not think to format to NTFS and I copy family videos to it and then deleted those videos from my PC. All I see is the folders that the videos are in but when I click on the folder it is empty. It should that there is data on the drive but it is only showing empty folders which should have videos inside. I formatted another the correct way and it works find but I'm fearful that my data is lost although it appears there still. I also try copying the folders back on PC but the folders are empty when I do. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Need Help Please with exFAT Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31


deleted those videos from my PC..


Use Recuva to see whether the videos can be undeleted on your PC.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Question: Bsod exfat.sys

Hi

I have problems with bsod approx. every third day.
I think this is because I use a memory stick with Truecrypt and it is formatted in exfat. I need the the tc container to be bigger than 4GB, therefore exfat.
The very same memory stick works perfectly fine at work (Win7).


I have uploaded SF_01-01-2013.zip
Any suggestions?

Thanks

Answer:Bsod exfat.sys

Hi,

Try the options offered here: -

Truecrypt Volume in Windows 7 and OS X with large file support | Rowan Watson

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Hi all,
ASUS M5A + Phenom IIx2 + 4gb RAM + Win 7 (32) + NTFS
My Son came round yesterday with a 400gb external hdd.
His game station (no idea) won't recognise the files and said to format.
I lifted everything off it & tried to format it yesterday - via DOS (g: /fs:fat32).
It took all day - then it said there was no room (or similar).
Today, I've partitioned it to roughly 50/50% and am currently formatting 1 partition to FAT32 (I hope).
I never did understand the FAT /NTFS / FAT32 thing,,,, and never saw exFAT until yesterday.
What is the ultimate format for an external hdd of this size ?
If it doesn’t take this time, what am I doing wrong ?
I don't recall ever having to download a separate program to do this.
cheers guys
all the very best for the Season

Answer:FAT vs FAT32 vs exFAT

FAT32 or NTFS are what's usually used on windows machines
FAT 32.
Don't think you can go above 2TB partition
Max file size 4Gb
FAT file systems are the default file system for removable media (with the exception of CDs and DVDs) and as such are commonly found on floppy disks, super-floppies, memory and flash memory cards or USB flash drives and are supported by most portable devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, camcorders, media players, or mobile phones.
exFAT
is an incompatible file system, that was introduced with Windows Embedded CE 6.0
FATX is a file system designed for Microsoft's Xbox video game console hard disk drives and memory cards. not recognisable by windows.
NTFS (New Technology File System)
Improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions, such as security access control lists (ACL) and file system journaling.
ext2 / ext3
The ext2 or second extended filesystem is a file system for the Linux kernel, until supplanted more recently by ext3, which is almost completely compatible with ext2 and is a journaling file system, ext2 is still a better filesystem of choice for flash-based storage media (such as SD cards, and USB flash drives), since its lack of a journal minimizes the number of writes, and flash devices have a limited number of write cycles.
Most PVRs and consoles don't recognise NTFS as they use a linux based op system and therefore use ext2 and can also see FAT32 on external drives.

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Hi everyone,
I work with a significantly large amount of files which I store in a 2GB flash drive, and, today, I came across an issue of the FAT format, which is that you can't have more than 161 files/folders in a directory.
As the exFAT format is newer, I thought about changing to that one since it will suit my needs.

Now this is my noob question, is there any disadvantage in using exFAT relatively to FAT in my flash drive?

Thanks in advance,
Pedro.

Answer:Any drawbacks from using exFAT?

Take a read of this:
exFAT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Question: FAT32 to exFAT

Hello, find below the technical specs of my system. What's not shown below is that I also have a 2TB external harddrive, that I have been copying my DVD collection to, for backup storage, and also for viewing on my television, via a Apple Airport Extreme Wireless router attached to the external harddrive, and a Control4 Media Centre. I am copying television DVDs (which are about 1.8 GB an episode), and have just started trying to copy movie DVDs (which are over 4 GB a movie). As the external harddrive is in FAT32 format, it stops copying once the file reaches 4GB, giving me incomplete movies. I know I can get around this problem by formatting the external harddrive as exFAT. I know I CANNOT convert the external harddrive to NTFS format, because NTFS is not compatible with my Apple Airpor Extreme router.

My question is, is there anyway I can "convert" the external harddrive from FAT32 to exFAT instead of "formatting"? I have a lot of television shows already saved on the external harddrive, that would be deleted if I formatted. Or is my only option to move all of those television shows onto my laptop temporarily, format the external harddrive, and then move everything back from the laptop to the external harddrive? If so, will the shows that I copied when the harddrive was in FAT32 format, still work when the harddrive has been formatted to exFAT?

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Answer:FAT32 to exFAT

have a quick read here
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/889586-solved-can-i-convert-fat32.html
and
http://rshullic.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/the-exfat-conversion-issue-exfat-vs-fat32-vs ntfs/

personally i would not take a chance any glitch can happen - so i would copy to laptop
 

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256/8 i5 won't see 128gb sdxc card inserted in slot. If there is one in the slot, it hangs up completely on startup. Everything works fine with a 64GB sdxc is used. What is going on and how can I fix it

Answer:Doesn't see 128GB SDXC

Various thoughts are here 128GB MicroSD card keeps unmounting/crashing | Microsoft Surface Forums

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 hp x2 10 P006NL- Notebook detachable Does anyone know if this model can use microSDXC cards? Thanks, DB

Answer:Pavilion X2 - SDXC compatible?

HI. micro-SD memory card reader Supports micro SD cards.Insert the card as follows:Release the tablet näppäimistötelakasta Hold the cardlabel-side up, with the connectorstoward the slot, insert the card slot and push the card,until it is properly seated.Remove the card as follows:Press the card until it pops out. Here you have a manual service: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-x2-10-p000-Notebook-PC/12499232/model/13190952/document/c0529... http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/---/7279875/manuals?cc=us&lang=en?cc=us&lang=en http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04056230  Regards.

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I've been trying to find out whether my 2008 Acer Aspire 6930G (Vista SP2) laptop can read SDXC cards before I consider buying one but without success. Any help would really be appreciated.

Answer:SDXC card compatibilty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=sdxc%20card%20reader&Submit=ENE

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Question: sdxc cards e520

can my thinkpad e520 handle sdxc cards? simple question, can't find an answer anywhere,..













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Answer:sdxc cards e520

Page 15 in the manual of the E520. 4-in-1 media card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC).

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I have a Lenovo G560 with Windows 7 (64 bit) and I want to add a 64GB SDXC memory stick.  The internal reader says SD is OK, but do I need a driver or a firmware update to make the SDXC card work?  I don't want to buy the card until I know it will work.  Please advise!

Answer:G560 and SDXC Compatability

i'm not sure if g560 supports so i'll try to find an answer for you.( your system has to support sdxc cards. )
according to the this manual ( page 5/13 ), g560-0679 supports secure digital card. ( still, not sure )

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I bought 2 64Gb SDXC cards back in September and my PC running Windows 10 PRO recognised these cards and I was able to write to them. I bought another one a few days ago, but the PC will not recognise the card and when I tried the 2 cards I already had again, it wouldn't recognise them either. The PC will read an 8Gb Kingston 133X card and lots of other small cards without problems. My laptop will read these SDXC cards without problems. It is running Windows 10 Home, which is also Version 1709, build 16299.98 & both laptop & PC are running what appears to be the same driver - a generic Microsoft driver dated 21/9/2006 version 10.0.16299.15 Also my digital camera and my Panasonic video camera will recognise the cards. I've tried updating the PC driver, but Windows insists that the driver installed is the best available. The PC has just done a big Windows update but that hasn't cured the problem. I'm baffled - has anybody got any suggestions?I don't really want to roll back to any old version of Windows, especially as I've no idea when the problem started. The card reader is built in to the PC and came bundled with the machine (about 7 years old) and appears to be some generic make as there is no manufacturer's name visible. I've ordered a plug-in card reader to see if that will work, but I'm not hopeful.

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Hi, just recently ordered a yoga 2 pro, but want to buy sd card for more storage, does it support sdxc on the memory card reader? thanks guys.

Answer:Yoga 2 pro and sdxc compatibility?

It does, unlike what pre-sales support said. I have used a 256 GB SDHX successfully.(Of course a month later the reader has died, which is why I am on the forum, trying to find a contact for support to get it repaired - but that's a another story)

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My 128GB SDXC card is so slow. It is formatted with exFAT. It took almost 5 mins to copy a 4MB file on Windows 10 machine. Any suggestions ?
Thanks!

Answer:My SDXC card is so slow...

If you have used the card in anyway on a Unix box before, that will be the reason. Have you by chance?
Phil

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Hello everyone, I've recently been looking into trying to speed up my HP laptop using my Kingston 16GB flashdrive, I am already using ReadyBoost with the drive formatted to the FAT32 file system.

My question: Is it worthwhile to format the drive to exFat in order to allow for more ReadyBoost space? I currently only have 3GB of RAM, which for most things is fine, but I'm currently playing Fallout New Vegas, and the extra 4GBs ReadyBoost provides helps A LOT, so I'd like to get 8 or even 12GB out of my memory stick if possible.

Please help me! Fallout NV runs pretty well but occasionally the FPS drops to an annoying level, I'm hoping that increasing my ReadyBoost to 8 or 12GB it will at least help.

Another thing I'm confused about is while using the format tool within windows explorer it provides an option to pick "Allocation unit size", what exactly does that mean, and should I decide to format to exFAT what would be a preferable unit size?

Thank you oh so much in advance !

-Sneak

Answer:exFat Formatting for ReadyBoost

If you choose FAT16 or 32 format you are limited to 4gig, but if you use NTFS or exFAT, it should use the whole thing, as far as I know you can go upto 16 gb with exFAT.

Use exFAT, that'll be the fastest.

Allocation unit size is the Cluster size, it the amount of data that can be read into RAM in a single read instruction, so the bigger it is the better. The flip side is bigger minimum file size so more wasted space, but if you're going to use the drive exclusively for readyboost, try out exFAT with 32 mb allocation unit size.

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Good evening Geeks, I'm running XP Home SP3.
I've got an 8GB usb flash drive formatted in FAT32 that tells me the "disc is full" when I know its empty. I think the problem is that I'm trying to write a 4.5GB file and as I understand FAT32, max. file size is about 4GB. I noticed that a format option is exFAT which surprises me because I understand exFAT came out with Vista. So how come I have it available on my XP machine?

This sounds like a pretty good thing to reformat my flash drive to exFAT to take on larger files.
 

Answer:Using exFAT on a USB Flash Drive

exFAT is an update to XP. If my memory serves me correctly, it was introduced in SP3.

Personally though, I would use NTFS as it is more commonly used than exFAT
 

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Hay, just a quick question

I am thinking of installing Win 7 RC at some point today but I have an exteral drive (500gb) formatted to exfat which is full of well everything, and was wondering if this would work right after install.

I know with vista I had to update to sp1 before it would see my drive

also whats the latest RC build?

i have '7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd' downloaded from ms a lil while ago

thanks

Answer:exfat drivers for Win7

My flash memory works fine...

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Hello all,

I have a Windows XP 32bit with SP3 with up to date patches. When I try to access data from a Western Digital 250G external USB HD (which is formatted as exFAT) it says that it is not formatted and asks me to format it now. This same drive works fine when I attach it to a Win7 64bit workstation.

On the XP machine, I chose to format the drive using exFAT. I get the message "windows was unable to complete the format".

Now if I format the drive using NTFS I am OK. I even formatted the HD using exFAT on a Win7 64bit machine. When I place the HD back to the XP machine it sees the drive and the drive letter but keeps saying that it needs to be formatted.

In conclusion, the drive works on my Win7 both no matter what filesystem I use but in XP it only works as NTFS. I have no trouble seeing the drive or any drive letters. I even changed around the drive letters around from F to Z and I tried disabling the firewire connection (I read this on another site).

Normally I would just use NTFS and be done with it. However I wanted to use this drive to backup some things on my XBOX360 which does not recognize NTFS. Also (if im not mistaken) I wanted to attach this to a MAC and MAC won't recognize NTFS either but I believe it does recognize exFAT.

The HD is a little old but it does work fine. Any ideas?

Answer:XP won't recognize exfat external hd

If you don't have any files over 4Gb, I would use FAT32. I've actually had this exact same issue - what I did was partition the drive (160Gb) into 2 FAT32 partitions both formatted at 31Gb, then the rest of the disk space as NTFS. All three drives were recognized by both systems. Of course, the best way would be to purchase separate drives for each different file system you wish to use. Cheers.

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I just got myself a SanDisk 64GB SDXC card, preformatted to exFAT format

Win7 can detect and read without any problem.

Galaxy S3 can detect and read without any problem.

Vista can't detect at all. I have to re-format again using Vista to exFAT. But after that, Galaxy s3 can't see the SD card :(

Wondering what is the different between Win7 and Vista exFAT format. Anyone have any solution?

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Hi,
I am trying to format my LaCie 1TB HDD to exFAT as I want to use it with my new TV which won't recognise NTFS. When I try to format it to exFAT it tells me "windows was unable to complete the format". I have tried using disk management but not got any further. What could be the problem?

Answer:Formatting LaCie HDD to exFAT

This might help but I am really not sure.
Partition Magic

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Hi! I'm trying to format a harddrive to exFat but the only option available is NTFS (Default). Why is the other options not available?

Answer:Not possible to format harddrive to exFAT

You need to run format from an Elevated Command Prompt perhaps? The format command indicates exFAT is supported.

I don't know what the max size of a exFAT partition is supported though.

Hmmm, looks like it's only meant for flash drives, not hard drives: exFAT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Just want to know which would work better on that card with my phone.
It's a Class 10 U1

Answer:32 GB MicroSD. exFAT or FAT32?

FAT works better I think

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does the Exfat Format installed with the installation of windows 7 or you need to download and Update for that?

Answer:Exfat Format in windows 7

Hello Silverline, welcome to Seven Forums!



Your question makes no sense, please rephrase it and be very specific.

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Here is the link to my crash dump files: https://www.mediafire.com/?ccoq7ifdz86w32f
 
Here is the link to the Speccy Snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ltPxNO2HiJjrmugx5RVBchl
 
And the Minitoolbox report
 
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MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 23-01-2014
Ran by Eric (administrator) on 05-02-2014 at 14:43:37
Running from "C:\Users\Eric\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
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Error: (02/05/2014 02:41:40 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program wwahost.exe version 6.3.9600.16431 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
 
Process ID: 183c
 
Start Time: 01cf22a99a5d64cf
 
Termination Time: 4294967295
 
Application Path: C:\Windows\system32\wwahost.exe
 
Report Id: e1c100c6-8e9c-11e3-82a4-28d2442257f1
 
Faulting package full name: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.20315_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
 
Faulting package-relative application ID: Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail
 
Error: (02/05/2014 02:41:28 PM) (Source: ESENT) (User: )
Description: SettingSyncHost (7488) {A51BF72B-4ECC-47FB-BA7F-4F055555A572}: Data... Read more

Answer:DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (exfat.SYS) error?

to the Bleeping Computer forum.
 
It seems that two third party drivers are playing behind the crashes.

ffffd000`23b7dcd8 fffff800`03c16113Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\GeneStor.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for GeneStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for GeneStor.sys
GeneStor+0x4113 
You need to update the Genesys USB Mass Storage Device  driver to the latest.

ffffd000`23b7e9b8 fffff800`03d83c25Unable to load image \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dokan.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dokan.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dokan.sys
dokan+0x8c25 
This driver dokan.sys is the main suspect in your BSOD. I have no idea which program is using it. An Internet search shows lots of softwares are distributed with this driver bundled. Uninstalling this driver permanently is necessary. I will keep you updated if i can find the source of this driver.

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Purchased a SanDisk 64GB USB drive. Mistakenly reformatted to NTSF. Drive is not 31.9 GB. SanDisk guys say reformat using exFAT. Did that. Still 31.9 GB. Windows 8 and/or Windows 7 both have "maximum capacity" format of 32.0 GB. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to format 64GB USB drives in either Windows 8 or Windows 7?

Answer:Format 64GB in exFAT

Welcome aboard Try this utility: http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool/3000-2094_4-10974082.html and format it in FAT32.

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Hello, I am looking to buy a wireless router which will work within my home theatre to play movies that I have stored on my external harddrive (in exFAT format). Could anyone recommend a wireless router that supports the exFAT format? I've been able to search and find quite a few routers supporting NTFS, but I havent' come across any supporting exFAT (although I'm sure there is). Could someone please advise? Many thanks in advance!
 

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Hi Folks I'm new here and i was told you can help me. I'm still running Windows XP and i just did a network in my house and i have a couple of HDD that is formatted with exfat. (the movies that i got on them from a friend that has an apple so it needed to be exfat}.

I read on line that a simple upgrade from Microsoft would fix the problem but as you know xp is no longer supported. The update that i need is KB955704. I read that is the update that win Xp will read a exfat HDD. i have searched for hours and can not find that update.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks Harald
 

Answer:Xp Updater So A Exfat Hdd Can Be Viewed

I think you are out of luck because it is no longer available.
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3389/ 
 

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i was reading that you could force exfat drivers from vista to windows xp but none of the articles say how to do it so i wanted to know how to do this?
 

Answer:Solved: force exfat onto xp

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The Acer S7-392 specifications state only "SD", but not whether the SDHC and/or SDXC card types can be read. A quick search of the web shows multiple contradictory web pages! Some saying "yes", some saying "no". So, hopefully an actual Acer representative or an actual S7-392 owner can answer: Can the in-built SD slot read the newer SDXC format (which according to Wikipedia will be formatted with the exFAT file system)? Thanks!Alain













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Answer:Can the S7-392 read the SDXC standard of SD card?

Yes. I am using a Sandisk Extreme 64gb exFAT card with no problems

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Can't seem to find this info anywhere. Does the G500 work with SDXC memory cards?

Answer:Lenovo G500 SDXC support?

Hi Greenlandi , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Checking on the Specifications of the G500 : supported media for 2in1 card reader  
? Secure Digital (SD) card ? MultiMediaCard (MMC) 
 
SD and MMC described may not refer to the general Card Family but on its variants.
SD Small (32×24×2.1 mm), DRM, up to 4 GB
MMC Slim and small (24×32×1.4 mm), up to 16 GB
 
As compared to 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMD, MS, MS-Pro, XD) referring to variants supported 
You can refer to this article for reference:
 
If you encountered this situation below , don't format it as Windows directed.
It just not compliant to it. 
 
 
 
 
A compatible device to SDXC would have tis logo on it , certified to work. 

 
 
Sorry for the lengthy reply, we just don't want you to lose the capability of your SDXC card.
Manual  did not have detailed info either about this matter too.
 
Solution: USB 3.0 Card Reader 8-in-1 for SDXC, SDHC, SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Micro SDXC, Micro SD, Micro SDHC Card, Support UHS-I Cards  similar to this.
 
 
Hope that this answered your query .
 
 
Regards

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Hi

I've an Toshiba Tecra M9 with Windows 7 Enterprise (64bit) on it.
Can someone tell me if SDXC cards will work on the SD Slot which is built in?

Thanks

Answer:SDXC card support on Tecra M9

I believe you are the first one with this question.
Let?s see if anyone here already has such cards.

I don't even found the price for such cards.

I am pretty sure Toshiba didn't test card reader with this cards but only with cards mentioned in ?User?s manuals? document so if this will works it will be nice, if not ? bad luck.

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Hello, I have an Aspire V3-372T and just wanted to know if it supports SDXC cards. On the product page it only says it has an SD card slot, but I don't know if that means it won't support SDXC or SDHC

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Hi, I want upgrade my Yoga 11s with a 128GB SDXC card, but I'm not sure if it's supported. In another post, someone says that Yoga 13 works with a 128GB card, but nothing about Yoga 11s. Anyone has tried?













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Answer:Yoga 11s SDXC card support

I've got the answer, it's compatible! http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3K6AY0B2YJLOF/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0090J5XL... http://www.amazon.es/gp/customer-reviews/R1EL18DM7KOB86/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00KCDTRCC  

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I am planning to buy a 64gb SDXC memory card for my camera. Before I buy, I want to make sure my G530's card reader will support it.  Can anyone tell me if it will? Thanks

Answer:Does the G530 support SDXC Cards?

Hi gonesss,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The cards that are supported in your G530 Laptop are mentioned in the below link where you can download the User Guide and refer page no. 18 & 19, but normal SD cards are supported but not SDXC.
 

User Guide for G530 Laptop

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Does anyone know if T400 supports SDXC card? I've 7-1 card reader in my T400. Thanks













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Answer:Does T400 support SDXC card?

Hi samurai123,
 
The 7-in-1 Media Card Reader should support: 1)CF, 2)MS, 3)MS PRO, 4)MMC, 5)SD, 6) SDHC and 7)SDXC
 
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SDXC is not listed on the spec sheet so I assume the answer is no, but I figured I would check and see if someone could confirm before I purchase a smaller SDHC card.  I would really like a 64GB card but don't want to shell out and have to return it.













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Answer:Ideapad Yoga 13 SDXC compatible?

I am using a 128GB card I got from Tiger Direct for about $84. It's formatted in exFAT because I need to use it in a MAC and this yoga. Works fine!  

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Hey, I have a small question about my Lenovo U430 touch, with a i7 4500u, Geforce GT 730M, 128 gb ssd and 8gb of ram.I cant find the answer on the internet, well i am no sure... My u430 has have a 2 in 1 card reader that support SD and MCC, So in my idea it only support the old SD type up to 4gb. But i can't imange that, it's not logical. so my question: Does the U430 support a SDXC card of 128gb?  













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Answer:Does the U430 support a SDXC card?

Dear Vinno
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Unfortunately it only supports SD/MMC 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Lenovo's site says the T420s supports SDXC cards. Does anyone know what speeds it supports? Thanks.

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Does U330P support SDXC cards?

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Lenovo T510 4313-CTO Recently reinstalled Windows. SD card reader works, but now recognises my 64GB SD card as 32GB (27GB). I have reformatted the card (using another device) as exFAT, FAT32, and NTFS. None of them show correctly. Sometimes when I insert the SD card, Windows instantly says the card needs formatting, but only allows 27.8GB to be formatted. I have reinstalled Windows before, but have always used the official Lenovo recovery discs. This time I used an official Windows 7 Ultamite disc. Once installed I downloaded all the drivers from the Lenovo web site. Everything works perfectly but the SD reader. I am 100% positive the SD card reader at one time recognized my 64GB card. I used it for over a year to transfer files directly onto the 64GB SD card.

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I hear they are going be coming out soon.

Yes 1TB or 2TB memory cards!! There is 16GB and 32GB cards now !! But they are very very very very costly .And when SDXC come out only the rich will be able to get it.

Why is memory cards and like flash so costly? I mean I get get 500GB hard drive or 1TB hard-drive alot cheaper !!!

Not to say with cloud computing with your data on the internet is future.
 

Answer:What do you think of SDXC (up to 2TB SD cards that are as fast as SATA 1 HDD's !!

Unfortunately, trying to predict how a device not yet on the market will actually perform is the geek version of fortune telling.

Using SSDs as an example, the concept of no spinning platters implied better reliability. In reality, most of the first generation SSDs were far more prone to failure than a standard 7200 RPM HDD (I worked in retail at the time; the return/RMA rate on every brand except Intel was off the charts!).

As for the price, I have a few theories: First, manufacturers of any new product attempt to recoup as much of their R&D costs as possible when it first hits the market (think of DVD players, LCD monitors, etc.). Second, it likely costs a lot less to build a standard HDD than a solid state unit - especially when you factor in economies of scale (when you produce millions each year, the manufacturing/labor cost per unit is much less than an item produced in smaller quantities).
 

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