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NTFS vs exFAT and SDHC/SDXC UHS-1

Q: 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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Preferred Solution: NTFS vs exFAT and SDHC/SDXC UHS-1

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A: 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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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?
 

A: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'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

A: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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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

A: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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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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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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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..

A: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.

A: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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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..

A:Formatting SSD with EXfat? NTFS?

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

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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.

A: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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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

A: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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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
 

A:External HDD is not formatting from NTFS to exFAT

Delete the partition and start over.
 

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I'e tried a couple of times to change the file system of my 1Tb flash disk, but no changes made, I've used Diskpart , EaseUS Partition but I've been unsuccessful.
The flash drive is from HP.
Any ideas on how to?
 

A:ITB FLASH DRIVE FROM EXFAT TO NTFS

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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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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

A: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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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.

A: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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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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

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













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A:sdxc compatibility

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

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Hi, I have tried two SDXC cards 128G and 64G on N22 Windows 10 Notebook. There are problems with them: sometimes files are correupted, sometimes the card cannot be found. Is anybody able to use SDXC cards stably?

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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

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

A: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.

A:SDXC card compatibilty

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

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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

A:Does my laptop support SDXC cards?

Hi, On the notebook user manual it is written that it accepts SD and SDHC cards. Also based on wikipedia: Spoiler (Highlight to read)Compatibility with SDHC[...] SDHC host devices will accept SDXC cards that follow Version 3.0, since the interface is identical, but the following issues may affect usability:SDXC cards are pre-formatted with Microsoft's proprietary and patented exFAT file system, which the host device might not support. [...] FAT32-formatted SDXC cards can be used in a host device built for SDHC if the host device can handle 64GB and larger volumes.SDHC host devices will not test the new capability bits defined for SDXC 4.0 cards. It will therefore not be able to use the new features of SDXC, such as transfer speeds above UHS104 (104MB/s).Compatibility with SDHC[...] SDHC host devices will accept SDXC cards that follow Version 3.0, since the interface is identical, but the following issues may affect usabilityDXC cards are pre-formatted with Microsoft's proprietary and patented exFAT file system, which the host device might not support. [...] FAT32-formatted SDXC cards can be used in a host device built for SDHC if the host device can handle 64GB and larger volumes.SDHC host devices will not test the new capability bits defined for SDXC 4.0 cards. It will therefore not be able to use the new features of SDXC, such as transfer speeds above UHS104 (104MB/s).Just as a note. In my notebook manual it is also written that it accepts SDHC and SD cards, ... Read more

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Is the SD card device in my HP Pavilion 17-e105sa compatible with SDXC?

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Does the Latitude 2120 support SDXC cards?

A:Does the Latitude 2120 support SDXC cards?

Given the age of the system, likely not - SDHC max.

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Hello. I have recently got a Linx 10 windows tablet (Intel atom based), but it only has 32gb of storage of which 24gb is available. I recently purchased a Micro sdxc class 10 card (benchmarked at 25mb/s read/write on the Linx10 with crystaldisk), i was hoping to install applications on it where storage speed would be less critical. When i try to install programs on it such as visual studio it states that i cannot install it on removable media and steam does not list it as a drive. Is there anyway to make the tablet treat the micro sdxc as if it is an internal storage device so that i can use it like a hard drive? Or are there any other ways to make applications install onto it?

Thanks for any help,
Aljowen

A:Install Desktop application on micro sdxc card

you would use your SD card for the systems storage - ie picture, video, doc's etc

Thus freeing HD space for apps

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Hi, i have just bought a sandisk 64gb extreme pro sdxc memory card for my camera, it works fine in the camera and saves pics to it, but every time i open it in windows it tells me i have to format the card, when i do format it, it goes through the whole process and then tells me the operation cannot complete.

I know the card is formatted as exfat, does windows 7 not support this?

my laptop uses windows 7 64bit.

Can anyone please advise as i am not sure how i am going to get any pictures in the future onto my laptop.

thanks

James

A:How do i use a 64gb sdxc card on my windows 7 64bit laptop?

If you format it in the computer, you will loose the pictures.

Doesn`t the camera have a usb cord to connect to the laptop ? Much the same way as my iphone ?

Operating Systems that Support the exFAT File System

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I recently purchased an 64GB SDXC card and formatted it to Fat32. Sometimes it works, but most of the time I am unable to copy files to it. Windows 8 keeps saying problem with drive or something that pops up in top right corner. Anything I can do about this? The SDXC card is Pixtor SanDisk.

A:Unable to copy to SDXC 64GB Fat32 Windows 8.1

FAT 32 can not save files larger than 4GB, are you trying some of those maybe ? For those you need to format it to NTFS or xFAT.

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Hi, who may help?
sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830
Win 7 home
I read in specs : Reader is able to do this.

Thanks Marcius for your answer.
I tried a lot of smaler cards. They are ok.
I think, the 45MB per sec. caused the problem.
Bios 1.8 is actual
Name Ricoh PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller
PNP-Ger?tekennung PC VEN_1180 DEV_E823 SUBSYS_00011179 REV_04 4&32E69FA8 0&00E0
Treiber windows system32 drivers risdxc64.sys (6, 103,00 KB (105.472 Bytes), 29.01.2012 11:57)
thanks
Dellmann

A:sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830

Post this in the right thread.

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Hi, is a micro sdxc 64gb compatible with Libretto W100?
Rgds.

Message was edited by: massimod1d1

A:Micro SDXC 64GB compatibility with Libretto W100?

The SD card slot supports micro SD Card: 2GB and micro SDHC Card up to 16GB

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I have a HP Stream 10" laptop with the standard Windows 10 Home image on the built-in eMMC. There is very little scope to shrink the windows partition enough to install linux along side on the same eMMc.  I have therefore purchased a 64GB micro SDXC card, inserted same into the micro SD slot and attempted to install Linux as follows: Distributions were Mageia 5 Live on USB and OpenSuse Tumbleweed on USB CD, using essentially the same approach.The existing UEFI partition was mounted as /boot/efi  in the partitioning setup in each case and nominated as the boot partition. Linux root, swap and home partitions were defined and formatted to ext4 with appropriate mount points on the second SD card. In each case, the relevant installer completed without errors.  However, on reboot, both cases immediately went into 'grub rescue' mode, listing a uuid that could not be found during the boot process. After issuing 'set' then following with ls on every item shown came up with 'Filesystem unknown'. Using the other approach, of booting a Linux live system, mounting installed directories, chroot and attempting to run grub-install ended up with an error message saying something to the effect of  'no corresponding BIOS disk for this device'. So, my first question is whether what I am attempting here can work at all. I know most UEFIs don't support booting from SD cards.  Here, I am attempting to use the relev... Read more

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Hi, who may help?
sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s will not be recognize by Satelite Z830
Win 7 home
I read in specs : Reader is able to do this.
Thanks
Dellmann

A:sanDisk SDXC 64GB 45M/s not recognize by Satelite Z830

I?ve also checked user?s manuals for your machine and you are absolutely right. This SDXC card should be recognized properly. The capacity is definitely supported.

You must understand that we cannot say for sure why the card is not recognized properly.
Is card reader installed and listed properly in device manager?

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be used to replace or backup the 64 gb SSD that contains my operating system? This is what I currently have:

TOSHIBA Qosmio X505-Q898

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1

Thanks in advance for any answers.

Best regards,
boidsonly

A:Can a Lexar Media 64 GB SDXC Flash Memory Card LSD64GCRBNA133

I suppose it might be usable for a backup, but I certainly wouldn't use it as a replacement....it wouldn't have anywhere near the speed of response that makes SSD's so great.

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Can the SD card reader in E5530 handle a newer SDXC high capacity (exFAT SDXC 256GB) card?Can the SD card reader in E5540 handle a newer SDXC high capacity (exFAT SDXC 256GB) card?
For example, Kingston SDA3/256GBwww.kingston.com/.../sda3?

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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.

A: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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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?

A: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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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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A: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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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.

A:Any drawbacks from using exFAT?

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

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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!

A: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?
 

A:Solved: exfat is where?

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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

A: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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I am setting up a Win7 install using a 'scratch disk which formatted and has the operating system.

My media files are on older XP machine. The file transfer should be speedy on the
same computer but it is very slow.

Is there an instruction needed to 'pass through' more efficiently?

Example: 1 Gb file is taking 16 minutes or longer and a simple program folder of a small program will take 4 mins. It seems to be crawling.

Is there some difference between NTFS on XP and Win7?

If I have overlooked a previous answer, apologies.

A:Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

What is the transfer medium? A network? Null cable? You don'tgive enough info to tell what you are doing other than that you are copying from XP to W7.

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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?

A: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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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?

A: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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