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juliegenevieve
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64 GB microsSD?

I know the manual says the micro SD slot will take up to only 32 GB but that was before 64 GB really came out.  Is it possible the nook color will accept a 64 GB micro sd card?  I don't know why not...any thoughts?

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

If the manual specifically says there is a 32GB limit then I would say using a 64GB card would be at your own risk.  I don't see how it can hurt the Nook in any way though. 

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

juliegenevieve, I may be wrong with my opinion, but I would think best not to go over a 32 GB SD card as the manual specifies.  The reason is that Toshiba announced the creation of this 64 GB SDXC card back in August 2009.  The NOOKcolor just came out in November 2010, so, if there was a capacity for a 64 GB SD card, I think the manual would have specified it.

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

@juliegenevieve

 

Welcome!  :smileyhappy:

 

I second the earlier posts about not getting ahead of the User Manual.

 

And as a reality check, I currently have 379 books on my Nook Classic with an added 16GB microSD card onboard -- and 96% free memory.  It takes a lot of books to make a dent in those suckers! :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

I would think that most people thinking about adding that amount of memory to their Nooks are thinking about using it for music.  Personally I have never considered doing that but obviously some do.

 

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MarkinStLouis
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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

I'm with the others here: if the manual says 32GB max, then it may not recognize a 64GB card.  The firmware/hardware would have to support it, and if the manual lists a specific limit...

 

I just know these same issues arise when trying to upgrade memory in computers: don't see why it would be different in any other electronic device.  It is possible for a future upgrade to change the max limit, but until then, I wouldn't go over it.  Just my 2 cents.

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

 


MarkinStLouis wrote:

 

I just know these same issues arise when trying to upgrade memory in computers: don't see why it would be different in any other electronic device.  It is possible for a future upgrade to change the max limit, but until then, I wouldn't go over it.  Just my 2 cents.


The limit for memory on computers is based on what OS the system has (32 or 64-bit OS) not really the physical set-up of it.  It should be possible to use a 64GB card in a nook but the nook may not recognize all 64GB on the card and you wouldn't be able to access it (like a 32-bit OS won't recognize any memory over 4GB on a computer system - you need a 64-bit OS for more than 4gb of memory to be recognized and utilized).  Don't hold me to it but there should be no problem physically putting a 64Gb card in the nook, I suspect that it might not be recognized though.  If I had one I'd try to test it myself but unfortunately I don't. If anyone does try it let us know what the outcome is...

 

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juliegenevieve
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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

thanks for the thoughts.  64 GB would be better for a video collection on NC.  ANd if I need to buy a 32 Gb anyway I thought it would be less expensive in the long run to get the big boy.  I can't test one without buying it so I guess I am safer to get the 32...

 

Thanks again

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kevinrs
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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

most likely 64GB will not be supported, as the format is different. SD cards were up to 2 GB, SDHC are up to 32 GB, and SDXC start at 64 up to 2 TB. Every time there is a format change like this, it's more of a hardware issue than for example a camera that supported up to 8 GB, and either just worked with a 16, or had a firmware update. This is why you still see 2 GB cards out there, people still have stuff that won't read SDHC. http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdxc/using_sdxc has details.

For most devices, 32 GB is still rediculously huge, some cameras will take SDXC, but not a whole lot else. The way memory card prices drop over time, you are better off going for the best price per GB, that covers the capacity that you need now and for the short term future. The big expensive card you look at now, will be much cheaper in 6 months and even cheaper in a year, and won't seem so huge by then either.

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Re: 64 GB microsSD?

I have a 4GB card with over 2500 books on.

 

It takes ages to index that many books and it must be plugged in or it goes to sleep whilst indexing so it never finishes.

 

I would not put in a 64GB as the CPU probably cannot write to more than 32GB.

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Maedre
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Re: 64 GB micro SD?

A 64GB micro SD card will work fine in a Nook Color.  I just placed mine in there and it populated and works.  The problem with the card isn't the size, it's the way it's formatted.  On a computer it would be the difference between using FAT32 and NTFS.  One allows for files to only be 2GB in size and no larger, the other will allow much larger file sizes (there are other differences of course, but it's just an example).  The micro SD card I have had to be re-formatted to be able to be used in my phone (HTC Rezound) because they, like the Nook Color, can't accept cards over 32GB.  Once it re-formatted the card with the older file system, the card picked up fine and all 64GB can be seen.  The card I placed in my Nook Color was that same card.  If the standard formatting for the 64GB card doesn't work, it just needs to be re-formatted.  The Nook Color should be able to do that.  I will be purchasing a card for it soon and will re-post when I know if the Color will do it's own formatting, or if you have to do it in a phone or computer to get it to work.

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Re: 64 GB micro SD?

I'm starting to wonder how many of these posts are actually about the Original Nook - this is the Nook 1st Ed board, but I'm seeing a lot of NC references here.