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I know the specifications list it as supporting up to a 32GB MicroSD but is it possible to use a 64GB MicroSD card in it?
 
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I am doing it right now, but from what I've read searching on here it has to be formatted in a different device because for whatever reason the tab 2 won't reformat it on it's own, but once you've got the card formatted to fat32 (you need a special app to do it on windows) you should be good to go in the TAB.
 
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Here is a command prompt formatter that worked for me.

1. Unzip the file to the root of C:\
2. Mount your 64GB card on your PC and take note of the allocated drive letter (e.g. e:\)
3. run command prompt on PC (search for cmd.exe)
4. get to c:\ (I think cd c:\ will do this)
5. type fat32format.exe e:\ and press <return>
(where e:\ is the allocated drive letter from step 2, so if it mounts as f:\ you would type fat32format.exe f:\ instead)

This should then format your card as FAT32 which works fine in my Galaxy SII so there's no reason I can think of why it wouldn't work in the Tab 2 too.

This is all at your own risk of course - I won't be responsible if something goes horribly wrong and you kill your card, PC, Tab or anything else...sorry.
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Did anybody have any success with this? I am looking at buying the Tab 2 7.0, but I need a 64GB MicroSD.
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Did anybody have any success with this? I am looking at buying the Tab 2 7.0, but I need a 64GB MicroSD.
Yes, I use a 64GB sandisk card formatted fat32 and the tab uses it no problem.

I think I used Easus Partition Master to format it.
 
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Did anybody have any success with this? I am looking at buying the Tab 2 7.0, but I need a 64GB MicroSD.
Did you not read my post? I pulled the 64GB that I formatted in my SGP 4.0 (didn't you have one of them too?) and stuck it right into my Tab 2 7" and it works FLAWLESSLY.
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I am doing it right now, but from what I've read searching on here it has to be formatted in a different device because for whatever reason the tab 2 won't reformat it on it's own, but once you've got the card formatted to fat32 (you need a special app to do it on windows) you should be good to go in the TAB.
Does anyone know if the need for the sd card to be formatted as fat32 (or, as the case may be, exfat) is also true of the Note 2? I have both devices (plus a Note 10.1, with which I have no problem using the 64gb card right out of the package). The Note 2 and the tab 2 both have issues trying to read a 64gb card. They recognize the card and its max size, but renames copied files and folders or doesn't copy them at all.

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