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9th March 2014, 01:44 PM   |  #1  
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Hello, i bought this memory card http://www.sandisk.com/products/memo...?capacity=64GB . I'd like to tell me which is the best way to partition this card for Xperia Z1.
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9th March 2014, 02:40 PM   |  #2  
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Hello, i bought this memory card http://www.sandisk.com/products/memo...?capacity=64GB . I'd like to tell me which is the best way to partition this card for Xperia Z1.
Thank you.

If you used to using Linux PC / Laptop, then best system file is ext4. Since Z1 didn't support NTFS regarding lack of kernel features (hopefully doomlord will add this on next build), then ext4 is the best choice.

But if you using Windows, FAT32 is your choice. But you can't copy a single file which larger than 4 GB (this is the lack of fat32), beside that fat32 can only formating a disk which not bigger than 32gb. In this case, you can create two or more partitions for your 64gb sdcard.

If there's any questions, let me know. Hope this help.

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Do not mess up with partitions if you will not use some kind of installations where EXT4 is needed. 64GB SDXC have natively extFAT as primary Partition and its supported by Z1, best choice and performance, also it support more than 4GB per file.
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Do not mess up with partitions if you will not use some kind of installations where EXT4 is needed. 64GB SDXC have natively extFAT as primary Partition and its supported by Z1, best choice and performance, also it support more than 4GB per file.

I have already format my SDcard, and now i use minitool partition but i cant find extFAT format...
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I have already format my SDcard, and now i use minitool partition but i cant find extFAT format...

With what Partition System did you formatted your SD last time? Minitool Home Edition I think do not support exFAT. I remember Windows 7 can do that and it will let you formatting the card in exFAT with 32k cluster size. If you can't try to find an application to do so.
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With what Partition System did you formatted your SD last time? Minitool Home Edition I think do not support exFAT. I remember Windows 7 can do that and it will let you formatting the card in exFAT with 32k cluster size. If you can't try to find an application to do so.

Cant this be done via recovery?
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Cant this be done via recovery?

No

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Ok, just thought I'd ask as I get the option in my recovery. I've never used it but I assumed it would allow you to choose the filesystem to format.
It would be nice though
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I'd say you should your xperia take care about formatting:

Aslong as its in your device it shouldn't matter what format the card has. In mtp -mode your xperia acts like a reader/writer. It also updates your file index by this method.

If you're using it as a external SD card you should use whatever suits your os.

Ext4 would be okay since there are open source free writers/readers available for Windows.

Still, any changes need the media scanner to run before your Android recognize the files

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With what Partition System did you formatted your SD last time? Minitool Home Edition I think do not support exFAT. I remember Windows 7 can do that and it will let you formatting the card in exFAT with 32k cluster size. If you can't try to find an application to do so.

Finaly i did that with win7 but my Z1 can't read this format (extFAT)...Why?

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