128GB Micro SD Card....Do They Work?

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CB620

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Interested in this phone for the specs, and the fact it has root...xposed etc...

Does this phone support and work with 128GB micro sd card.

Was looking at a 32/64gb model in Red.
 

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Hello, this is ASUS_USA. Zenfone 2 model ZE551ML Micro SD Card slot supports up to 64GB
 

coastalmikey

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Here is a picture of the card and the phone.
 

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I am using the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM, 32GB ROM) and can confirm that a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD card works fine . Mine is formatted with FAT32; i am not sure whether ExFat would be supported as well.
 

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I am using the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM, 32GB ROM) and can confirm that a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD card works fine . Mine is formatted with FAT32; i am not sure whether ExFat would be supported as well.

exFat is and OTG USB sticks work fine too... I have a 64Gb OTG card that was working brilliantly with it earlier, shame a friend wanted to borrow it cos I was gonna load it with stuff to do at work tonight...
 

asheehanjr

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Looks like Im going to have to pick up a 128gb sd card soon. Thanks for comfirming this since I was wondering the same thing for my Zenphone 2. ;)
 

tactician10

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By the way, whats the best type of external microsdcard to use?
Do we need to be choosy in buying??
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I'm just gonna add a little bit more here, You need a FAT32 formatted sd card for firmware updates if you are doing it manually and haven't rooted yet. The stock recovery won't recognise an exFAT formatted card (which is what most 128gb sd card are formatted) so when you put the update file on your card your card won't be recognised by the recovery.
Rooted with latest TWRP recognises card fine...
 

Level99

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Seems like a lot are testifying that 128gb is working with their Zenfone 2. My question is will prolonged use of 128gb sd cards have any problem in the future? :confused:

Pretty sure you can't have any more info than what's currently available. The phone's only been available for a few months, that's as long as testing with 128GB exFAT or FAT32 will indicate stability for. Card size has no impact on a phone's microsd reader, just like sock size has no bearing on the size of a person's genitalia ;)

FWIW I got a 128GB exFAT a week ago and haven't had any issues. If your phone has issues reading any card, it'll typically have trouble reading every card. Special exception is for devices that software/hardware don't support larger than 32gb, exFAT or Class UHS1 speed cards. Your Zenfone2 supports greater than 32gb, exFAT, and Class UHS1.
 

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Hello, this is ASUS_USA. Zenfone 2 model ZE551ML Micro SD Card slot supports up to 64GB
Our only choices for backups using ASUS backup are internal device or SD card. If we can only use up to 64GB, some backups might not work if they are larger than that (apps and data) or close to that in size.
 

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With unlocked bootloader and root I have no problem accessing the exFAT 128gb sd card even while using TWRP recovery.
Not sure if the newer roms support exFAT or I have a magical Zenfone 2 but it did an OTA update with the OTA file on the sd card ... No renaming of the file was needed...
 

hmaxos

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My model ZE551ML is not reading exFat 64GB card. Can it be formatted to FAT32 or should be replaced? My PC is only giving me exFAT file system when I try to format it!!!
 

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My model ZE551ML is not reading exFat 64GB card. Can it be formatted to FAT32 or should be replaced? My PC is only giving me exFAT file system when I try to format it!!!

Mine (I think) is formatted FAT32 and works fine. It's just you cannot have any individual files over 2GB in size.

EDIT: Never mind. I just checked via mount command and it is listed as "texfat". Guess I didn't reformat from when I bought the card.
 
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    Yes, I am using the Lexar 128 633X in the 551ML 4/64
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    Here is a picture of the card and the phone.
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    You should be able to use any sdxc card as the 64gb card is sdxc... If a 512Gb sdxc micro sd card came out you would be able to use this...

    And yes I have tested a sandisk 128Gb micro sd card in my xenfone 2...
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    I am using the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM, 32GB ROM) and can confirm that a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD card works fine . Mine is formatted with FAT32; i am not sure whether ExFat would be supported as well.
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    I am using the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM, 32GB ROM) and can confirm that a Sandisk 128GB MicroSD card works fine . Mine is formatted with FAT32; i am not sure whether ExFat would be supported as well.

    exFat is and OTG USB sticks work fine too... I have a 64Gb OTG card that was working brilliantly with it earlier, shame a friend wanted to borrow it cos I was gonna load it with stuff to do at work tonight...