SD Card shows wrong size/Free Space (double) 128 >> 256 GB

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PAGOT

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I have an old Lexar microSDXC 633x UHS-I 128GB (previously used in 5 other Android devices)
I opted as internal storage.
It shows up as 256GB and free space calculations are cuz of that messed up.

External Apps can either see the onboard or the internal memory (not both)

Should I be worried? (Or how I can test its all working good?)
 

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PAGOT

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Can you try formatting it once from inside the phone and not the computer? Be sure to take a backup first

Not sure it would make a difference.
I already did that. It would not let you use it as Internal Storage if I did not Format it first.
And you cant take a backup of internal SD. IIRC it will not be usable and apps that had data there will be also corrupted.
 

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A couple of options. 1st is to try a cleaner like ccleaner and see if that sorts it by cleaning the cache, last resort is a factory reset which has worked before now. The other thing is that it could be either a fake card (possibly) and/or damaged but the last is highly unlikely.
 

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A couple of options. 1st is to try a cleaner like ccleaner and see if that sorts it by cleaning the cache, last resort is a factory reset which has worked before now. The other thing is that it could be either a fake card (possibly) and/or damaged but the last is highly unlikely.

Tried ccleaner. Factory reset I will try only if I see any issues.

And ehm... no ... the card that I bought in a normal shop and used for many years (as I said) is not fake or damaged. :)

Antutu reports all correctly, so this lets me to believe its just Xiaomi or Oreo issue.
 

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Tried ccleaner. Factory reset I will try only if I see any issues.

And ehm... no ... the card that I bought in a normal shop and used for many years (as I said) is not fake or damaged. :)

Antutu reports all correctly, so this lets me to believe its just Xiaomi or Oreo issue.

Hmm weird that it is showing 256gb as the phone specs only allow up to 128gb. My guess is the card itself as I have a 32gb in mine and it shows up fine.
 

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I have an old Lexar microSDXC 633x UHS-I 128GB (previously used in 5 other Android devices)
I opted as internal storage.
It shows up as 256GB and free space calculations are cuz of that messed up.

External Apps can either see the onboard or the internal memory (not both)

Should I be worried? (Or how I can test its all working good?)

Man, I'm having this exact problem but with a 128GB Sony UHS-1.
This should be a bug in Oreo.
 

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DesireStein

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I have the same "issue" with a brand new 64 GB Samsung SD card. And: before updating to Oreo, the storage capacity was shown correctly. So this seems to be a bug in Oreo. However, I don't find any other comments on this on the Internet, so it's probably limited to the Mi A1?
 

wip13

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I have the same "issue" with a brand new 64 GB Samsung SD card. And: before updating to Oreo, the storage capacity was shown correctly. So this seems to be a bug in Oreo. However, I don't find any other comments on this on the Internet, so it's probably limited to the Mi A1?

On the same Oreo version I had no problem with 64 GB Samsung Evo plus but found bug with same type 32 GB card. Not native apps shows correct size but Android says that it's half of memory occupared by system files
 

antonioli84

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My wife's A1 has a problem with SD card. It doesn't format either as storage or as internal memory. It's a original Sandisk 64Gb UHS-I. She used it in her former Moto X Style and I formatted in a LG Pad 8.3 without problems. I took a crap SD Card and it formatted as storage without problem in A1.
 

cfraser

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Yes, same problem with a genuine Samsung EVO Plus 64GB SDXC card. Shows up as 128GB card with 64GB used when formatted as internal system storage, but as a 64GB card when formatted as "removable" storage. So it's a phone-specific bug in some way.
 

GVN.Gallus

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Same here, my phone is 32gb, installed a 32gb sd card and format as internal, now its show total 96gb and the card is 64gb with more than 32gb used.
I think it add internal onto sd card and show that 32gb is already use, which mean its show 64gb sdcard but actually we get same useable amount.

Btw its still show correct available free space so its not a problem.
 

ligthning6112

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Hello ! same thing here with a samsung galaxy s5 sm-g900f on resurrection remix oreo 8.1 with four differents card : size 16 gB on esxternal memory , 32 GB on internal memory and also for 128GB it goes to 256GB on internal memory
just want to try with android 6.0.1 with the patch which unlock this feature https://forum.xda-developers.com/samsung-a-series/general/patch-adoptable-storage-enabler-t3470648 and its not good either. i can see the right size of the phone 16GB , the right size of sd card 119 GB but the sum above show: 256GB
 
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rojamama

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I do have the same problem with my LG G6 and Samsung Evo Plus 128GB memory card.
If any workaround, please post.
But it doesn't affect the functionality, it works as intended. But when I see the storage in settings showing odd numbers.
 

Joostzilla

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Yes, same problem with a genuine Samsung EVO Plus 64GB SDXC card. Shows up as 128GB card with 64GB used when formatted as internal system storage, but as a 64GB card when formatted as "removable" storage. So it's a phone-specific bug in some way.

I have the exact same problem. Same SD card. Although everything seems to work okay. Btw. I am on Android Pie.

In Solid Explorer the internalstorage isn't even shown. Only the SD card. Unlogical since the SD should expand the internal storage.
Imho a major f*ck up.
How can you trust your phone if the storage info is unreliable. ?
 

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    I have an old Lexar microSDXC 633x UHS-I 128GB (previously used in 5 other Android devices)
    I opted as internal storage.
    It shows up as 256GB and free space calculations are cuz of that messed up.

    External Apps can either see the onboard or the internal memory (not both)

    Should I be worried? (Or how I can test its all working good?)

    Man, I'm having this exact problem but with a 128GB Sony UHS-1.
    This should be a bug in Oreo.