200 GB MicroSD?

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  1. turok4n64
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    Hi Everyone,

    I just upgraded from a 128 GB Micro to a 200 GB Micro. I formatted the 200 GB as FAT 32 and inserted it into the 3DS, but unfortunately the system doesn't recognize it. Any idea?
     


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    Did you buy the 200GB online or at a store? If you bought it online, did you make sure it wasn't fake?
     
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    My 200 GB micro sd works fine in mine. Try formatting to fat32 again using guiformat.exe if you didn't already. If that doesn't work, check the card. It could be faulty/fake.
     
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    Put 60 or so GB on it, and see if the 3ds will recognize it. For whatever reason the 3ds has issues recognizing large cards if they aren't somewhat full.
     
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    I can say from personal experience, that isn't true.
     
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    I already tried this when I put the contents from the 128 GB on there and it didn't work :(
     
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    It's common advice here. Here's an example https://gbatemp.net/threads/max-o3ds-sd-card-size.409504/
    You can find a lot of other threads where people suggest this as well. So yours just worked out of the box with no files on it?
     
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    This happened to me with the same card at first. Not sure why, but even though I formatted it properly it wasn't recognized, I mean it was to the extent that the 3DS would boot Arm9, but at the home menu none of the titles on the card would appear (an error appears saying the card isn't recognized which was weird because I could boot up the 3DS and I wouldn't be able to since its Arm9 if the card couldn't be recognized at all). So I fiddled around, ultimately wiped the partition, reformatted (the exact same way, I swear), and for whatever reason after that second time it worked fine. Just do what I said here, wipe the partition and format it again, worked for me with the same card and situation.
     
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    Yes sir, all 4 of them. Same card tested in each. Only files I had on there were a9lh related files. Either way, OP already said he did have over 100 GB of data on his.
     
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    I am using that exact same Sandisk MicroSD card in my New 3DS formatted to Fat32. It works perfectly and even holds so much that the system cant even display the correct blocks hahaha (says something like 99,999 blocks remaining).
     
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    Do you remember what application you formatted yours with? Are you on custom firmware?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    What app did you use to format?
     
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    Use guiformat. Trust me.
     
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    I have been. GUIFormat.exe - tried cluster 32K and 64KB. What cluster are you on?
     
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    I had used GUIFormat as well. Cluster size 64KB. CFW Luma3DS.
     
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    I've only tried 32KB with all the data on it. Let me try 64KB and then move all the data to it
     
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    My gf is using 200 sandisk one without any problems.
    Id bet my porsche 911 that yours is fake.

    Im just kidding about porsche, I only have a bike and its not even mine
     
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    I purchased it off Amazon
     
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    It was easeus both times, like I said I did nothing different on the second format but for whatever reason that second format did the trick.