How should I format my SD card?

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  1. claudekennilol
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    I'm not seeing anything definitive on how to format my sd card other than fat32. Specifically what allocation should I use? Does it make any difference?
     
  2. OfficialBrony

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    I prefer to use the lowest allocation size possible.

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    That's specifically why I'm asking. I've seen "32" and "64" stated, but the utility I've seen suggested in multiple places (GuiFormat) doesn't appear to go lower than 512. Specifically, I've got a 64gb micro sdxc card I'm trying to make use of.
     
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    You have posted the same thread in two different forums that is against gbatemp.net rules.
     
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    I have a 64gig Samsung Evo+ micro sd and I have it at 32. I use it in my n3dsxl that has a9lh and Luma and had no problems

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    I did not see that.
    Looks like I won't be helping the OP further for breaking rules.
    Everyone needs to read the rules of GBATEMP before doing anything on the site.

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    I posted it in the wrong forum at first and then posted again. I went to delete the other and did not see a way to delete the thread. Instead of being all self righteous and high and mighty, let's just assume I made a mistake and help out the guy just looking for help.

    So then how did you do that? I haven't yet found a way to do so...
     
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    In that case then you don't create a new thread you use the report button at the bottom of you post and ask a mod to move it. I was only telling you this as you can be banned from the site for creating the same thread in different forums I was not being self righteous. Also the default sd formater in Windows lets you select 32kb or 64kb
     
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    Case closed.


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    I can understand that, but saying "I'm not going to help you" doesn't help anyone. It just gives the impression of elitism and doesn't create a friendly environment. The default formater doesn't give me the option of FAT32 for this sdxc card, hence me not knowing what's going on.

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    Which of these options is the desired choice? I see no "32" or "64" as I've seen suggested. Do I need a separate a tool, or are "32" and "64" just shorthand for 32kb and 64kb meaning 32768 and 65536?
     
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    as for what @OfficialBrony said we'll we could get into trouble for posting because of your double thread so by saying he was no longer helping he then covered himself from getting into trouble should a mod see the thread. Also what version of Windows are you using?? The default formater should have the option to select 32kb or 64kb
     
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    I'm on Windows 10.

    If you're going to get in trouble on my behalf because of a mistake I made then feel free to stop responding. I'm just trying to get this sorted out and find a definitive answer. Obviously I didn't intend for this to become such a hassle for anyone.
     
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    try this it's probably the easiest way to fix the problem

    First download EaseUS partition tool then

    Step 1.
    Connect SD card to your computer, launch EaseUS partition tool, right-click the card you want to format and choose "Format partition".

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    Step 2. A mini window pops out, on which you can edit the partition label and choose a file system such as FAT/FAT32, NTFS, EXT2/EXT3.
    At this point select FAT32
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    Step 3. Click "Apply" to confirm to format your 64GB SD card to FAT32 with ease.
     
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    The built-in windows formatter doesn't support fat32 for 64gigs and higher.

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    Edit: nvm. lol
     
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    Yes I forgot about that but that's why I posted to use EaseUS partition tool lol.
     
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    Personally, I use 64kb as cluster size for cards with 16Gb and more.

    I actually have a 64Gb microSD XC card formatted to FAT32 @PrimaryType. And the reason why I use this high cluster size is because if I want a quick access to apps or install games, well, it's faster.
     
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    In GUIFormat the 65536 is 64kb and the 32768 is 32kb. They just have the exact number in bytes, instead of Kilobytes. I have my 64GB SD formated to 65536 Bytes/64KB.

    I hope that helped.

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