How to make sandisk 64gb micro sdxc work?

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    I bought a 64gb micro sdxc and tested it in other devices before my 3ds
    What I want to say is Im 100% sure the micro sdxc is working probably
    I know It has to be formated to Fat32 and I did, but still when I run any game or application
    the 3ds give an error say the card has been removed. It happens in the beginning or sometime after 5 or 10 second
    I tried different cluster size like 4K 8K 16K and 32K
    all of them give the same result in both Xl 3ds and the normal one

    does anyone have an advice to make the card speed match the 3ds?
     


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    Try to format it one more time, with "SD Formatter v4.0" ... and do a Full Erase (Overwrite).
    It will also format the card to exFAT afterwards.

    If that doesn't help, use "h2testw 1.4" to run a benchmark on the card, if it spits out any error, the card is most likely broken.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply and I have done both of what you suggest and the card 100% working there is no problem
    so can I say the 3DS cant support all 64 GB card? I dont want to give up and buy a 32 GB SDHC yet
     
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    We are talking about compatability to the Gateway 3DS here right?
    It can be picky when it comes to mSD cards ... seeing that some are sporting 128GB cards in that thing w/o a problem, makes your card look more like an incompatible one :/
     
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    No not the gateway card Im talking about the 3DS. I think the card is incompatible with the 3DS I have done many tests posting here was like my last resort
     
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    You can basically use ANY partitioning tool for this, minus the built-in shit Windows has. The SDXC cards are typically exFAT pre-formatted, thus "don't work" in SDHC devices, unless you repartition them to use FAT32 with a utility. I personally use AOMEI's Partition Assistant 5.5.8 for my needs, but even Gparted or the SD Formatter 4.0 work well.
     
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    This is not really necessary and it stresses the card. Just do a Quick Erase.
     
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    I use the same card with my GW. It has worked perfectly. FAT32 formatted, with cluster size "Default". I used the SD Formatter.
     
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    ok this sealed the deal. I don't think I need to try anything else. The 3ds cant use sandisk 64gb micro sdxc, maybe other micro 64GB but not sandisk


    I stated in the first post that i formated the card to fat32. The problem is that the 3ds cant run any game or app correctly it give an error. Thanks for your input
     
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    wait .. I can nether change the cluster size or partition type in SD Formatter. and I intend to use it in the 3DS.
    if you dont mind can you use the card in the 3ds and try a game demo?
     
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    Yes, but what did you use to format the card with?
     
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    I tried EaseUS and MiniAide Fat32 Formatter. same result ...
     
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    Strange... Could it just be a faulty card? Have you tried other brands of the same size? I ask because SDXC cards formatted as FAT32 work fine in the 3DS for other people.
     
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    Ah, you're right. Actually I formatted it once with Windows' format tool with those settings, then I formatted it again with SDFormatter for good measure.
    Maybe the 3DS SD slot doesn't work very well with that card. I have only used it with my GW, a couple of times I have used it in the 3DS SD slot in order to dump games directly to it though and that has worked fine.
    I suppose I could try that later.
     
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    yeah maybe different brand might work cause Im sure that my card isn't faulty


    rom and nand dumping work fine with me too. but any game or demo that suppose to run from the sd card give an error I guess it failed the speed test or whatever I heard that the 3ds have

    anyway .. thanks for everyone inputs here I guess Im buying a 32 micro sdhc
     
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    One other thing you could try, is using a software tool like ImageUSB to copy the partition from the old cart to the new SDXC card, and then extending the partition to fill the rest of the card. That might work. :D
     
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    loool I haven,t thought someone will suggest this here. well ... I wasn't kidding when I said I tried everything before posting here
    I used Win32DiskImager for my working 8 GB card and put it in 64 one still same issue
     
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    Okay, well I'm just trying to think of every possible angle here, I juggle partitions around all the time from various harddrives and USBs I have, mostly for testing purposes.

    I just upgraded my 4GB Class 4 card in my 3DS to a 16GB Class 6, and I used ImageUSB to do it, and everything transferred over flawlessly. Then I fixed the partition to full 14.7GB using AOMEI Partition Assistant v5.5.8 (They make great software).
     
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    hi.. been searching the net for a while and came to this thread. Is your card a SanDisk Ultra 64gb SDXC UHS-1? may i know if you got it to work?