Hardware Question: why my Nintendo switch format my sd card in exFat...

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And then when I format to Fat32 manually the Switch don't recognize the SD and makes me format it again.

Also, it is normal that if I pass some big NSP files then the SD card delete them? I just bought a Samsung Evo Plus 256 and don't really know if that's normal.

Thanks.

Ps: and for the last, it is normal that Goldleaf takes forever to install an NSP?
 
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And then when I format to Fat32 manually the Switch don't recognize the SD and makes me format it again.

Also, it is normal that if I pass some big NSP files then the SD card delete them? I just bought a Samsung Evo Plus 256 and don't really know if that's normal.

Thanks.

Ps: and for the last, it is normal that Goldleaf takes forever to install an NSP?
Sounds like you have got a Fake SD card, otherwise you would have no problems.
 

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No problem with NSP files and such?

What if I change the SD card? Would I have to do something to the Switch or something?
Yea it does look like it's a fake card
Because the behavior that you pointed out is exactly how a fake card behaves
It shows high capacity but actually is very low capacity and when that point is crossed, the card just starts overwriting over old files
Check spawn wave on youtube he did a video regarding that i think
 

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Yea it does look like it's a fake card
Because the behavior that you pointed out is exactly how a fake card behaves
It shows high capacity but actually is very low capacity and when that point is crossed, the card just starts overwriting over old files
Check spawn wave on youtube he did a video regarding that i think

Damn! It must be truth. I just bought it a few days ago and I must say it was suspicious from the very beginning showing almost all the 256 GB in the card.

Thanks, man. I will check the video you mentioned.

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Also, one more thing. So, what if I change the SD? Should I do something else to the console or something?
 
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you can just switch out the card, no problem. since it's likely the files on it are corrupted (if it is indeed a fake sd card) you'd have to download your cfw files again though.
 

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