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64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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Hi - I've got 3 m/cs running Mint 15/16 and none of them will mount my shiny new 64Gb card? (32Gb fine)

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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Hello, frog22.

On Mint 16, open the logfile /var/log/syslog e.g. by using Log Viewer from the Mint Menu.
Next insert the new 64GB micro sdcard.
The file syslog should start logging entries mentioning "usb" and "sd" immediately.
You might like to post those lines here for inspection.

Kind regards,
Karl
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P.S.: Below is what syslog logs here when my USB pendrive is inserted. Only to give you an idea which kind of entries to look for. The pendrive will be mounted corrrectly. No errors.

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Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.168888] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189519] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=090c, idProduct=1000
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189527] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189531] usb 3-1: Product: USB DISK
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189535] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: SMI Corporation
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189538] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: AA04012700007470
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189974] usb 3-1: ep 0x81 - rounding interval to 128 microframes, ep desc says 255 microframes
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.189985] usb 3-1: ep 0x2 - rounding interval to 128 microframes, ep desc says 255 microframes
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 6: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1"
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 6 was not an MTP device
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.462752] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.462841] scsi6 : usb-storage 3-1:1.0
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.462916] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Jun 23 12:50:20 mymachine kernel: [ 9896.462918] USB Mass Storage support registered.
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.460667] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     INTENSO  USB              1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.462156] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.464681] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 7928832 512-byte logical blocks: (4.05 GB/3.78 GiB)
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.465407] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.465410] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.466215] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.466217] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.469813] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
Jun 23 12:50:21 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.469831] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 23 12:50:22 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.555897]  sdb: sdb1
Jun 23 12:50:22 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.558665] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
Jun 23 12:50:22 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.558677] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 23 12:50:22 mymachine kernel: [ 9897.558682] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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Hi Karl, many thanks for the suggestion. Apologies for the late response - life sometimes intrudes on my hobbies - I put the blank card into my new phone (Huawie P7) and it just said "Preparing card" (presumably formatting it) and now all M/cs read it... I have no idea why none of them let me format the card. I'm ordering a second card and will see if the problem is the same - if it is I will obtain a log and you'll see it here - once again many thanks,

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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It's also possible that your SD card reader can't handle the newer higher-capacity cards because it can only read SDHC format. The highest capacity regular SDHC format goes is 32GB. Larger SD cards use the SDXC format, which older SD card readers can't access.
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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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My "old" Thinkpad T500 is able to use 64GB SDXC SD card

There is a limitation to 32GB to SDHC FAT32 (vfat) partitions, so 64GB sdcard (SDXC) are using exfat partitions.

Fuse is installed by default on Mint, you just need to install the following packages:
exfat-fuse
exfat-utils

I succesfully used a SDXC 64GB card, new, and after being formated on a Canon video recorder.

However, if it still fails, the reader may be the reason, and you may have to use an external sdcard reader.
With SD card technology, the controler is included in the device (which can explain why some smartphone are limited to 32GB microsd card).
Contrary to Compact Flash, on which the card includes the controler and the memory, which can explains why a Canon 400D DLSR can use HUGE memory cards :-)

Some smartphones are getting 64GB support to microsd cards, through updates (BB Q10 e.g.), when exfat support is added.

Exfat rules (even if M$ is behind this technology) as it is r/w support on both windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
NTFS was read-only only on MacOSX.

cheers,
Fred

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

Post by fraxinus_63 »

I had this problem a few weeks ago. I bought a new SD card reader, which solved it.

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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It's also possible that your SD card reader can't handle the newer higher-capacity cards because it can only read SDHC format.
Yup, that's my problem. My SDHC card works on newer Linux machines but not on my old laptop. The card reader is just too old.

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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Nice. you just solved my months old problem. SD card worked on a Mac. but not on my old T60. Now... if I can just get it to read on my wifi router's usb slot. ;)

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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Nice. you just solved my months old problem. SD card worked on a Mac. but not on my old T60. Now... if I can just get it to read on my wifi router's usb slot. ;)
openfred wrote:My "old" Thinkpad T500 is able to use 64GB SDXC SD card

There is a limitation to 32GB to SDHC FAT32 (vfat) partitions, so 64GB sdcard (SDXC) are using exfat partitions.

Fuse is installed by default on Mint, you just need to install the following packages:
exfat-fuse
exfat-utils

I succesfully used a SDXC 64GB card, new, and after being formated on a Canon video recorder.

However, if it still fails, the reader may be the reason, and you may have to use an external sdcard reader.
With SD card technology, the controler is included in the device (which can explain why some smartphone are limited to 32GB microsd card).
Contrary to Compact Flash, on which the card includes the controler and the memory, which can explains why a Canon 400D DLSR can use HUGE memory cards :-)

Some smartphones are getting 64GB support to microsd cards, through updates (BB Q10 e.g.), when exfat support is added.

Exfat rules (even if M$ is behind this technology) as it is r/w support on both windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
NTFS was read-only only on MacOSX.

cheers,
Fred

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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openfred wrote: .....
Fuse is installed by default on Mint, you just need to install the following packages:
exfat-fuse
exfat-utils

I succesfully used a SDXC 64GB card, new, and after being formated on a Canon video recorder.
......
Thanks openfred! It solved my problem.

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

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openfred wrote:My "old" Thinkpad T500 is able to use 64GB SDXC SD card

There is a limitation to 32GB to SDHC FAT32 (vfat) partitions, so 64GB sdcard (SDXC) are using exfat partitions.

Fuse is installed by default on Mint, you just need to install the following packages:
exfat-fuse
exfat-utils

I succesfully used a SDXC 64GB card, new, and after being formated on a Canon video recorder.

However, if it still fails, the reader may be the reason, and you may have to use an external sdcard reader.
With SD card technology, the controler is included in the device (which can explain why some smartphone are limited to 32GB microsd card).
Contrary to Compact Flash, on which the card includes the controler and the memory, which can explains why a Canon 400D DLSR can use HUGE memory cards :-)

Some smartphones are getting 64GB support to microsd cards, through updates (BB Q10 e.g.), when exfat support is added.

Exfat rules (even if M$ is behind this technology) as it is r/w support on both windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
NTFS was read-only only on MacOSX.

cheers,
Fred

Fred,

thanks for the perfect tip! Those two packages was all that was needed to make my 64G SD card readable.

:)

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

Post by sikejsudjek »

I'm using a 128gb card on my t410 thinkpad. As long as its formatted to fat32 it works ok.

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Re: 64 Gb Micro Sdcard wont mount

Post by dave8671 »

I was just checking out SD cards to get on the web. Than I though what is the limit with my IBM T500 so I searched and found this post which answered my question.

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