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Is there such a thing as a 128GB microSD card?

Is there such a thing as a 128GB microSD card or is 64GB the biggest?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jun. 20, 2013 at 17:37

Nonsense. :p

Why is it? I watch YT videos in HD on my phone and they're only a few mins long, why would I watch a full movie which has been horribly compressed down to 300mb?

What's the point in buying a phone with an HD display to only watch awful quality videos?

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 14:53

I had a look, I can't find anywhere selling 128GB MicroSD cards. You'll have to either use a 128GB flash drive via USB OTG or put up with a 64GB MicroSD card.

If you don't mind me asking, why on Earth do you need 128GB (plus whatever your internal storage capacity is) of data on your phone? Even by HD video standards, that's a lot of data.

sparx1981  Jun. 20, 2013 at 15:31

I have around 130gb of movies on an external drive. It would be nice to copy most of these to a micro SD card to have on my phone when I'm stuck on a train or something. I couldn't find one either so got stuck with a 64gb. That said, 128gb and even 256gb SD cards are out there. They are super expensive tho apart from a couple of manufacturers with varying reviews.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 16:31

Rather than double storage get a good converter.
A 300MB movie looks perfectly fine on a phone's screen. There's no justification for a 1 GB+ rip on a screen of 5-in or less.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 16:47

Rather than double storage get a good converter.
A 300MB movie looks perfectly fine on a phone's screen. There's no justification for a 1 GB+ rip on a screen of 5-in or less.

Why? If the screen is 1080p, I'd want full Blu-Ray quality, if it was 720p, I'd still want Blu-Ray quality just at a lower resolution.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 17:20

Nonsense. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 17:37

Nonsense. :p

Why is it? I watch YT videos in HD on my phone and they're only a few mins long, why would I watch a full movie which has been horribly compressed down to 300mb?

What's the point in buying a phone with an HD display to only watch awful quality videos?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 17:39

I have around 130gb of movies on an external drive. It would be nice to copy most of these to a micro SD card to have on my phone when I'm stuck on a train or something. I couldn't find one either so got stuck with a 64gb. That said, 128gb and even 256gb SD cards are out there. They are super expensive tho apart from a couple of manufacturers with varying reviews.
You could get two 64GB cards. I know it's not quite as practical as a straight 128GB of storage, but it's possible to buy now and not too expensive. Orrr, you could get a 128GB flash drive, USB OTG isn't so much of a practicality issue when the phone would be set down in front of you to watch a film.

GlynG  Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:57

A 128gb Micro-SD card is coming out sometime soon, it's started showing up in some online stores. See here for more info.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:10

A 128gb Micro-SD card is coming out sometime soon, it's started showing up in some online stores. See here for more info.
They'll be hideously expensive, no doubt. It'll be over a year until they're of any use to those who don't just excrete money.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:20

There have been 128GB sdxc cards for a while (Toshiba have tablets that take them), so a 128GB micro-SD is just a matter of time, really...

mrew42  Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:54

mrew42  Jun. 26, 2013 at 13:22

Oh and 32Gb is the current limit of sd-hc cards
That's what 64Gb cards are sd-xc. That specification goes up to 2tb, if they ever get round to making them...

ZZt  Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:22

if you want to carry 130GB movies around with you, you should get one of these credit card thin microSD holders which holds up to 8x memory cards on Amazon for £4.99

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DiMeCard-microSD-ANDROID-EDITION-writable/dp/B00ANO8XCA

my bet is SanDisk will announce a 128GB microSDXC by end September in time for the Holidays as it has was Sep 2011 when the 64GB microSDXC was announced and max capacities double every 18 - 24 months max. SanDisk made a press release in March that shows that the underlying memory technology needed for a 128GB microSDXC is now in production sampling (they didn't expressly say microSD though, because there are other factors).

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