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Replying to:  "the first memory card slot supporting up to 64 GB" by anonymoose   Jul 19, 2012, 11:43 AM

Re: "the first memory card slot supporting up to 64 GB"

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Jul 28, 2012, 12:38 AM

64 GB cards are new. They literally just went on sale, and weren't available - even for testing - until recently.

No one should expect (unless they enjoy buggy products) a company to officially support something they've never even had a chance to test.

So, yes, no company has advertised it before now. That's correct. Even though it may work on older phones; also correct.

But when it's "not supported" because it's never even been tested, (because it wasn't actually possible to test when the phone was being developed,) then you are taking a real risk that you may lose data due to some unforeseen bug.

You can't blame Samsung for not wanting to be held responsible for losing footage of your kid being born when they didn't even have the opportunity to test the hardware combination you're trying to use.

Long story short: We haven't thoroughly tested an i9100 with a 64GB card, either. And I doubt you have, either. Have you filled it to capacity, randomly accessed old and news files, then deleted some, added some, read and wrote some more, formatted, then repeated? If not, you don't know that what you're doing isn't safe from some software bug that only crops up with cards that large.

That's why Samsung doesn't advertise support on older phones, not do they support it. It's why we don't condone or recommend that use, either, And it's why I reject your use of the word "fixed".

Are you right that it may work? Yes. But one must acknowledge the risk that comes with doing so. That's why I reject the term "fixed". There's nothing to fix when we were just being responsible.

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