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Model S not reading 128GB micro SD card

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by pudljmpr, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. pudljmpr

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    So I purchased a 64GB Sandisk micro SDXC card back more than a year ago when I took delivery of my car.
    I loaded it up with music and it has worked fine ever since.
    When sandisk announced their 128GB version I ordered that one.
    I loaded it up with music and the Model S just does not see it.
    I have tried formatting with FAT32 and still no luck.

    If anybody has any experience with this or any suggestions
    I would love to hear them

    Thanks
     
  2. AC1K

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    Format it as EXT4 and see if that works.
     
  3. Laumb

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    Try to partition it into two partitions of 64GB?
     
  4. Kauai

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    Any luck getting the 128gb card to work? I would love to upgrade from 64gb...
     
  5. pudljmpr

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    Not so far
    At this point I formatted to ext4 and now only the tool i used to format it see it and it says its bad.
    So I may have to get it replaced.
    I will keep everyone posted on my progress
     
  6. rdrcrmatt

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    Where is there a memory card slot in the car?
     
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    I was wondering the same thing, I'm only aware of USB ports not SD card slots
     
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    The thing is, your card reader must be SDXC compatible or it wont recognize a 64GB+ card

    Windows by default wont let you format sd cards as anything other than exfat (64GB+), the car is linux based so you cant read exfat unless tesla pays up.

    your choices using gparted live cd to force the format to fat32, this works with 64GB but i have not tried it with 128gb
    or using ext4 which handles any size of card and the car should be able to read it assuming your SD to USB adapter is working and is compatible

    i doubt the card is "bad" just format it to exfat and make sure the card is still recognized, then use gparted and try fat32
     
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    It's the USB ports under the arm rest.
     
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    Use a 64gb card for A>K and another 64gb card for L>M. Problem solved and searching does not become more difficult.
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  13. pudljmpr

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    That is certainly one way to go, but If its possible I would like to keep one of the USB slots open
     
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    Are you sure ext4 works? I formatted a USB drive (8 gb) with ext4 and car did not see any files on it. I tried ext3 as well with same results.
     
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    Im not going to use ext4. It did not have good results, so far.
    Ill try a few things and keep this thread updated
     
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    I thought I had read of somebody using a small 1TB hard drive for music storage in the S... I wonder what filesystem he was using?
     
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    My bad. Turns out the USB drive I was using had some sort of bad blocks on it. Linux on my desktop still managed to mount and read files off of it but Tesla wouldn't, which led me to believe ext3/4 does not work on Tesla. I tried a different USB drive and ext2 as well as ext3 worked just fine on Tesla. I did not try ext4 but I am sure it will work.
     
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    As someone suggested long ago on the forum, I bought a 1.5TB hard drive and am running that through a USB port. I have one partition of about 850GB and the remainder in a second partition. In order to make this work you have to use a third party formatter, since Windows wont format FAT32 anywhere near that size. I used FAT32Formatter, and it worked great. A couple of cautions, tho. If you use FAT32formatter the help screens will only work through Internet Explorer. Second, once you have the drive loaded, it takes a fair amount of time for the car to load in the directory, so don't panic if it doesn't show up for a minute or two.
     
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    Sorry to be Off Topic.. But, Do you know, if I can browse the collection on my phone (Samsung Galaxy Note II) connected via BlueTooth, from the car's screen.
    I am currently playing music from my phone using bluetooth. But to play a specific album/song, currently, I need to select it from the phone.
     
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    you made me question my own post haha, EXT4 isnt really needed but someone confirmed it worked (Playlists on USB - Page 3), its perks are irrelevant to reading static files (journaling, ultra file sizes in the form of 16TB, volume size of 1 exa byte, some other ridiculous things).

    EXT3 should support any size of drive you throw at it, to my knowledge it supports up to 32TB volumes which to my knowledge no laptop sized self powered drive can handle yet (its possible we may see 32TB 2.5" drives before the retirement of the car however)
     

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