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Painless transplant. (Updated)
on 2 August 2014
Arrived in a plastic case in an Amazon stiffelope. Perfect!
Removed old 32Gb from tablet, (Tab2, 10.1") placed old card in adapter.
Placed adapter in card reader on MacPro. Made all files visible.
Dragged contents of old card to hard drive. Took a while so had coffee.
After copying, deleted all Oriental Bikini Babes In Custard and the secret plans for the trans-Pennine nuclear submarine base from 32GB (old) card, then inserted the now family-friendly 32GB card in kid's Tab3. Kid delighted with extra near 32 Gb of memory for her to waste on pictures of Justin Bieber or whatever.
Removed NEW 64Gb from packaging, placed new card in adapter.
Placed adapter in card reader on MacPro. Made all files visible, had a quick look in directory to see if there was any software and it was reading stated capacity, then deleted any content from new card (drag to trash then empty.) There were just a couple of empty directories but I ditched them in case of potential overwrite permission errors.
Dragged the hard-drive copy of the old 32GB card to the new 64GB card. Took a while so had coffee.
Renamed the new card NO NAME, the same as the old card. The new one had come up as UNTITLED and I thought it best to rename it to keep all paths identical, "just in case."
Ejected newly populated new card from card reader and placed it my Tab2 10.1.
All files visible and operational; the Oriental Bikini Babes In Custard and the secret plans for for the trans-Pennine nuclear submarine base survived the move intact.
Had coffee to celebrate
The card was fine out of the box, umm, envelope. No extra formatting necessary. On the Mac it Info'd at about 62GB, on the tablet at about 58GB.
I haven't run any diagnostic software but all seems fine. If any problems arise, I'll report back but I doubt it'll be necessary.
This was possibly the most painless RAM or HDD swap-out I've ever encountered. Detailing the steps makes it sound FAR more complicated than it actually was, but it may be useful to somebody.
We now know:
The card is formatted O.K. for Galaxy Tab, as is.
The Tab 2 reads this 64GB size fine.
Migrating old files is a doddle because of the included SD adapter. (IF you have a card reader for your PC/Mac etc.)
a few weeks on and I've had no problems.
Some directory hunting operations are a fraction of a fraction slower, but only sometimes. The extra space is marvellous - well, frankly astonishing. This is an upgrade definitely worth doing, no doubts at all.
BTW The kid thinks her Tab3 is faster with the extra 32 GB installed. May be worth investigating?
I see there have been problems with some versions of this card from other suppliers but not with the one I used, which is:
1 of: Samsung Plus 64GB Micro SD SDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory card, Upto 48MB/S with Adapter
Sold by: City of memories (seller profile)
I'll certainly use them again.