128gb card, only works till 72gb is left

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    I’ve a Samsung Evo Plus 128GB in my SJ7. Used a free formatter tool to create a FAT32 partition.

    After a sd card format under windows the cam tells that there is around 119gb free.

    After making many time laps sessions the space left reported by the cam was around 72gb.

    As soon as you get around that number the cam will stop making pictures. The next time you start the cam the display is normal, can see everything, but the cam is not responding and reporting 0gb left on the card.

    Running latest stable firmware.

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    Bas
     
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    Have you tried formatting the card in the camera?
     
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    Format with exFAT not FAT32. Even with a FAT32 hack, 64G is about all you'll get.

    I just checked one of my 128G cards, which formatted to 117G free. At the moment there's about 62G free and the camera has no problem with that.
     
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    When i got the card from the shop the camera, running 1.15 atbthat time, was unable to recognize the card. To get it working i jumped straight to formatting tools.

    I just did format using the can, checked under windows and it is now exFAT.

    So i guess it will work now, unfortunately my namibia trip ended will test further at home.
     
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    A format using the camera seems like a good move. It is now a exFAT partition. Will see how that goes...
     
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    All I can say is exFat worked for a week of shooting almost all day.
     
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    Not sure where you get that figure from - Fat32 can address partitions up to 8TB. I have a fat32 128GB card which has many hours of timelapse photos an 4k video on it and at the moment has about 30GB free space with no complaints from the camera.
     
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    Fat32formatGUI, for example, stops at 64G. In any event, the point's moot - exFat is accepted by the SJ7 and doesn't require what amounts to a hack to format 128G.
     
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    Never had a problem formating on my PC - but then I do use Linux most of the time.
    With the camera now doing exFat as default it would be nice to toggle the 4GB file limit on or off so we don't have to splice together multiple video files.
     
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    I prefer the 14 minute clips. It makes it a little easier to work on one portion of the project, store it, move on to the next, etc. Trying to edit down 45-60 minutes of video in one pass is IMHO just plain awkward. The end result will be about 30 minutes long. By that point I'm down to only scoring the video, where seeing the entire project is needed.
     

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