Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Intel Edison arduino MicroSD card 128 GB flashing from exFat to Fat32 format

I bought a 128GB microSD card from samsung, in order to extend my storage space in Intel Edison arduino.  But, there is a missing information about the microSD card support in the technical specifications in the official page Intel visit: https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison#

So, I asked the Intel support.  They replied with the information about microSD card. 

Intel Edison arduino supports SDHC (2GB to 32GB) and SDXC (32GB to 2TB) micro SD cards. But, it needs to be in FAT32 and not exFat Format.

In order to format, I used the tool - 'HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool  2.2.3' to format exFat file type of the microSD card to Fat32 format.

You can download the tool from filehippo visit: http://filehippo.com/download_hp_usb_disk_storage_format_tool/

After completing the format and mounting the microSD card to intel edison.   Finally, i was able to see the microSD card being detected in the terminal.