I get the following error:

Failed to add storage device. Make sure device is formatted correctly.

I was under the impression that Ubuntu can read NTFS formatted discs. Is that correct? FAT has a 4 GB limit, which is problematic with large files.

  • Does it have ntfs-3g package installed? Is NTFS listed in $ ls /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/fs?
    – int_ua
    Jun 28, 2016 at 13:40
  • It is recommended to format your microSD to exFAT ( = extended FAT). exFAT supports files larger than 4 GB, especially if the SD has a newer standard like sdxc or uhs. exFAT is better supported by multimedia devices (cameras, phones, etc). I have a uhs microsd on my cardash camera and it works fine with exFAT (makes videos about 10 GB each).
    – ipse lute
    Jun 28, 2016 at 15:38


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