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16 GB internal plus 16 GB microSD equals ??Tips


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  1. powerjuice

    powerjuice New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I"m thinking about buying a used infuse 4G in the next month, but have a question on how storage works on the phone.

    If I add a 16 GB microSD flash card to the device, how does the device recognize and use the storage ? When I mount it in windows, do I get TWO drive mappings? One for the int 16 GB, and one for the 16 GB microSD? or is it consolidated?
     

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  2. somanyapps

    somanyapps Well-Known Member

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    When connected as a USB mass storage device I see two drives.

    Also, using Astro File Manager on the phone I see a folder called "external_sd" or something like that amongst the other folders for the internal storage.

    I don't know if there are cases (apps) where the space is seen as one large area, but for the most part I believe it is not. Someone may be better able to explain how Android uses storage.
     
  3. Ryanscool

    Ryanscool Well-Known Member

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    They are seperated, but the external one is found in the main memory under external sd or somtin. Cm7 is flipped lol.
     
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they r seperate, I have 16gb, and 8gb
     
  5. powerjuice

    powerjuice New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool, thanks all.

    Still haven't found one yet. But i'll keep that in mind.

    For the moment i'm using an ACER LIQUID with 2 GB of storage.
     
  6. tehwoodchuck

    tehwoodchuck Member

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    This is the way the phone's media structure is handled:

    Phone's internal Memory
    |___ "SD Memory" (Actually the phone's internal, onboard 16GB)
    |___ "external_sd" (the ACTUAL microSD card)

    So the "SD Memory" directory has an "external_sd" subdirectory you can reach through file management software as a virtual folder.

    Kinda wierd to get used to at first, but you'll get it.
     

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