Help understanding phone storage, FiOS on Demand, best SD card?Support


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  1. brigand

    brigand Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    1) When I go into Settings->SD & phone storage, it lists 3 things: SD card, internal phone storage, and phone memory. I understand what the SD card is of course, but what is the difference between "internal phone storage" and "phone memory"? I have 6.60GB total space for internal, and 6.25GB available. For phone memory, I have 748MB total space, and 600MB available space.

    2) While on the topic of storage, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the FiOS on Demand app, and knows how it stores videos. If you go to Menu->Help->FAQ, it states, "Downloaded videos are stored on the device within the FiOS on Demand app. Downloads are NOT stored on the SD card." I find this interesting because if I go to Menu->Download Queue, it shows how much space I have: 1020.2MB free, and 863.6MB used by "Misc." It seems like this is referring to my SD card (total space 1.84GB, available space 1.00GB). (I know I could test this by just downloading a movie, but there's nothing on there I want to pay for yet).

    3) I'm interested in upgrading my SD card. It will be used primarily for mp3s, so I can ditch my iPod. What should I look for? Class 2, Class 4? My understanding so far is that the faster Classes really only matter for write speed, not read speed, so I'm assuming Class 2 will be good enough for my purposes? Any thoughts on the SanDisk Class 2 32GB?
    Amazon.com: SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Memory Card (Bulk Package): Electronics

    Thanks!
     

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  2. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member

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    1. The 748 is where the phones software and programs are. The 6.6 gig is the phones internal storage and works like an SD card would except some software is not coded to see it. I like to use it for camera or other apps where speed matters.
    2. Don't know
    3. Yes any card will do for mp3s or even videos. I say go big and don't worry about speed.
     
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  3. WormDoes

    WormDoes Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for a 32gb and have the money to buy one today I'd check this out...

    SanDisk US Online Store Enter SDTHANKS10 in promo box for 10% off
     
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    amarryat Well-Known Member

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    A couple of months ago, VZW was selling this for $50. I got one at that time.

    As for class 2/4/6, doesn't matter on the phone. I doubt it would even matter for the camera.
     
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  5. WormDoes

    WormDoes Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome deal. I just read that a few months back VZW had the 32gb priced wrong on the website for 37.99 and a few people ordered them haha. That's a sweet deal!
     
  6. tacovic

    tacovic Active Member

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    i just bought the 32 gig class 2 from sandisk website with the discount. came out to 60 bucks shipped to my door. i think its a pretty good deal.
     
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  7. brigand

    brigand Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Awesome, thanks everyone. Great heads up on that deal, WormDoes, I just bought it!
     

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