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How to Change SD Card


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  1. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Is there a process or guide floating around that will help me switch out sd cards without monkeying with all my customization, or can I just copy and swap?

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Copy and swap, thats it!


    Nows a great time to partition it as well before you get everything on there
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    yep that is all i did. i made a folder on my desktop and move the cards content then switched to the new card and then pasted the old cards content and you are done.

    and i agree with partitioning the card as well.
  4. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys.... How do I know the class of the card, do I just take the salesman word for it?
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    on the card there should be a number within a circle. this number is your class of the card.
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  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    You should also be able to tell by the write speed when you transfer files over
  7. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Lower class cards (2,4) usually don't have a number. I have a 16gig wally world special and i never have issues with it however I don't have games on the phone either (well solitaire) and nothing really intensive.

    Also I would recommend partitioning the card from the phone sometimes the phone doesn't like it from the computer.
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  8. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    Yes, definitely partition from phone. You know it will wipe everything on that card, right?

    I have an extra class 4 card, I didn't have any problem using it with non intensive stuff either.

    last thing, a 1 gig partition should be plenty unless you are like crazy with giant apps or games.
  9. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    I was told by the sales man that it was a class 10 card, which is what I set out to buy, but it doesn't have a number on it. I guess I'll take it back, unless you guys don't think the write speed is all that important?
  10. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    It should have a class number on it if it is a 10. 10 is good, write speed is good too. I like my class 10 card. Just make sure you get what you paid for. sort of skeptical of this card not having the number on it if it is a class 10.
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  11. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Not sure the sales man would lie to you but who knows anymore. If it doesnt have a number it doesn't necessarily mean its not what he says the best thing to do is to is look it up. I don't know how far you live from the store you bought it from so what ever is going to be easier for you.
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    You should be able to just google the card and be able to figure out what it is based on that.
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  13. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    That's a good idea... I bought it from walmart, and it looks just like the class 10 cards they have online, but the saleman was an old woman, so... I don't know.
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  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Check out the other classes WalMart have available online as well. If they're obviously not like yours then you can be pretty sure that yours is the 10
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  16. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Wipe it clean, format it, and go return that sucker!

    I ALWAYS buy anything electronic related online, its so much cheaper.
  18. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude Well-Known Member

  19. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    Read the article, still taking mine back for the class 10....

    I'll do my own tests once I get my class 10 vs my class 6 and see which performs better.

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