Support Maximum SD capacity?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by springo, May 4, 2009.

  1. springo

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    Hi,
    I just bought an HTC Magic and I want to buy a microSDHC card for it. What's the biggest size supported by HTC Magic? 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc.?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    Think it should be the same as the Dream ... and also should be listed in your phone documentation under Specifiacations ....

    I have been using the Dream with 16GB since its release ... believe that it will handle 32GB but they just aren't available ... yet ..

    Recommend that what ever size you get ... spend the extra money for the fastest Class 6 ...
     
  3. springo

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    Thanks.
    I guess if Dream supports 16GB, since Magic is newer it should too. I ordered it, I'll get it tomorrow so I can't check the manual yet though.
     
  4. KenLee

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    I suggest you to use 8GB one, because I have try to use 16GB, phone become a little slow
     
  5. justjimjpc

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    I use a 16GB Class 6 ... and speed is fine ... I am running my apps from the Sdcard now ...

    and am looking for a 32GB class 6 ....

    Do you have a china source for them

    Thanks
     
  6. Tombolofx

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    so how do you install app on the Sd card with the HTC magic?

    my batt is horrible just called to replace the handset, i didnt give a good overnight charging when i first got it, just it case it might be that i though i should change it for a new one.
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    Use this Link Apps-To_SD
     
  8. Tombolofx

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    Thanks for the help but rooting is still not possible for the HTC Magic as of yet.:(
     
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    Hey, first post. I was looking to get a 16gb (class 6) sd card. As suggested above. Looking online they all seem to be sdhc cards, and slightly differently shaped (notches at bottom). Are these the cards I should be buying now?

    Cheers guys,
     
  10. justjimjpc

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    Sorry, I missed the fact that you ask about a Magic root !!

    Not So MAGIC ! is it .. :rolleyes:
     
  11. justjimjpc

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    The proper TYPE regardless of Memory Capacity is a MicroSD Generally a MicroSDHC is going to be a class 4 or class 6 ... class 2 being the slowest ...

    All are useable ... but if one plans on running AppsToSD then Class 6 is recomended ...
     
  12. macu

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    Just got the HTC magic from Docomo in Japan, and for some reason in the package doc.s, they specific the max micro sd size as 4gb, I hope it's a mistake.
     
  13. enek

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    As long as it's SDHC your magic will support it. Typically the documentation will only specify the largest size available at the time or recommended size for performance issues.

    I got a 16GB Class 2 and it works fine. I do notice a little slow down when it's first loading stuff, so I would recommend a class 4 or higher.
     
  14. MoreYummy

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    microSDHC and microsd class 6 are different?
     
  15. justjimjpc

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    Read rates are not spec'd .. the Classes of the MocroSD cards only refer to the Write speed ... the read speed is not normally specified not readily available ...
     
  16. premier69

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    I'm wondering if the SanDisk Ultra SDXC 64GB would work in the HTC magic?

    If it works, what file system am I supposed to use? exFat doesn't work right? So Will I have to, like use partition magic to force a 64gb fat32 partition?

    I have no experience with android 2.1 or any version for that matter, still awaiting delivery of my first android phone. The HTC Magic (unbranded, naturally)
     
  17. simon adebesi

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    It is my understanding that the 64gb card will not fit in the Magic. This is on the back of a fair bit of research I did myself on this question, because I wanted to get the biggest card I could.

    I ended up getting a 32gb card, and as KenLee suggests earlier, the phone does struggle a little with the bigger cards. I actually had a 16gb card before and that was no problem, not prohibitively slow for me, but with 32gb it is quite noticable, plus the card periodically comes up as having a fault and needing reformating - which you can usually (touch wood) resolve by switching the phone off and on. (I dont think this is a problem with the card as I sent the first one I had back for doing this and the replacement did the same thing.)
     
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