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General Clarification on Storage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by holyblood, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. holyblood

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    Hi guys!

    Just got my SGSII yesterday and:cool: I have not installed any sd card and was wondering when I look into Settings -> Storage, I see Internal storage of around 2GB and USB storage of about 11.49GB..so my questions are these:

    1. Is the USB storage the main storage of the device? and the Internal storage is like a partition for the system files or something?
    2. I installed Tweetdeck and noticed that it got installed in the Internal storage part, can I have it transferred over to USB storage? or is there a setting that defaults itself to the USB storage instead of the Internal one?
    3. I have not connected the phone to a PC, but when I do, would it only detect the Internal, or the USB storage or both.

    Hope you guys can clarify this for me.

    Thanks in advanced!
     

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    Internal Storage is the default installation destination but cannot be used for storing user data.

    In Settings/Applications/Application Management you'll find an option for most apps to "Move to SD Card". Try that - with no external card mounted it may work. I haven't tried this myself, mind.

    Unfortunately not, unless you root the handset and hack a config file.

    Only the USB Storage is recognised as a removeable drive.
     
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