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    Hi

    I have a HTC M8 16 GB RAM AND 128 GB SD Kingston 128 microSDXC UHS-I Class 10 (Read 90 MB/S Write 80 MB/S)

    The 16 GB intern RAM is not enough. So I want to use the SD to apps as well.

    Can I use both the intern RAM and the SD Ram as storage ?

    If NOT can I use the SD card as app storage - without speed loss ? AND HOW ?
     

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    I have just setup the phone so I realy don´t want to setup again to use the SD card - if it is possible.
     
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    If you are running Android Marshmallow on your M8 go to Settings > Phone > Storage & USB > tap on your SD Card then Format as Internal. This is a new feature in the Android 6.0 OS. It also will erase all the content on your SD card after you format it.
     
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    But if I try to do that the phone sayes that my sd card is to slow and it will bake my phone slower - and that is a no go for me.

    But it is true, that my phone becomes slower - if I use the SD card as memory ?
     
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    Yes, it needs a faster sd card if you choose "Adoptable storage". I recommend reading this guide (It is motorola's guide but it is a great explanation) on the whole process of adoptable vs portable storage in marshmallow:

    https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/109134/p/1449,9582
     
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    Look for a card with U3 stamped on it. Those are the fast ones you need for using a microSD card as internal memory. Samsung has a 128GB card for $99 at Best Buy.
     

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The HTC One M8 is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone for the first half of 2014. It built on its predecessor with an upgraded 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an UltraPixel rear Duo Camera.
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