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General Problem with External SD and Galaxy Note?

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  1. RingKing

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    Check out this link. Not sure what this guy is talking about exactly since I'm no techie, but one thing I did pick up is that we probably can't maximize micro sd cards - at least for installing apps. Too bad as I'm planning to get a 64gb card.
     

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    Not a real issue as far as I'm concerned. You have a massive install space for apps ~1.6GB, and the remainder of the internal SD can be used for A2SD etc - use the external card for everything else and I struggle to see how this will actually affect anyone in practical terms (unless I'm mistaken and lots of people use phones with card slots without an external memory card?).
     
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    Does that mean you really can't use the external micro sd card for A2SD?

    With my iPhone now, I have currently used up about 25gb of space just for apps and games (those gameloft games just keep getting larger in terms of file size). So I guess this issue will be a problem, at least just for me.
     
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    It's the very same as in the Galaxy s2. You probably (I never looked into it) cannot use an external card to install apps, but you certainly can use it to store and access media (pictures, songs, videos). Not sure how many apps you need, but I guess this is absolutely fine for the vast majority of users.

    How about 64GB microsd cards? Has anyone confirmed if they work with the Note?
     
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    Why aren't class 10 cards great in phones? I thought that meant it was faster?

    Also crap yes for 80GB in my phone!
     
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    The way I understand it, the class refers to the minimum speed supported, whereas the average speed is usually more important. There have been users who reported faster average speeds with class 2 than with class 4 cards.

    Maybe this is what yegon was referring to?

    Btw, if they ever come out with a 128 GB microsd then I can definitively sell my Ipod!
     
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    They'll definitely come out with a 128GB card, it's just a question of when. I have 200GB of music so it'll be awhile before I can have all of my music with me with any device, even my iPod Classic 160GB is full. Until then I'm happy with my 32GB card and Google Music's Pinning feature.
     
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    Check out this post about sd cards. It will explain a lot why class 10 cards aren't the best ones for smartphones.

    Quoting that post: "Most people seem to assume that the higher the class, the better the card is for everything, but that's not how it is. Different purposes need different kinds of speed... cards with higher sequential speeds have lower random speeds."
     
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    what would be required for a phone to support 128 microsds? something at the hardware level, at the kernel level, etc?
     
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    Theoretically, SDXC cards can go as high as 2TB, yes, terabytes. According to Engadget at least.
     
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    omgz
     
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    Yeah, I was directed to this post a couple of days ago. I was surprised, but at least it gave me an excuse to get a 64gb card - I'd assumed 32gb was the max until I read NZtechfreaks review.
     
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    I'm no expert whatsoever so I couldn't tell you. Thing is though, 64GB is not supported in any devices right now officially, yet they work in every phone that AndroidNZ has tested. This leads me to believe that they'll work once they start selling them, just not officially supported.
     
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    I agree, I think they'll all work going forward to. I'll get a 128GB card at release when they come out in a year and half or so and confirm for everyone anyways :)
     

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