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General Question regarding memory card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rronald25, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. rronald25

    rronald25 Well-Known Member
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    So, as I read on the forum that 64gb is working well with note, was wondering if its better for me to use 1 x 64gb or 2 x 32gb?

    The reason is because I am going to use my note for entertainment (most of the times), so i will put all of my music +- 30ish gb on the 1st card (and wont write and erase that often), then the 2nd card would be for videos & pictures which I think the contents will be depending where I am travelling (meaning I will have to write & erase the content of this card quite often).

    The thing is im afraid by doing so, it will make note or the card soon will not work preperly (at least this is my understanding as I am not a gadget guy)

    So would be great if someone can help me decide

    Thanks
     

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  2. Bodestone

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    The number of reads and writes before the card degrades to the point of data loss is huge. You would have to be adding and deleting files every couple of minutes for a few years.
     
  3. GiggityGiggity

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    I've got a 64gb card in my note. You get 59gb once it's formatted. Personally I'd get a 64gb card. Having to continuously take the back off the phone and take the battery out just to change cards would annoy me eventually.
     
  4. Bodestone

    Bodestone Well-Known Member
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    That's because they cheat and use 1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes for a gigabyte when they tell you how big it is.
     
  5. rronald25

    rronald25 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah you are all right. I think i will just use 1x 64g. Like Bodestoen says, I dont think the card will be damage due to writes & erases within 2 years anyway, and since I might use otterbox, I think it will be annoying to take off the card everytime I want to watch video.
    Thanx
     
  6. bluenova

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    Err nooo, it's because the file system is FAT32 which uses a file allocation table. The file allocation table is using the remaining space.
     

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