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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cloudrider, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Cloudrider

    Cloudrider Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi.

    I've run out of spcae on the SD card that came with my Desire. I want to buy a bigger card (any recommendations please?) and swap all my existing data to the new card. I guess I can just copy everything to my PC and copy back to the new card?
    But what I can't find an answer to is what about the Apps installed on the card - I guess I have to get the new card in and reinstall do I? What about any settings or checkpoints? Do they get wiped? I've trawled the forums but haven't found anything unfortunately to answer my questions.

    Many thanks in advance.
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    if you have a windows PC, just ensure hidden folders are visible and copy it to pc, then to the new card.
     
  3. Cloudrider

    Cloudrider Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks SuRoot.
    Anyone any answers about the installed Apps bit moreover?
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    My answer includes that. Theyre in a folder called Android_Secure or (or something) on the sd card. Once copied, all fine.
     
  5. Cloudrider

    Cloudrider Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Oh wow. Thanks. So I don't have to reinstall each App once the new SD card goes in then?
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  7. chmura

    chmura Newbie

    All it takes is just transferring all the files to the new sd
     
  8. spile

    spile Android Enthusiast

    Kingston 16Mb works fine for me
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    16 Megabits? Thats a data transfer rate ;) did you mean 16GB? If so, I have a class 10 of that make and size. No issues here.
     
  10. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    i have a 16gb class 6, where did you find a class 10? was it expensive?
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It was a christmas present so no idea how much it cost.
     
  12. Cloudrider

    Cloudrider Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the help. I'll get a card purchased. ;)
     
  13. usman1947

    usman1947 Lurker

    class 10 would be awesoome, i have 2gb class 2 :(
    does it effects HD video recording?
    i am thinking of buying 8gb class6...
    suggestions please...
     
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah a class 2 would not be good for HD recording or watching. Class4+
     
  15. tjenvy

    tjenvy Lurker

    FYI, IF anyone cares, i contacted HTC and they stated the fastest class cards that all HTC devices can take is class six, so, well, just my input lol
     
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Thats very interesting. Might explain why my write speed is never over 6MB/s

    Is it a hardware limitation?
     
  17. tjenvy

    tjenvy Lurker

    That is correct. There are very few devices that can even handle above class 6 right now. Mostly any HD video camera that runs in the 1080p range and some high end DSLR's. I have a nikon D7000 and it can handle class 10.
     
  18. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Hmm. I have to test what class has my microSD. Any suggestions for an application to test its speed?
     
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    What can my D5000 handle?
     
  20. tjenvy

    tjenvy Lurker

    As far as testing you have to contact the manufacturer unless stated in the manual (rare) If you are asking what class is the one IN the phone, then just pull it out and you will have a number with a c around it, kinda like a copyright logo with the c inside, but the c is outside and a number inside.

    The d5000 I really dont know, I would contact Nikon, their website is useless for those types of numbers.
     
  21. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Thanks. The standard 4GB microSD in my Desire says its a Samsung Class 2 card. Good thing is that I'm not using it...:rolleyes:

    There must be an Android app to test the actual read/write speed, but I don't see anything in Market. It remains to test with a PC application in a fast card-reader.
     
  22. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes there is. "Sd card speed test"
     
  23. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    You mean "SD Card Tester"? That app costs $2 and has negative reviews.

    Actually, I've found 2 tools for Android that can benchmark the SD card: SD Tools and System Benchmark (both freeware). I'll check them out. :)
     
  24. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    SD card speed test used to be free but now its paid. Works fine for me though.

    You could have bought it and got a refund ;)
     
  25. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    I've tried both apps - they both work well and confirmed what I thought. My card is 8GB Class 6 card. Funny, the System Benchmark is just like Quadrant, but includes SD card speed test. :)
     
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