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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jp56, Mar 4, 2011.

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    just curious but is the sd card suppose to be full when i get the phone? from the 8gb, i only have 2 gb free
     

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    By "when you get the phone" do you mean, purchased new or acquired used?

    I would be pretty upset if my SD card had much of anything on it that I had not put there myself.
     
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    You can always plug it in to the computer and do a wild card search. *.*
     
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    i purchased it new. i plugged it in to my computer and couldnt find what was taking up so much space. i dont think it can be the android os.
     
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    If there is nothing that needs to be saved.. unmount it and format it in the phone and see what it says how much space is unused.
     
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    I just checked my storage and I also have only 3gb left on it as well and I just got mine today.
     
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    So when you look at the card it says 8gb?
     
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    The reason there's only 2 gb left is because the phone comes with google map (us & canada if you are in NA) predownloaded into the sd card. This way when you travel around NA you don't use data to download maps while roaming.
     
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    I have that and still have 10gb out of 16gb on memory card and 0.91gb on internal.
     
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    Ive just purchased htc desire hd came with 8gb card so i also purchased 32gb card but when i put this in my signal drops to nothing and it will not let me add music any ideas
     
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    There have been loads of posts about people buying cards from unscrupulous sources - generally on eBay - and ending up with a small-capacity card disguised (both physically and, superficially, electronically) to look like a much larger one. What's generally suggested is for you to attach it to your computer, format it, then fill it up with large files totalling close to 32GB and then make sure all the files can be retrieved back from the card.
     
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    I noted that, when I got my Desire HD, the majority of the card was already full with maps (for Locations rather than Google Maps surely?), PDFs of the user manuals, a copy of HTC Sync and stuff like that.

    I think your observation regarding your 16GB card is in agreement with what the other posters have said... 'stuff' on the phone is swallowing up approximately 6GB of space, which is why I went for a 32GB card - proportionately, more of the card is available for music, videos etc. (around 26GB).
     
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    That's odd the card what came with the phone was not loaded with anything, and when I downloaded google maps I moved them to the 16gb SD card I swapped the 8gb with to free up space on the phone which is why I have 0.91gb out of 1gb of internal memory on the phone. I guess the Canadian version is different because I sell these phones every day and don't see any usage out of the box such as everyone is suggesting.
     

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