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Upgrading SD Card

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by trick202, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all

    I have an 8gig SD card hanging around doing nothing.

    Is it as easy as copying everything from the stock 2gig card into the 8 gig and just carrying on?
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    I would recommend giving it a fresh formatting at FAT32..
     
  3. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member
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    Yup, just done.

    All seems great.

    I have no idea why it's seen as a disadvantage to use microsd over internal memory - I find it way more flexible.
     
  4. Sub101

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    Couldnt agree more. People talk about it as though its flaw, not in my opinion!
     
  5. dkaufman1

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    My flaw is unless you root, apps can't run off the SD. I would like to be able to have more app storage space on the G1 it is very limited, 88MB I think. On the MyTouch it is 288 MB.

    I do like having and SD card for all the uses apps can store data though. Great option.
     
  6. Clackamas

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    Slower I/O with the microSD card and if you remove the card, will loose data that some apps write to it -- that is, you cannot keep data in sync accross cards with out some hassel. Otherwise, not really a big deal. Hopefully your card is a Class 6 card (it should have a cricle with a number in it)....
     
  7. tlbj6142

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    Is there any other spec (min r/w speed?) I need to look for besides "Class 6"?
     
  8. justjimjpc

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    SDHC micro cards come in three classes .. 2, 4, & 6 .. the class 6 being the fastest ..
     
  9. TheBrit

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    I had to refresh my Album Art. Fortunately Album Art Grabber makes this easy.
     
  10. Delapsus-Angelus

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    Looking to upgrade mine to 16gb, could anyone please tell me step by step how to transfer everything to a newbie.

    Also how to make the SD card the main data holder.

    Id appreciate any help!!
     
  11. bbrosen

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    Quality of apps is the main reason....
     

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