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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    My friend has a Galaxy Tab 3 256GB, but when we connect it to the computer, it says the capacity is only 1.38GB.

    How can we get to the rest of the memory?

    Thanks!

    Kyle
     



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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    What are you looking at when you get that 1.38? Internal storage, External storage or RAM? 1.38 could be the available RAM or it could be the available space on a 2GB SD card.
     
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  3. kylemcgee

    kylemcgee Lurker

    Thanks for the reply!

    When we look with the computer, it only says Internal Storage which has a capacity of 1.38GB. There are no other choices that I can see.

    Does the GT have 256GB or is this just the maximum capacity with a SD card? There is no SD card in the unit. I thought it had this built in..

    Take care -

    Kyle
     
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  4. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    The largest sd card is 64gb. Tab3 usually has 8 or 16gb of storage + sd card (depends which tab3). No similar device has 256gb that i know of. (Other than notebooks etc)

    Suggest you install app called android system information by Electric Sheep from playstore to have a look at what is there.

    Roger
     
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  5. kylemcgee

    kylemcgee Lurker

    So, I guess the question would be why is it called a Galaxy Tab 3 256GB? It says it on the unit. I'm confused.. And we could only see the 1.38GB Internal Storage. Nothing else - No 8 or 16..

    Confused..

    Kyle
     
  6. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi

    When I said 8 or 16gb I was thinking of the Samsung Tab3. Your friends Tab3 is I suspect a Chinese (or similar) imitation with a fairly low spec. It is called 256gb just to entice unwary buyers..Hopefully he/she didnt pay too much.

    Roger
     
  7. kylemcgee

    kylemcgee Lurker

    Oh. Are u saying there is only 1.38GB in this galaxy tab? Even though it says 256gb on it?
     
  8. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Hi again

    If you use the app i mentioned it will tell you what is in it.

    Or

    Menu
    Settings
    Storage would tell you on most Android devices

    Roger
     
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