8GB Memory?

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Tech Support' started by azbryan, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. azbryan

    azbryan New Member

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    I have rooted and uninstalled all the VZW branded apps as well as the demo games, AND STILL I only see 2.22GB free.
    When I had my DX I always had about 5-6GB free in the internal storage.

    Did HTC lie to us? I have about HALF the apps installed on this phone as I did my DX and I can't understand why it's so low. (see screenshot)

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    Current word over at xda is that the card is formatted in something called sla mode, which cuts storage in half for better speed and reliability. Think RAID on a pc. So there is an 8gb chip in there, but the implementation makes it into a 4gb one...

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    Well that's horrible news. Shouldn't it show both partitions then?

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    There aren't two partitions. Raid is a bad example, but closest I can muster. Basically, with sla, each bit occupies twice the space, so you effectively get half the storage, but its not a mirror across two partitions.

    It's arguable the 8gb spec is not valid...

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