Question Regarding The Memory Card

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    Hello all,

    Prior to my DP, I had a BlackBerry Storm, which had an 8 gig memory card in it. I gave that phone to my Dad, and he proceeded to drop it and crack the screen. Since I only had 2 gigs in my DP, I opted to take the 8 gigs from the BB before tossing the phone. I put it in my DP, loaded it with music, and everything seems fine.

    The point of this thread is just to ask if anybody has done something like this, and if there are any potential problems looming. Again, everything seems to be working, all apps, messaging, phone calls, etc. But I figure I would just throw out the question. I did keep the 2 gig card, just in case.
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    Provided you formatted the SD card from your BB before putting it in your Pro I don't see why you'd have any issues.
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    I did not. How would I do something like that?
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    I don't remember (my BB days were a while back) if any OS related information is put on the SD card with a Blackberry. Reason to format would strictly be precautionary.

    To format you'd need to connect your SD card to your PC... usually with an adapter.

    If you don't have one you can simply connect your phone to your PC and enable "USB Mass Storage Mode" (pull down the notification bar after connect your device with the USB cable the option should be there). Once your PC recognizes the device go to "My Computer" and right click on the drive labeled for your SD card... select 'format' from the options.

    Before you do so... back up the files you want to keep, as formatting will completely wipe your SD card... so all your music/pictures/media/etc that you want to use on your Pro you should make a copy of it to your computer's hard drive. This will make it much easier being able to simply drag and drop your files back onto the SD card after formatting.

    I'd make a complete back up of your SD card just in case... then just add back the files you want on your Droid.
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    I'll look into that, thanks.
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    Chances are you'll be alright with the card as it is. Formatting would just be precautionary.

    If you don't run into any issues I wouldn't worry, but if you do a format would be my first step.

    Enjoy your device!
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    I've swapped cards between devices many, many times without formatting and never have issues. Once in a while I do format it before removing to put in another device just to have a nice clean card without a bunch of other old app data hanging on there wasting space.