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Silly Question about memory

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by jsroberts, Nov 24, 2009.

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    I realize that this is probably a silly question but I can't figure it out yet. If media has to go on a micro SD card, why in the world does the droid have 16gb? What am I supposed to fill that up with? Is there a way to use main memory for media?
    Thanks,
    J
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    16gb is a lot of storage space. The phone itself only has 256mb not Gigabytes of storage so I'm not sure why you'd rather store information on the device itself.
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    OK so maybe here is where my confusion is lying. Can I put media on the preloaded 16gb of memory or do I need to purchase an additional microsd card as all the site tell me? Thanks for the prompt response
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    JS,

    The 16gig card is predominatly set up for your camera pictures, video and music. Trust me, the onboard memory will not even begin to be enough for these files with any kind of normal use. You have bear in mind that as just a phone, the card is barely needed. To fully exploit the phone, many of us are finding that 16 is barely enough. For some folks, 32 will not be enough.

    And yes, you can put music, video, pictures and programs on the external card. And I am guessing that having the high capcity card is going to open a lot of possibilities for programmers, especially those who develop apps that require massive amounts of data storage, like mapping programs, or perhaps games.

    Craig
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    Your media (music/movies) goes on the 16GB microSD card included with the phone.
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    What on Earth are you guys filling your SD cards with that 16gb isn't enough!?!?

    You can load media onto the 16gb SD card that came with your phone.... go to the Market and do a search for "file explorer" and pick one up... Android has no native explorer and it's a must have to access files on your SD card.
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    Yes. I think you are a little mixed up on what goes where. Your apps that you may download primarly go on internal memory. The external card holds all your music, pictures, extra ringtones, videos from camera, movies you may watch etc....and they will play fine from here. You start loading up two hour converted movies at 1.5gb plus each and it can fill up fast. By the way...it is drag and drop loading. Plug your phone into the computer, use the drop down to select "mount" and then just drag and drop all your media to and from the phone. When you unplug from the computer, your phone will recognize that you have new media and you will be able to use it right away as long as it is compatible type.
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    Thanks for the help everyone. I think you are right 16gb probably won't be enough. Any advice for a good 32gb microsd card?
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    32Gb microsd cards are not yet available.

    I think you might find that 16 Gb holds quite a lot.

    I currently have about 1000 songs and 50 pictures plus ringtones and other miscellaneous files on mine and still have more than 10 Gb free space.
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    grrrr thanks. now all i need to do is find a good source of mp3 non annoying ringtone stuff and I'll be set =)
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    Music....I have 2 TB of music on my server at home...I generally keep aprox. 10-12 gigs on my phone and leave the rest for photos...
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    T2b, thats amazing
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    Not so much when I used to work for a radio station and I would get up to 20 or more CD's sent to me a week
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    That makes sense, I have a friend who was the buyer for music at a bookstore and got the same sorta deal
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    You can also get the Motorola Media Link software that will sync your iTunes playlists with your Droid. However, it won't work with the music infected with DRM, but works great with everything else.
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    That's what I use....
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    Only problem is up until now I have been using napsters to go service for my mp3 players and they don't support droid.
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    The 16gb storage card comes loaded in the phone. You won't even have to insert it yourself. Of course if there are 32gb cards in the future you can upgrade and insert it yourself but when you take the Droid out of the box it comes with the 16gb...and you don't even see it.
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    sd cards

    I heard somewhere that the droid has a second SD port. is this true? also when would this rumored 32 mb sd card going to come around?

    I have a hard time cutting down my music choice from the 30mb I am used to with my ipod.
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    Music, movies, photos... You name it.
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