Storage Breakdown

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  1. kingpin6866

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    Can anyone explain the partitioning of space with the Bionic please?

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    Phone internal memory is as follows.

    Phone memory 8Gig, SD memory is also on the phone and it's 8G. They use the SD memory for media but many programs to move applications will move them there - don't do it they will vanish - keep apps on the phone memory.

    Then there is the SD-ext 16 Gig memory which nothing goes to automatically which is the external SD card.

    It's annoying.
     
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    Yes, it is annoying. Has Motorola stated why they partitioned?

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    Because they could?
     
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    So, if I have this right:

    - 8G internal storage (reserved by the phone, like RAM working space).
    - 8G internal storage identified as SDCard (storage space we can access/use, some apps may store stuff here).
    - 16G external storage identified as SDCard-Ext (what we have come to expect as an external SD card).
     
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    thx for this info. it was driving me crazy. i'm trying to change a lot of my apps setting (dolphin browser storage directory for example) to use the sdcard-ext.
     
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    Minus some room for system apps I believe it's correct.

     
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    Follow-up question...

    Then why under Settings>Running Services with "Running" tab selected, does my Bionic indicate:

    RAM:
    306MB Used
    420MB Free

    ?? That doesn't jive with what I wrote earlier this this thread when I was looking for clarification.
     
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    Bump for an answer!
     
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    My understanding is that it's actually:
    Internal phone storage: 4GB reserved for apps, 4GB reserved for system files, 8GB avail for files, media, etc.
    External microSD storage: 16GB (formatted size might be somewhat less) all avail for files, media, etc.
     
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    Make sure you do NOT move your apps to the "media area". There is a known issue with apps disappearing after they've been moved off of the phone internal storage area. Leave your apps on internal storage (until this issue has been resolved). You have PLENTY of space (4GB) avail for apps, and it can't be used for any other purpose - so you might as well use it!
     
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread - I *thought* I understood the Bionic's memory system - then i thought I didn't - come to find out I did after reading back through this ...

    So I have kind of a stupid question (sometimes - really, I'm not sure I have any other kind) ... If I understand their memory system correctly - why didn't Motorola just do the Bionic a la iPhone and give a 16GB or 32GB version that happened to be running Android ??? (does that make sense ???) ... If we're not going to have some control of where our stuff is stored (even something as silly as pictures / video for that matters) - why even the option for an upgradeable external card ???

    Can someone *please* tell me what big giant glaring like the sun point I've missed here ??? And I'm sure I have - it's probably as obvious as the nose on my face - but at the moment, I just can't see it ...

    (and before anyone falls over and dies - I love my phone - I'm not a phone basher - *knocking wood* I haven't had any problems with it like some unfortunately have ... )
     
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