Usefulness of Droid 1 SD Card?

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  1. cyber punk

    cyber punk New Member

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    I've had my Droid for 6 months and never used the SD Card. Am I missing out? My phone has about 100mb of internal storage left, so storage isn't critical yet. But it seems like I should be using the SD card for something.
     
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    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    Most of my card is used by backups and various update.zip files. I'm starting to put apps there too now that "internal" space is dwindling.
     
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    Music, Photos, etc are all stored on the SD card if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Backups, photos, music (cached from Subsonic), ROMs, themes, you name it! The SD card is great since it survives a full wipe of the phone. Always handy to be able to carry everything you need to recover your phone with your phone. Unless I somehow managed to screw up the phone so bad I needed to flash an SBF file I can tinker to my heart's content!
     
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    Okay, that makes sense. I don't use my phone to listen to music or watch movies. So I guess I won't be using the SD card.

    I use a dedicated MP3 player for for music because I want to save my Droid's battery. Also, I don't understand why anyone watches movies on smartphones with their relatively small screens -- except maybe to pass the time during a flight or something like that . . .
     
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    For school a lot of times ill just ye my phone as a flash drive too. Makes one less thing I have to carry in my pocket
     
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    I agree about the videos. Though if you encode a video for the droid's screen size, they look amazing!

    If you have a power source available most of the time, you might tend to use your phone for more. I have a charger at work and home and I try to keep the phone topped off so I don't have to worry about juice.
     
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    If you ever tranfer any digital data the sd card on your phone is ideal because its always with you. I live a data intensive life thru work, hobbies, and music and I use my phone to move/store a ton of crap.

    Also one of the main reasons I wanted to jump to a smart phone as capable as the droid was to take the place of my mp3 player, I listen to music throughout most of the workday and usually have around 30%+/- when I plug in at night.

    These are my uses typical uses for me personally though. I guess what I'm trying to say is can I have your 16g mini sd?:)



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    i have a ton of music and photos on mine!
     
  10. Dave12308

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    Alot of apps use the sdcard for various purposes. The camera uses the sdcard. You'll be using it more than you think.

    As for why people watch movies on smartphones? Well, why not? The big deal about the old iPod Video was that you could watch movies on it, and that screen makes the Droid's screen look HUGE.
     
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    take the SD card out and you will see how useful it is when you get a popup every 5 seconds about it being missing... :p
     
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    You use it everyday whether you know it or not. Its the only read/write non system space that you have access to.
     
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