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Getting a second 16gb sd card
willanaya
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is it overkill to get a second 16gb sd card? i want to know if it will slow the droid down because of the xtra space that the phone is now required to scan.

 

i would like a second card for my music, gameboy rom's, and ebooks.

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
supitsmike
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willanaya wrote:

sorry, more clarification coming up....

 

i have an enormous mp3 library, now reaching 6gb.

 

i was looking to replace the cards just for music only and possibly putting ebooks on there too along with any info/app for an ebook reader program, and my gameboy advance rom's, which when i am finished going through the website i am currently scrolling in, might reach a couple gigs (assuming they are playable on the droid)

 

will doing this (and i understand that i will not be able to access any of the other apps i have installed) but will there be problems by doing this.  cuz some apps require the usage of other apps and so forth and so forth.


 

The only problem I see is carrying another SD card around. Programs that you install in your phone don't interace with anything on your SD Card, unless it's a music player or a Picture Editer/Viewer. If you want to have one card for your music, and one with your Emulators/EBooks, then go for it.

 

Since your apps are saved to the internal memory of the phone as opposed to the SD card, the only things that will be effect are the contents of your SD card, and according to what you're saying you just want to switch cards from time to time.  You'll be just fine my friend.

 

What happens when you enter in another SD card, a notification will come up saying "Reading/Scanning SD Card" for a few seconds and you're good to go!

 

Enjoy!

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
PPC_Dude
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willanaya wrote:

is it overkill to get a second 16gb sd card? i want to know if it will slow the droid down because of the xtra space that the phone is now required to scan.

 

i would like a second card for my music, gameboy rom's, and ebooks.


 

Unless I missed something, the Droid only has one SD slot.  So there would be no extra space being scanned.  You would have to remove the SD card that's already in the phone to put another one in.  I don't think there is anything stopping you from swapping out the cards, but many, if not most, apps store data to the SD card, so they would most likely not function properly if it was swapped.   I suppose you could clone one card to the other and only delete/add the specific files you want on each card.

 

Sorry if I misunderstood you question.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
willanaya
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sorry, more clarification coming up....

 

i have an enormous mp3 library, now reaching 6gb.

 

i was looking to replace the cards just for music only and possibly putting ebooks on there too along with any info/app for an ebook reader program, and my gameboy advance rom's, which when i am finished going through the website i am currently scrolling in, might reach a couple gigs (assuming they are playable on the droid)

 

will doing this (and i understand that i will not be able to access any of the other apps i have installed) but will there be problems by doing this.  cuz some apps require the usage of other apps and so forth and so forth.

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
supitsmike
Sr. Member

willanaya wrote:

sorry, more clarification coming up....

 

i have an enormous mp3 library, now reaching 6gb.

 

i was looking to replace the cards just for music only and possibly putting ebooks on there too along with any info/app for an ebook reader program, and my gameboy advance rom's, which when i am finished going through the website i am currently scrolling in, might reach a couple gigs (assuming they are playable on the droid)

 

will doing this (and i understand that i will not be able to access any of the other apps i have installed) but will there be problems by doing this.  cuz some apps require the usage of other apps and so forth and so forth.


 

The only problem I see is carrying another SD card around. Programs that you install in your phone don't interace with anything on your SD Card, unless it's a music player or a Picture Editer/Viewer. If you want to have one card for your music, and one with your Emulators/EBooks, then go for it.

 

Since your apps are saved to the internal memory of the phone as opposed to the SD card, the only things that will be effect are the contents of your SD card, and according to what you're saying you just want to switch cards from time to time.  You'll be just fine my friend.

 

What happens when you enter in another SD card, a notification will come up saying "Reading/Scanning SD Card" for a few seconds and you're good to go!

 

Enjoy!

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
kenyu73
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Some applications store/cache data on the SD card. I dont think anything "critical", but at worst, you may have some applications lose saved information while you have the card swapped.

 

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
supitsmike
Sr. Member

kenyu73 wrote:

Some applications store/cache data on the SD card. I dont think anything "critical", but at worst, you may have some applications lose saved information while you have the card swapped.

 


Ah, yes, I see what you mean -- Twidroid is popular for doing this. What'll happen is it'll just create another cache file for said app. Nothing happens, it wont get corrupted or anything -- in fact I wouldn't even bother thinking about it.

 

But, as a side note 16GB of music? That's as much as my iPhone and lordy lordy if you have that much music we need to start a thread that says "Kenyu's Music Suggestions". 

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
kenyu73
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Not my music AndroidMike... I'm lucky to have 100 songs and those are like 5 years old!

 

I have a few gigs of AudioBooks that I'm too lazy to read (already read them once)... WoT audiobooks if anyone understands the abbreviation!!

 

:smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
supitsmike
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I've got to find some EBooks for this iPhone, I really want to read Harry Potter on the go without looking like a highschool chum with a huge backpack for carrying them all.

 

Unfortunately I can't find any.

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
willanaya
Novice

supitsmike wrote:

I've got to find some EBooks for this iPhone, I really want to read Harry Potter on the go without looking like a highschool chum with a huge backpack for carrying them all.

 

Unfortunately I can't find any.


 

abbracadabbra.......poof

 

http://bbebplanet.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/harry-potter-ebooks-for-sony-reader/

 

need help in coverting them too.....i have an app for that

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Re: Getting a second 16gb sd card
supitsmike
Sr. Member

willanaya wrote:

supitsmike wrote:

I've got to find some EBooks for this iPhone, I really want to read Harry Potter on the go without looking like a highschool chum with a huge backpack for carrying them all.

 

Unfortunately I can't find any.


 

abbracadabbra.......poof

 

http://bbebplanet.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/harry-potter-ebooks-for-sony-reader/

 

need help in coverting them too.....i have an app for that


 

Omg! What app do I need for that?

 

Edit: that link doesn't seem to work. Either way send me a message on how to go through the process as I *really* want to know how.

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