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Old 10-03-2013, 00:20
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I was wondering if an SD card could be left in its slot permanently to extend the size of the memory, or does one have to save work to it and then remove.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:07
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I was wondering if an SD card could be left in its slot permanently to extend the size of the memory, or does one have to save work to it and then remove.
Yes you can leave it in there permanently mate, mine hasn't been out of there since the day i put it in, which was months ago, so no prob's.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:08
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Its for storage only, it does not boost the internal memory
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Old 10-03-2013, 13:02
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Its for storage only, it does not boost the internal memory
I thought the memory could be extended by up to another 64GB, using a micro SD card (maybe I misread it). In which case, although I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere, I wonder if the internal memory can be expanded from the current 16GB to 32GB, making it equivallent to the existing 32GB model. A bit like adding more RAM to a conventional pc.
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Old 10-03-2013, 13:08
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No, the internal storage cannot be upgraded on any such devices. The 16GB in your tablet is equivalent to a hard drive in a computer. Your tablet also has RAM just like a computer - it has 2GB. This also cannot be upgraded.

As said, adding a memory card adds extra storage space, but there are a few limitations on what this can be used for. Some apps cannot be installed to an external memory card.

There are no issues using a memory card for documents, photos, movies, music or anything like that though, and you can leave it in permanently without any problems.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:32
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Always best left in permanently.

The useful apps are mainly all data, and this should automatically get stored on the SD card.

The trick is that if you upgrade from say 16GB to 32GB, you copy the whole 16GB card to the 32GB card before use.
Its the same for 64GB except that a 64GB card needs formatting as Fat 32.

I use various map apps, and whilst an app takes up maybe 10MB maximum they store several GB of map data direct onto the SD card. For many of us, the 64GB cards are fast becoming vital.
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:13
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The useful apps are mainly all data, and this should automatically get stored on the SD card.
Unfortunately though installing to an external memory card is a developer opt-in. The default behaviour is for internal installation only unless developers actively choose to allow external installation for their apps.

Also, any app providing system services such as widgets, live wallpaper, synchronisation, etc. cannot be installed to an external memory card.
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:29
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Unfortunately though installing to an external memory card is a developer opt-in.
Can't say I have come across any that needed to and haven't opted in. The main map app I use even lets me specify in the app Settings where all the data is stored.

It would be far far worse without any card slot and no standard USB operational ability.
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