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View Poll Results: Does lack of SD card support effect you're buying of the Nexus 7?
Yes, I'm not buying because of this. 101 41.91%
No, not a problem at all. 61 25.31%
I'm buying the 16GB because of this. 34 14.11%
I'm not in the market for a tablet, but I like to vote. 45 18.67%
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #316
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I'm not sure if this has been brought up yet, but there is another important reason for an SD card: getting your data off of the device when it inevitably fails.
You should never rely on data being stored on your reading device. Load your reader from (say) Calibre, or whatever your preferred library manager is, and keep that properly backed up. I don't see that microSD offers any benefit there.
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You should never rely on data being stored on your reading device. Load your reader from (say) Calibre, or whatever your preferred library manager is, and keep that properly backed up. I don't see that microSD offers any benefit there.
Saves you from having to reload everything, obviously.
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Saves you from having to reload everything, obviously.
That's why many tablets have an automated backup capability. My iPad, for example, automatically backs itself up to Apple's Cloud once a day, provided it's in reach of WiFi or 3G.
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You should never rely on data being stored on your reading device. Load your reader from (say) Calibre, or whatever your preferred library manager is, and keep that properly backed up. I don't see that microSD offers any benefit there.
The subject of this thread is not reading devices, so Calibre is irrelevant. Backups of ANY kind are valuable, and just because you do not see the value in a portable backup solution like SD does not invalidate it. Your preferred method would be fine as a last resort backup, but it provides no help at all if an immediate backup copy is needed on a long trip. An SD sure is a lot easier to take on a long business trip, and a lot faster and more reliable than the cloud. I usually travel with at least 15 gigabytes of video, if not more.
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The subject of this thread is not reading devices, so Calibre is irrelevant. Backups of ANY kind are valuable, and just because you do not see the value in a portable backup solution like SD does not invalidate it.
I didn't say that I didn't see the value in it; indeed, if you look back through this thread, you'll see that I'm very much in favour of tablets having SD card slots. What I don't see, though, is why a microSD card is less likely to fail than the internal storage of the reader.
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I didn't say that I didn't see the value in it;
Actually you said almost exactly that, you just substituted 'benefit' for 'value'.
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indeed, if you look back through this thread, you'll see that I'm very much in favour of tablets having SD card slots.
Since there is no technical difference between SD and microSD, then I assume that you are in favor of tablets having either microSD or SD? The only difference is the size, and the microSD size has lots of advantages, since it can also be used in a standard SD slot.

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What I don't see, though, is why a microSD card is less likely to fail than the internal storage of the reader.
I guess that would depend upon whether you were discussing something like a Samsung tablet or one of the many no name tablets around. Even with identical MTBF statistics having two copies of important data on hand is valuable. You keep substituting 'reader' for the 'tablet' that is the subject of this thread. In my case, I do not back up book files on any portable device because books are small and easily replaceable. But this thread is about a tablet, so the files are likely to be MUCH larger and more difficult to replace. So the lack of an SD slot makes the Nexus 7 useless for many of us.
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Since there is no technical difference between SD and microSD, then I assume that you are in favor of tablets having either microSD or SD? The only difference is the size, and the microSD size has lots of advantages, since it can also be used in a standard SD slot.
Certainly. In fact I have one myself - a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7".

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So the lack of an SD slot makes the Nexus 7 useless for many of us.
Again, I agree, as I've said on a number of occasions in this thread. But I also appreciate that there are many people for whom lack of a card slot is a non-issue; one has only to look at sales of the iPad to see that (I also have an iPad).
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That's why many tablets have an automated backup capability. My iPad, for example, automatically backs itself up to Apple's Cloud once a day, provided it's in reach of WiFi or 3G.
Er, that counts as "reloading".
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Update - I've temporarily solved my video problem

Because the Nexus 7 doesn't have a card slot and is therefore unusable for my needs, I've gone retro. I dug out my old portable DVD player and will once again use it for vacations. Now I can wait for someone else to produce a quad-core 7" tablet with a card slot for $199.

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How many tablets can read SDXC cards? All the tablets with card slots that I'm aware of are restricted to SDHC cards.
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How many tablets can read SDXC cards? All the tablets with card slots that I'm aware of are restricted to SDHC cards.
I would think most current good quality Android tablets can. My Transformer Prime can, and it is last years model. Some people are running 64 Gigabyte cards on the Prime, but the 128GB card in this thread is the first that I have seen.
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I would think most current good quality Android tablets can. My Transformer Prime can, and it is last years model. Some people are running 64 Gigabyte cards on the Prime, but the 128GB card in this thread is the first that I have seen.
OK. My Galaxy Tab 2 specifies "up to 32GB", but I haven't tried using an XC card in it.
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