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Old 09-21-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
kenjennings
Edge User
 
Moving Storage to external SD card

Memory was getting a little cramped, so I finally moved the Library to the external SD card (32G).
Wow. When it says everything it really means everything. There is no "internal SD card" for storage anymore.
Seems to have done it successfully. Annotated documents and a Book I had open before the move all open fine again from the external SD.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
borisb
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Does ES File Explorer still give acces to intsdcard?
 
Old 09-21-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
keng2000
Edge User
 
This feature (move to SD) is good for sharing devices.
We can share the edge and put each sdcard for each users.

I have tried it and re-flash with golden firmware several months ago.
I think internal SD still in there but not "sdcard". it should be "intsdcard"
 
Old 09-21-2010, 11:33 AM   #4
thorne
Edge User
 
I've been on the fence about doing this.
How has the experience been for you thus far?
I read in another post that the the library response time takes a hit after making the switch.
Would someone care to comment on this?

Thanks,
D
 
Old 09-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
kenjennings
Edge User
 
The Storage tool no longer shows the Internal storage, so I thought it was deleted.

However, ES File Explorer still shows /intstorage contains the vfat.img file for the internal sd card.

It also shows /intsdcard with some stuff still in it.
/sdcard has everything that was in it before, plus everything that was on /intsdcard.
So, it looks like the post process after moving would be to delete the stuff remaining in /intsdcard.

Mounting the edge over USB shows the external SD card contents on the PC.

Last edited by kenjennings; 09-21-2010 at 11:47 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #6
kenjennings
Edge User
 
I don't notice any performance hit. Opening some purchased books seems as fast as it was before. I'm using a Patriot SDHC 32G Class 4 card.

Last edited by kenjennings; 09-21-2010 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #7
thorne
Edge User
 
Good to hear. Thank!
I'll have to make the switch soon. Constantly monitoring the 2Gb provided is annoying!
 
Old 09-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
sarah11918
Edge User
 
So no downsides to doing this? Was also considering.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #9
kenjennings
Edge User
 
So far, nothing bad to report.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
sordie
Edge User
 
I did the transfer shortly after the feature appeared. I have about 5 GBs of PDF books and articles, plus a few ePubs. Using a class 6 card, the operations actually feel snappier - Based on Ken's experience too, I suspect the internal SD card is the slower Class 4 variety. I have experienced absolutely no problems so far. I simply use the internal SD card for various backup purposes.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 04:20 PM   #11
borisb
Edge User
 
If you remove the SD card, does the eDGe "break"? Do apps still run (and do they still have their data intact, like the default browser favourites)?
 
Old 09-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #12
kenjennings
Edge User
 
Powered down, took out the SD card, powered back up.

There's an alert on the title bar "Removed SD card. SD card removed. Insert a new one."

The desktop widgets are all still where I left them, and the Photo widgets show their photos. Interesting.

The Browser Bookmarks list is intact.

The recent Book list in the Reader is empty.

However, the Recent Journals list is not empty.

The Storage app shows no storage.

The Library categories are present, but each icon (Books, Journals, and such) show an empty page. The last tag I was using is cleared.


Then I stuffed the SD card back in and saw the "Preparing SD card" alert in the title bar.

The Storage app now shows the SD card again. Files are present in the library.

So, it seems everything is back to normal.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 04:42 PM   #13
borisb
Edge User
 
Sounds like apps and their data are still stored internally, it's only Library files (the PDFs, ePUBs, MP3's, etc.) that actually reside on the SD card.
 
Old 09-21-2010, 06:14 PM   #14
cheyennedonna
Edge User
 
When you check Device Storage how much is allocated for apps?
 
Old 10-14-2010, 05:55 PM   #15
10tklz
Edge User
 
I moved storage to extenal sd card and I have been having problems with it "losing" my books. I want to move it back now but I can't find how to do it!!!! HELP!!!!!!
 
 

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