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    Question Internal storage question

    I was just looking through my Xoom's settings and decided to check out my storage settings and to my shock found that I only have 10 gigs free.

    I have @ 2.5GB of media but the shocker was it says I have used almost 16GB (SIXTEEN!!!) on applications! I checked my installed apps and I have less than 100 apps the majority of which are under 1MB, a dozen or so at under 10MB, about 5 at under 20MB and only 3 apps that are using more than that (Maps, Earth, and Dungeon Defenders) at just over a gig together.

    Since I'm only using less than 1.5GB what the heck is using up all the space?? Is Android using up even more space than a loaded install of Windows Vista??? I sure hope someone can shed some light on this.

    What does your storage usage look like?
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMac View Post
    I was just looking through my Xoom's settings and decided to check out my storage settings and to my shock found that I only have 10 gigs free.

    I have @ 2.5GB of media but the shocker was it says I have used almost 16GB (SIXTEEN!!!) on applications! I checked my installed apps and I have less than 100 apps the majority of which are under 1MB, a dozen or so at under 10MB, about 5 at under 20MB and only 3 apps that are using more than that (Maps, Earth, and Dungeon Defenders) at just over a gig together.

    Since I'm only using less than 1.5GB what the heck is using up all the space?? Is Android using up even more space than a loaded install of Windows Vista??? I sure hope someone can shed some light on this.

    What does your storage usage look like?
    Hmmm, I'm only using 2.67GB for Media and 763MB for Applications. 25.00GB Available. And I have lots of apps installed....
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    Based on all your threads, you seem to be having a lot of issues Johnny..
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    Try using the SD card usage tool in Astro; it will show you a visual display of the usage of all the folders in the internal storage (which is actually mounted as an sd card).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHWELL View Post
    Based on all your threads, you seem to be having a lot of issues Johnny..
    LOL! Not really...most of my questions are just curiosity based. This one is a real puzzler to me though and makes little sense.
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radsaq View Post
    Try using the SD card usage tool in Astro; it will show you a visual display of the usage of all the folders in the internal storage (which is actually mounted as an sd card).
    Thanks! I will give it a try and let you know what I find out.

    EDIT: Well, now it makes even less sense! Below is what the SDCard usage tool tells me and the numbers don't add up. Can anyone make sense of this?

    Capacity: 29.48 GB
    Used: 18.92 GB
    Free: 10.56 GB

    (folders in order of space used from highest to lowest)
    Music: 1.16 GB
    Android: 826.92 MB
    Movies: 889.69 MB
    glu: 119.65 MB
    DCIM: 77.57 MB
    eBooks: 54.30 MB
    Download: 10.68 MB
    Pulse: 1.79 MB
    ...and so on in descending order. All less than 1 MB.
    Last edited by JohnnyMac; 03-04-2011 at 12:57 PM.
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.
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    Weird.. there must be some sort of bug in an application (a system one?) that pooped all over your /data. (/data and /sdcard on the xoom use the same partition of the internal storage device; /system and /cache are separate partitions.)
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    I'm on the phone with VZW as I type this and they are checking to see if anyone there has encountered this before. At this point it's looking like they want to replace it under the worry-free warranty. Ahh well...here goes he reload game all over again with a new one.
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.
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    have you rebooted your xoom? i had issues like this... reset by these steps:

    hold the vol+ and power button until it reboots.
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    You could try doing a factory reset (which will kill everything in /data) and seeing if that clears up the space. That way you don't have to bother exchanging devices.
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    I have rebooted and it's the same deal. If it wasn't inside the 2 weeks worry-free they would have had me do a hard reset and start from scratch all over again but since it is, they recommend I just swap it out for a new one and check each time I add an app until I find the one that is causing the false space reporting.
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radsaq View Post
    You could try doing a factory reset (which will kill everything in /data) and seeing if that clears up the space. That way you don't have to bother exchanging devices.
    I considered that but if it is a hardware glitch I'd rather not worry about it happening again after the replacement period has ended. If I'm gonna reset up all my stuff anyway, I'd rather do it on a fresh machine.
    Rockin' a Xoom and a Galaxy Nexus.

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