1. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Well this might be a dumb question but since the Stratosphere has 4GB of internal storage, I was wondering how one would access it? The built in file manager only has SD access (I suppose one could use Astro or ES instead...) but how can I access this space on the PC?
    12-23-2011 11:13 PM
  2. MofoMan2000's Avatar
    Come to think of it, yeah. Where the hell is the internal storage? The phone runs a media scan on it when you turn it on. I'm not quite willing to believe that it's simply a waste of time.
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    12-24-2011 07:41 AM
  3. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Come to think of it, yeah. Where the hell is the internal storage? The phone runs a media scan on it when you turn it on. I'm not quite willing to believe that it's simply a waste of time.
    Exactly. Hopefully its not like on the motorola droid 3 where that 8 gb of storage is reserved as app space based on a few google searches I've done regarding the matter.

    I looked in the phone manual and got nowhere.
    12-24-2011 11:42 AM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    If you are rooted can you get to it with something like Astro explorer? just a suggestion
    12-25-2011 10:52 PM
  5. MofoMan2000's Avatar
    If I knew what the folder was that it is scanning, then hell yeah you could get into it with Root Explorer.
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    12-26-2011 07:00 PM
  6. KnightCrusader's Avatar
    I believe it is 4GB for emmc (aka onboard flash), or at least that is what it seems from doing a df on the mounted partitions:

    Code:
    # df
    Filesystem             Size   Used   Free   Blksize
    /dev                   189M    76K   189M   4096
    /mnt/asec              189M     0K   189M   4096
    /mnt/radio             189M     8K   189M   4096
    /mnt/obb               189M     0K   189M   4096
    /system                362M   338M    24M   4096
    /efs                     5M    36K     5M   1024
    /data                    2G   630M     1G   4096
    /preinstall              1G   327M   899M   16384
    /dbdata                 71M    11M    60M   4096
    /cache                 299M    48K   299M   16384
    /mnt/.lfs: Function not implemented
    /mnt/sdcard             29G    21G     8G   32768
    /mnt/secure/asec        29G    21G     8G   32768
    As you can see, /data has 2GB and /preinstall has 1GB, and the last 1GB is divided up between different system partitions. So we do have 4GB, but not as an internal SD card like you guys are thinking.
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    12-27-2011 08:50 AM
  7. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    I believe it is 4GB for emmc (aka onboard flash), or at least that is what it seems from doing a df on the mounted partitions:

    Code:
    # df
    Filesystem             Size   Used   Free   Blksize
    /dev                   189M    76K   189M   4096
    /mnt/asec              189M     0K   189M   4096
    /mnt/radio             189M     8K   189M   4096
    /mnt/obb               189M     0K   189M   4096
    /system                362M   338M    24M   4096
    /efs                     5M    36K     5M   1024
    /data                    2G   630M     1G   4096
    /preinstall              1G   327M   899M   16384
    /dbdata                 71M    11M    60M   4096
    /cache                 299M    48K   299M   16384
    /mnt/.lfs: Function not implemented
    /mnt/sdcard             29G    21G     8G   32768
    /mnt/secure/asec        29G    21G     8G   32768
    As you can see, /data has 2GB and /preinstall has 1GB, and the last 1GB is divided up between different system partitions. So we do have 4GB, but not as an internal SD card like you guys are thinking.
    Interesting stuff. I do wish then that they wouldn't advertise the phone as having 4 GB internal storage then. That's a bit sneaky sneaky on Verizon and Samsung's part...just say it comes with the 4GB SD card.
    12-27-2011 02:39 PM
  8. Kerploop's Avatar
    Where's the rest of the memory in my Stratosphere??

    My first Stratosphere took photos, made videos and never said it needs a memory card. There was no SD card in the slot. But it broke so Verizon sent a replacement. This one won't take photos or do much else without a memory card.

    Any ideas why the replacement requires a card to simply take photos but the first one didn't? It should be exactly the same as the first Stratosphere.

    FWIW. The one that took photos was bought at Staples but the one that won't came straight from Verizon. I use minimal memory for apps and have no songs or videos stored. TIA.
    01-28-2012 09:31 PM
  9. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Where's the rest of the memory in my Stratosphere??

    My first Stratosphere took photos, made videos and never said it needs a memory card. There was no SD card in the slot. But it broke so Verizon sent a replacement. This one won't take photos or do much else without a memory card.

    Any ideas why the replacement requires a card to simply take photos but the first one didn't? It should be exactly the same as the first Stratosphere.

    FWIW. The one that took photos was bought at Staples but the one that won't came straight from Verizon. I use minimal memory for apps and have no songs or videos stored. TIA.
    Both of your stratosphere's should have came with a memory card. Are you absolutely sure that the 4GB microSD card on your first Strat wasn't in the phone?

    In any case, I'd be asking for the microSD card for your current handset.
    01-28-2012 11:37 PM
  10. Kerploop's Avatar
    Positive. I compared them side by side before I sent the bad one back. I examined the slot shown in page 14 of the manual and both phones were empty.

    http://cache.vzw.com/multimedia/mim/...ratosphere.pdf

    Is there another slot somewhere that's populated by the dealer who sold the phone (Staples in this case)? It would explain why the phone from Staples appeared to have SD memory but the one from Verizon didn't.
    01-29-2012 01:27 AM
  11. KnightCrusader's Avatar
    Nope, just one slot. All Stratospheres are the same in the box for all retailers. Only one exception being the white one that Best Buy carries, and the only difference is it is white.

    I can't imagine where the photos went if the SD card wasn't in there. Maybe there was a third-party camera app installed that stored them somewhere else? That is the only thing I can think of.
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    01-29-2012 02:33 PM
  12. MofoMan2000's Avatar
    As you can see, /data has 2GB and /preinstall has 1GB, and the last 1GB is divided up between different system partitions. So we do have 4GB, but not as an internal SD card like you guys are thinking.
    Then what the hell is it running the media scan on?
    01-30-2012 09:47 PM
  13. KnightCrusader's Avatar
    Then what the hell is it running the media scan on?
    I've seen it run a media scan on /data before. I don't have any clue why, though.
    01-31-2012 08:28 AM
  14. MaxxFordham's Avatar
    Both of your stratosphere's should have came with a memory card.

    Of course, neither of the "stratosphere's" would, but both of the Stratospheres should have.
    04-03-2012 02:21 AM
  15. Brynnae's Avatar
    There is one software specially for Samsung named Samsung Kies. You can install this software and can have internal storage access. You don't have to remove memory card and insert in laptop or computer, you will be able to access directly via data cable.
    04-24-2012 07:53 AM
  16. Dave-in-Decatur's Avatar
    There is one software specially for Samsung named Samsung Kies. You can install this software and can have internal storage access. You don't have to remove memory card and insert in laptop or computer, you will be able to access directly via data cable.
    Very interesting! This doesn't seem to be available in Google Play, but can be found on the Samsung Web site. There is a cabled version and an "air" version that works over WiFi. At a quick glance, it seems to serve a purpose similar to that of the Palm Desktop (for those of us who are former Treo, Zire, etc., users): you use it on your PC to manage contacts, calendar events, media, and other content on the mobile device, syncing and transferring content between the PC and the mobile. Thus you would not be relying on syncing to Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts online. It also claims to be able to sync Outlook data from your PC to the mobile. There are both positive and negative reviews of it online (the negative ones especially in connection with the Galaxy S in 2010).
    04-24-2012 09:29 AM
  17. HandyGeek's Avatar
    Samsung Kies works with commercial proprietary OS's from Apple & Microsoft but fails to have an offering for Linux - any Linux - that is absurd in the 21st century.
    08-18-2013 02:49 PM
  18. BayabasMangJuan's Avatar
    How can i open my sony xperia z ultra's internal storage from my pc. Please reply
    09-16-2013 04:48 AM
  19. BayabasMangJuan's Avatar
    How can i access my sony xperia z ultra's internal memory through my pc please reply thanks!
    09-16-2013 05:23 AM
  20. Androidkicksanyfruit's Avatar
    Sir, that is a big WFT, and I'm penetrating until I find a way to it.
    but still there is a eke-out: right-click on the device in mycomputer.
    click on import. it will be appreciated if any answer...
    04-10-2015 02:37 PM
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