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    Default How do we access internal storage on the PC? On the phone?

    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?
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    Default Re: How do we access internal storage on the PC? On the phone?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MofoMan2000 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How do we access internal storage on the PC? On the phone?

    If you are rooted can you get to it with something like Astro explorer? just a suggestion
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    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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    Default Re: How do we access internal storage on the PC? On the phone?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightCrusader View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerploop View Post
    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.
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    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.



    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightCrusader View Post
    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?
    My 'droidz:
    Samsung Stratosphere (rooted, TweakStock 1.4), Motorola Devour (rooted, retired), Acer Iconia A500, Coby Kyros MID7022
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    Quote Originally Posted by MofoMan2000 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickhamilton620 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How do we access internal storage on the PC? On the phone?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brynnae View Post
    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 . 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).
    Last edited by Dave-in-Decatur; 04-24-2012 at 09:47 AM.
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    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.
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    How can i open my sony xperia z ultra's internal storage from my pc. Please reply
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    How can i access my sony xperia z ultra's internal memory through my pc please reply thanks!

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