1. raptir's Avatar
    How seamless is the SD card integration in Marshmallow? I wanted to go for the 16GB model and use an SD card.
    01-06-2016 10:51 AM
  2. cwise222's Avatar
    Shaky. I've heard good and bad. If you just want to use it for music, videos and photos then it works great. If you want to integrate it as system memory and move apps and stuff to it then be prepared to get a high speed, high quality card that you can not use again or replace . If you replace it and you had it integrated as system memory then you loose everything stored on that card.Same goes for if the card fails; you loose everything the phone has put on the card. I've heard good and bad with setting up the SD card as system storage and I personally think, like most Google things, there are some bugs in how it works since it's so new that I hesitate to use it.
    01-06-2016 11:01 AM
  3. n8prkr's Avatar
    I bought a 16gb mxpe and a 64gb sandisk extreme plus uhs-1/u3 card.
    I adopted the storage and got a slow card warning from android. I proceeded with the adoption. I have no lag when opening apps that are stored on the SD. The phone does however reset the app notification settings whenever I reboot the phone. I've tried moving those apps to internal storage and it still drops the settings whenever I restart the phone.
    Not sure if that is related to adopting the storage in the first place or not though.

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    01-07-2016 01:57 PM
  4. matty032's Avatar
    I went to a website that did a read/write speed comparison of SD cards. The winner was a Transcend x633 card. I adopted it as internal storage. Cannot tell any speed difference in the phone. Works great. I found a couple of apps that don't work well on the SD card, though. I had to move them back to phone storage. But, that was the only issue. Oh, I bought the 16gig phone. And the SD card was the Transcend 32 gig x633.
    01-07-2016 03:32 PM
  5. raptir's Avatar
    Okay, so would something like the Samsung Evo be sufficient or would I need to move up to something faster?
    01-08-2016 10:32 AM
  6. mvsmith's Avatar
    It's a little bit different for everyone from what I'm reading. Some people get a message saying their card is slow and might slow performance and some don't. I didn't and used a 128 gb from san disk.

    Initially it didn't work at all. I downloaded a bunch of giant games to test it and all saved to internal storage which was only 16 gb (my mistake) and I had to go into settings to get it to work. I had to (migrate) from sd card to internal a few times until it finally worked.

    And then it worked. Really worked. Any app or game I downloaded saved to sd card. Apps that did not probably move before I could move manually. And best of all downloading movies offline from vudu finally worked and saved to SD card. The fatal flaw is google play music doesn't recognize it so it just saves offline to internal. Fine if you have more then a 16 GB base storage or if you don't use music a lot. I never noticed any slowdown in mine. I've had several apps running, bluetooth on, hotspot on (always) and even my moga connected.

    That being said if you just need music or pictures and don't need the apps to be moved your better off just leaving it as portable storage. The only apps that can't be moved are system apps which is unfortunately google play music . Hoping google fixes this soon.
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    01-18-2016 02:40 AM
  7. Grant Brown's Avatar
    At this point unusable. Total vapor ware. The apps I moved to sd card will either not run or run so slowly as to be unusable.
    01-29-2016 06:16 AM
  8. Grant Brown's Avatar
    My next solution is to use the sandisk extreme card with the 95 bit transfer rate that is made for go pro 4K cameras.
    01-29-2016 06:17 AM

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