1. onedartech's Avatar
    Just curious of what everyone's opinion is on using the SD Card as internal storage. I started out just using it as storage, but, recently changed it to internal storage, using a samsung 128GB evo+ which is one of the faster cards out there. When setting up I got a message that said "This Samsung SD Card seems slow you might see lag or studdering when using certain apps". If this card is not fast enough, which one is? I really haven't noticed any lag, just curious of how many are using SD Card as internal, what card you are using, and what the pros and cons are in your opinion.
    10-30-2016 08:21 AM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    Using it as internal allows for installing apps to it. But those apps won't run as fast as they would on internal, and can lag. It can also screw with your apps if the card dies.

    I don't expect to need more than the 32gb internal for apps, so I have my Google Photos and Google music set to store their media files on the SD card, which is most of what usually eats up my storage space. 128gb card should allow for a lot of music, photos, and video while keeping free space on internal memory.
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    10-30-2016 06:42 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    Unless you have a phone with a small amount of storage (e.g, 4, 8, or 16 GB phone), IMO there are no pros, just cons. It's almost a kludge. The SD card could fail - there goes your apps and data. If your phone fails and you have to exchange it for a new device, you can't bring the SD card over with your data - it is encrypted to just the phone that it was created on. This, of course, is the same with internal storage on the device - but - if you store music, photos, videos, etc., or portable storage, it is just that (portable) - the data can be moved over to another phone.
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    10-30-2016 07:41 PM
  4. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    As mentioned it may run slower, I haven't experienced that but it does bench slower.

    Even with my sdcard as internal, the actual internal is using just as much space.
    10-30-2016 09:38 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here is a good article from Jerry. Inside Marshmallow: Adoptable storage | Android Central
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    10-30-2016 09:53 PM
  6. Multanii YO's Avatar
    I put a 64g one in mine and adopted it. Its a bit slower but not terribly so.
    11-01-2016 09:16 AM

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