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  1. Dave_BG's Avatar
    SD card is a must for me. I use a lot of storage and have not bought phone that does not support cards ever.
    Any phone not having SD card capability is not even considered by me.

    Also I have never had SD card to fail. I have no idea how people manage to make something that has no moving parts fail. On the other hand I always bough Sandisk or Samsung cards.
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    08-04-2020 12:26 AM
  2. 2ISAB's Avatar
    Yup.
    I have all my ROMs and other junk but the TWRP backups (nandroid) is a must for me. I've never trusted cloud storage unless its temporary or my Onedrive, which is full of documents that I've scanned over the years etc.

    I have 128GB internal
    128GB external and a 3TB portable USB for backups of Backups.

    Samsung galaxy a70 WAS on Android 10, but I've gone back to 9.

    i also have a spare 64GB micro for my ****ty lenevo tab, which is incase i get locked out of my phone...yes IT'S happened before.

    (back story, i was doing groceries drunk as one could possibly be to be able to shop, then i trying to text my mother and during the mist of it all, a car swoops past me and yells "get off the fffff road" and as i went to flip him the bird, i dropped my phone that was only a month old, then i couldn't get into it, so i went out and bought another phone exactly the same right.. the friggin sdcard was encrypted and i couldn't recover the data and to top it all off, when i opened up my shopping bag...the eggs were broken.)

    PLEASE STAY ON TOPIC LOL
    08-04-2020 12:45 AM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    A few years back, Samsung was particularly known for "eating" non-Samsung cards. Therefore, I have Samsung cards in my phones.
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    08-04-2020 12:52 AM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Also I have never had SD card to fail. I have no idea how people manage to make something that has no moving parts fail. On the other hand I always bough Sandisk or Samsung cards.
    SD cards (both standard and micro) are designed to be written to relatively few times. The reason most failures happen is due to people constantly deleting and rewriting to the card. That's one of the main reasons we don't recommend formatting them as adoptable storage. Some apps are writing data quite often to maintain their current state (useful for multitasking and app switching). The internal storage is built to handle that much data writing and rewriting, but can kill the SD card in short order.

    I've always treated my cards with care and only once had one start to go bad on me. It was probably close to ten years old and it wasn't a complete corruption yet and was able to transfer my data. That was a Polaroid brand card, but now I only use Sandisk or Samsung cards too.
    08-04-2020 05:34 AM
  5. cardboard60's Avatar
    SD card is a must for me. I use a lot of storage and have not bought phone that does not support cards ever.
    Any phone not having SD card capability is not even considered by me.

    Also I have never had SD card to fail. I have no idea how people manage to make something that has no moving parts fail. On the other hand I always bough Sandisk or Samsung cards.
    Me too.
    08-04-2020 08:41 AM
  6. evohicks's Avatar
    I have always used an SD card up until the Note 10+ but I have so many mp3's in various places now that I'm thinking of putting my 32gb class 10 card back in, I'm just not sure if it slows the read down to any noticeable amount.
    08-04-2020 04:44 PM
  7. eshropshire's Avatar
    I only get about 38 pictures in the gallery.
    No near what I get in google pictures.
    My understanding is that Google pictures does not save at original quality.

    I always use a SD Card. Would never consider a phone without SD Card support.
    08-06-2020 11:52 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    My understanding is that Google pictures does not save at original quality.
    Not with the unlimited free storage. The paid storage options allow you to save as original quality, but that then counts against your storage allotment.
    08-07-2020 07:33 AM
  9. Dave_BG's Avatar
    SD cards (both standard and micro) are designed to be written to relatively few times. The reason most failures happen is due to people constantly deleting and rewriting to the card. That's one of the main reasons we don't recommend formatting them as adoptable storage. Some apps are writing data quite often to maintain their current state (useful for multitasking and app switching). The internal storage is built to handle that much data writing and rewriting, but can kill the SD card in short order.
    I do not agree. I have been using dash cams in car video recorders (Car DVR) systems for more than 10 years now and the cards are being written and deleted with high bandwidth of video files constantly, entirely and for many many hours per day since the cameras are used in company cars. None of the cards have failed.

    I do not think you can easily break a card by writing to it.
    08-10-2020 07:05 AM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I do not agree. I have been using dash cams in car video recorders (Car DVR) systems for more than 10 years now and the cards are being written and deleted with high bandwidth of video files constantly, entirely and for many many hours per day since the cameras are used in company cars. None of the cards have failed.

    I do not think you can easily break a card by writing to it.
    That may be your case, but the risk is still higher, as evidenced by the number of complaints we see here when it comes to adoptable storage. Photography is another of my hobbies, and it's recommended by the pros to never delete your photos from the SD card for the same reason. If you need to clear the card to use it on another shoot, it's always recommended to reformat it inside the camera so you only rewrite a small area of the card instead of every bit of photo storage.

    EDIT: it also may be possible in your case that the dash cam in your vehicles are keeping small loops of video in temp storage/RAM, and only recording to the card when saving a segment for long term (I.e. During a crash event).
    08-10-2020 07:21 AM
  11. cardboard60's Avatar
    Buy a Samsung or scandisk ultra SD card.
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    08-10-2020 08:17 AM
  12. Kilroy672's Avatar
    I won't buy a phone without a SD CARD slot. I even thought about going back to IOS and I thought Apple has no SD Card and I thought about it again.
    Dave_BG likes this.
    08-15-2020 06:59 PM
  13. onthehunt's Avatar
    I still use an SD card. Have the 256G card from an old Note promotion and my 10+ has 512G internal storage. Store mostly pics and video on the SD card. Notes are getting so expensive, I'll probably keep my 10+ for another couple of years before I upgrade. Just want to make sure my storage needs are ok throughout that time period.
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    08-17-2020 03:04 AM
  14. Dave_BG's Avatar
    EDIT: it also may be possible in your case that the dash cam in your vehicles are keeping small loops of video in temp storage/RAM, and only recording to the card when saving a segment for long term (I.e. During a crash event).
    No mine do not have RAM or internal storage. If the card is out it does not work. I believe the vast majority of cams do not have RAM.

    In many EU countries these dash cams are now normal thing to have and imagine the mount of SD cards being used in them.
    Also many cams have both front and back camera and write 2 , high bitrate, 1080p or some even 1440p streams on these cards at the same time and last for years and years in the sun and cold of winters no problem.
    I have been reading forums about cams and complaints for the SD cards dying are only related if the cards is no-name no-brand or some suspicious way they got it.
    Samsung and Sandisk cards are immortal.
    08-18-2020 01:48 AM
  15. cardboard60's Avatar
    I've never had a SD card to go out.
    Used them for years.
    08-18-2020 02:32 AM
  16. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I do not agree. I have been using dash cams in car video recorders (Car DVR) systems for more than 10 years now and the cards are being written and deleted with high bandwidth of video files constantly, entirely and for many many hours per day since the cameras are used in company cars. None of the cards have failed.

    I do not think you can easily break a card by writing to it.
    I too have used Sandisk micro SD cards in dash-cams, the last dash-cam used was by Garmin. For whatever inexplicable reason, about 2 different Sandisk cards stopped working on me. Simply stopped working no matter what I tried. My guess is that the cards were fried from being inside a very warm car in the dashcam on the windshield for too long. In summary, it is possible for a memory card to stop working and I've had maaaaaany over the decades for various purposes.
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    08-19-2020 09:04 AM
  17. o4liberty's Avatar
    Never used a card period never any need for one.
    08-20-2020 12:59 PM
  18. gsparks2's Avatar
    Yes, I use an SD card.
    08-20-2020 06:58 PM
  19. scottishlassy's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway. How is everyone using an SD card with the Note 10? There's no slot in the Sim card tray. At least not on my Note 10.
    08-22-2020 07:01 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question, but I'm going to ask anyway. How is everyone using an SD card with the Note 10? There's no slot in the Sim card tray. At least not on my Note 10.
    Hi, you have no slot above the sim card to place your sd card? You have the Regular note 10 not the plus or lite?
    Only the pus model has sd card slot
    08-22-2020 07:05 PM
  21. wunderbar's Avatar
    Nope. 256GB is more than enough. I'd much rather have adequate internal storage than having to deal with an SD card.
    08-23-2020 12:01 PM
  22. cardboard60's Avatar
    SD card is for other purposes.
    You can take it out.
    Put it in the computer.
    And copy stuff there.
    I don't want a phone without a SD card
    08-23-2020 12:15 PM
  23. Bodestone's Avatar
    I basically ditched 5G on the Note 10+ for an SD card becase the 5G version didn't support it and I don't need 5 G and It isn't really here yet. Matbe in 3 years that will change.

    Same reason as other folks. Peronal media files are all on the SD.Fafourite ingtones and alarms copied fro previous notes, music, pictures.
    Burst mode photos and 4k video go to the phone I think for transfer rate speed but I would copy thre relevant content to SD after the fact and delete the dross.

    If my phone falls under a bus I want the chance that I can remove the SD and propogate the data to the next one with minimal effort.

    Apps also often have options to backup settings to SD when the dettings cannot be recovered by google or samsung app restore.

    I will always want an SD card but am not likely to move beyond 256GB any time soon. That gives me a a 2700 song local playlist and a good 5 years of photos so far at 15% capacity
    08-23-2020 07:39 PM
  24. scottishlassy's Avatar
    Yes, I only have the regular Note 10. Rather stupid of Samsung to only allow it on the plus only.
    Hi, you have no slot above the sim card to place your sd card? You have the Regular note 10 not the plus or lite?
    Only the pus model has sd card slot
    08-23-2020 10:02 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, I only have the regular Note 10. Rather stupid of Samsung to only allow it on the plus only.
    I agree !
    08-23-2020 10:10 PM
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