1. Vinh Kha's Avatar
    I bought a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (AT&T) - N900A. I also just bought a " SanDisk Extreme 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQX-064G-U46A) " Speed Performance: Up to 80/50MB/s read/write speed

    Please give me a advice about " should I play or run all apps on (internal memory of note 3) or (external memory - SanDisk Extreme 64 GB - Up to 80/50MB/s read/write speed ) ?

    I don't know what is speed (read and write) on note 3. Anybody know about that?

    Note 3 has USB 3.0, does it make all the apps run or play faster?
    11-05-2013 07:46 PM
  2. Vinh Kha's Avatar
    Someone help?
    11-06-2013 09:16 AM
  3. putsometrebleinit's Avatar
    Run everything on internal. It has a faster read/write than the card. Store media and other data on the external.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    ebedner likes this.
    11-06-2013 10:37 AM
  4. AuburnGrad's Avatar
    Like already said. Run the apps from the phone. I really don't see any reason to not use the 32 gb of internal memory for that. It is faster and smoother. I keep all my music on a 64gb card, and then also have Google Music. So, between the two I am covered, and still have tons of memory left, for the time being.
    11-06-2013 01:38 PM
  5. Yathani's Avatar
    I found out that if you put apps in SD the widget for that app disappear until you bring it back to internal.
    11-06-2013 01:47 PM
  6. Deke218's Avatar
    I save whatever I can to the SD card. I use very few widgets but those I do get saved to internal memory. There is no noticeable difference in speed saving to SD as opposed to internal.
    11-06-2013 01:58 PM
  7. MrMLK's Avatar
    I save whatever I can to the SD card.
    Why would you do this? Unless you are running out of internal storage, there are absolutely no upsides to storing anything on the external card and several potential downsides.

    Why would you go through the effort of moving stuff to external storage for no reason at all?
    11-06-2013 03:37 PM
  8. Dronak's Avatar
    AFAIK, it's generally better to run apps from the phone's internal memory. You can move the apps to the SD card in order to save space on the phone, but we've got a lot of memory available on the phone, so why bother? If you keep things like music, videos, and documents on the memory card, you should have plenty of space on the phone for apps and the data they need. Also, as a side note, if an app has widgets you want to use, don't move it to the SD card -- in order for widgets to work, they have to be in the phone's internal memory.
    11-06-2013 05:17 PM
  9. zmann's Avatar
    Good advice,, I had moved a bunch of apps to sd card ASAP because of the horrible experience I had the last few months of my note 2,,,no room for anything and I had to keep getting rid of apps... I just moved them all back to phone.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    11-08-2013 04:04 PM
  10. Deke218's Avatar
    In all the years I've use Android [day one on the G1] and SD cards, I've NEVER had a problem. What effort? The app downloads and a pop-up from Go Task Manager ask me if I'd like to store it to SD. Simple. I see no downside whatsoever. Doesn't slow my phone down in the least.
    11-21-2013 04:27 PM
  11. MrMLK's Avatar
    In all the years I've use Android [day one on the G1] and SD cards, I've NEVER had a problem. What effort? The app downloads and a pop-up from Go Task Manager ask me if I'd like to store it to SD. Simple. I see no downside whatsoever. Doesn't slow my phone down in the least.
    Could you explain what you view as the upsides of moving your apps to the SD card. You are putting extra effort into doing it, so perhaps you could explain why you bother?
    11-22-2013 01:45 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    For apps that don't require a lot of performance moving them off to the mSD card can be just fine. Even then, I'd only do it on a card at least as fast as the Sandisk Ultra (with Sandisk Extreme being what I had used). ...but if its title that is performance driven I'd leave it on the internal storage as that's much much faster. You'll notice this in launching the apps. Once you throw it out to the mSD you might detect what feels like a little lag when you launch it. I saw that even with my Sandisk Extreme.

    How much are you saving by throwing out to mSD? Not much really. On a device with 32GB (~25 usable) you don't really gain to much unless you really are filling up your device and need every possible drop of space you can get you hands on.

    IMO, you're much better off throwing your music and movies out to the mSD card and leaving the internal space for apps.

    Your mileage may vary.

    OptimuS G Pro
    11-22-2013 02:50 PM
  13. Deke218's Avatar
    Could you explain what you view as the upsides of moving your apps to the SD card. You are putting extra effort into doing it, so perhaps you could explain why you bother?
    Um, because I want to? No other explanation needed. If you prefer to store your apps wherever, more power to you... again... What effort? There is no effort. Maybe you can explain why you don't store apps to SD....

    Apps that in some way effect the system stay on the phone [file explorers, task managers, Back-up programs.anything with a widget.] Games, media, social, Google All-Access, movies go on the SD card.
    11-25-2013 10:43 AM
  14. MrMLK's Avatar
    Um, because I want to? No other explanation needed. If you prefer to store your apps wherever, more power to you... again... What effort? There is no effort. Maybe you can explain why you don't store apps to SD....

    Apps that in some way effect the system stay on the phone [file explorers, task managers, Back-up programs.anything with a widget.] Games, media social go on the SD card.
    Well, no other explanation is needed, but typically people post on a discussion forum because they want to have a discussion. That's actually why they call it that. I certainly didn't mean to make you feel defensive. If it makes you happy go for it and don't explain.

    To answer your question, I don't move apps to the SD, because SD cards sometimes get corrupted, and while it has never happened to me, its easier to reload videos, music and books then it would be to reload programs and data. Also, its an extra step with no gain in functionality that I can see. Its the same reason I don't always put my phone in my left pocket and then immediately move it to my right pocket. Extra work, no upside, and a small chance of a downside (if I drop it).

    If anyone else is doing it who doesn't mind talking about it, could you please explain why you go through the extra step of moving your apps given the slightly slower speed and the slightly increased chance of corruption. I understand why you would on a 8 or 16GB device, but why on a 32GB one?
    11-25-2013 11:01 AM
  15. Deke218's Avatar
    Didn't mean to sound defensive. I guess you I'd say the reason for storing items to SD is a hold over from my early Android days. The G1 ran out of memory very quickly. I have 224 apps on my N3 and still have 14.27 GB remaining so there really is no reason to store to SD but for some gosh darn reason, I can't break the habit!

    I've never had a problem though. I never noticed a lowing in speeds. This extra step to move an app to SD is less that a second. While the app downloading from the market and its ready to install, a pop-up from my task manager appears and ask if I want to store to SD. It's just a push of a button. .

    Run a test yourself and see if you notice any slow downs.
    12-02-2013 12:10 PM
  16. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Late comment, but still a comment..

    I see people traveling the speed limit in the passing lane.

    Need I say more!!
    12-02-2013 12:34 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I see people traveling the speed limit in the passing lane.
    Always annoying that is.

    Optimus G Pro
    12-02-2013 01:20 PM
  18. zmann's Avatar
    Installed a weather app yesterday that said do not put on sd card or the widgets won't work properly. That's all I need to hear.. The phone was built with plenty of app space so that's what I am now doing.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    12-02-2013 01:24 PM
  19. MrMLK's Avatar
    Run a test yourself and see if you notice any slow downs.
    I don't leave them on internal memory because of potential slowdowns. I leave them there because every month I see a post like this:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...rd-failed.html

    It doesn't happen often, but my feeling is that if I don't get any advantage out of moving them to the SD card and there is the potential of data loss, then why bother?
    12-02-2013 04:01 PM
  20. Deke218's Avatar
    K_Daddy is referring to lost media which is what 99.9% of people who use SD cards would store there. I currently have 5 or 6 fill length movies, a few hundred songs, 1-2 thousands pictures and maybe 30 apps on my SD card. All my songs are downloaded from Google All Access so I'll never loose those. My pics are backed-up to Drop Box, Google + and Box. My docs are backed-up to Drop Box and Sky Drive. Apps are easily restore through the Playstore. And I also run Titanium Backup every other day. I can't loose data.

    {Fair disclosure: I had an SD card fail on me using the Note 2. I lost zero data. Seems Scandisk had a bad batch of cards.}

    zmann
    Installed a weather app yesterday that said do not put on sd card or the widgets won't work properly. That's all I need to hear.. The phone was built with plenty of app space so that's what I am now doing.
    This goes back to the first Android device. Never store an app to SD if it contains a widget you may want to use.

    To answer your question, I don't move apps to the SD, because SD cards sometimes get corrupted, and while it has never happened to me, its easier to reload videos, music and books then it would be to reload programs and data. Also, its an extra step with no gain in functionality that I can see. Its the same reason I don't always put my phone in my left pocket and then immediately move it to my right pocket. Extra work, no upside, and a small chance of a downside (if I drop it).
    It's MUCH easier to restore apps and data than it is to restore music and videos.
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    12-02-2013 04:24 PM
  21. MrMLK's Avatar
    I was just going to let it go. If you want to move your apps to your SD card, then you go right ahead.

    It's MUCH easier to restore apps and data than it is to restore music and videos.
    But, this line is patently ridiculous. Obviously the bytes that are on your computer and not changing on your phone (ie music and video) are easier to restore then the bytes that have to be backed up to your computer every other day. No matter when the SD card dies, your will always have perfect copies of your media. Only in the short window right after your backup will you have an identical copiy of your data to restore.

    Tell me, if your SD card is unfriendly enough to die 45 hours after your last backup, how will you restore your current data at all?

    Restoring your media is always a simple copy. Either from the cloud or from your computer. How could restoring your data be MUCH easier than that?
    12-02-2013 04:46 PM
  22. Moises Paulo Din's Avatar
    Great explanation there. Very useful to me. Eloquency lv:99
    06-18-2015 12:30 AM
  23. Moises Paulo Din's Avatar
    Great Explanation, Of much use, and Eloquency lvl:99
    06-18-2015 12:34 AM

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