1. KSY77's Avatar
    I recently bought the Samsung Note 5 and unfortunately it only has 32 gb of internal storage. I was bummed out about this but found a fairly decent product that could somewhat compensate for the lack of internal storage. It's called the Seagate Wireless Plus 2 tb external storage product. Here is what it looks like if you are interested in it:



    For those in Canada, this product is on sale for $199 (normally $250) until Sept 10, 2015 at Best Buy:

    Seagate 2TB Plus Wireless 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive (STCV2000100) : Portable External Hard Drives - Best Buy Canada

    Any other options available?

    Cheers!
    09-04-2015 02:26 PM
  2. unknownuser02's Avatar
    You could have also bought the 64GB version...

    There are also OTA adapters that will allow you to plug in external memory to the Micro-USB port of the phone.
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    09-04-2015 02:28 PM
  3. KSY77's Avatar
    Thanks...in Canada we only have the 32 gb version of Note 5 available so far. I couldn't wait. But the Seagate Wirelss Plus is pretty cool...works well enough. On Sale at best buy now...for those interested.
    09-04-2015 02:38 PM
  4. Connert's Avatar
    I use a cable and 64 gb thumb drive.

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    09-04-2015 04:50 PM
  5. Connert's Avatar
    This didn't post on the first one for some reason.

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    09-04-2015 04:51 PM
  6. unknownuser02's Avatar
    There are also drives that are compatible with both USB and Micro-USB.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00RBG...cUvbUpU4662760

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    09-04-2015 05:08 PM
  7. KSY77's Avatar
    Pretty cool!
    09-04-2015 05:17 PM
  8. KSY77's Avatar
    This is pretty cool too!
    09-04-2015 05:18 PM
  9. unknownuser02's Avatar
    Yeah I actually forgot those existed until now...
    09-04-2015 05:21 PM
  10. JanShim's Avatar
    The Note 5 comes with USB 2.0 and an old SanDisk 32GB USB 2.0 OTG suddenly became handy but I rarely have a use for one unless I am travelling. As a habit, I transfer all images to the PC as soon as I get home.

    Any options to compensate for only having 32 gb of internal storage on the Note 5?-img_3704_dxo.jpg
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    09-04-2015 06:45 PM
  11. Robby Robb's Avatar
    I use this plus it hangs on my key chain I have a 128 gb micro SD card in there full of music

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    09-04-2015 06:57 PM
  12. billykac's Avatar
    As an avid Chromebook user, I am all about cloud storage and never buy a phone with more than 32GB. At that, my phones are always at least half empty storage-wise.

    Google Drive, Google Photos (set for instant back-up), Google Music/Spotify and being picky about installed apps makes this work for me.

    If you need to bring movies on a plane, or tons of music along with you without the need to stream, then larger data stores have an advantage. In my experience, many people I know do just fine with 32GB. Certainly, the OTG is an immediate, and affordable fix if you don't need that storage all the time.
    09-04-2015 06:57 PM
  13. Robby Robb's Avatar
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00R0Z...cUvbUpU4662969

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    09-04-2015 06:59 PM
  14. Rukbat's Avatar
    Rooting the phone, installing a large SD card (SanDisk makes a decently-priced 200GB card now) and running External 2 Internal SD (Root) will switch the "internal" and external card mounting, so the phone will use the external card as if it were the internal card. (As far as Android is concerned, it downloads and installs apps to sd0 - whatever hardware is mounted as sd0.) So you can have a phone with 200GB of "internal" storage if you like. (External SD cards work differently than internal storage, so writing to them constantly - which is what's done to internal storage - will shorten their lives, but by the time the card dies, a 200GB card will probably sell for $25 or less. My first micro card was 2GB. WOW! So much room. You can't even buy one now, because the plastic case it comes in is worth more than the card.)
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    09-04-2015 07:33 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I put all of my photos in my Google Drive on my phone and transfer them to my computer.
    09-04-2015 07:59 PM
  16. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I have this cable and used my SD card from my S5 and it transfers fine. I used Astro File Manager app (my favorite file app). This one is suppose to work with regular cards and USB flash drives.

    3in1 USB Connection Kit HUB SD MMC TF Card Reader Adapter For OTG Mobile Phone

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DK...cUvbUpU4663180

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    09-04-2015 08:55 PM
  17. nokia4life's Avatar
    I solve this by a thing called cloud storage ,, dropbox, google drive, and one drive use them all , and i also push items via bluetooth to the macbook from the note 5 so 32gb onboard is fine with all of the cloud options.
    09-04-2015 11:17 PM
  18. billykac's Avatar
    I solve this by a thing called cloud storage ,, dropbox, google drive, and one drive use them all , and i also push items via bluetooth to the macbook from the note 5 so 32gb onboard is fine with all of the cloud options.
    Agreed.
    While is seems so old school to worry about local storage, there are still use cases in which it's useful - as per the posts above. Those use cases however just don't apply to me, so I am very happy with a rather empty 32GB N5 living in the cloud.
    Jay G63 likes this.
    09-05-2015 08:04 AM
  19. unknownuser02's Avatar
    As an avid Chromebook user, I am all about cloud storage and never buy a phone with more than 32GB. At that, my phones are always at least half empty storage-wise.

    Google Drive, Google Photos (set for instant back-up), Google Music/Spotify and being picky about installed apps makes this work for me.

    If you need to bring movies on a plane, or tons of music along with you without the need to stream, then larger data stores have an advantage. In my experience, many people I know do just fine with 32GB. Certainly, the OTG is an immediate, and affordable fix if you don't need that storage all the time.
    I solve this by a thing called cloud storage ,, dropbox, google drive, and one drive use them all , and i also push items via bluetooth to the macbook from the note 5 so 32gb onboard is fine with all of the cloud options.
    Agreed.
    While is seems so old school to worry about local storage, there are still use cases in which it's useful - as per the posts above. Those use cases however just don't apply to me, so I am very happy with a rather empty 32GB N5 living in the cloud.
    I also frequently use cloud storage, but it's not always a viable option. I work with larger files on my phone, and have a limited data plan (I don't have WiFi at work). I have to be selective of what I can transfer to and from cloud storage to keep my data use within my data plan limits.
    09-05-2015 11:28 AM
  20. DX9's Avatar
    Since we only have a 32GB option in Canada I was fine with that. Like others I use Google Music and Photos. I am around WiFi alot when being home and work and I have a 12GB data plan from Rogers. $2 a month for 100GB of Google Drive space. Works out perfectly for me.

    I have basically all the apps i use installed right now and have 22.3GB still left.
    09-05-2015 05:35 PM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    A USB OTG flashdrive can be a good way to compensate for the non-expandable storage on the Note 5.

    Additionally, Incipio may release an OffGRID case for the Note 5 that has an SD card slot, so you can have a larger battery and SD card slot just like on the 4. Bear in mind you can only use one or the other at a single time, though.
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    09-05-2015 11:54 PM
  22. 8livesleft's Avatar
    I guess you can start using cloud storage more. Pics, music and videos take lots of space.

    Sent from my LG-H818 using Tapatalk
    09-06-2015 12:49 AM
  23. KSY77's Avatar
    That off grid case sounds awesome!
    09-06-2015 02:40 AM
  24. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Here you go...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s//ref=...cUvbUpU4665883

    I have the menova and the scandisc both work perfectly with the Note 5. Just got the black menova yesterday and I love it. It's small compact and easy to keep on my Keychain and allows me to use all of my SD cards.

    It may be a minor inconvenience to use it over having it inside the phone, but these are the best solution to use.

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 5
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    09-06-2015 08:19 AM
  25. StayFly's Avatar
    yep this is what i have, the original 2.0 in 32gb and 64gb and the 32gb 3.0. works perfectly.
    debdroid1a and unknownuser02 like this.
    09-07-2015 10:02 AM

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