1. Rhino79's Avatar
    When I manually browse the files in My Files, I see that the directory is named /sdcard. But I don't have an SD card in my phone. Does the phone come with one as a "hard drive" so to speak? And if I upgrade its storage with an SD card, will I be replacing one?

    Also, under Settings-Storage, it lists "USB Storage" and its values. What does this refer to?

    Thanks.
    10-17-2011 02:42 PM
  2. jweisbrot's Avatar
    these are good questions - i'd like to know the answer as well.

    thanks
    10-23-2011 05:45 PM
  3. barbo's Avatar
    I'm not totally sure but I think that internal memory is listed as /sdcard and if you have a memory card that is listed as /external_sd. I have no clue about the usb storage.

    Why this is... I do not know.
    10-24-2011 04:57 PM
  4. maquimike's Avatar
    /sdcard is a default "mount point" that points to an area of "internal" storage that as a user you can manipulate. Think of it as "My Documents". The rest of the internal storage is in different mount points that you can't get to - that helps prevent you from bricking your phone.

    /sdcard/external_sd gets created when you insert an SD card into the slot in the phone.

    /sdcard/usbStorage is empty unless you attach a USB storage device. When you do that, it gets mounted to the /sdcard/usbStorage "mount point"

    These are, of course, my understandings only. Others may have different (more technically accurate) opinions. :-)
    10-24-2011 06:32 PM
  5. Chex313's Avatar
    /sdcard is a default "mount point" that points to an area of "internal" storage that as a user you can manipulate. Think of it as "My Documents". The rest of the internal storage is in different mount points that you can't get to - that helps prevent you from bricking your phone.

    /sdcard/external_sd gets created when you insert an SD card into the slot in the phone.

    /sdcard/usbStorage is empty unless you attach a USB storage device. When you do that, it gets mounted to the /sdcard/usbStorage "mount point"

    These are, of course, my understandings only. Others may have different (more technically accurate) opinions. :-)
    Your right on Mike. Its also listed in the Sticky "25 Reasons to buy a Galaxy S2".
    10-24-2011 07:17 PM
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