3 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2014 10:16 AM by PJLLB

    Nook HD Plus

      I was given Nook HD Plus as a gift bcuz I requested it over any other ebook reader device due to the fact that, according to B&N Nook,you can get extra memory using SD card. Unfortunately, I found out that the extra memory SD card can only be used for downloading purchased movies/music from B&N. I called B&N Support to confirm this and was told the same. If you want to store stuff in SD Card, you have to do, what is called sideloading; which if I understood rightly, stuff must must downloaded directly from a PC, then into your Nook. This is disheartening bcuz I don't download movies or music to my beautiful Nook. I use it for reading....either documents, ebooks, magazines, etc. So in essence, I dished out a wad of dough for nothing bcuz I can't use it the way I thought I could. I guess I'm going to have to try and use it, so not to waste money. I would have to do it the hard way and download my stuff from my PC...what a pain-in-the-neck this will be! Anyone care to enlighten me with add'l info. to help make things easier for me?  I would really appreciate it. Thank you. 

        • Re: Nook HD Plus
          Swamprat

          EveDove7 wrote:

          I was given Nook HD Plus as a gift bcuz I requested it over any other ebook reader device due to the fact that, according to B&N Nook,you can get extra memory using SD card. Unfortunately, I found out that the extra memory SD card can only be used for downloading purchased movies/music from B&N. I called B&N Support to confirm this and was told the same. If you want to store stuff in SD Card, you have to do, what is called sideloading; which if I understood rightly, stuff must must downloaded directly from a PC, then into your Nook. This is disheartening bcuz I don't download movies or music to my beautiful Nook. I use it for reading....either documents, ebooks, magazines, etc. So in essence, I dished out a wad of dough for nothing bcuz I can't use it the way I thought I could. I guess I'm going to have to try and use it, so not to waste money. I would have to do it the hard way and download my stuff from my PC...what a pain-in-the-neck this will be! Anyone care to enlighten me with add'l info. to help make things easier for me?  I would really appreciate it. Thank you. 


          I don't understand your problem - if you are using the HD+ only for reading, you probably don't really need a uSD card, even a 16 GB unit has room for thousands of books or hundreds of magazines. Only B&N purchased content is downloaded to a "hidden" partition on the Nook that is not directly accessible to the user either directly on the Nook or when connected to a computer. Items purchased from other vendors or downloaded from the web using the Nook can be accessed using one of several file manager apps available in the Nook store (Open Explorer Beta) or the Google Play Store (ES File Explorer, File Commander and others) and transferredl to the uSD card without connecting to a computer.  Many of these programs also allow you to transfer files to the Nook from computers on the same wireless network.

           

          Sideloading items from the computer to the Nook is not a complicated process - it is very similar to transferring files between hard drives on a computer.  You simply connect the Nook to the computer using the cable that comes with the Nook and the Nook should appear as a drive in File Explorer (assuming you are using Windows) and you can use the directories created by the Nook or add additional directories to suit your needs. If the computer doesn't recognize the Nook, there are several treads in this forum on solving that problem - the most common solution is to make sure you have the most recent version of Windows Media Player since the Nook is treated as a media device rather than a USB drive.

           

           If you need to move B&N content to the card to free space on the Nook, you will have to access your B&N account and download the items you wish to move to the PC then transfer them to the SD card after archiving them from the Nook - again, there are several threads on this process.

           

          I hope this is helpful - if you provide more specific information on your problem and what you are trying to do, there are many here who will try to help.

           

          Good Luck!

          • Re: Nook HD Plus
            gb18

            EveDove7 wrote:

            I was given Nook HD Plus as a gift bcuz I requested it over any other ebook reader device due to the fact that, according to B&N Nook,you can get extra memory using SD card. Unfortunately, I found out that the extra memory SD card can only be used for downloading purchased movies/music from B&N. I called B&N Support to confirm this and was told the same. If you want to store stuff in SD Card, you have to do, what is called sideloading; which if I understood rightly, stuff must must downloaded directly from a PC, then into your Nook. This is disheartening bcuz I don't download movies or music to my beautiful Nook. I use it for reading....either documents, ebooks, magazines, etc. So in essence, I dished out a wad of dough for nothing bcuz I can't use it the way I thought I could. I guess I'm going to have to try and use it, so not to waste money. I would have to do it the hard way and download my stuff from my PC...what a pain-in-the-neck this will be! Anyone care to enlighten me with add'l info. to help make things easier for me?  I would really appreciate it. Thank you. 


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            • Re: Nook HD Plus
              PJLLB

              To the OP:

               

              "Unfortunately, I found out that the extra memory SD card can only be used for downloading purchased movies/music from B&N."  This is not correct as I believe has been pointed out with some great hints.

               

              And the Google Play Store and B&N apps provide functionality for storing content on the SD card.  You could also but a product like the one from AndroidForNook.com and turn the HD+ into a full-fledged Android tablet.  So you have many options.