6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 2:58 AM by wallacegal

    microSD card on Nook HD?

      I recently bought a Nook HD 8G, but I decided I would need more space than what already came on it, so I bought a 32G microSD card, because I was told I could put those in to get more space. I installed and formatted the SD card with no problem, but when I download apps, they just go straight into the nook memory instead of the card. It's filling up my nook memory pretty quick, and it's making me nervous wondering why none of the 32G are being used. I really hope I didn't waste my money on this card.

       

      So my questions:
      1) How does the microSD card work?
      2) Will it eventually use the space on the card instead of my nook's memory?
      3) Is there any way I can fix it to where it goes into the card?

        • Re: microSD card on Nook HD?
          wallacegal

          As far as I know, you can store media such as movies, music and some books on the SD card as well as documents, etc. But if you download apps, they go to the internal storage. And I'm not sure if you can use a program such as SDMove to transfer them to the SD card.

           

          I might be mistaken in this, but IIRC, this was mentioned elsewhere here, several times in the past. Unless they've changed something with the latest update, I'm afraid they'll all go to internal. However, out of 50+ books, 257 app files, fluff files and magazines, I've only used 5.5G of storage.

           

          How many apps are you putting on your Nook???

          • Re: microSD card on Nook HD?
            To the OP,
            I also just purchased a Nook HD+, and inserted a microSDcard the same size as my Internal Memory.

            To my surprise, after formatting the card, the entire Nook OS seemed to be transferred to the micro SDcard instead of what I expected which was to run the OS in internal memory but simply modify mount (point) the data directories to the SD card. This is really weird and inconsistent with any other device I've seen.

            In plain words, it looks like what this means is that you can then go into "All Settings" and switch between running your Nook on your internal memory <or> your SDcard but it also means you cannot have access to both at the same time.

            You can access for example 16GB internal memory <or> switch to whatever size of memory card (eg 32GB) but you won't have access to both internal and sdcard at the same time (16GB + 32GB = 48GB).

            After seeing this result, I <undid> the formatting on the SDcard (ie. inserted into another machine and formatted with FAT/FAT32).

            If you do this, then if you install a File Manager (I recommend from the Google Store "File Manager HD" or possibly "Discoverer") you can then see both your Internal Memory as well as the SDcard during the same boot session... and can move/copy files back and forth from your Internal Memory to the SDcard.

            HTH.
            • Re: microSD card on Nook HD?
              redkirk

              Sammy,

               

              Get "File Commander" from the Nook Store.  You can easily move files to wherever you want on your Nook HD and microSD card.  I used to use "Open Explorer" on my Nook Color, but when I bought my HD it started crashing on large files.  I haven't had a problem since moving to "File Commander."

               

              ~ redkirk

               

              P.S.:  To the folks who hijacked the discussion to rooting and/or N2A-type cards: It'd be great if you stayed on topic.  Move that discussion elsewhere, please.


              SammyWin21 wrote:

              I recently bought a Nook HD 8G, but I decided I would need more space than what already came on it, so I bought a 32G microSD card, because I was told I could put those in to get more space. I installed and formatted the SD card with no problem, but when I download apps, they just go straight into the nook memory instead of the card. It's filling up my nook memory pretty quick, and it's making me nervous wondering why none of the 32G are being used. I really hope I didn't waste my money on this card.

               

              So my questions:
              1) How does the microSD card work?
              2) Will it eventually use the space on the card instead of my nook's memory?
              3) Is there any way I can fix it to where it goes into the card?


                • Re: microSD card on Nook HD?
                  wallacegal
                  @redkirk Maybe you need to read through the thread again. Rooting came up as a solution to the problem the OP was having and evolved naturally. If you don't want to bother with reading about it, start another thread. Don't tell people what they can and cannot discuss. Or how to try to help someone. This is a community forum, not your personal pulpit and it's tiring putting up with people who are either confrontational or think theirs is the only answer and everyone else should just shut up. I came back to add that people toss out a variety of ideas on these threads. One way isn't the only way. Just because I'm in a pissy mood doesn't mean I should be rude to you however, you have no business being rude either.