Hi @myminirocks what do you mean by adoptable storage? Ya you can plug a 128gb sd card, it should work. But don’t do a factory reset with it plugged in, there’s a bug that will erase the sd card on factory reset.
On previous Android days there where a few smartphones where you could add an microsd-card and they where merged with the internal storage. At the end you got an virtual /data partition which could be used by Android even for installing apps etc
Adoptable storage is an Android feature since Marshmallow if I remember correctly. It allows you to extend the internal storage using the SD card. The SD card cannot be removed after this “adoption” has taken place. I’m not sure if it’s been taken out in Android 9, but it might be as simple as it’s not being enabled in the PPM. Easiest to check whether Settings / Storage / / Options / Storage settings shows “Format as internal” as an option under “Format”.
Yup, spot on. Basically merges the internal 16G and whatever sized microSD card you use into one ‘internal storage’.
I have a Laser Beam Pro C200, with the 16G internal storage, and with the operating system installed etc, there is only about 9G available, which fills up very fast (and slows down the system) once you install a few apps.
I use a 128G SD adopted and never have to thing about storage ever again. All my presentations, movies/home movies, TV shows etc are stored on the device itself accessed thru PowerPoint/Plex/Kodi.
Sure I can plug in a USB, or swap out SD’s etc, but having 128G of onboard ‘internal’ storage makes it a truely self sufficient device.
Just an update on this, I received my PPM max yesterday and first thing I did was pop in my 128G SanDisk Extreme Ultra.
I accessed the hidden Android settings (Under About, software version, hit OK 5 times)
I then went to Storage, and selected my Sandisk, the option to format it as “Device Storage” was there, and on selecting Format as device storage the warning that the card would not work in anything else popped up (Like adoptable storage)
I formatted it as device storage, and the last step was to move all data tot he card.
So in short, it looks like it worked!
My PPM now has a total of 140Gb internal storage!!
This was how I had my laser Beam Pro set up, with a 128G SD card as internal storage, and then used the USB port for any ‘on the go’ portable storage.
I use an Adam Elements iKlips Wizard when I’m on the road so I can work on presentations and switch from my iPad, to my Laptop and then still hand over a “USB Stick” to the presenter/media support people at whatever conference venue I am presenting at. It just about the best little tech purchase I have EVER made. (No affiliation)
Does all that mean that you can use sd-cards ONLY as extended storage (i.e. keeping them in all the time) instead of playing different films from different cards? In that case I must really get a HUGE card - does 2TB REALLY work?
Do big mkv-files (>20 GB) work, including the choice of languages & subtitles?
And when playing a movie from SD, does the audio out (for headphones & external speakers) work?