SD Card Confusion
Hello, I'm fairly new to the Xoom and to this forum, this is my first post. My issues and confusion are mostly related to the SD card. A few days ago I used doubletwist to sync my iTunes music to the Xoom. Last night I installed//mounted an SD card. Using three different file viewers, I now see directories /sdcard and /mnt/sdcard, both directories have the same set of subdirectories including a Music directory with all my music files.
Meanwhile, when I connect the Xoom to my PC and look at it with Windows Explorer I see the Xoom with subdirectories Internal and External. Their subdirectories are entirely differet, as I would expect, there is no music directory in the external, which is as it should be.
When I try to copy the Music directory to the External directory via Windows explorer the operation is refused with an error that the device has stoped communicating or has been disconnected. If I try to add a new directory to External it is similarly refused. I was, however able to copy movies from the PC to the Internal/Movies directory.
I'm hoping one of you experts won't mind taking the time to help me understand what I'm seeing. My end goal is to move the music and movies to the SD card and remove them from internal storage.
07-19-2011 04:55 PM
Well I'm not one of the experts, but I've worked through your same confusion
/sdcard points to /mnt/sdcard (which is technically the correct full address of the "virtual" SD card which is actually internal storage). They are the same thing, which is why they look the same to you
The new external SD card is on /mnt/external1. I believe you are getting an error trying to move the music directory, because that is a fixed system directory which cannot be moved or renamed. But I can't explain why you are unable to create a new folder on the external card, as I have successfully done that from the PC across the USB cable. If you can get that to work, you can copy the music files (as opposed to the directory itself) into the new folder on the external card.
After it told you it wasn't communicating, did you try resetting the Xoom before trying to create a new folder?
Depending on which music player you are using, it may not read the music on your external card . The Google Music Beta app certainly picks it up, and so does PowerAmp, but I can't speak for others, maybe they're all good.
Sure enough, there's External1. Thanks, now that part all makes sense. I even found half a dozen files from my old Droid phone where the SD used to live. I guess I'll work some more on the problems with file operations.
I do believe this makes you an expert lol. Great explanation! I really think there needs to be a 3.2 SDCard sticky somewhere.
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I agree. Both with his promotion to expert status and the need for a sticky.
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