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By Cabrill, Junior Member on 22nd August 2014, 11:39 PM
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I just purchased a used TF700T from Cowboom for my wife to use for web browsing, Facebook, Netflix and Kindle. Possibly a few games, but nothing extreme. I've done a bit of reading to make sure I didn't come across as a total newb, so I plan on installing the highly recommended CROMi-X OS (thanks, sdbags!) and using the _that's (and thanks to _that, too!) kernel. I read about the I/O problems and so I purchased a 16GB UHS1 card to help alleviate the bottleneck. I intend to create a 2GB FAT32 partition and 14GB EXT4 partition on the 16GB card so I can enable Data2SD, and then use the internal storage for multimedia storage.

My questions are:

1) Does anyone have any suggestions or dvice based on what I'm planning?
2) Is it advised I do the Rom2SD for better speed or is that only for people dual-booting?
3) Should I enable or disable fsync during the Aroma installer if I'm going to use Data2SD?

Thank you very much for any help or suggestions you can provide!
 
 
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I just purchased a used TF700T from Cowboom for my wife to use for web browsing, Facebook, Netflix and Kindle. Possibly a few games, but nothing extreme. I've done a bit of reading to make sure I didn't come across as a total newb, so I plan on installing the highly recommended CROMi-X OS (thanks, sdbags!) and using the _that's (and thanks to _that, too!) kernel. I read about the I/O problems and so I purchased a 16GB UHS1 card to help alleviate the bottleneck. I intend to create a 2GB FAT32 partition and 14GB EXT4 partition on the 16GB card so I can enable Data2SD, and then use the internal storage for multimedia storage.

My questions are:

1) Does anyone have any suggestions or dvice based on what I'm planning?
2) Is it advised I do the Rom2SD for better speed or is that only for people dual-booting?
3) Should I enable or disable fsync during the Aroma installer if I'm going to use Data2SD?

Thank you very much for any help or suggestions you can provide!

Do it

Keep fsync enabled and for keeping it simple stick with data2sd although you may want a larger card as that 2GB partition is all she will see in most apps as her micro sd card storage.
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23rd August 2014, 12:09 AM |#3  
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Do it

Keep fsync enabled and for keeping it simple stick with data2sd although you may want a larger card as that 2GB partition is all she will see in most apps as her micro sd card storage.

Thank you! I must have misunderstood because I thought the 2GB was what Windows saw when you connect the tablet to a PC. I'm afraid I'm stuck with 16GB since I already placed the order, would it be better if I did 12GB/4GB, or 10GB/6GB or even 8GB/8GB? I was thinking the apps were going to use the larger of the two partitions since that's where Data is installed. Can they not also see the internal memory?
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Thank you! I must have misunderstood because I thought the 2GB was what Windows saw when you connect the tablet to a PC. I'm afraid I'm stuck with 16GB since I already placed the order, would it be better if I did 12GB/4GB, or 10GB/6GB or even 8GB/8GB? I was thinking the apps were going to use the larger of the two partitions since that's where Data is installed. Can they not also see the internal memory?

Windows will see the first partition

With 16GB you don't actually get 16GB - you'll get more like 13GB

so I would do 6Gb and 7GB. But next time buy a bigger card or alternatively

stay with internal at first?
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With 16GB you don't actually get 16GB - you'll get more like 13GB

16 GB = 16000000000 bytes.

16000000000/1024/1024/1024 = 14.9 GiB.
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16 GB = 16000000000 bytes.

16000000000/1024/1024/1024 = 14.9 GiB.

Hmm my memory maths is a bit off.

I could have sworn it was closer to 13.
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I took your advice and purchased a 32GB card. How would you suggest the split of 30.5GB available? 20GB & 10.5GB? Or a different combination? Thanks again!
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Hmm my memory maths is a bit off.

I could have sworn it was closer to 13.

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