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Samsung Tab 2 16GB memory loss

Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:18 PM (#1) User is offline   elino 

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When I connect my GT-P5110 to my PC running windows 7. The PC shows a device with 11.1 GB free on a 11.6 GB tablet. Is this normal for a 16GB model? Where is the other 4 GB gone?
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:31 PM (#2) User is offline   Bart Laroc 

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this is normal, if you look on your PC, you will see that your hardrive shows less than the advertise ie: a 500GB hardrive will show xxx GB free of 456 GB ( the other 44GB are used for the Operating System)

similarly with Android 16 GB will show as 11.6 GB (the other 4.4 GB are used for : OS & Personal DSata)

see : apps, Task Manager, Storage
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:57 PM (#3) User is offline   elino 

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View PostBart Laroc, on 27 June 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

this is normal, if you look on your PC, you will see that your hardrive shows less than the advertise ie: a 500GB hardrive will show xxx GB free of 456 GB ( the other 44GB are used for the Operating System)

similarly with Android 16 GB will show as 11.6 GB (the other 4.4 GB are used for : OS & Personal DSata)

see : apps, Task Manager, Storage


Thanks for the quick reply. I have not installed or stored anything on this tablet. Will the android system take 4 GB space? I just run a SD card analyser with ES Task manager. It showed total 11.77GB, with 11.20 GB free, 584 MB used. I guess the 584 MB should be the OS and other samsung data. Could it be possible that there is a hidden partition, like that in a PC?

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Android Version : 4.1.1 Jellybean

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This issue is a particular hindrance for some because they think there is something secret about where thqt extra space is for. :shok: In fact the actual OS is almost 1GB in size :shok: and the other space is used as ram which is somewhere in the realm of 850MB to 1GB (double :shok:) then storage for any apps's data, pictures, music, short movies, etc...and let's not forget that advertised capacity is NEVER what you really get. I think its like 20% thats always missing regardless of size.
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