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SanDisk microSDHC 16GB for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSDHC

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7″ for my kids. It is 8GB version. So I have to get some external storage.

Now it is SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

SanDisk microSDHC 16GB

Yes, it is sold in China, with Chinese package.

The details of specification:

  • 16GB
  • Class 10  UHS-1
  • 30MB/s (Read)
  • Good for Android system or other smartphone or tablet.

 

Here is a closer look of the card.

SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSDHC

Than I open the external storage slot cover on the left side of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

galaxy-tab3-open-cover

Then I insert this microSD into the external storage slot. Pushed it in to the end and put the cover back. Power on the device.

galaxy-tab3-insert-sd

After that, go to the settings >> Storage and look at the information of storage.

galaxy-tab3-storage-info

It shows 14.83GB. The capacity is correct. The labeled 16GB is based on 1GB = 1,000,000,000B. Inside of  computer or Android system, 1GB = 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 = 1,073,741,924B

Do a simple calculation, the answer will be 16 x 1,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,924 = 14.90GB

There is also small portion of space is taken by system use. That’s why the system can only provide 14.83GB for user use.

 

SSD VPS? Linode SSD Beta.

Linode is the VPS service provider. I start to use it from May.

The service it provides is so good. Let me summarize it.
Linode 1024MB RAM

  • 8 CPU
  • 48 GB Storage
  • 2 TB Transfer
  • $20 / month

I am also using Digital Ocean SSD VPS. It has SSD storage.

Now Linode announce it has a SSD beta for existing users.

There are certain limitation and notes for this BETA.

  • It’s only in Newark right now
  • We’ll move one of your existing Linodes to one of these special hosts
  • There are limited slots available
  • This is experimental
  • You might lose all of your data
  • Participate at your own risk
  • You really should have backups
  • Expect the unexpected
  • This may cut you
  • Chicks dig scars

I applied it two days ago, at night. The reply is so quick, and I completed the migration in one hour. My existing VPS in Fremont, CA, is moved to Newark, NJ.
New IP address.

The SSD is not storage. It is a part of storage layer. It means the SSD Beta is a combination of ‘good stuff’ SSDs (in redundant pairs) and proven hard drive storage system.Like a hybird storage.

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Linode Double the Storage space for Free

Yes, it is true. Even looks like too good to be true. Linode announced Storage Space Doubled!
The new Linode lineup:
Linode 1GB disk space increased from 24GB to 48GB
Linode 2GB from 48GB to 96GB
Linode 4GB from 96GB to 192GB
Linode 8GB from 192GB to 384GB
Linode 16GB from 384GB to 768GB
Linode 32GB from 768GB to 1.5TB
Linode 40GB from 960GB to 1.875TB
The upgrade is easy, one click only.
linode-disk-double

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Box.net gave me 50GB free storage for life

Cloud storage is all the rage nowadays, and Box is doing a promotion that’s sure to make those of you who just can’t get enough happy: the company is giving away free-for-life 50GB accounts to anyone who downloads and uses the updated Android app by March 23rd.

I applied my first Box.net account from my computer. It said I have 5GB free space with 25MB file size limitation.
Then I use my Android cellphone, HTC Desire HD to download the app and enter my account.
The message said I have be upgrade to 50GB free space. And the file size limit is 100MB.
boxnet50gb

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Amazon S3 prices reduced

It is a good news for Amazon S3 users.
Amazon S3 standard storage prices in all regions are reduced.
Be noticed, Storage price.
Old    New
First 1TB   $0.140 $0.125
Next 49TB  $0.125 $0.110
Next 450TB $0.110 $0.095
Next 500TB $0.095 $0.090
Next 4000TB $0.080 $0.080 (no change)
Over 5000TB $0.055 $0.055 (no change)
New prices are effective February 1st and will be applied to your bill for all storage on or after this date.

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