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Smile installing things on SD card?? - 05-13-2009, 02:53 AM

i was just wondering if it was possible to actually install things onto a SD card rather than the 8gb SSD. thanks ;]
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Default 05-13-2009, 12:42 PM

Sometimes, yes. Depends on the application. Some won't allow installation on a removable disk, but most don't care.


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Default 05-14-2009, 04:24 AM

I installed most of my applications onto my 8gb sdhc card. Great as long as you don't need to take it out regularly. I will be installing an internal sd card in the near future so my external one can be more mobile from pc to mini.


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Default 05-14-2009, 01:43 PM

osx wouldn't let me install any apps to the sd card. So I have a 32GB sd card that i was planning on using for apps, but now just gonna use on other stuff I guess.
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Default 05-14-2009, 06:15 PM

In Windows, you could make your Mini think the SD is a fixed disk by following the info in this thread:

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Default 05-16-2009, 04:22 AM

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I installed most of my applications onto my 8gb sdhc card. Great as long as you don't need to take it out regularly. I will be installing an internal sd card in the near future so my external one can be more mobile from pc to mini.
Just a note, I believe the bandwidth over the PCI-E connection will not support the full speed of the class 6 cards, so apps may run quite a bit slower. I'm not positive about this but you may want to double check, if you plan on running a lot of intensive apps of it this might be something to consider.


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Default 05-21-2009, 12:36 PM

Go get portable applications and you are good to install on your SD card. Very helpful.
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Default 05-21-2009, 01:25 PM

You can mount the SD card as a folder within the Program Files folder on the C drive. This allows for installing programs onto the SD that would normally be restricted to C:\Program Files, as long as the installer allows you to select the folder.
This is done through the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Disk Management. Select the drive letter for the SD card from the list, right-click on it and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths". Click "Add" and create a path to the SD inside the existing Program Files folder.
I did this and created a separate Program Files folder on the SD for installing programs, and it works well. Have this on both my Mini 9 and Eee.
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Default 05-21-2009, 01:52 PM

Ok, so apps may not be the best choice to put on these cards. If using OS X, can the card be a place for iTunes music, for example? Other documents or photos?
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Default 05-21-2009, 02:10 PM

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Ok, so apps may not be the best choice to put on these cards. If using OS X, can the card be a place for iTunes music, for example? Other documents or photos?
Yes, great place to store things like that.


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