Did you buy the 32GB or 64GB Surface?
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12-31-2012 11:19 PM
- I purchased the 32 GB, but I also use a 64GB msdsx card with drive to directory mapping and library links. I keep all my media files, always the largest single consumer of data space, on the SD card. I haven't really installed a ton of apps, so I still have 11GB free on board. Since I can also attach a portable USB drive for movie files for times when I'm stationary like sitting on the airplane for hours, that also allows me to meet my usage profile pretty handily.12-05-2012 09:38 AM
- 32GB and a 64GB SD card for media and documents works fine for me
you can link the files on the SD to your normal documents folders so its seemless just swap cards in an out as you find the need to. SD cards are cheap and the cloud services are expanding with skydrive, dropbox, box, google drive etc
they should probably make little plastic stick on pockets for your cards on the back.
how many apps do people really need on these things anyway?12-05-2012 12:56 PM
- Went to Best Buy last night to pick up a micoSD card. Was looking at a SanDisk Ultra 64GB that was listed on sale for $59.99. The sales guy said he didnt know it was on sale and wanted to check the price. Regardless, he said, since it was listed on the rack on sale I would get that price. When he ran it in it came up on the register for $49.99. As soon as I saw that I said "ring it up". Winning!12-05-2012 02:40 PM
- I ordered the 64GB from the MS Store. Glad I did. I'm so happy with this device that I have it on me at all time. I purchased a nice black/blue Incipio pocket case to protect it more. I highly recommend getting the pocket case. If you're curious if the case can house both the keyboard and Surface, yes it can.
As for space, I have no need to expand it just yet. I add a few videos so I can watch them during my lunch, but once I done with the movie or show, I delete it. So for now, I'm good.12-05-2012 03:12 PM
- I got the 32 GB and a 64 GB microSDXC. I did the junction linking to the SD card so my docs, music, photos, and vids default to saving on the card. With the junction linking, RT thinks the files are still on the C drive and thus gets indexed. I have no regrets. If I need more space, I might move the 5 GB restore partition to a USB stick, but I can't see that happening any time soon.12-05-2012 05:22 PM
- i am down to 17 GB free on my 32 GB device. After the OS, the 3 GB recovery partition, and MS Office and my apps. I did uninstall some of the surface apps that came with it that i don't plan to ever use (like travel and news). That was about 600 MB right there. The games are really what take up the most space I will say, but it depends on how many games you want on your tablet I guess.
Between skydrive, microSD card, USB external harddrive, and remote desktop, i really have no reason to store any REAL media on the device itself. Reducing the size of the OS would be nice for sure, and there are many threads on this forum and on the internet about moving the backup parition to a USB drive and freeing the 3GB from the device itself there. Though this wont be something the average user would do, im not sure how many "average" users are using the surface RT.. I feel like there isn't enough education and only flashy "look at our colors!!!" ads out there right now.. Most people probably don't know that it comes with MS Office 2013.12-06-2012 09:10 AM
- 12-07-2012 04:49 PM
- I got the 32 GB and a 64 GB microSDXC. I did the junction linking to the SD card so my docs, music, photos, and vids default to saving on the card. With the junction linking, RT thinks the files are still on the C drive and thus gets indexed. I have no regrets. If I need more space, I might move the 5 GB restore partition to a USB stick, but I can't see that happening any time soon.12-09-2012 10:24 AM
- For the record, I officially just ran out of space on my 32GB Surface and hit the point where I have to start deciding what I want on the device based on importance.
As I said above, I wouldn't recommend the 32 to most people because apps (games especially) take up a lot of space.12-11-2012 07:40 PM
- 12-11-2012 10:37 PM
- Think I know what you are referring too and yes it does delete them after some time but no one has offered up what that timeframe is. This was discussed during the whole storagegate on various sites. When you download a new version of the app the previous version hangs around for a bit.12-11-2012 10:51 PM
- Think I know what you are referring too and yes it does delete them after some time but no one has offered up what that timeframe is. This was discussed during the whole storagegate on various sites. When you download a new version of the app the previous version hangs around for a bit.12-11-2012 11:44 PM
If you want to check for yourself, Get access to the %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps folder and view apps source code | Caio Proiete (EN)
However, if you mess up your permissions (like I personally did, because I didn't follow this guide, and I didn't back up my permissions) you can end up with Metro apps failing to load until they are uninstalled and reinstalled, so you'd have to be careful.
That being said, I only see storage usages of around 100MB per app for the Travel and News apps.12-13-2012 04:34 PM
- I am almost ready to get the Surface RT but am unsure of the 32/64 issue. Money is a concern. The tablet will be a family (wife and I) device. Currently we share a Playbook. I really like the idea of being able to have two users accounts. I have also read that we can share apps and I plan on applying the small hack to allow the SD card to be used for easy media storage.
My questions are: How will having two user accounts affect HD space consumption? Will the Surface burn more space in creating the second user? If so, any idea how much?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.12-29-2012 08:23 AM
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