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The problem is that i can't trust in any supplier. I prefer to trust in customers . So I am delaying the decission until I find a really understanding customer.
Sorry if I sound a little harsh (and I may be repeating myself...), but why are you asking for approval (that's what it sounds like to me, instead of advice), and already order the goods without waiting for or taking any of the tips you can have here?
If that's you way of proceeding, then just tell us what you bought, including photos, and why,
without cluttering the forum with endless rants and irrelevant info.

Don't worry. Be happy.
Is not my intention bother you.

Be very careful about buying cheap storage (hard drives, ssd, sd cards, flash drives, etc.) especially if they are advertised as having a high capacity. Even if it appears to be a reputable brand. They may not be as advertised, and you might not find out till later, when you lose your data.

A lot of these drives are actually small capacity, and have firmware that erroneously reports them as being much larger than they really are, and copying files to it just loops around when it's full, and overwrites older files, without your knowledge, causing major file corruption.

And manufacturers don't honor warranties on counterfeits of their products, so you won't even get a replacement when it fails.

And if you think you are safe buying them from Amazon, just know that the same merchants that are selling this crap on Wish, Aliexpress, Ebay, etc. also sell it on Amazon and other sites. (always buy a reputable brand, sold and shipped by Amazon, themselves, to avoid the counterfeits and scams)

Certainly is a risk.
So i am testing in this moment a pendrive of 256 GB. I will inform you when open the corresponding post in detail.

Hardware in laptops is pretty set during the design period and in 99.9% of cases cannot be altered once production has started.

The hardware parts in the laptop have their physical limitations and some imposed by not willing or being able to get licensing right for certain functionality in the hardware parts. There is also expectation of the manufacturer. Most people don't have/want hardware support for the latest/greatest hardware, if that means that they have to pay (a lot) more for laptops. And as laptops prices are always a fight to the bottom, whatever the manufacturer can skimp on, they will.

2 TByte as max storage capacity means they can save quite some money on licensing/patents etc. On a general note: 10 TByte drives are more intended for use in desktops/servers, not laptops. Servers/desktops have more options to get rid of excessive heat. Something that laptops by definition have not. Besides that, 10 TByte storage in a laptop...never a good idea. Chances of data-loss or theft become way too high. And if you really have such huge files to process, you will be much more productive on a properly outfitted workstation than on any laptop.

As the forums say that you can use the drive, how do they mean that? The BIOS/UEFI hardware in your laptop may be limited to 2 TByte. So it may be the case that you cannot use all of the drive, or only have partitions on it that are limited to max 2 Tbyte. So regarding usability of 10 TByte drives in your Asus laptop, you better ask what is meant by being usable and if that fits with your expectations. Likely those are not matched.

Laptops, they are better than nothing....but not by much.


I am trying the 2 TB SSD drive for the laptop
The 10 TB HDD for the desktop
The 10 TB HDD first selected cannot be delivered to canary islands. Have good applauses from almost everybody.
The 2 TB SSD was discalified by some and decided to cancel the shipment.

At this moment Shades I have received three units pendrive 256 GB and i am testing. The first fails...  :-[

I am not very glad with the 128 GB pendrive I bought some days ago. May be my fault for copying the files from one pendrive to another. But trying.

But those are other posts and I will comment in those posts...

I'm not even sure what the question means.

Recovering my space in the phone memory

You are right !
Thanks Curt

Why would you want to do it from windows?

in Android ?
have you looked through the android apps thread - What Android Apps Do You Use?

Thanks Tomos

Files - Probably the safest with regards to finding what's taking space and giving you the control over what to archive/remove.

Files by Google is a file management app that helps you:
✨ Free up space with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Share files offline with others, fast and without data
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save you space on device
I will download and comment.
Best Regards

All the Android phones I have had access to (ranging from Android 5.x to 8.x) all connected just fine through USB and appeared as drives in Windows explorer where I could copy stuff from and to the phone without any special software on the phone or Windows.

The folder structure in an Android phone takes a bit of getting used to, but isn't difficult. Those were phones from brands Huawei, Samsung, Kyocera and a vague Chinese brand name that I forgot.

So you do not need o get/install software on your phone or computer. I am sure that there are pieces of software that make it a bit easier, but you can easily do without. On a side note, I did activate developer mode (an Android feature) on each of the phones.

Any gathers a lot of garbage quickly when taking photos and doing a bit of WhatsApp. These folders are easy to find and their content is quickly transferred to your computer, where that data can be included in your backup routine. You could store those photos online and access these when you want to show them through your phone to someone.
Thanks Shades.
I lost one of my mobiles (I have two) on friday. I bought a new one I am configurating now . And go to the police for the lost one. I have profile in samsung account and google drive account. So I hope to recover my data.

I am investigating in safety forums the exact procedure just because this is not a mobile change, so I don't know if create new profiles and restore...


I am consulting in super specialized forums.
I have changed the ssd disk to Crucial. The difference is about 70 $.
I am trying finally to obtain the hitachi 10 TB. Almost all forums tells me I can use. Only Asus denies, but Asus understand its compatibility list as the hard drives they have tested. That usually are a few from other suppliers and all they have.
They do the same with the ssd disk and the laptop. So when they say something is interested.
The problem is that i can't trust in any supplier. I prefer to trust in customers . So I am delaying the decission until I find a really understanding customer.
An additional problem I have is only a few suppliers for Canary Islands. And sometimes they serve but don't tramit the taxes...

Best Regards

The laptop have a difficult solution or answer. Reorganizing will be the answer probably.
i have the hdd maximum now : 1 TB.
The compatiblity list from Asus seems more determining because offer a general vision of what sort of disks may serve.

IN the case of my desktop I am asking the supplier for others disks....

I will inform you.

Best Regards

It's the second time the reality reveal a complexity.
The first was when I try with success to have six monitor with my desktop.

But this time seems an impossible subject.
Compatibility for Asus is simply the proofs to certify , Affirms compatibility but don't say nothing of the rest.
So any device out of the compatibility list may be compatible or not.
The real thing is that only a few articles are tested. So exist the possibility of going well....

Waiting for the answer of the suppliers.

Kill me if you want !!!!!!!!!!!
 :down: :-[ >:( :(

I hope the present  :-* ;D


trying to cancel the shipping...

Asus technician tells me is not going to function well a 10 TB hdd
incompatibility with the operating system and incompatibility with the hardware....


It's a nightmare !!!!!

Compatible or not compatible !

I really don't understand. The 10 TB is not compatible !

I consulted directly with asus via chat.
I have cancel the ssd 2 TB shopping

I have a laptop Asus X555LD.
Only supports this HDD and SSD :

- 320GB 5400 RPM - 500GB 5400 RPM - 750GB 5400 RPM - 1TB 5400 RPM - 500GB 7200 RPM - 750GB 7200 RPM

soportaria uno ssd de 512gb
only 512 GB supported in SSD.

Not possible 2 TB SSD by the laptop motherboard.


Can I use a windows program for this with the phone usb connected ?
What is the best program for this in that case ?

And in Android ?

Best Regards

Somebody can tell me if the KingSpec 2.5 hdd SATA 3 SSD 2TB 2.5 hd Internal Solid State Drive For Laptop Computer can be used and installed in Asus X555LD ?
I am reading an article that says that SSD have the same size 2.5", but may vary in height.....

2.5" drives are either 7mm (SSD, some HDD) or 9.5mm high, (HDD, old SSD - usually what you find in laptops).

Some SSD manufacturers supply a plastic spacer with the SSD to make up the 9.5mm height if required, (to stop it rattling and possibly ensure the SATA connector is at the right height - use a bit of cardboard).

Some 2.5" HDDs are 12.5mm in height, (multi-platter), only really see these in high capacity portable external storage.
Thanks 4wd . I assume is possible. I haven't received the supplier response yet.


Somebody can tell me if the KingSpec 2.5 hdd SATA 3 SSD 2TB 2.5 hd Internal Solid State Drive For Laptop Computer can be used and installed in Asus X555LD ?
I am reading an article that says that SSD have the same size 2.5", but may vary in height.....


P.D. I have made this question to the vendor after selling.....  :-\

Living Room / Re: Apologies, confessions and a bit of a rant
« on: February 25, 2019, 03:26 PM »
 :-* Are you a programmer ?

I am not the most indicated to tell you nothing. I have been ruined twice in my life. All the money lost. Now I work for myself but I have spent long periods working for others as commercial : selling bricks, elevators , fire extinguisers, books and so on.
I also think I deserve more, but the reality tells me is not an easy thing.
Everything for me is relative (as Einstein told), so I apply good sense of humor and perseverance.
I have been for years president of business people and never will let anybody treats me with injustice. I will fight forever. And of course neither of my fellows.
I have defeated the injustice many times with the simplest words.
So I hope you will be happy doing the very best for you. Put the point in place.


General Software Discussion / Re: Tasking
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:42 PM »
Guauuuu !
InfoQube is in the line of ToDoList or viceversa.
I am very fond of ToDoList.
ToDoList have the option to import or export from/to Freemind.
The concept of task list may be reverted into a mind map.
Both programs are superb, but I will stay with TDL
I am searching for a more simple and alternative option to freemind.
I have found Instrumind ThinkComposer , but seems more complex that freemind. Even with FreePlane I have a mental mess. I am not ready at the moment for big changes. Only use or not Java. And use less memory.


Living Room / Re: Kill me if you want
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:30 PM »
Glupsssssss  :-[

I bought a 10 TB classical hard disk

and a 2 TB SSD disk


General Software Discussion / Re: Tasking
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:01 PM »
Have you ever tried InfoQube?
It's been going through huge changes in the last year and more, well worth checking out.
Mindmapping is way down the list of what it can do, but there is some ability there. See also the 'Surface' --
"The two-dimensional IQ Surface is an infinitely-sized sheet that can be used to show items. It is an innovative way to view outlines, combining the free-form 2D layout and linking of concept maps with the expand / collapse features of grids"
Running to try.

I am afraid this is pure addiction !!!!!!
 ;D :-*

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:44 AM »
Mi querida señorita by Jaime de Armiñán

My Dearest Senorita

Is an old movie. With a good sensibility.

General Software Discussion / Tasking
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:41 AM »
The memory consumption of freemind is enormous depending of java machine.
I am using in combination with other task mapping software like ToDoList.
Or even my CRM Goldmine 5.5 (an old one).
So I want to know more about these tools (mental mapping orgnization) and memory less requirements....
I have tried freeplane but also depends on java.

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