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Only 2 GB Storage for Kindle Paperwhite???


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 2:09:49 PM PST
BareThoughts says:
I find it interesting how so many tend to be insulting towards those who like many of their because easily accessible on the Kindle.

Sorry but using a computer to store the books and 3rd party software to categorize/organize them simply is not convenient for many of us. It works for you and that is fine... and no one is insulting you for it. So why so many be insulting and condescending to those who would prefer a different system.

I want my books on my Kindle... easiest place to access them when reading on the Kindle. I do not want the hassle of having to download them to my computer, browse through them on my computer or use third party software to organize them.. and then side load them to the Kindle to read.

I get that no matter what the memory is, one can end up having books beyond the memory capacity (and hell, it is not even the memory that is the issue but performance since too many books turns a Kindle sluggish). I just want my books easy to fins via my Kindle... and that would happen by having some way of organization via the cloud (as any book in the cloud is easily accessible... once I find it).

Again, it may not be what you want or need, but it is what others would like and there is no reason to belittle those that desire something different than what you want.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 2:27:14 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 2:46:20 PM PST
BareThoughts says:
Actually, I have not complained about the storage amount... in fact have said more than once it really does not matter as the Kindle slow down before you reach that amount. What I have complained about is the lack of ability to organize the cloud (which BTW does not include Amazon needing to 'stop the production lines") which would for many I think. solve the issue of not enough onboard memory (without production lines being stopped to change the hardware).

I do find it interesting that you and so many others seem to think that one must never make a complaint against the Kindle or a suggestion about how it can be more useful to them without being belittled... basically you are saying we must be 100% happy with the Kindle or if not, not dare voice our concerns/complaints because we will be belittled for them.

Sad attitude to have and I am so glad Amazon themselves does not have the same attitude... if they did, we would not get any of the improvements (many simple software updates) that we have had over the years and Kindle versions....

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 3:11:48 PM PST
It's not about the quantity of TOTAL storage, but about quantity of QUALITY storage.

Quality Storage allows for the organization of Amazon and non-Amazon content in the same location, the use of Categories for all content, and the ability to search the entire library not just for titles, but also for phrases, names of people, etc. )

I don't care WHERE the quality storage is, but right now, only on-device storage is quality storage, so I need more of it.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 3:12:19 PM PST
Brett Rosen says:
Saying that if I don't like the storage amount i should not buy it is a poor argument. I bought my first kindle keyboard several years ago and it had 4 Gigs of memory. I bought my second kindle touch and it too had 4 gigs. Now, amazon has changed the rules on me by putting out a device with half the memory as the two I originally bought. If they had done this originally, I might not have bought it , but I've already purchased thousands of dollars of books with the expectation that kindle hardware would be available to read those books that would be at least as good as what had previously been available. What happens if next model only has 1 Gig? Meanwhile I believe that the ebooks themselves are getting bigger with the new k8 format which holds two different formats of the book internally. It seems clear to me that the number of books you can hold on a kindle is going down over time, which is not smart. Personally, I'd love to see 8 or 16 Gigs on one of these devices, but I think that at a minimum it should have the same storage as the previous generation, which I could live with. I'd also be fine with them introducing another more expensive model that supported more memory - no need to stop production on current models, just introduce a new model.

As for calibre, etc - sure I can remove the DRM and use calibre, but I think that is likely illegal, not to mention a hassle and not so user friendly.

Additionally, one thing I have found to be extremely poor is a way to send feedback or bug reports about the kindle to amazon. If they had a better system for this, I would likely not be complaining so much here. Instead I post here with the hope that somebody from amazon monitors some of the discussions in the forums.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 4:05:12 PM PST
BareThoughts says:
Again... I do not think it is so much a matter of how much storage, but Kindle responsiveness when you have a lot of books on it. I still think the storage size decrease with the PW was simply because if one had more (or even close) to that limit, they experienced issues with their Kindle. Easy way to fix the issue - limit storage.

More on board memory does little good if it starts to interfere with the kindle performance.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 4:39:02 PM PST
Brett Rosen says:
I have a kindle touch with about 3 Gigs of books on it. I don't have issues with responsiveness, although I suspect it could be made more responsive with some relatively straight forward software changes for the next firmware release.

To achieve this, all I had to do was make a couple of minor changes in order to address a couple of problems. (cleaned up collectionsjournal sqllite table, moved the sqllite database from internal partition to visible partition) These changes could trivially be done by amazon.

Further changes beyond this made by amazon could improve things even more.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 5:21:13 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
If you find a description of ways to avoid the problems you complain about to be insulting and condescending, I can't help you with that. You want what you want, and now you can't have it, and I get that.

The fact is that you may never have it, and you may need to change how you do things. It certainly won't surprise me if Amazon never brings out e-ink readers with more storage because Cloud storage and the Whispernet/Whispersync system have become as much an integral part of the Kindle system as the devices themselves, and they are designed to work together, not independently of each other. This has been the trend ever since the second-gen Kindle removed the SD card, the third-gen switched default connectivity to wifi, and the Basic cut the internal storage in half.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 6:59:47 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Yes those that you mentioned had 4 gigs of storage but they also have sound for audio books. It stands to reason you would need more storage for the audio files.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 8:10:19 PM PST
Brett Rosen says:
So if you want audio book support now, you need to use the Fire (LCD and much shorter battery life)? There is no eInk reader that also support audio books or TTS like there used to be?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 8:22:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2012 8:23:21 PM PST
The Blade says:
>>>>"There is no eInk reader that also support audio books or TTS like there used to be?"<<<<

The Kindle Keyboard is still part of the Kindle family. It supports audio books and TTS.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:56:46 AM PST
Lane says:
I have a 4GB space on the version of the touch kindle... and yes, lol, we do run out of space.... I don't think it's just me who does this, as some ppl I know do it this way too: I have a lot of series on there.. and I do read them all at the same time.... and because of the way I organize my kindle I don't archive a book until im done with a series....so, depending on the amount of audiobooks, I run out of space! Crazy! I know...but to each their own right....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:58:12 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Since the Paperwhite doesn't do audiobooks, that is not an issue with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:58:21 AM PST
quilt lover says:
Well thank goodness the paperwhite doesn't do audio books, that would be a problem.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:03:08 AM PST
Lane says:
Oh man! It doesn't? I guess I will not even be checking it out then... I can't live without audiobooks for commuting to school lol

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:05:50 AM PST
quilt lover says:
To me it seems so weird to listen to an audio book on such a large device when an ipod or phone (even my very un-smart phone!) can handle them. It reminds me of the days of the diskman!

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:53:29 AM PST
J. Jia says:
well. I dont know about you guys, but I scan my comic books and put them in my kindle, so not even 4gb is enough, let alone 2gb :(

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 8:57:49 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Then don't get it. Find a device that has what you need.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 3:37:52 AM PST
Avid Reader says:
I am interested in purchasing a kindle. I currently own two nooks and an iPad but am looking for an reader that has the ability to place all of my books in one easily accesible place. For example, i want to access my library and see ALL of my books there. I had read that I can do that with the kindle (with some conversion through calibre). However, I am quite concerned about the available space. I have we'll over 1.5G in books now and would like to know if there's any way to incree storage with the new paper white? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 3:45:19 AM PST
The Paperwhite's product description states that it holds up to 1,100 books. The thread title says "2gb".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 3:46:28 AM PST
No there isn't. You also will only be able to load your nook-books if you strip drm, which is illegal. If you get the 3G PW you don't have to have all books on the device, you can access them anytime through 3G.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 12:26:28 PM PST
Avid Reader says:
Do I have to download an app for the 3G? I don't understand the difference based on the explanation. I thought I could take all my books and put them on the kindle, right? And I would access the from one shelf, right? Sorry, readers basic user here.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 12:33:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013 12:33:56 PM PST
All PaperWhites can access the internet using wi-fi. If you pay extra, you can get one with hardware that allows you to access Amazon, Wiki and the translation function using a cell phone-like connection, if no wi-fi is available. That is what the 3G is.

All the books on your account would be visible on the PaperWhite, either on the Home page (books downloaded to the PaperWhite) or under the Cloud (books on the account, but not on the Kindle).

Books you purchased for the nook (and any you may have bought from iBooks for the iPad) cannot be read on a PaperWhite.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 12:37:54 PM PST
King Al says:
No, the 3G is wireless (like your cell phone) which allows you to access your archived books even when not at a wi-fi location. Amazon sells a Paperwhite both with and without 3G.

Most people find that Kindles start slowing down once you have loaded about 500 books. Even if you could put all of your 1500 books on the Kindle, it would probably be rather slow. In addition, as Miet said, you cannot load your Nook books unless you strip the DRM and convert them into a format the Kindle can read. If you have a lot of books purchased from BN, you might be better off sticking with your Nook and storing your books on the microSD card.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 11:50:09 AM PST
Avid Reader says:
Thanks, that was really helpful in making ,my decision. I wish therewas something out there now that would take all of my ebooks, stick it in an organizable library that I can access from one spot on my machine that is NOT a computer. I thought the kindle might have been that something. Sigh.
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