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Initial post: Oct 3, 2011 3:26:19 AM PDT
Leumas says:
I noticed that when you purchase the Kindle Fire Amazon suggests also buying an SD card.

Does the Kindle fire have an SD card slot? I did not see this being the case in the specs????????

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 3:50:16 AM PDT
L L. says:
No, it does not. It never asked me about an sd card.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 10:47:04 AM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
Wow, if it does that, that is REALLY adding insult to injury.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 11:14:04 AM PDT
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
The Kindle Fire has a usb port can that be used as a storage medium with a usb flash drive

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 11:16:38 AM PDT
Fuzzy says:
That is a good feature and should come in handy. I have gotten where I use flash drives for most of my backup these days. I wonder if a printer could be hooked up thru the same usb port.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 11:18:00 AM PDT
No Esther, the port is a micro port, for plugging in the USB cable to connect to a PC or wall socket for charging. The port will not accept a USB flash drive, and the device doesn't support that use either.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 11:20:44 AM PDT
Fuzzy says:
Ok, then not that great a feature. Too bad, it would have simplified things.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 11:25:25 AM PDT
Frank Tuttle says:
Nope. That's a micro-USB port, which isn't the same thing. It will allow you to connect your Fire to a PC, where the Fire will be recognized as a flash drive so you can move content onto the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 5:18:12 AM PDT
Yossarian says:
If I can connect my iMac to the Fire with a micro-USB cable and transfer content back and forth, then the Fire will be perfect for my needs. I've been searching and reading trying to find an answer to that but I couldn't find a word in the Kindle Fire literature. I was almost afraid Amazon had decided to make the Fire a closed system where the only content you could play is content you bought from Amazon. I can live without a card reader, but I've got 6 GB worth of video content that I'd like to use on the Fire. Thanks for the heads up answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 5:19:19 AM PDT
sabst79 says:
Yes, you can connect the fire to a computer and transfer content. That's assuming that the content is compatible w/ the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 8:26:17 AM PDT
Jay says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 9:10:35 AM PDT
Q says:
Esther, the Kindle Fire has a micro-USB port, not a standard, full-sized USB port. It is the identical port on the K2 & K3 and most cell phones these days (and my camera). None of those devices can read a flash drive.

Micro-USB ports are typically used in devices that act as slave drives of a computer. So there is no indication (the opposite really) that the Fire's micro-USB port will be able to act as a host drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 9:16:42 AM PDT
Q says:
Which, based on tech doubling every year, will come into production in about 20 years or in the year 2031! :p

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 1:35:35 PM PDT
Hmm then that really sucks if there absolutely no way to expand the memory. I know you can store on your pc or on the cloud but what if you are not near a wifi signal and need to download a doc or something.
I have to rethink about buying this then. Everything else was perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 3:06:35 PM PDT
If you'll take another look at the published description you'll see that you can use many standard media formats on the Fire, so hardly a closed system. Also, when you connect the USB cable it mounts as an external disk drive - no software needed on the PC (or Mac), so it's compatible with anything that you could plug a thumb drive into. Try to hold back the paranoia, at least when all you need to do is read the readily available information to see it isn't true.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2011 11:30:06 PM PDT
Q says:
Any laptop or netbook can carry your main storage memory of songs, audiobooks, photos or videos and copied over to the Fire as needed via the USB cable. More storage shouldn't be an issue. The Fire isn't meant to replace a netbook.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2011 1:27:28 AM PDT
Yossarian says:
Gawd, Bruce......at least read what I said before you rip me a new one. I said I had originally feared Amazon would make the Fire a closed system, not that they did, and there is very little in the literature that talks about playing your own content, if you didn't figure out to get it into the "cloud."

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 6:45:50 PM PST
Tricia Gower says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2011 6:55:00 PM PST
@Tricia: None of the current Kindles, including the Fire, have an SD slot. Only the first generation Kindle had that.

Posted on Nov 13, 2011 7:32:35 PM PST
I don't know if it would work, but there are adapters that allow a regular USB drive to plug in at one end and have a micro connector at the other end.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 7:25:42 PM PST
Or, you can transfer files via wi-fi.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 3:10:47 PM PST
I had the same question since my kindal fire asked if I wanted to save some short stories to my SD card. I was like what SD card... weird

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 9:33:40 PM PST
Well, I plugged in my cell's usb cord to the pc and the cell end to the Fire and my PC saw the contents and I was able to transfer a photo to the Fire. It then showed up in the Fire's gallery so that was cool.

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 12:18:40 PM PST
C. Willett says:
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Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:31:48 PM PST
Jan Stewart says:
What are the two slots at the top of the Kindle Fire? Are they for opening the back? Carol
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