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Initial post: Aug 25, 2013 2:43:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2013 5:16:59 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:

Is there any way to use additional memory on Paperwhite? I want a Kindle with e-ink (don't want a tablet), but 2GB and Amazon's cloud storage offer aren't enough (function-wise, not capacity-wise). Kingston Wi Drive? Anything?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 2:47:06 AM PDT
JES says:
Why isn't amazon's cloud storage enough? The cloud storage is unlimited.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 2:47:13 AM PDT
D. Baker says:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 2:55:41 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
No, you can't expand the memory on the Kindle Paperwhite. You have unlimited cloud storage for Kindle books you buy from Amazon, do you think you're going to use that up?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 2:55:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2013 2:56:21 AM PDT
Vedran Dakic says:
Because I would like to have something with me, not connect to 'net every time i need something that's on amazon cloud drive...
OK, as it's impossible, we can forget about this discussion :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:01:34 AM PDT
JES says:
1,100 ebooks doesn't give you enough choices?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:02:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:07:49 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
you can easily put 4-500 books on it and have them with you

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:17:17 AM PDT
How did you manage before ereaders? Did you carry your entire library with you, or just a couple of books?

I understand wanting choices, but several hundred books should suffice.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 4:37:49 AM PDT
Perry says:
You can store additional books "offline" by copying the book and its corresponding folder from the documents folder of the Kindle. Just connect your Kindle to your PC and the Kindle will show up just like a USB drive. You can also do this directly from Amazon's myk website and send a copy encoded for your Paperwhite to your PC.

Then, at any time, you can copy any book that you would like to read from your PC back into the document directory of the Kindle without needed to be connected to the internet.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 7:37:40 PM PST
m. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 8:47:47 PM PST
King Al says:
This thread is about the Paperwhite, which can't store movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 9:45:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2013 9:49:56 PM PST
AC Sue says:
I haven't tried this but have read that a lot of current Android phones have USB host capability and, using a USB OTG cable adapter, you can use a file explorer app on the phone to move files from the phone to a Kindle ereader.

You'd have to download the books to a PC first (coded for transfer to the Kindle if they have DRM), and copy them from the PC to the phone. You'd of course need a large enough SD card in the phone to hold however many books you want to have with you.

You might take a look at this thread on Mobileread --

It might be more trouble than it's worth but it's interesting to know that it's theoretically possible. I wonder if the same procedure could be used to transfer movies from a phone to a Fire -- not that I even have a Fire or any plans to get one ;)

ETA: I wish I'd learn to check the posting dates before replying.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 10:49:02 PM PST
Thanks for that ETA - I would have forgotten to do that very thing without your reminder :-)

What I'm wondering is what the OP meant by "function-wise not capacity-wise". That sounds like he's NOT talking about just more space for books, but rather more space for system operation memory. What could you possibly want to do on the PW that you *could* do on the PW if only you had more function space?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 11:07:53 PM PST
Also you're way off-topic since the Paperwhite, the subject of this discussion, is not an Android device. And even Amazon's Android devices do not support USB host capability.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 11:58:37 PM PST
AC Sue says:
I took him to mean that the cloud (rather than the Kindle) was lacking in functionality, either because of MYK's limitations (like no collections) or because he is often away from wifi and cellular coverage.

I've been known to misinterpret questions before though. In which case, never mind ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 2:28:25 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:
Nope, you're exactly right. I travel a lot, do a lot of classes and it doesn't make any sense for me to buy mobile access to the 'net in every single country I'm in and wifi often isn't available. Cloud access therefor doesn' really work for me in any scenario.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 2:30:35 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:
Nope, it's only memory for books I'm talking about. Cloud usage model isn't what I need, I wanted to check if there's a way of having something on a side - wifi hard drive, whatever - to connect to from PW.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 2:57:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2013 2:57:41 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
that's why I bought my Paperwhite with 3G and that doesn't cost anything to download books from your account

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 3:26:32 AM PST
Artist says:
But why do you need to carry more than a thousand books when you travel? Before your Kindle, how many paper books did you carry with you?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 3:40:14 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:
Right. How about when you go to Germany? Or Netherlands? Or Norway? Is it still free to download and/or use books from the cloud service?

You're missing the point, which isn't the fact that you have or don't have the 3g module in the device. Paying a bucket load of cash for roaming is the problem I'm talking about here. Which you could've easily deduced yourself if you took a minute of your time and actually read what I wrote.

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 3:49:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2013 4:37:22 AM PST
samkitty says:
Vedran getting testy w/all the responders who are trying to help won't help your problem as no where did I see you clarify exactly what you needed to do w/the paperwhite. The 3G version does not have a 'roaming' charge like wifi might have only the 4G which is on the Kindle Fires. So it is possible as long as you don't need to carry every single book you own on your Kindle that the Paperwhite will work for you w/o any extra storage space needed.

edited for spelling

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 3:52:55 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
excuse me, but I've downloaded books from my account via 3G and/or wifi in the US, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK and Russia without being charged a cent. Your books purchased from or transferred through Amazon are available to you from your Account free any time you use wifi or 3G worldwide. The only charges you could possible pay is a fee to download personal documents while traveling or subscriptions.

Once a book has been purchased, it is stored free of charge on your Amazon account and is downloadable free of charge from anywhere in the world you can make a connection. You might have to pay a fee in some hotels to connect to wifi, but there is usually free wifi available at lots of places.

The Cloud Service is a separate entity from your Cloud. Your Cloud as identified on your Paperwhite, is just a list of links to the books stored on your Amazon account, not your Cloud account which is for personal documents, music, photos, etc.

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 5:16:20 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:
Ok, let's try again.

When you go abroad, you pay additional costs for mobile connectivity if you don't have WiFi available. My original question was - is there a way to expand storage on PW without incurring additional costs for mobile connectivity - be it a roaming connectivity (mobile outside of your country), additional costs by buying additional mobile cards when coming to all or some of the countries abroad that you visit, or without having to rely on WiFi. At no time did I say that I have to pay AMAZON additional money to download books, it's the Internet connectivity itself that you pay for. That's why I asked about WiFi-enabled hard drives, for example. There are other readers that can be used with a Wi-Fi-equipped hard drives, which is something that you carry with you, and don't pay aditionally for.

Kindle Paperwhite doesn't have a lot of onboard memory. So, having that in mind - usage model that I'm talking about is a regular, non-Internet-dependent e-book reader. I sincerely do not care about options available to connect to the Internet abroad - don't want to use them, and don't want to pay additionally for them. I don't want to have to connect to the Internet to have my books with me. I really don't understand why that's such a difficult concept to understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 5:22:57 AM PST
Vedran Dakic says:
samkitty, don't get me wrong, but this is a 3+ months old discussion. and most of these answers aren't even close to being helpful and originally, I thought that I got my answer 3 or so months ago and considered the matter closed. now, more then three months later, I get another round of 10+ replies out of nowhere, with an absolute zero of relevant information to the topic. for example, questions like "how did you live before ebook readers" or answers like "that's why I have 3g PW" are just plain unnecessary and have absolutely nothing to do with the topic. I don't expect to always get answers, but I really do feel that I should be able to point out the fact that someone is going astray from the original topic.
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