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32 GB or 64 GB Kindle Fire HD

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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 2:57:57 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 23, 2012 3:00:16 PM PST
I am having a hard time making a discussion between the 32 GM or the 64 GB Kindle Fire HD. Is it worth the extra $100 to go with the 64 GB? Any comments helping me make this decision would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 3:14:27 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
If you have the funds go with the 64gb model. Always purchase the most memory you can affors to get.

With that said, how do you plan to use the Fire? Will you always be in WiFi range to access the cloud? If so then the 32gb would be more than enough space, you can download movies and such as you want to watch them.

If you travel alot and will be away from WiFi quite a bit then the larger memory would be useful to load up the Fire with content before you leave for your trip.

It all depands on what you plan to use it for and your access to WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 3:16:59 PM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 3:37:34 AM PST
I was debating which one, also, and decided on the 32 GB Kindle Fire HD (4G LTE). I saw that there are small, wi-fi external hard drives available, so, if I ever need more than the 32 GB's, I'll just get a small, portable wi-fi drive. That sounds like a good way to store a movie collection.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 11:34:41 AM PST
D.L.C says:
Battery life on wifi drives is terrible though. Most have a hard time lasting more then 4 hours. And many can't charge and steam at the same time.

Still $100 for 32gb of NAND memory is kind of stiff.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 8:25:33 PM PST
Don't you need a driver (android app) to use an external wi-fi hard drive?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 8:29:31 PM PST
 nospin  says:
The Gauntlet drive is the most tal k ed about in the tech press now.
Gauntlet Connect

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 8:29:54 PM PST
GnomeEd says:
There is no SD slot, so there is no adding memory later. I'd suggest that if you are unsure, then go for 64GB. I have never heard of people complaining that they have to much memory.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 8:48:14 PM PST
AC Sue says:
This flash drive looks interesting. It's expensive, but carrying around extra sd cards makes it infinitely expandable.

Maxell AirStash Expandable Capacity Wireless 16GB Flash Drive A02 (666601)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 9:09:59 PM PST
D.L.C says:
True but paying $100 for 32gb you won't use is dumb.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 9:17:19 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Check out this one
Patriot Gauntlet 320GB Portable Wireless External Drive (PCGTW320S)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 9:20:15 PM PST
Just FYI, the GoFlex Satellite Drive is the same price and has more capacity:

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STBF500101 Black

I have this one and a Kingston Wi Drive for use with my Kindle Fires. Both work well.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 12:20:05 AM PST
epb says:
I've got the Airstash, originally purchased for use with my iPad. I like that it's extremely portable and that you can swap out SDHC cards. However, it doesn't work with my Kindle Fire as well as it does with my iPad; it doesn't let me stream my Amazon video content from the device or play the files once downloaded. Likely a DRM issue, but the iPad doesn't have it.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 6:09:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2012 6:10:38 AM PST
Bill Hansen says:
To the people who are using the external WiFi drives - Cauntlet, GoFlex, Kingston, or Airstash - how does their battery life hold up? Can you play HD (high definition) videos/movies stored on them, without stuttering or buffering issues?

Those external WiFi drives look wonderful, with their high capacities, but they cost $130-160 USD, which of course is a little more than the "extra" 32 GB of internal memory costs (moving up from a 32 GB model, to a 64 GB model of the KFHD). If I find that I need 250GB or 500GB I'll surely buy one, but I think I need to experiment a while first, to be sure I need that much capacity.

Bill Hansen

Posted on May 16, 2013 3:33:13 AM PDT
can you store your photos on a Kindle HD?

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 3:47:00 AM PDT
musicmomma says:
You have to make sure that the movies are the right format. I downloaded a bunch of movies from the Internet and they played fine on my computer. I bought a Kingston external drive and hooked it up to my Kindle Fire and the movies would not play because the format was wrong.

I know there is a software that changes the format of the movie but, that did not work either.

I now have moview that I can play on my Kindle and TV and movies that I can play on my computer and TV. I am not complaining because I have a lot of movies that I can watch and never in a situation where I am lacking a movie to watch. I sold my external hard drive to my son and he has many uses for it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 3:47:56 AM PDT
musicmomma says:
The app for the Kingston wifi external drive is free through Amazon and iTunes.

Posted on May 16, 2013 6:50:55 AM PDT
P. Dalton says:
Then there is this: RAVPower® RP-WD01 Wireless WiFi-Disk & Built-in 3000mAh Li-Polymer Power Bank which allows you to store data in cards, portable hard drives, etc. and access it from the Kindle. I don't have one but find it interesting. $49.99 at Amazon but, then, of course there is the cost of the cards and hard drive.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 7:38:16 PM PDT
avid reader says:
Does the fire HD 10 camera take videos
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