Your Garage Beauty Best Books of the Year So Far STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc PCB for Musical Instruments Starting at $39.99 Wickedly Prime Handmade Wedding Rustic Decor Book House Cleaning gotpremiere gotpremiere gotpremiere  Introducing Echo Show All-New Fire 7, starting at $49.99 Kindle Oasis Nintendo Switch Water Sports STEMClubToys17_gno
Customer Discussions > Kindle forum

SD Card On Kindle Fire

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 26-50 of 200 posts in this discussion
Posted on Dec 27, 2011, 6:33:42 PM PST
deannah says:
They are speakers.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012, 5:21:23 PM PST
S.Sullivan says:
I had bought an app from the kindle app store, but it required an sd card to be opened. I was pretty confused because it came from the

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012, 7:12:29 PM PST
Q says:
S Sullivan,
What app was that?

The 5 GB free on the FAT32 partition on the Fire is formatted and named as an "SD Card" so that games can see & use it for that purpose.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 2:29:49 AM PST
Ann Crawford says:
Is Amazon the only site you can obtain books from? I am new to Kindle and not sure what I am doing with it :-)

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 2:45:09 AM PST
Ann Crawford says:
I am a new user, Is it possible to transfer books on my computer to my Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012, 2:53:43 AM PST
Denis Powell says:
Anne, all current Kindles will accept eBooks in several different formats. As long as an eBook retailer supplies books in one of those formats you'll be able to read them on your Kindle. The most common ones are .mobi and .prc.

You might want to take a look at fictionwise, nobleromance and allromanceebooks to begin with, but there are others. Some publishers and authors also sell direct. When the Harry Potter ebooks become available you'll only be able to get them from pottermore.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 3:27:25 AM PST
Bill D. says:
I like my Fire. It work fines and I take it everywhere. I easily give it 4 Stars. The ONLY reason I can't give it 5 Stars is because it does not have a SD slot. It was a mistake by Amazon not have a SD slot. I realize they wanted to keep cost down, etc. BUT IMO they should have added a slot and raised the price to $219 or so. Nowadays 8g of memory isn't nearly enough. An expansion slot is a necessity.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012, 5:34:57 AM PST
Sailorman says:
Where have you been?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012, 5:54:13 AM PST
Bill D. says:
I haven't gone anywhere.. But was I missed? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2012, 11:04:41 AM PST
C. Howard says:
I am not positive what the two slots are for, but I believe they are just the speakers.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 12:13:54 PM PST
Nanarminda says:
LAS VEGAS & FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International CES 2012 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced an app to enable Wi-Drive™ use with Kindle Fire. Shipping in later Q1, Kingston® Wi-Drive will also be available in a 64GB capacity. In addition, existing Wi-Drive users can get a free app update for Apple devices that allow AirPlay and DRM support. The award-winning Kingston Wi-Drive is wireless portable storage for tablets and smartphone devices including Kindle Fire, Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, and lets users store and share content wirelessly with three users simultaneously.

Kingston Wi-Drive was first released in 2011 for Apple devices and can now be used for the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The app, available on the Amazon Appstore for Android, allows Kindle Fire users to expand the capacity of the device beyond the 8GB of internal storage.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 12:33:28 PM PST
Bill D. says:
A SD slot would have been a better, and much less expensive option.. BUT this WI-Drive is good idea, and an option for some. $50 for the 16 GB WI is a little pricey. But it is an option. Thx.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 1:00:39 PM PST
I too am disappointed in the lack of an SD slot on the fire. Or a USP port would have been fine.
I'm also glad that they kept the costs down though. One of the 2 could have been added for a dollar or 2.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 1:50:46 PM PST
Ernie says:
For what purpose? Toward what end?

Posted on Jan 10, 2012, 2:31:24 PM PST
Bill D. says:
Not that it matters because I doubt any Fire owner has one of these Wi-Drives yet.. But I went to the Amazon App store and I couldn't find this App the article mentioned that is now available for the Fire at the App store.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012, 10:52:38 AM PST
The WiFi Drive sounds pretty cool if they drop in price.

Posted on Jan 13, 2012, 11:04:32 AM PST
DCM says:
You can just use Samba instead of that Wi-Drive thing. It's free. (although I'm not sure if it will work if you don't have your kindle rooted)

Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 9:36:22 AM PST
rovingt says:
i'm traveling to a place without wireless and want to backup my pictures (taken on an SD card) onto something. I used to have an adapter that would save pictures to my iPod, but that iPod died. Is there anything like this for a Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 11:29:45 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
The Wi-Drive app is now available in the Amazon App Store for free: Wi-Drive

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 11:46:14 AM PST
No, the Kindles cannot act as hosts for an SD card reader.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 12:06:51 PM PST
art says:
Those are the speakers.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012, 11:38:29 AM PDT
I personally believe that there is limited onboard storage and no card slot for another reason. Amazon's business model is all about selling software. You have limited onboard storage for software you buy from other vendors. The Cloud gives you unlimited storage for things you buy from Amazon. Amazon is trying to give you a firm nudge in the direction of buying their content. I think it's a smart move by them from the business perspective, even if it's less than convenient for some end users like us.

Meanwhile, I'm sad that the Kindle can't directly exchange files with pure storage media in any form. For example, I have SD cards and flash drives galore that I could plug in with the proper interface device. Unfortunately, I have to have a computer handy to be able to do that. The iPad has capability to import files, but it won't work with the latest SD-card technology (SDXC), and it won't export. The Kindle, like the iPad, can exchange files with a Cloud, but not with a pure storage device of any kind. It takes a computer to do that.

This limitation is a problem for me. If I'm traveling in Europe, I can't get to the Cloud. I'm forced to take a computer, and with the airlines charging as they do for luggage, it's a pain. I have the same problem with the iPad. I bought one and then returned it for that reason. The iPad in question was $1100.

Bottom line for me is that the Fire is a compromise, but a good one. Best Buy just announced a short-lived special in which they throw in a basic e-Ink Kindle for just $40. That's nice to have for reading on the beach or the deck of a cruise ship. I'll just have to take along my little netbook computer. (Can't quite bring myself to spring for a MacBook Air.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 6:50:21 PM PDT
what commands i use to transfer a zip file to the root sd, i just can't seem to figure it out copy and paste to where ? just lost

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012, 10:42:29 AM PDT
J H Turner says:
The two slots at the top are nothing more than the speakers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012, 10:50:11 AM PDT
Why do you want to put a zip file on the SD root? Not much use there. What are you trying to accomplish?
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the Kindle forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
Critical Software Update for Kindle E-Readers
0 Mar 23, 2016
Welcome to the Kindle Discussion Forum - A Congregation of Kindle Enthusiasts
0 Mar 20, 2015
Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks IV 2398 4 minutes ago
My kindle paper white has frozen 1 4 minutes ago
88th Raok - roads? Where we're going we don't need roads! 342 9 minutes ago
We're Quirky! There Are Various Critters, Including Tail-less Manx Kittens, Here. We Also Have Hugh Manatee. Bring Your Quilting And Sewing Projects, Your Camera, And Your Instant Pot. So Geese And Tally Ho! 3101 10 minutes ago
KINDLE KITCHEN #6: A place for sharing, caring, chat and FUN! 8105 15 minutes ago
Free Books & Chat July 2017 694 28 minutes ago
Freebie Books - Links Only - No Self Promotion IV 9757 36 minutes ago
How to archive books on the Kindle keyboard 3G 25 1 hour ago
Al's Place 36 Degrees of Separation 4258 1 hour ago
No autocorrect for Kindle notes on the Fire? 1 3 hours ago

This discussion

Discussion in:  Kindle forum
Participants:  113
Total posts:  200
Initial post:  Oct 3, 2011
Latest post:  May 7, 2017

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 20 customers