1. AmritD's Avatar
    Just wanted to know that in the memory storage it shows that the phone has a total of 6GB memory of which 2GB is taken up the system, so if the system is already taking 2GB of memory then what is taking up other 2GB that the device memory is showing only 6GB? Sorry if its a stupid question, just wanted to know.
    06-07-14 11:49 AM
  2. bb_hero's Avatar
    Hi, BlackBerry Q5 has 8gb internal memory, 2 is taken by the system and you should have 6gb free.... I think your question is a bit confusing because you say it has 6gb so os is using 2gb but shows 6gb free?

    Final answer is total 8gb, os uses 2gb and you have 6gb free

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    06-07-14 12:00 PM
  3. eldricho's Avatar
    Look in the storage tab in your device monitor
    Post a screenshot of it

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    06-07-14 12:13 PM
  4. thurask's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    06-07-14 12:16 PM
  5. Sabrina van walsem's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    Wow you give a lot of numbers.
    Headache now .
    But it is so.
    I have 16Gb internal storage and about 3 almost 4 in use because that is in use for your software and not to forget the rest of your system because if it use nothing you have nothing.
    It is your software and the apps that already are in your phone.

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    06-07-14 12:24 PM
  6. AmritD's Avatar
    Look in the storage tab in your device monitor
    Post a screenshot of it

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    Why is it that out of the 8GB memory on my Q5 I only get 4 GB usable memory?-img-20140607-wa000.jpg
    06-07-14 01:59 PM
  7. AmritD's Avatar
    Look in the storage tab in your device monitor
    Post a screenshot of it

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    Why is it that out of the 8GB memory on my Q5 I only get 4 GB usable memory?-img_20140608_002917.png
    Please ignore the previous picture
    06-07-14 02:00 PM
  8. AmritD's Avatar
    Hi, BlackBerry Q5 has 8gb internal memory, 2 is taken by the system and you should have 6gb free.... I think your question is a bit confusing because you say it has 6gb so os is using 2gb but shows 6gb free?

    Final answer is total 8gb, os uses 2gb and you have 6gb free

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    Sorry my post is a little confusing. Basically after excluding the memory taken up by the OS, I am only getting 4GB free. But I guess I should be getting 6 GB

    Why is it that out of the 8GB memory on my Q5 I only get 4 GB usable memory?-img_20140608_002917.png
    Here is a screenshot if it helps.
    06-07-14 02:03 PM
  9. daves_25's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    This is what's happening.

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    06-07-14 03:50 PM
  10. eldricho's Avatar
    Yep, judging by that screenshot and doing some own analysis on my own device, it seems like it's exactly what Thurask explained

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    06-07-14 05:58 PM
  11. moody's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    Whaaaaaat?

    LoL Now I just need an interpreter to tell me what you said

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.296 & Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.296
    06-07-14 06:31 PM
  12. moody's Avatar
    This is what's happening.

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    =)) you don't know what he said either



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    06-07-14 06:32 PM
  13. moody's Avatar
    Yep, judging by that screenshot and doing some own analysis on my own device, it seems like it's exactly what Thurask explained

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    Neither do you

    Lolololol

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.296 & Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.296
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    06-07-14 06:33 PM
  14. AmritD's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    Sorry man but I didn't understand even a bit of what u said.
    06-07-14 10:08 PM
  15. thurask's Avatar
    Wow you give a lot of numbers.
    Headache now .
    But it is so.
    I have 16Gb internal storage and about 3 almost 4 in use because that is in use for your software and not to forget the rest of your system because if it use nothing you have nothing.
    It is your software and the apps that already are in your phone.

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    Whaaaaaat?

    LoL Now I just need an interpreter to tell me what you said

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.296 & Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.296
    Sorry man but I didn't understand even a bit of what u said.
    Binary prefix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    06-07-14 10:17 PM
  16. eldricho's Avatar
    Neither do you

    Lolololol

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.296 & Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.296
    Hahahaha sorry to burst your bubble moody, but Thur just confirmed something I read about some time ago :P

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    06-07-14 11:07 PM
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    What a cute kid!
    06-08-14 12:34 PM
  18. AmritD's Avatar
    What a cute kid!
    Thanks
    06-08-14 03:07 PM
  19. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I think things are in GiB, not GB. For example, my Z30 says it has 3.77 GB used and 9.41 GB free, adding to around 13.2 GB of usable space. Now, the 16 GB internal memory (16 billion bytes, 1000 bytes/kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes/megabyte, 1000 megabytes/gigabyte) is actually 14.9 GiB (1024 bytes/kilobyte, 1024 kilobytes/megabyte, 1024 megabytes/gigabyte). So if the Device Monitor is reporting in GiB, then the difference is 1.7 GiB, which is about the size of the OS, I think.
    Took the words right out of my mouth

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    06-08-14 04:03 PM
  20. moody's Avatar
    Took the words right out of my mouth

    Posted via CB10
    I was thinking it, I just didn't know how to put it in words.

    Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.296 & Q10SQN100-2/10.3.0.296
    06-09-14 08:00 AM
  21. knighty2112's Avatar
    A Gigabyte in SI units based on base 10 (decimal) numbering system is 1 followed by 9 zeros i.e. 1,000,000,000.

    A Gibibyte in computing which is based on base 2 (binary) numbering system is bigger than the SI decimal version of the Gigabyte coming in at 1,073,741,824.

    In some cases when talking about computer memory or storage when any figures in GB are quoted they actually refer to the Gibibyte amount.

    Binary numbers only have 2 states, 1 or 0, so can only increase in size by 2. Hence binary numbers build up instead of like the decimal system by increasing by power 10 i.e. units, tens, hundreds, thousands etc, but by increasing by power of 2 all the time i.e. 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 etc. Double the numbers from 1 by the power of 2 this way 30 times and you get 1,073,741,824 which is a Gibibyte.

    In short their are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary numbers, and those that don't. ; )





    Careful! Z10 in action!
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    How to make it free memory to 4 GB? Mine only free 1.6 GB max
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