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Budget tablets with large storage (512GB or 1TB)

by DariustheMighty / June 4, 2017 11:01 PM PDT

We have a project that involves sending out private, encrypted information on hard drives and I would like to change to sending a tablet with the data instead (so they can view it without needing a computer).

I am having a hard time finding a tablet with a large enough hard drive or able ot handle a large microSD chip. A lot seem to have a limit of 32GB for some reason (I assume this is because of an older SD card hardware version).

Can anyone recommend a tablet that can hold 512GB or more? The lower cost the better as we will be sending thousands of them out.

I assume Android will be best so we can build a custom viewing app for the data, but we don't have any preference really.

Thanks for your help.

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My findings as well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2017 9:55 AM PDT

But a tablet is a computer so let's get that out of the way.

Next is when you look at the cheaps, the features do take a dive like that. Look at the Microsoft Surface and it handles large cards. Samsung has changed their lineup so I can't look there.

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Yes
by FizziLife / April 18, 2018 4:29 AM PDT

Yes, I can. Apple. Or Windows. Android cannot and will not.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 18, 2018 4:42 AM PDT

Android can handle 512 GB SD cards, although maybe it's not supported by all tablets in the market.

But with an order of thousands of tablets coming, I'm sure every supplier will be willing to prove to you that their tablet offers what you need. So just send out an RFQ to a few of your preferred suppliers and see what they come with.

Did you consider the option to store that 512 GB of data on a server or in the cloud and write an app to access that. I think that would be MUCH cheaper and MUCH better to maintain than having thousands of copies out in the wild.

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