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  1. mhw100's Avatar
    I've playing around with/without a SD card and while not scientific the .2339 battery seems to last longer without a card. Isn't this contrary to conventional wisdom?
    08-21-15 10:46 PM
  2. Uzi's Avatar
    Yeah I noticed that too battery life much better without sd card

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339
    08-21-15 10:57 PM
  3. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Since the SD has to be indexed, that would hold true on any OS.
    08-21-15 11:27 PM
  4. mhw100's Avatar
    Since the SD has to be indexed, that would hold true on any OS.
    The onboard memory would have to index as well though. The user manual says to save battery to use a SD card.
    08-21-15 11:46 PM
  5. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    The onboard memory would have to index as well though. The user manual says to save battery to use a SD card.
    User manual if it says that, has it backwards. The internal memory operates on a much faster, more efficient buss.

    Don't believe everything you read, unless it's on the interwebz.
    08-21-15 11:55 PM
  6. ma678's Avatar
    Is there a way to turn off index on SD card? Thanks.

    Posted via Classic
    08-22-15 12:22 AM
  7. kgbbz10's Avatar
    The onboard memory would have to index as well though. The user manual says to save battery to use a SD card.
    Where does it say that? I didn't see that in my user guide. Logic would dictate that the more files you add the harder the os has to work, more work means using more juice.

    BBClassic10.3.2.858
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    08-22-15 01:21 AM
  8. Madhuchandran's Avatar
    I've playing around with/without a SD card and while not scientific the .2339 battery seems to last longer without a card. Isn't this contrary to conventional wisdom?
    If I were to transfer the entire SD card content to device memory and remove the SD card: what happens? Will battery life still improve? Just for information.

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    08-22-15 08:43 AM
  9. danp2000's Avatar
    I've also noticed a faster card helps extend battery life. Here are my thoughts, using logic.

    More Files = Shorter Battery Life (indexing)

    Larger Card Size = No change in Battery Life if Number of Files and Memory Card Speed are the Same (time to index)

    Faster Memory Card = Longer Battery life (time required to index is a larger issue than number of files to index)

    Note: These are inferences based on experience and logical deduction of cause and effect.

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    08-22-15 09:18 AM
  10. daviddragon's Avatar
    I have an 32G SD card since my Bold 9900 with a large amount of files (1600 songs, 10 complete movies, 60 music videos and over 200 pictures, also downloaded files and other media.) I start notice that in my new Passport that SD card went out of control giving me a hassle every day. So I decided to re-format the card inside of the same device (Passport), and put back all the same files where they belong. As off that I got a much faster device operation and stable battery life, not to mention that as soon as I did that in my files appears a one file that I never see before doing the re-format, aso I notice that in the new format music files don't need a Dat file inside like on the other devices so I erase them as well. Attached is a screenshot of the new file created by.
    battery seems better without SD card-img_20150822_100836.png
    battery seems better without SD card-img_20150822_102722.png

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    08-22-15 09:28 AM
  11. Madhuchandran's Avatar
    Best solution would be an OTG.

    Posted via CB10
    08-22-15 09:51 AM
  12. Gerzon's Avatar
    The onboard memory would have to index as well though. The user manual says to save battery to use a SD card.
    Reduce power usage by keeping less data on your device. Save data to a media card instead of your device storage space.

    How can I extend battery life? - BlackBerry Z10 - 10.3.2

    battery seems better without SD card-how-can-i-extend-battery-life-.jpg

    Z10 STL100-2/10.3.2.2339-10.3.2.2340
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    08-22-15 09:53 AM
  13. Fastmarc's Avatar
    Hmm, I recently changed my SD from a 8gb to a 32gb then loaded on about 15gb of music plus whatever else I had on the other card and saw no difference in battery life. My card and device is also encrypted.

    Posted via CB10
    08-22-15 12:20 PM
  14. kgbbz10's Avatar
    "Reduce power usage by keeping less data on your device. Save data to a media card instead of your device storage space."

    Makes sense, if you don't use your sd card. I save everything to mine, but I access it all the time so it does nothing for me, in terms of saving battery life.
    I save all my music to it and I have my music app running pretty much constant. I have roms on it that retroarch uses. Every time I open the picture or video app the saved content on the SD card is being accessed, or by any app you share that content through. I can see how it could help if you barely used it, but just putting things on the SD card isn't going to automatically save battery just because it's there.


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    08-22-15 12:46 PM
  15. mhw100's Avatar
    "Reduce power usage by keeping less data on your device. Save data to a media card instead of your device storage space."

    Makes sense, if you don't use your sd card. I save everything to mine, but I access it all the time so it does nothing for me, in terms of saving battery life.
    I save all my music to it and I have my music app running pretty much constant. I have roms on it that retroarch uses. Every time I open the picture or video app the saved content on the SD card is being accessed, or by any app you share that content through. I can see how it could help if you barely used it, but just putting things on the SD card isn't going to automatically save battery just because it's there.


    BBClassic10.3.2.858
    Yes and as I said I notice the battery to be a little less by using a card. My card is the latest SanDisk exteme pro 64gb.
    08-22-15 03:05 PM
  16. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Reduce power usage by keeping less data on your device. Save data to a media card instead of your device storage space.

    How can I extend battery life? - BlackBerry Z10 - 10.3.2

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    Z10 STL100-2/10.3.2.2339-10.3.2.2340
    This wouldn't be the first inaccuracy found on BlackBerry's site that needed edited. Logic would dictate, internal memory takes less power to manage than external. It also depends on the type of file. Anything requiring thumbnails, ie images or album covers would take more indexing than documents. My SD contains >13k pictures, so I expect it to have an affect on my battery life.
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    08-22-15 03:24 PM
  17. Technarch's Avatar
    Guys come on, it doesn't index over and over. This isn't mdworker.

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    08-22-15 04:05 PM
  18. danp2000's Avatar
    It does reindex with a hard reboot though.

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    08-22-15 04:17 PM
  19. mhw100's Avatar
    I've only got like 15 gb of music and docs so maybe having it on a 64 gb card is worse than having it on the 32 gb internal memory.
    08-22-15 04:40 PM
  20. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    It will also reindex any time there's a change, or you access a folder/file. If not, my images would pop up thumbnails just as quickly with 100 as 1,000.
    08-22-15 04:41 PM
  21. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    I've only got like 15 gb of music and docs so maybe having it on a 64 gb card is worse than having it on the 32 gb internal memory.
    I doubt the size of the card matters, just the speed and content.
    08-22-15 04:42 PM
  22. mhw100's Avatar
    Sorry guys - I'm not very techie. So is the consensus that battery life is unaffected or better to have media on the internal memory?
    08-22-15 05:35 PM
  23. Uzi's Avatar
    Sorry guys - I'm not very techie. So is the consensus that battery life is unaffected or better to have media on the internal memory?
    I would use sd card for back up reason, if something happen to my phone bricked or anything at least I can access my data in sd card

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339
    08-22-15 05:38 PM
  24. danp2000's Avatar
    I would use sd card for back up reason, if something happen to my phone bricked or anything at least I can access my data in sd card
    There is that.

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    08-22-15 07:08 PM
  25. mhw100's Avatar
    I would use sd card for back up reason, if something happen to my phone bricked or anything at least I can access my data in sd card

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339
    Good point and it's faster to be up and running when the leaks are flowing. Still, I'm curious if the BlackBerry user manual is wrong though.
    08-22-15 07:57 PM
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