1. gatorback's Avatar
    I installed a 32GB SD card (with about 17 GBs of MP3s). Now the menu navigation is unacceptably 'laggy'. The time from input to response is measured in 30+ seconds. I suspect that the database used create the MP3s is the problem. Any constructive suggestions are good. Examples would be ideal. Thank you.

    Update: Freed up 300MB, so that the SD card is no longer full. Rebooted and received error message:

    "Media card can not be accessed due to fatal errors"

    Does this mean that I've bumped up against the limit of the number of media files the handset will allow (~3000 media files)?
    Last edited by gatorback; 10-01-12 at 07:36 AM.
    10-01-12 06:34 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    what class was your memory card?
    10-01-12 09:25 AM
  3. Michael_Pro's Avatar
    first step is to go to Options > Device > Storage then click the BlackBerry key and select Repair it will take a minute or two (probably longer considering you have 32GB) and then you will receive a prompt telling you Media Card Repair Successful

    like Fubaz said what class is your memory card ? you should have a class 10 as it has better read and write speeds , class 2 and 4 are too slow for blackberry , class 6 is okay for 16GB/8GB , class 10 for 32GB since its such a larger micro sd card
    10-01-12 12:33 PM
  4. gatorback's Avatar
    @all: thanks for the SD Card suggestion and the repair procedure.
    10-04-12 08:31 AM
  5. jake_870's Avatar
    I think the phone's processor is a bit too slow to be able to handle all that data. My 16GB card had accumulated a ton of media on it and it lagged badly when u were scrolling through the pics. You should try defragmentating the media card while its in the BB and connected to the PC, I found that it increased performance noticeably, but didn't exactly work a miracle.
    10-09-12 04:26 PM
  6. jeiser271's Avatar
    This could be due to the fact that the blackberry 9700 only supports to a maximum of 16 gb sd cards.
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    10-11-12 02:25 PM
  7. bmercer94's Avatar
    i would recommend going into BBDM, connecting the phone, and "show hidden" in files, go Media Card>Blackberry>System>Media and delete the largest two files(maybe 3) and see if that helps.
    10-24-12 06:41 AM
  8. jafrul's Avatar
    This could be due to the fact that the blackberry 9700 only supports to a maximum of 16 gb sd cards.
    yup... i believe so... as 9700 maximum micro SD card reading is UP TO 16GB.
    btw, BB is a good multimedia device as well but with that much of songs u might as well use a different MP3 player. and those can maximise your BB experience.

    #blackberry by choice. Sent from my 9800 non-slide slider.
    10-24-12 06:57 AM
  9. patel7's Avatar
    smaller the card size faster the navigation , bigger the card size slower the navigation
    11-02-12 10:49 AM
  10. faceless_el's Avatar
    This could be due to the fact that the blackberry 9700 only supports to a maximum of 16 gb sd cards.
    i was thinking the same.
    11-13-12 12:27 PM
  11. lop01's Avatar
    maximum size depends of the release of the OS

    BlackBerry Device Software Media Card Size Limit
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 Up to 2 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 Up to 4 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 Up to 4 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software Up to 8 GB per Verizon Release Notes and confirmed by users.
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 Up to 8 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0 Up to 8 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software and later Up to 16 GB
    BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 and later Up to 32 GB
    11-19-12 04:54 PM
  12. gatorback's Avatar
    @LOP: Thank you. My 9700 is on V5.0.

    Access speed is not a function of the memory capacity. Random Access Memory is very different from sequential access.
    04-06-15 10:47 AM