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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 12:38:44 AM

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When the card is inserted, opening apps on my main palms memory is about
twice as slow. The card is Sandisk 1GB. Its normal for apps to be
slower when opened on SD memory, but what happens is the slowwdown of
internal apps.


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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 8:44:40 AM

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In article <john.doggett-95CF31.20384303082005@news.charter.net>,
Bible John <john.doggett@x-files.gov> wrote:

> When the card is inserted, opening apps on my main palms memory is about
> twice as slow. The card is Sandisk 1GB. Its normal for apps to be
> slower when opened on SD memory, but what happens is the slowwdown of
> internal apps.
>
>
> John

Are they slower than when there is no SD card?

Are they looking for databases on the SD card?
August 5, 2005 4:00:36 PM

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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 20:38:44 -0700, Bible John
<john.doggett@x-files.gov> wrote:

>When the card is inserted, opening apps on my main palms memory is about
>twice as slow. The card is Sandisk 1GB. Its normal for apps to be
>slower when opened on SD memory, but what happens is the slowwdown of
>internal apps.

I've noticed something similar on my Treo. The phone becomes slugish
when browsing icons etc.. even in RAM. If I remove the card everything
speeds up (especially browsing icons)..

I just thought it was due to caching or because of maintaining such a
large extra volume.

I've noticed a slight decrease in speed also as I have added files to
the card over time..

Pete
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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 9:21:55 PM

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In article <gsk6f19nlm21s9m28gin9pu1kaiug5bmdo@4ax.com>,
Pete <nosespam@my.nut> wrote:

> I've noticed something similar on my Treo. The phone becomes slugish
> when browsing icons etc.. even in RAM. If I remove the card everything
> speeds up (especially browsing icons)..
>
> I just thought it was due to caching or because of maintaining such a
> large extra volume.
>
> I've noticed a slight decrease in speed also as I have added files to
> the card over time..

How can it be fixed?


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August 10, 2005 3:59:32 AM

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>> I've noticed something similar on my Treo. The phone becomes slugish
>> when browsing icons etc.. even in RAM. If I remove the card everything
>> speeds up (especially browsing icons)..

>> I just thought it was due to caching or because of maintaining such a
>> large extra volume.

>> I've noticed a slight decrease in speed also as I have added files to
>> the card over time..

>How can it be fixed?
>John

I have only found either removing the card and reinserting and a soft
reset helps in my situation... but even then it doesn't help for long.

If you have any hacks or system apps running in the background that
will also slow your system down.

From what I can tell some slow down is due to using a card so there is
probably no solution except to have fewer files on the card, get a
faster card or use a smaller card..

But that may not be your problem.. it is however a general problem
when using memory cards and is the same on both my Treo and my Palm
Clie PDA :( 

Pete
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:25:08 AM

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Hello, Pete !
You wrote:
>
> >> I've noticed a slight decrease in speed also as I have
> >> added files to
> >> the card over time..
>
> >How can it be fixed?
> >John
>
> I have only found either removing the card and reinserting and
> a soft
> reset helps in my situation... but even then it doesn't help
> for long.
>

Maybe it is not caused by lots of files on the card per se, but
specifically by lots of files in /Palm/Launcher folder? Just a
guess, but this folder is, of course, treated special by the
launcher in many ways.

If this is indeed the root of the problem, perhaps using a tool
like PowerRun to minimize the number of files you must keep there
would help.

I have a 1 gig card in a TC that is nearly full, and I have not
noticed any slowdown as it filled over time.... but I have very
few files in /Palm/Launcher.

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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:04:27 PM

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tannenba@NOSPAMcs.wisc.edu (Todd Tannenbaum) wrote:

>I have a 1 gig card in a TC that is nearly full, and I have not
>noticed any slowdown as it filled over time....

I have several different cards from 32M to 1G and have never noticed any system
slowdown on my Zire 72 when using them. In fact I've never ever noticed any
slowdown on any of my SD capable Palms. So it's not a hardware problem. As
usual, check the 3rd party apps.

Now as to slowdowns using a hard drive, that's another matter...;)

>but I have very few files in /Palm/Launcher.

Not sure why this would make a difference, but I have about 15 Megs worth of
files in the launcher folder. No problems.
!