Thread: Glo Using a SD card.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by stethorn View Post
Hi someone set a load of books up on calibre for me, around 4000, most I have never heard off and will never read. But I am curious, If I was to stick all of those on a 32 GB sd card, will it slow the Glo down ? I have seen a kindle with a 1000 books on, when you searched it locked up till it found what it needed, once the book was loaded it was fine. Would this be the case with the Kobo, once you had searched for the book, found it and loaded it, then it would run just as normal?

Also does the Kobo index books like the kindle does, i only know about this due to 2 years ago when I got my kindle keyboard, I copied a load of books on and the battery died due to the amount of work it was doing.

So far I am loving the Kobo over the kindle, few things I am unsure about but will post questions here and work around them :-)

Cheers

Ste
After you copy the books to the Kobo and disconnect it from the computer, it will go into "Processing Content". Depending on the number of books, this can take quite a bit time. Originally, the multiple images associated with the file were generated during this stage however newer firmware now does this when the book is accessed. This has speeded up the process but still not going to win any prizes for speed. After I've done a factory reset, I reconnect the Kobo to the charger when it goes to the Processing Content with spinny. 1500 or so books being processed at one time makes me about the battery dying before the process completes.

The other issue is the process can hang on a corrupted/badly structured epub. I'd recommend not adding more than 100 books at a time just to make it easier to locate the bad book if you run into this problem.

I haven't noticed any noticeable slowdowns by having ebooks on an external SD card compared to having them on internal storage (also a SD card for most Kobo ereaders). It does make it easer to remove a corrupted book when you can connect the SD card directly to your computer to delete files.

The newest firmware will also start using the external SD card for storage when you have so many books/images on the internal storage that it is running out of free blocks.


Regards,
David

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