|06-13-2012, 02:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony PRS650
Sony PRS-T1: SD card affects battery life?
It makes sense that the added card will require more power, and that further power will be spent by the PDU indexing a large set of files on the card.
I just bought a T1 to replace my broken 650 (who knew dropping repeatedly is bad?), and am wondering if I should buy a card or not. I'd like to have the added capacity, but not if the battery life tanks.
For those of you with T1s and SD cards - have you noticed a large difference in battery performance?
|06-13-2012, 05:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 2 International & Sony PRS-T1
I've had an SD card installed in my T1 since even before I booted it up for the first time, so I couldn't tell you if there was any performance difference.
But as for how long my T1's battery lasts, it generally takes at least 4 days of continuous usage for the icon to drop by even 1 bar.
I regularly spend around 3 hours on or waiting for public transit most days and read during most of that time, plus additional reading at breaks and between classes and sometimes in the evening, and I turn the wireless on and off so I can check stuff on the internet from time to time. Lately I've been finishing roughly 1 book per day (and additional shorts/novellas), and much of what I've been reading is between 150-250 pages.
I only bother to recharge when the battery meter has dropped to half, which is roughly every other week for me.
Hope this helps.
|06-13-2012, 06:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Device: Sony PRS T1
your internal 1.4g will accomodate <> 2500 books on average , I have a 4gb sd ARD WHICH i USE AS A BACK-UP, THE MAIN DRAIN WITH THE CARD IS IF YOU ARE CONTINUALLY REMOVING IT AND ADDING IT BACK IN, i HAVE USED MY T1 WITH THE CARD INSERTED AND HAVE NOT NOTICED ANY REAL SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE IN THE BATTERY LIFE
|06-14-2012, 08:46 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Touch, Sony T1, Kobo Mini
If you have 2000 and more books I think it is better to turn off display of covers in book library and in collections. This way reader is more responsive and saves battery.
I use Calibre to manage my book collection. Calibre version 0.8.55 fixed a bug that was corrupting database of books on SD card. When I change from Kobo Touch to PRS-T1 i run Calibre welcome wizard telling it I'm using PRS-T. Calibre. When I plug connect PRS-T1 Calibre displays message that it detects the Sony reader but does not respond correctly unless I run the wizard changing settings.
|06-15-2012, 08:08 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Sony PRS-T1
to the OP i usually only have to charge mine every 3-4 weeks and I've usually got my nose stuck in it for 3-4 hours a day. I don't use the wi-fi so i don't know what that would do to the battery life
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