|04-13-2009, 07:06 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
If it does (I've not noticed a drain on my K1), it may depend on how much content you have on your card (I have an 8GB card).
I haven't seen any studies or experiments comparing battery life with and without an SD card.
|04-13-2009, 07:10 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
The straightforward answer to the question "does it drain the battery" is unquestionably "yes" - it requires power to operate; a very small amount of power in "standby" mode, a small amount of power to read data from it, and a quite considerable amount of power to write to it.
Whether the power consumption is sufficient to make a noticeable difference to the battery life I'll leave to Kindle owners to answer.
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