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Old 11-07-2009, 06:02 PM   #16
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I use an SD card so that I can use my 505 or 600 to read the same book. I use the Sony library software and always eject from there before disconnecting without any problem. The first time I turn the device on after placing the card in it, it does take longer to load. But, every time I turn it on after that, it responds in the normal manner. Some of the books I have are open format. In which case, I can place it in my jetbook and read on that device as well. I may have to recharge a little more often. But, that is no problem for me as I have more than one ereader. I often use one device while the other is charging. The SD card definitly offers more flexibility.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:38 AM   #17
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I have about 400 mp3 files and 600 books in epub, lrf and pdf format on the 8GB SD card. Each time I add or remove files from the card, the reader (prs-600) take too much time to loading files, about 30minutes. Does anyone have the same problem and any suggestion to fix it (without deleting books and music)?
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #18
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I don't believe there is a "fix". It's inherent in the Sony operation. It scans the memory/cards for new material and reorganizes the internal library each time it is cold booted or something is added/removed.

I only have about 100 books on the reader at a time - probably more than I really need since I only read one at a time. I delete a book from the reader when I've read it. The rest of the books in my collection, both read and unread, I keep on my PC and manage/organize with Calibre.

I realize this usage is considered radical by some owners, but I just don't feel obligated or inclined to have my whole collection available on the reader at the same time. This works for me.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #19
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@vietchovui : Discovered the same problem with PRS-505 when trying to put a collection of ~2500 books on SD card. It took ages to scan the SD card every time you delete one single book. The same problem with PRS-900. Asked Sony about the scan issue and they had no solution except for a) use internal memory only b) don't put too much books on SD card.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:49 AM   #20
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Why calibre or Reader Library don't create a file including all info about books, music,... that have been transferred to the reader while synchronizing, and when we turn on the reader, it had to load only that file and understands what is located on the memory. It's probably much quicker because the PC's processor is much faster than the reader!
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #21
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I believe there are many ways to bypass that scanning problem. But somehow Sony isn't that smart or they don't care about problems of customers.
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@vietchovui : Discovered the same problem with PRS-505 when trying to put a collection of ~2500 books on SD card. It took ages to scan the SD card every time you delete one single book. The same problem with PRS-900. Asked Sony about the scan issue and they had no solution except for a) use internal memory only b) don't put too much books on SD card.
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