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Old 05-10-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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How much does using SD card affect battery life?

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I’ve recently acquired a standard 2gig Scandisk SD card. Is there a notable difference in battery life with using an SD card? Also, should I have purchased one of the ‘ultra fast’ versions? I’ve seen some discussions regarding these questions but it is still not clear to me.

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I measured the battery usage and the difference is very little. You can check the numbers here. Or for the post with the numbers you can click here .

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I've noticed that it really only puts more drain on the battery when you remove it and insert it again. I guess, reading all that data from the card uses the battery but once it's stored in the reader's memory it doesn't seem to drain the battery much.
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I've noticed that it really only puts more drain on the battery when you remove it and insert it again. I guess, reading all that data from the card uses the battery but once it's stored in the reader's memory it doesn't seem to drain the battery much.
That's something I didn't measure. The actual battery usage when the Reader gets data from the SD.
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