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Old 02-28-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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Does Forma become slower in managing its stored library with more ePubs in storage

I'm considering getting a Kobo Forma, maybe just the smaller, 8GB version.

Can anyone tell me if managing your libary of books on your internal storage slows down the more ePubs you have? What, for instance, is the difference in speed, when viewing your library, between having 100 ePubs (let's say it's 100MB) versus 8,000 (let's say that's maxing out the 8GM storage)?

What prompts my question is a comment I saw on an ereader blog. Please refer to the comment posted by fjtorres on September 5 2013

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I hear similar complaints about the Sonys on mobileread.
The database limit (~2000 books) seems to be due to the hardware, onboard memory for caching the metadata, perhaps. The only readers that seem to be able to manage large libraries on SD card are the ones that use the file system instead of a database. Which explains why 2GB on board storage has become so common; it keeps the library within manageable bounds–reducing support calls–and reducing build costs.

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Old 03-01-2019, 04:54 AM   #2
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Navigating the library will slow down, as in nearly every reader out there. Search should still be pretty snappy, though. And it works very well, that's mainly how I browse my library, via search.
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My hypothesis is the way the navigation works. It's an index within an array and the bigger the array, more work is needed by the CPU to move the index from A to Z. However, that's really basic code so it shouldn't slow down the reader like that.

My second hypothesis is that for every book within the index, the reader have to fetch the information from the memory for EVERY book within the listing showed. That would explain why more data on the memory, more data is fragmented, slower it gets.
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