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Old 11-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question PW2 - Max Books bfore You Notice a Lag

I am curious, what is the maximum number of books you keep on your PW2 before you start noticing a lag in the responsiveness of the device??

So far, I have 388 books on my PW but I do not see any lag.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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The number of books doesn't affect the responsiveness of the device. Having a large number of books will slow down the speed of things like doing a global search, but it has no impact whatsoever on the normal use of the device for reading a book.

I currently have a little under 800 books on my PW2, and it's about 75% full.

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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Wouldn't the number of books effect the indexing functions that any database needs to do. The Paper white needs to keep an index of all the books in order to provide the list of books that are on the kindle and I would think that would get longer and longer when you add books to the kindle. However I can understand that it does not effect the book access speed.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Wouldn't the number of books effect the indexing functions that any database needs to do. The Paper white needs to keep an index of all the books in order to provide the list of books that are on the kindle and I would think that would get longer and longer when you add books to the kindle. However I can understand that it does not effect the book access speed.
It does of course need to index the books, but the number of books already in the index has no bearing on the time taken to index new books. ie, if you add 10 new books to your Kindle, it will take the same time to index them regardless of whether you currently have 1 book or 701 books on the device.

I would always recommend adding books to the PW in small batches (no more than 20 at a time) and letting one batch finish indexing before adding the next.

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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I would always recommend adding books to the PW in small batches (no more than 20 at a time) and letting one batch finish indexing before adding the next.
The PW2 copes with indexing like a champ, so letting one batch finish before adding more books is now no longer necessary. I transferred over 600 book in one lump on my PW2 and could read on it while it was digesting that lot

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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Adding books in small batches isn't necessarily anything to do with any problems your Kindle might have indexing a large amount. It's to do with the drain it puts on the battery, and more importantly, if for whatever reason there is an issue with a book and your Kindle either gets stuck indexing it (and therefore keeps draining the battery) or starts freezing up, it's easy to go back and find which book is causing the problem if you've only added a small number at a time.
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Yes, precisely.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for your answers guys, guess I am going to have to test putting more books on my pw. I didn't have this problem with my pw1, but that might have been due to keeping the count under 300, I had this problem with my k2. I know in theory you should do small batches but I am too lazy and too impatient for that. I usually dump them all on there and let it index overnight. Luckily I've never had it choke on a book.
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Sorry, Nyn, but I don't understand why you are expecting to have a problem? Why do you think that putting a lot of books on the PW is going to make it slow?
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Sorry, Nyn, but I don't understand why you are expecting to have a problem? Why do you think that putting a lot of books on the PW is going to make it slow?
I had this problem with my K2 and with my PW1 I limited the number of the books on the device, thus not using more than 1/3 of the storage space. I want to get more usage out of the storage on the PW2, so I was wondering how many books I can load up on my device before it started to occur again. From what I am reading you all have not encountered this lately, so I am going through my Calibre and adding more books to my device.

I like to jump through series when reading so I like to have a lot on my device to choose from. Not to mention I do not like to have all that empty space, ideally I like to keep 2/3's of the device full.
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