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Old 07-15-2017, 9:43 PM
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Has anyone tried using a smaller micro SD card to speed up boot times?
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Old 07-15-2017, 9:48 PM
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Yes, I have used a 2gb and 1gb sd card, I have even used a 1gb card partitioned to 512mb.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:36 PM
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I've been using a 256mb card in my WS1080 for about a year now with no problems.
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does it really speed up booting?
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does it really speed up booting?


I tried a 2GB card, timed it, and made no difference. Load time was exactly the same to the second. Maybe results will vary, but not in my case.
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I think it's only the first bit where the display shows 00% then 10% then 20% up to (very briefly) :0% that gets slower on a larger SD card. On my WS1088 it's before the light comes on.

The next bit where the bar moves across seems to be slower only according to the amount (size? number?) of the files on the card.
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Old 07-17-2017, 9:06 AM
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memory size has nothing to do with read / write speeds of the card.
Each memory card has a class which determines its speeds.
https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...performance%29
What may limit this is the bus speed of the card reader and the software that reads the card on the scanner.
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I thought the same. In terms of booting I don't typically turn my scanners in a hurry. Doesn't mean that the occasion might not arrive...
Say, I see the fire fighters coming to my neighborhood, I might want to power up quickly to find out what is going on, after I run outside to see if my house is safe hehehe
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My scanner is on 24/7...I just turn the volume down when I go to bed.
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My scanner is on 24/7...I just turn the volume down when I go to bed.
That's great with most scanners but it means using external power which, at least with my WS1088, means it would be vulnerable to unexpected power loss which makes it lose all recordings made since it was last switched off properly.

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Never had the problem, Plugged in using a wall wart and Nicads inside. The recordings are on the sd card inside and can usually be pulled off with a card reader.

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Never had the problem, Plugged in using a wall wart and Nicads inside. The recordings are on the sd card inside and can usually be pulled off with a card reader.
If I switch off the wall wart the scanner almost always crashes and fails to flush something (the FAT and the folders I presume) to the SD card.

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If I switch off the wall wart the scanner almost always crashes and fails to flush something (the FAT and the folders I presume) to the SD card.

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2 things that should be obvious....DON'T switch off the wall wart and have rechargeable batteries in the scanner for battery back up. The scanner will charge the batteries and keep them charged. A good set will last 5-8hrs. I did this for 2 yrs will my 668 that I recently sold.
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2 things that should be obvious....DON'T switch off the wall wart and have rechargeable batteries in the scanner for battery back up. The scanner will charge the batteries and keep them charged. A good set will last 5-8hrs. I did this for 2 yrs will my 668 that I recently sold.
EXACTLY.
But power can fail.

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I found that NOT putting the whole U.S. database on the card increased my boot time.
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