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    Default Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    Is it safe to use apps that are supposed to speed up your SD card, like SD booster, on your nexus?

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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    I have no experience with these apps but if they do speed up storage I/O, that is a pretty nasty indictment on Android OS dev. You would think that OS developers would have already optimized such an important operating system function.
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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    I haven't seen any reviews from nexus users on SD boosting type apps, so I'm not sure if it's safe

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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    You have to assume almost anything that increases speed is going to increase heat and decrease battery life. The O/S developers are not optimizing for speed alone.

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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by liljew View Post
    You have to assume almost anything that increases speed is going to increase heat and decrease battery life. The O/S developers are not optimizing for speed alone.

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    not necessarily --- apparently this app allows you to set the size of the internal or external SD memory i/o cache. All that would do is decrease or increase the number of chunks a file is broken into while being read or written. Configuring & optimizing the format for a PC hard drive file system is the comparable equivalent, if the descriptions are accurate.

    An illustration, if you have a 100 Mb file and a 1 MB cache, you will use 100 "fetches" to transfer but if you have a .5 Mb cache, 200. This is simply solving an arithmetic equation to see the average file size on your system and match the cache to optimize. If done properly, it actually will use LESS battery and generate LESS heat and increase speed.... In theory ; D
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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    Does anyone know if it's safe, lol?

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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Does anyone know if it's safe, lol?

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    I expect it's safe enuf - the app has a fairly large happy installed base and isn't doing anything wierd. changing a default cache size shouldn't be any more dangerous than rooting and installing custom Mods or kernels.
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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    I expect it's safe enuf - the app has a fairly large happy installed base and isn't doing anything wierd. changing a default cache size shouldn't be any more dangerous than rooting and installing custom Mods or kernels.
    But there are no reviews for it from nexus users

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    Default Re: Is it safe to use SD booster on the nexus 7?

    If you use the one included in the Rom toolbox you will find a benchmarking program that is a swipe the the right. It will auto benchmark all the cache sizes and show you the results. It is based on the file read selection on top in which I left @ 100mb. It allows you to make a really informed choice.

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