Very Large Book Collections

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  1. InterPunct

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    Has anyone else had an issue with very large book collections? I loaded up my nook color with >2K epub files and it seems to bring it to its knees. Any workarounds other than not loading up so many books?
     
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    I have mine in PDB, PRC and Txt as well as EPUB. I found it easier to not fully load all my books. I have discovered the same on my A81. It would get doggish if I had more than 1K. I cull and prioritize as a full e-library is nice, I recognize, i cannot be reading all of my books at the same time.
    I do understand and sympathize. I have sorted by type, and use different readers depending upon type. Some handle a format better than others.
     
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    Where did you load your books to? Internal storage or sd card?
     
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    It was to the SD Card. I had a slower 1GB that I switched to a faster 4GB. Sorry for the noob question, but when I mount the drive to my computer with the USB cable, can I drop the files to internal storage? I'm assuming that may be faster.
     
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    Yes and yes. When you plug your NC up to you pc, it will mount both internal storage as a drive and your installed SD card as a drive. I would split your collection of books as equally as possible. Place your books in internal storage:/My files/Books

    I'm not entirely sure it will make things faster, but it should help out a lot. Try to left at least 25% of your internal storage free, around 1GB. That will give your internal storage room to breath (room for application cache that grows and shrinks during daily use).

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    Many thanks!
     
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    thank you, rico
     
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    Your welcome, let us know tip helped.
     
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    @InterPunct

    Any update on your performance, splitting your collection up between internal storage and your SD card?


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    Not yet, but I'll report back when I do. Thanks again for the info!
     
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    I appreciate the update. BTW, what size and class SD card do you have in your NC?
     
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    have a 16gb sd (class 4) with about 800 books epub/txt and it does the "wait or force close" alot on me. Wondering if overclocking would help it out a little?
     
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    Overclocking won't help but redistribution might. The problem with a large number of files on a SD card has more to do with file format and directory count than device speed and sd card class (speed). Our SD cards are formatted fat32 which has a character count limit of something like ~60k, I think. So your books title character count times how many books you have in one folder are a lot for the file system to handle. Keep in mind, that explanation may not be the whole story in our (NC owners) case, but I think it has a good bit to do with this issue.

    A good solution may be split your books up into more folders.
     

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