Root Apps2sd shortens life of SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DDustiNN, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member
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    I've seen this mentioned a few times now, but how significant is it really? I can't really seem to find much about it...

    I'm using Apps2sd right now and I love how much extra space it gives me. I also don't notice any slowdown when running apps (at least so far). Of course I'll be getting a new phone next year when my NE2 is ready, which of course will come with a new card, so do I even need to worry about this?

    Any Mythbusters out there?
     

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  2. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member
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    its not that significant. Dev's only post it so someone can't blame them for it messing up the card.
     
  3. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member
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    Ok cool, I didn't figure it was, but just wanted to double-check :D

    Thanks.
     
  4. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member
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    ya, its pretty much a "this MIGHT happen so im going to cover my ass because some people suck and would blame me" kinda thing.
     
  5. Morkai Almandragon

    Morkai Almandragon Well-Known Member
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    You go from reading and writing on the card every now and then, to every time you open certain apps. Id guess an increase of well over 500% usage...

    So I would guess, yes, it shortens the life lol. I would also say there is a point when it becomes ridiculous to worry about that though.
     
  6. razorclose

    razorclose Well-Known Member
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    I corrupted my memory card within 3 days of rooting because i loaded so many roms on it and kept flashing to try and find one i liked :eek:
     
  7. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member
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    :eek: Was it able to be fixed with a format, or did you really ruin it?
     
  8. razorclose

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    I was able to fix it with a format after a few tries, thank goodness, and I had just backed up all of the data on it to my computer the day before I rooted so I was able to get all my stuff back :D

    Plus, I have the habit of backing up my data basically every other day to multiple drives, so it came naturally :cool:
     
  9. Haxcid

    Haxcid Well-Known Member
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    This is because flash media does have a maximum number of times it can be written to however it is usually in the thousands.
     

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