Running apps from SD card

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  1. CEB

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    I woke this morning to find what looks like corrupt folders on my MicroSD card. I'll get a card reader and try to sort it out, but it made me wonder whether I should be running apps from the card when they could go in internal memory instead.

    Apart from saving precious internal memory, are there any benefits from keeping the apps on the card?

    With my old Palm, when I launced an app stored on the SD card, it loaded into internal memory and ran it from there. The only performance hit was the time taken to read the app from the card into internal memory. Does it work the same way on Win Mobile 6 Pro, or does the app actually run from the card? If it runs from the card, the constant writing to the card might shorten its life.

    The two apps I want to run quickly are BeyondPod (podcatcher with built-in media player) and TCPMP. Obviously, I want these to run quickly because they're playing audio.

    Any help and comments would be welcome please.
     
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    That's by far the main one, pretty much the only one.
     
  3. CEB

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    Thank you. The apps are prety small, so I'll keep them internal.
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

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    I try to keep 20-25M free internal.
     
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    I've got 32 free for programs, and 53 for storage. Doesn't seem much to me, because I only have a few apps installed.
     
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