Battery Life and SD Cards

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  1. yeewiz

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    Is it me or has anyone noticed that battery life is shortened when you leave a SD card in the RT? Seems it doesn't matter if it is a 8GB or 64GB SD but it appears to me the battery gauge is moving faster since I put the SD in. I haven't done a full test yet but just wondering if anybody observed the same ...
     
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    My microSD card went in on day 2 and I ain't taking it out to conduct a test. :p I'm very satisfied with my battery life on my RT.
     
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    I haven't noticed anything, but I've had my SD card plugged in since day 1... I'll try it out!
     
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    More than likely that is a coincidence. You probably have a rouge app or process. Use the task manager from desktop to see if anything is going wild. Perhaps you also have a mounting issue if you tried to add any folders from the SD card where it is continually trying to read or connect those folders.

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    Have had the 64 Gb SD card in since day one. Battery life is more on usage than anything else, did you change the Power settings- screen brightness- ETC.....
     
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    it may be a coincidence, I won't rule it out. I know that I had the RT for about a week before I added the SD card. In that week, I charged the RT maybe twice. After I added the SD card, I barely last 2 days. I'll run some tests. I've been adding apps so a rogue app is always a possibility, or I could also be using the RT differently too. No, no power setting adjustments. Good to know you guys think it ain't so.
     
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    I've had a 32GB card in mine since the day i got the tablet and find the battery life not to be a problem.
     
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    According to my hypothesis, if you didn't have that card in, you would definitely have even greater battery life. :) I'm in the middle of my tests, I'll report back later on results.
     
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