Many of us using the SD cards with our Android devices are not satisfied with the reading speeds. This is particularly true when you compare the slow speeds achieved with in the Android OS on your phone compared to the blisteringly fast speed achieved when the same SD card is connected to your Windows machine! So, what I am trying to say is that, although the inherent speed offered by the SD card is important but in most cases if you are using these SD cards with the Android based devices – actually your mobile OS (in this case Android) is becoming the bottleneck!
This happens because when reading from SD card these contents are cached by the Android OS and the problem is that the default size for this cache is set to 128KB in most ROMs and even to 4KB in some ROMs! So, you got the idea for the sluggish reading performance. Now to address this problem we reported about a hack a few months back in April that could drastically increase the speed of your SD card when used with your Android based device. However, that method did require some extra manual effort and may be a bit too much for the novice users.
But now we have a nice free application available in the Android Market named SD-Booster that will do all the hard for you to set the cache size and apply the tweak automatically on each reboot!
SD-Booster speeds up your SD-Card (external memory-card) up to 40 times! Enjoy a new feeling of speed on your Android smartphone anytime and everywhere you are.
Starting apps, listing to your favorite music or just swapping data with your PC ? Whatever you do, the SD-Booster improve your phone speed!
SD-Booster needs root permission to run, otherwise SD-Booster can’t do anything!
As noted in the above excerpt SD-Booster requires root permissions to do its magic. You can head to the Root section on our website to find a relevant guide for your device before installing this application. Developer claims that this application can speed-up the SD Card speed by up to 40X!! But of course, this is likely an ideal scenario.
You can get the SD-Booster from Android Market here. Note that recently released version on the Android Market now includes native Android 3.x (Honeycomb) support!
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