8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 23, 2012 6:03 PM by Froide

    Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance

      Got a dual boot microSD card for Christmas.  Love the convenience of being able to boot into the Android tablet or the Nook without removing the card, BUT... for some reason I began noticing that while booted into the Nook side (with the mSD mounted), my Nook started performing sluggishly and would freeze when I tried to access video clips, as in the Smithsonian app, requiring a reboot to resolve the problem.

       

      Since my Nook had never given me trouble before, I removed the card and booted directly into the Nook as usual.  Bingo!  No more slowness or freezing and I can play video clips with no problems at all.

       

      I'm not sure I understand what is going on here, and would appreciate hearing your ideas.  I'd love to be able to leave the card in the slot but not at the expense of system performance when booted into the Nook side, which I find I use much more than the Android tablet side.

       

      Thanks! 

       

       

        • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance
          moogs

          What brand of card is the db on?

          • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance
            Sorry to hear that you are having a dual boot issue. I have the n2a card 8gb. I do not have your same issue. Mine works fine in both nook and android. The CS people are wrong. The n2a software takes up less then 3gb of space on the card leaving over 5 gb free for your use. Plenty of room for buffering. If I were you I would contact the company that made your sd card for you and ask them if maybe you got a corrupted card? They may send you another one that may work for you. Good luck. John
              • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance

                There ha been quite a bit of posting since the 1.4.1 update about youtube and Smithsonian videos not playing with the N2A and other such cards installed. The audio works fine not the video with the card installed. N2A response is their stock "it's the nook's problem not ours", some how I do not see B&N costumer service looking into this issue for anyone.

                • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance
                  BeachCatFan

                  nookloverjf wrote:
                  Sorry to hear that you are having a dual boot issue. I have the n2a card 8gb. I do not have your same issue. Mine works fine in both nook and android. The CS people are wrong. The n2a software takes up less then 3gb of space on the card leaving over 5 gb free for your use. Plenty of room for buffering. If I were you I would contact the company that made your sd card for you and ask them if maybe you got a corrupted card? They may send you another one that may work for you. Good luck. John

                  I don't think it's a "corrupted card" at all. I've had mine since I got my NC several months ago. The latest update is the reason for the lack of video with the card in place. This has been noted by several other people.

                   

                  I'm not real fond of having to turn the NC off and then on again in order to get to one side or the other, either. While I thought I would like the Android side more than the stock side....I have an Android phone......I find myself using the stock side 95% of the time. Sort of wished I had saved my money, but you don't know these things until you try them out for yourself. I also assumed (incorrectly, I have found out) that I would be able to get movies from the Android Market. Wrong! It considers the NC with a n2a card a "rooted" device and the movie will not play....you just get the rooted device error message. At least I got my money back from Google.

                   

                  I do, however, love the fact that I can be on the n2a side and use Overdrive to borrow library books. That's just so much easier and quicker than the ADE option and hooking the NC up to the computer!!

                • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance

                  good to know that its not only me. been having problems with the n2 card since the update. Never had problems before and my nc is a year old and my n2 card is 6 months.

                  • Re: Dual boot microSD and Nook side performance

                    Hey when you are dual booting and you download books from the library directly to the nook using Overdirve, you can't then read those books on the Nook side of the OS can you?

                     

                    Only on the Android side, right?