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Subject: Re: PortalPlayer USB for 3.2?

Re: PortalPlayer USB for 3.2?

From: Robert Menes <viewtiful.icchan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:44:28 -0400

On 3/15/09, Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Do the iAudios actually consume battery during file transfers? Can they die
> and shut down if the transfer is too large? There's been at least one claim
> of this happening on an iPod.

This has happened to me at least twice with my iPod color, which is still using
a hard drive for storage. Recent builds with USB enabled seem to just slaughter
the battery when I'm performing a large transfer of files (usually anywhere from
8-10GB). My iPod video no longer has many problems with battery life during
file transfers, as the CompactFlash card in it uses much less power, anyway.

One of the bigger issues is with the Gigabeast battery during file
transfers. I've
had to start keeping it hooked to the charger during transfers, as the
battery would
just be drained way too quickly otherwise, and that's bad news when transferring
videos and FLACs to the beast.

--Rob

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Received on 2009-03-16

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