Replacing internal SD card.
quozl at laptop.org
Sat Oct 10 02:56:45 EDT 2015
None of the potential difficulties are likely.
The potential difficulties are;
- incompatibility between the microSD card and the firmware, which may
show up either immediately (cannot install) or over several days
- electrostatic discharge damage to the microSD card or motherboard,
which may show up immediately or take several months to appear,
- management of performance expectations; despite the new card being
designed for and qualified at a higher speed, the laptop may
continue to use it at the normal speed,
The potential benefits are;
- larger size of storage,
- increased performance in booting and starting activities.
You asked about 8 GB. This reminds me; at sizes above 16 GB, the
operating system does not quickly resize to fill the card, it can take
much longer than normal on first boot.
With an 8 GB card the first boot after install may take several
seconds longer than usual as the partition is resized to fit the
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