Survey RE: Installing Desktop Application To Memory Cards or USB Thumb Drives

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JAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 11 2015 4:28 AM

To be clear:

  1. This is about Faithlife desktop apps - Logos, Verbum, Noet, or Vyrso.
  2. This is not about installation to a HDD nor to a SSD.
  3. This is not about mobile apps installations.

If you have installed one of the Faithlife desktop apps to a memory card (SDXC, Memory Stick, CF , etc.) or to an USB thumb drive, or if you have tried too and abandoned the attempt, please report your experience in this thread.

I have installed Logos 5 to an USB attached microSDXC card and use this installation regularly with satisfaction.

I have read of other similar installations without a clear sense of the level of satisfaction or the rate of success.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 12:13 PM

JAL:
This is about Faithlife desktop apps - Logos, Verbum, Noet, or Vyrso.

I am unaware of a Vyrso "desktop" app. As far as I know, Vyrso is only offered for iOS & Android (mobile apps).

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 12:28 PM

alabama24:

JAL:
This is about Faithlife desktop apps - Logos, Verbum, Noet, or Vyrso.

I am unaware of a Vyrso "desktop" app. As far as I know, Vyrso is only offered for iOS & Android (mobile apps).

It's available in the Windows store.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 1:56 PM

James Hiddle:
It's available in the Windows store.

Then it is a "mobile app," right?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 3:09 PM

JAL:
I have installed Logos 5 to an USB attached microSDXC card

Was that USB 2 or USB 3 interface?

Is that faster than a built-in microSD card reader?

I moved my installation of Logos 5 onto a microSD card using NTFS symbolic links (junction point).  The drive occasionally goes missing, and I have to re-insert the card to fix it. Attempting a full index with a library of more than a few hundred resources is not recommended - it is better to use a quick installation/update method based on your PC installation. Performance on my Asus VivoTab Smart tablet is satisfactory (loading is slow).

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 3:18 PM

alabama24:

James Hiddle:
It's available in the Windows store.

Then it is a "mobile app," right?

No, it's for PCs running Windows 8, and it runs in the 'modern' interface. It's extremely limited in functionality (less than the iOS and Android mobile apps).

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 11 2015 4:49 PM

Dave Hooton:
Was that USB 2 or USB 3 interface?

Dave Hooton:
Is that faster than a built-in microSD card reader?

This Windows 8 based install is used on a late 2010 11inch MacBook Air - so only USB 2 available and no built-in card reader to compare with.

I have experience with built-in card readers, many are USB 2 attached devices. For built-in readers that are pci attached driver quality seems to be the limitation, some are very good though.

Dave Hooton:
Attempting a full index with a library of more than a few hundred resources is not recommended - it is better to use a quick installation/update method based on your PC installation.

I absolutely agree that installing and configuring/indexing directly to the card is ill-advised. As the MacBook Air was my only pc the past four years I installed Logos to a USB attached HDD and then moved the installation to the memory card.

I previously explained my setup and the hardware I'm using in a post to the thread run out of disk space here: http://community.logos.com/forums/p/94527/657149.aspx#657149

I have sought the least physically obtrusive external flash storage option for this MacBook Air installation. There are much better performance options such as USB 3 attached devices that others with different needs considering this type of installation might find to be more satisfactory.

As to performance I have two actively used Logos libraries - separate accounts - installed for use on my MacBook. I have a smallish library installed natively on OS X Snow Leopard and a considerably larger library installed natively on Windows 8 Pro using BootCamp. The smaller library is installed to the internal SSD. The larger library is installed to a microSDXC card attached via USB 2. In day to day use the difference in perceived performance is not severe.

For additional comparison, I have a separate installation of the larger library on a Dell M6600 workstation, running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, with a 2.4GHz first generation i7 quad core, 16GiB RAM and, a 2GiB NVidia Quadro 3000m GPU. My impression is that CPU, GPU, and RAM effect perceived performance more than Disk I/O except when indexing.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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