One of the biggest problems, if not the biggest, with the ASUS Transformer Prime is that when the device is writing to its internal memory, all other tasks slow to a halt. When updating apps, for instance, the tablet becomes nigh unusable. Tasks freeze constantly and it just becomes a slow mess. However, there is hope.
This hope comes with a price though, the price being a nice microSD. A dev named TweakerL has discovered a way to speed up I/O on the tablet, but it means transferring the /data partition to the external microSD. Here is his statement:
“So, the whole idea here started with me reading an article on how part of the whole I/O problem with the transformer is partially caused by the hardware used as internal storage. I wanted to find out if this had any merit and I figured the best way to do it would be to “replace” the internal storage. I did this by mounting the /data partition to the exteral SD (which according to my research, my specific SD Card is better at writing speeds – allegedly the main problem with the transformer’s internal storage hardware wise). Then I ran a bunch of benchmarks and have been running it that way for about 24 hours and so far it feels great. Anyone is welcome to give it a try, and hopefully with help, suggestions and feedback from the community, we can all take as much advantage of this idea as possible.”
While moving the /data partition helps a lot from what he’s experienced, there are more tests to be done. It is also possible to move the /cache partition to the external memory. It’s all in a bright future for the Transformer Prime. If you would want to do it, TweakerL provides full instructions on integrating this into kernels and even cloning /data between the internal and external storage. Remember, this is a dangerous procedure requiring root, so proceed at your own risk. DroidDog is not responsible for any possible damages to your device. Hit the source link for more info.