Thanks scoot for the benchmark program ( see earlier post ) to test micro SD card speeds, the best results I got with the standard 4gb card after installing the SD Tune up program( see ealier reply) , were 722 write and 16424 read. I also experimented with changing the file system filter cache, configured through Advanced Config Tools ( see ealier reply), the results were startling.
file system cache: 8mb
file system filter cache:disabled
Glyph cache: 64 kb
722 write speed
16424 read speed
file system cache:auto
filesystem filter cache:disabled
Glyph cache:64 kb
707.75 write speed
2062 read speed
Thats 8 X slower read speed with file system cache set to auto, the settings I posted earlier seem to be optimum.
Also you can access some free official Sony Ericsson promo java software, by texting the words " X1" to 83333, works for UK o2 phones, not sure about other networks.
What Windows mobile is crying out for is for Microsoft to do a route and branch de bottle necking of there operating system, to improve all round performance, until then we have the genius's of xda developers.
PS - Senior members of xda developers please be gentle with us noobies, please remember what your parents said, it's good to eat your greens.
Every now and again you may feel the need to hard reset your X1, to restore manufacturers settings and programs, ie take it back to the very first time you turned it on, I do it regular.
It is easily done simply by using the " Clear Storage " program in your settings folder, ( please think before you do this, as all user data, programs and settings not stored on the memory card are erased )
So before you do this you need to check that you have everything you value, program cabs, documents etc either stored on the memory card in My Documents, or safely on your PC.
Also make sure you delete all system generated files on your memory card, ie the windows folder, programs folder, anything and everything the system stores on the card. Often there are hidden files that can only be viewed and deleted by clicking the setting " view all files
" in File Explorer.
Allot of these hidden system files relate to video, audio files and some memory settings.
I negelected to properly purge and clean my memory card before a hard reset, and my X1 rebooted from the Rom reinstalled stock software and defualt settings, but its performancee was significantly reduced and crashed allot for no apparent reason. Hidden system files on the memory card caused software conflicts.
You can easily test the well being of your X1 by Clicking on the icon called " screen " in your settings folder. Then align your screen. If the + moves around the screen smoothly and fast then your X1 is well, if it stutters and lags then you have conflicts and it is probably old hidden system files on your memory card which are the likely culprit.
Now my X1 can be re-born again, and again and is lightning fast and sharp once again.