Getting a larger SD card for 3DS (few questions)

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  1. Tekken179
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    I'm getting a 16gb SD card for my 3DS an upgrade from the default 2GB one, due to having a ever growing collection of eShop games I am fast running out of space on the 2GB one.

    What is the largest size the 3DS supports?

    What can I do about the data on my currently used SD card?

    Does the SD card hold game saves or anything I can't retrieve or move?
     
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    SDHC officially goes up to 32GB. Anything beyond that is SDXH, which might work, but you'll need to use alternate tools (or Linux) in order to format it to FAT32 so the 3DS will accept it.

    You can copy the data from the old SD to the new one. Copying won't work across different 3DS units, but across different cards with the same unit should work fine.

    The SD card might hold additional game data, but the main saves of cart games are stored on the carts.
     
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    I've done it, just copy one to another and all is fine, my new card is a micro SD 16GB, so no problem.
     
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    Thanks all that's great :)
     
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    Isn't it SDXC?
     
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    Yup, typo.