Nintendo Partners with Western Digital to Create Licensed Switch SanDisk Memory Cards

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  1. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko 3DS Hardmoder

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    Simply said. Pricerie version of SD cards that will work the same. Nice.
     


  2. the_randomizer

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    Or just get a normal micro SD, now there's an idea. If you're dumb enough to buy proprietary crap when you know there's the same thing for cheaper and just as good, you deserve to get ripped off.
     
  3. Cyan

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    Why am I thinking that SD card could be locked to work only on switch? and that it could have hidden data ?
    that's only me, don't go spread that as a rumour, I'm just thinking about how we can read/write raw communication in a emmc / SDCard memory to lock/password protect it, etc.
    hackers know how to do that (teensy, or Raspi), but its very rare. Gateway 3DS used that to lock eMMC and brick the consoles, fortunately they used a zero password. using a real password can lock the card for good.


    well, that's just me remembering it's possible to password an SD card to make it exclusive. Let's see if that card will work on computers and other devices too.
    nintendo could force an SD card to work only on switch, to prevent hacking (editing save data, safe internal file stored on SD, etc.), but they could just password any inserted SD card, no need to sell rebranded one. (and password might be easily compromised with a sniffer)

    no Idea why I thought about that just now. I hope it's not like that.
    don't take my post seriously.
     
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  4. H1B1Esquire

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    I'd be interested if it came with an amiibo that read MSD cards.
     
  5. Ryccardo

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    The main reason "nobody" uses the lock feature of SD cards and ATA drives is that, despite the actual lock feature being standardized, it's not universally used in every model of card and (in computers) implementation details often vary, all this while software-level encryption is "stronger" (would relock if you were to use an exploit to reboot into a custom kernel, unlike hardware lock) and Switch/WiiU/PS3 already use this method :)
     
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  6. WiiUBricker

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    Meh, I hope people aren't stupid enough to buy those overpriced SD cards for the branding.
     
  7. Elrinth

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    still too small...
     
  8. rileysrjay

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    Lol, the switch branded USB to Ethernet adapter is overpriced by about $30 at my Walmart. How much more is this going to cost than a normal 128gb SD? $50?
     
  9. Memoir

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    More than that!
     
  10. Bernhard

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    it would be amazing if they would make a 500gb storage option...
     
  11. smileyhead

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    to be honest, these are still better than SONY's route. at least the overpriced cards are an option.
     
  12. rileysrjay

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    400gb just came out, so you might be waiting a while. 400gb is plenty enough storage Imo for the switch. I have a 128gb and still have around 100gb free.
     
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  13. Ryccardo

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    Official 32GB N3DS cards are about 40 units of your favorite international currency (http://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001002465677/)
     
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    I don't see the point. It's the same card with Nintendo™ on it. It could at least have a little game on it or something other than the logo...
     
  15. Ericjwg

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    100MB/90MB?:ninja:

    they stopped the Mbits game now?:ph34r:
     
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  16. Ryccardo

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    Impossible, since a ticket must be installed on the console (unless they were to just print an eShop code on the instructions... everyone loved downloading the Wii Speak channel that way)

    This reasoning didn't really stop Nintendo (and a decent number of buyers) from competing with the cheaper and more featured combination of 3rd party USB controllers and raspberry pis, didn't it?

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    Since the WiiU

    for consumers at least
     
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    I bought a Samsung 128GB microSD during Christmas, for $25 on Black Friday. I'll be buying a few more later on this year too.
     
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    When they did this with the Wii my parents thought they where special SD cards and would only get my the Nintendo branded ones....
     
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    ... that was made by the same company
    So stupid... if they did that it means that really works on people, and thats just stupidity of the worst type...
     
  20. StarTrekVoyager

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    People complaining about the price without knowing the price is ridiculous. At least wait for the prices to cry in the posts.
     
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