R4i Gold 3DS RTS incompatability with UHS-1 SDHC Cards?

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  1. The_Goss
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    I just bought a brand new 32GB microsd from walmart and I'll be damned if my R4i Gold 3DS RTS doesn't jive with it at all.

    My R4(etc) was meant to replace my EZflash Vi and so far it has, as it does boot with my old EZflash Vi's SD card, but not the new Sandisk I purchased.
    Anyone else experiencing this? Am I locked into using older microsd cards? 8GB is probably enough to do but... really wanted to use that 32GB because reasons.
     
  2. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    Make sure it is fat32
     
  3. The_Goss
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    Oh it is. I tried gparted in Linux and fat32formatter(that one program that gets thrown around here constantly) in Windows.

    The card is apparently fine. I'm easily able to add and remove files, reformat, whatever I want on a computer.

    It may just be an odd fluke but I'd hoped to find a real solution.
     
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    If it really is the case that the most popular and numerous retail-available microSD cards are not working in what is probably the most popular DS/3DS flashcart... someone may need to put up a warning of some sort, otherwise a lot of shops are going to get a lot of working flash cards sent back for a simple and avoidable problem.

    btw the 8GB format didn't pan out so I'm just going to throw the 32GB card in my Vita's SD2Vita adapter. Same deal. Really... 8GB is "FINE" for a DS flashcard SD card. 20-30 games is probably the most I'll have on it at any time anyway.
     
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    Please format it with the cluster size as 64K bytes.
    Just have a try again.
     
  8. Jeff Bannow

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    Just tried - same issue. Formatted with Windows, FAT32, 64k. Copied Wood kernel and a rom over. Just getting a black screen.
    Tried again, formatting with GUI Format. Same black screen.
     
  9. Jeff Bannow

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    Same issue with 16GB card - SanDisk, 4 speed.
     
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    I was able to get an 8GB SanDisk Ultra (speed 10, red and grey card) to work. Still hoping to find something larger.
     
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    tranfeer GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just have a test with 32GB SanDisk( Class4) and R4i Gold Plus works well.
     
  12. Jeff Bannow

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    It doesn't work with the blue circuit board model. Tried a SanDisk 32gb 4 speed and a SanDisk 32gb 10 speed - both are not regognized.
     
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    I have the red circuit board model r4i gold 3ds rts. Just bought a 32 gb sandisk ultra. It came pre-formatted with fat32 for some reason, but worked fine out of the box.
     
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    Pretty sure only 64gb+ come with exfat and not FAT32. But yeah the red one has zero problems. Maybe newer blue PCB batches have been fixed, I do not know.
     
  15. Jeff Bannow

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    Well, I finally gave up the fight and bought a new card - R4i Gold 3DS Plus. It works perfect with my 32GB cards.
     
  16. tranfeer

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    Very nice.