1024M GBA Flash cart

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  1. Techie8
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    My UNCOMPARABLE "Google skillz" dug up this flashcart that is in stock.
    http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=119&cat=4&page=1
    It boast the amazing feature of "Build in 3 set separate RTC" (Complete with Engrish) which should excite some people.
    It also serves as a proprietary storage device for their obscure console flashcarts.
    If this site isn't trustworthy, however, sorry about that.
    Tell me what you think!
     
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    I am not sure what goes with later Neoflash GBA devices. The first ones were largely rebadged XG flash carts, which were a fine line in GBA flash carts (not the best* but more than acceptable). Not many people really looked into Neoflash's later GBA slot stuff (they were the first main DS flash carts and they earned a lot of bad will for their actions there), though if it is going cheap ($89 is not especially cheap for what it is) then I would not expect bad things.

    ic2005 have been around for years as well ( http://web.archive.org/web/20050720005349/http://www.ic2005.com/ ), I am never quite sure what they are doing these days though. I still have quite a few old flash cart sites that people keep the domains and hosting renewed for, however the prices tend not to reflect the modern world.


    *mainly in support/updates and to some extent the build quality, nothing close to what we saw with the DS and the lows there but when you were spending GBA flash cart money it mattered.
     
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    Yeah, when I saw the steep price I thought that was a downside. It would probably be one of the only things preventing me from buying this. Bad build quality is something I would expect. My DSTWO didn't have the best build quality, although they might have done that on purpose. I will consider this, because ONE GIGABYTE? Wow.
     
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    That is not a gigabyte, it is a gigabit, or 128 megabytes if you prefer. GBA flash carts (and ROMs) tended to be measured in megabits.

    When I said bad build quality I did not mean like some of the cheap and nasty stuff we saw on the DS. The XG stuff used suitable plastics and designs with them, however they were not quite as nice as some of the others. Also the DStwo was probably one of the better made DS flash carts, the extra chips did not help it but I would not call it badly made compared to some of the R4 clones, the DSTT/TTDS and some batches of ak2is.
     
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    Better made in terms of design and what it can do, yes. In terms of build quality, not really. There was that entire batch that had problems with some systems but not others, and the casing on the thing is the worst I've seen on a DS cart, on mine one of the corners chipped off just with regular use, none of the other flashcarts I've used have done that. My DSTT is definitely better built than my DSTWO.

    I'd be cautious and make sure it's not actually one gigabit, an eighth of what you're expecting, before you pay that much for it.
     
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    Sure thing.

    Reasonable logic considering the past, but they also use it as a proprietary rom storage device for their N64 flashcart. Never mind, I'm an idiot.