128 GB sd card slowdown?

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  1. Gorkensnorkel
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    I read somewhere that using a 128 GB sd card can cause technical issues like slowdowns, can anyone confirm this? I know there is a limit to the size of external HD's that can be used on the PS3 due to the system not having enough memory to cache it all, maybe this is similar for the 3DS?
     


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    im wondering if its not the 3ds but the card. it could be beginning to fail or heavly wear-leveling. Increased wear lleveling is a sign of weak nand flash. id be nice if someone was interested in coding a sd card speed tester for the 3ds.
     
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    I use a Sandisk 128gb on a n3ds and it works fine with over 50 3ds installed cia's and around 30 VC titles so far. Only noticble slowdown, is arm9 payloads take a bit longer to boot sometimes with A9LH i.e Decrypt 9 and Hourglass, as the text is displayed on-screen for up to 4-5 secs before getting to their menus.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll go with a 128 then.
     
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    Yea i use a 128 gb SD card, it works fine, and as retro said, the boot up is the only thing that does take a little longer. Just be sure to buy your card from an official vendor. Don't get scammed like i did ;_;
     
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    I buy all my SD cards from Walmart, and never had a bad one or been scammed. They always have the Samsung EVOs on sale too.
     
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    Someone did, I remember trying it, and the 3DS gets nowhere near utilizing the full read speed of UHS-I cards. Can't seem to find it now though.
     
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    Yep, Evo's are fine, which I use and i have another one for my WiiU. There has been some salty comments about them, yet I put it down to lack of knowledge and fakery:)
     
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    Yeah, I've never had any problem with them. Though I've noticed the 128GB slowdown when it comes to loading A9LH payloads, like Decrypt9WIP... The text will hang for 6 or 7 seconds before letting me in, compared to being instant on my 32GB card. CIA installations of games are noticeably slower as well.
     
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    ive installed a new 64gb SANDISK Ultra Performance Class 10 in my 3DS and it seems to be slower booting up?
     
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    I'm using a 200GB micro sd card, probably about 150GB full, and if it runs slow anywhere, I haven't noticed it, seems the N3DS runs as fast as it always has to me.
     
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    Which 200
     
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    I had made a similar thread a year or two ago.

    It's not the card itself, but the way it's formatted. It has to do with the allocation unit size - just formatting it as FAT32 isn't enough, as you have to choose an allocation size when formatting.

    I forget what I ended up going with, but I'm using a 128GB card with a9lh and it works just as fast as smaller cards.

    I am curious though, when making emuNAND if Gateway's launcher keeps the same sector size or reverts to a default one. Because this would all be for moot if it doesn't keep it.
     
  15. Rebelfromva

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    After formatting, is it just copy and paste from old 4gb sd to new 128gb? Just did the softmod to lluma etc last night so all that is on there and 2 dl games

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    I went with this on amazon. 40 bucks same day shipping. Was 128gb not 200
     
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    Up for the switching to new sd answer
     
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    Yes copy and paste after format.
     
  18. julialy

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    SD performance is shit because the FS module is shit.
    Also, the 3DS does not support UHS.
     
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    what program are yall using to format the bigger cards? I've dl 3 and have yet to format to fat32
     
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    i have been using a 128 GB sd card on an o3ds and it is working great