32GB cards for GateWay are fine, 64GB exFat - maybe not..

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by redkeyboard, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. redkeyboard
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  2. Ryft

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    They basically said maybe... so who knows. Everything is kind of a maybe right now lol
     
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    Aside from the lack of more than 4GB per file support, until now, I believe every trimmed ROM can be stored on FAT32.
     
  4. CIH137

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    I just ordered a 32 gb and then I saw this lol. I am feeling optimistic though. I have a 16 gb from my old flash card that I might just swap out in the mean time if 32 doesn't work. Thanks for the heads up though, won't be as disappointed if things fall through.

    Edit: your post says >32, I assume that probably was meant to be greater than or equal, but if not than 32 might be more likely than it seems.
     
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    The card works, the problem is having a bigger than 4gb rom on it cause of the file system.
     
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    Do you mean more than 4 gbs of roms or a rom bigger than 4 gb? Are there games that are bigger than 4 gb?

    Would a 16 gb be able to hold the full 16 gb then or would it have similar issues
     
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    i wonder if gateway could somehow build a ds mode launcher into a new firmware, so that we could play ds mode games from the 3ds sd card
     
  8. ginryu

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    I mean a rom bigger than 4gb, don't know if there's any yet :P and the 16gb one will have the same issue as the card will have to be formatted in fat32 to work with the GW.
     
  9. corim123

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    Pretty sure there is room in the spec for 8GB games although none have been deployed yet.
     
  10. hypertek

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    i just ordered a 32gb micro sd on amazon, should i cancel it than?
     
  11. hypertek

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    i just ordered a 32gb micro sd on amazon, should i cancel it than?
     
  12. XavierSylfaen

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    32GB SDHC cards formatted to FAT32 have the full 32 gigs available. This is only a problem with the 64GB cards formatted as exFAT.
     
  13. ginryu

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    Yeah the title is misleading people. A 32gb card will be fine the problem is for 64gb or bigger cards.
     
  14. PercentSevenC

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    The funny thing is, FAT32 supports partitions of up to 8 TB. It's just that the built-in partition tool in Windows only supports 32 GB partitions for FAT32 for some unfathomable reason. Use a different tool and you can format a 64 GB card to FAT32 no problem. You're still stuck with the 4 GB file size limit, though.
     
  15. justinkb

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    Microsoft :wacko:
     
  16. scanmanga

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    good news. thanks guy.
     
  17. ginryu

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    Thanks for the change of the title mate.