3DS Gateway SD Card

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by pLaYeR^^, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. pLaYeR^^
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    Which SD Card should i use for Gateway on the Nintendo 3DS? Which writing and reading speed is good to go?
    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. Count Duckula

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    I assume you mean microsd that goes within the gateway cart.
    Really any legitimate card that is class 4 or over will be fine. Avoid ebay unless its a known trusted seller.
    The class ratings are write speed, and cards are always faster to read than write. Read speed is what really matters for running the games and class 4 cards are fast enough.

    Having said that I use a 64GB Class 10/UHS-1 sandisk ultra microsd, the extra speed is nice for when transferring games over to it via your PC.

    If you are getting a MicroSDXC card (64GB or larger), make sure you have a card reader that is compatible. Many cheaper MicroSDHC readers wont work with the newer SDXC cards.

    If you are going to use a regular 3DS (not an XL), you may wish to purchase a 4GB or larger SD card (full size not micro, the one that goes directly into the 3ds) also.
    The regular 3ds shipped with a 2GB SD card which is too small for using gateway emunand.
    XLs ship with a 4GB SD card which is large enough.
     
  3. pLaYeR^^
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    Thanks, i use the same micro SD card :P
    I got the XL Version so no need for larger SD card.

    EDIT: Will the 3DS boot faster in Gateway mod, if the SD card is faster?
     
  4. BestR4i3DS.com

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    Genuine Sandisk/Kingston Recommend, Please don't use no brand cheap cards
    higher Class of course better, but Class 4 is ok too
     
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    I use a Toshiba 16GB micro SD of eBay.