3ds Micro SD Cards

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by JoshiYoshi64, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. JoshiYoshi64
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    Ok, I've seen this topic on the internet before, speed regarding sd cards on the 3ds.

    I want to upgrade to a 64g micro sd card because my current one is almost full. (32g)
    This are the stats of my current one:
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/drones-ro...eme-microsdhc-32gb-90mb-s-memory-card/728566/

    I know you have to format 64 and 128g sd cards.

    I wanted to buy the cheaper one of the two but will that cause my 3ds home menu to significantly lag.
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/drones-ro...eme-microsdxc-64gb-90mb-s-memory-card/728567/

    $59

    https://www.target.com.au/p/sandisk-64gb-ultra-micro-sdhc-memory-card/60847904

    $45

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Zyvyn

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    no matter what at 64gb it will start to lag slightly (Mainly Loading times) it will get worse the higher storage you use
     
  3. JoshiYoshi64
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    So it won't lag more if I go with the slower sd card

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  4. wormdood

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    it matters not which you choose the 3ds has read/write speeds lower than either sd card so you will bottelneck all the same regardless of choice
     
  5. JoshiYoshi64
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    Sorry, what does this mean. So it doesn't matter if I go the $45 worse sd card option.
     
  6. wormdood

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    despite card speeds you will see no difference as they both have min/max speeds higher than the 3ds can handle. the 3ds's sd reader cant read/write as fast as either of those sd cards can so its the console's reader not the sd card will dictate speed/performance

    and correct as far as a 3ds goes it does not matter

    sidenote if you wanted to fully utilize a uhs 3 sd card's speed then whip out your (/buy a) 4k camera
     
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  7. remlei

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    It will just take a little longer to boot to home menu, in-game performance, theres no difference so as long as youre home menu is loaded.

    I have 256gb micro sd and it loads the same as 64 and 128gb does.

    So technically, any sd cards that is larger than 32gb makes home menu boot slower.
     
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  8. JoshiYoshi64
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    Thanks, just double checking that it doesn't matter the read/write speeds of the sd card
     
  9. MrWhosHacking

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    nice
     
  10. natkoden

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    so what are those speeds you talk about? any numbers?
     
  11. MrCokeacola

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    I use a 128GB samsung card in my 2DS and the loading lag is negligible.