3DSI - What gb size and class is compatible?

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  1. jwmghf
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    Hey guys:

    That's basically it. I know there are a bunch of high quality cards out there to choose from and that Sandisk is the favorite. I am just wondering if size and the class of the micro sd matters??? I was looking at the 32gb cards and at a class of 6 or 10.

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    If you are referring to Upgrading the SD card packaged with your 3DS then Avoid sandisk/kingston. Get yourself a Toshiba 32GB SDHC(NOT micro-SDHC)


    If you are reffering to using a flashcart... Sandisk 32GB is the best you can get. I dont understand this "Class" talk much. but if you are shopping for a MicroSD(HC) get a sandisk 32GB.
     
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    I forgot
    SD card Classes essentially refer to the speed at which they transfer data, with class 10 being fastest and...well I guess class 1 being slowest haha. So basically he should get a 32GB class 10 card.
     
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    right now I've got a class 4 16 gig in mine. not sure if a 32 GB will work. Why such a large card size though?
     
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    the higer the class the faster the card.
    and lol 3DSI
    it should be the same as the regular 3ds.
     
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    Class 4 is basically minimum, while Class 6 is very good.

    2GB will hold a few videos, a few songs, and maybe 20 games.

    Therefore, 8GB should be enough if you're not download-crazy.
     
  7. jwmghf
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    Thanks for all the answers guys!!!! It's for a flashcart.

    I'm just thinking for down the road if and when the 3D games are hacked. They are much larger than the regular games. My son has a ton of games loaded on his Dsi-XL. This way I can copy over all the current games and most importantly the game saves. He watches movies on it. He got a bunch of songs and videos etc... That's the reason for a stupid big sdhc. I just don't know if it will recognize a 32gb and/or a class 6 or higher? I have a normal micro sd (class 0 if you ask me!) in it now. When I have to move things from the computer to the card it takes forever. I feel the need for SPEED!!!!!
     
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    The Class of the card indicates the read/write speed of the card so as previous posters have pointed out the higher the class number the faster the card will operate.

    So if you are gonna use a large microSD then the higher the class the better.
     
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    Class measures the write speed. Read speed (which is what's important for flash carts) is only inferred in that a higher-class card is usually made to higher standards and that indirectly leads to higher read speeds.
     
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    So a class 10 should work fine right? The 3DS is only gonna read it as fast as it is capable of, even if the card could be read faster? I just want to get it out of my computer as quickly as possible.,
     
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    Yeah, same as if you plugged a usb 2.0 speed device into a computer that can only read 1.0. it'll still work just at the slower speed.
     
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    Yeah, it should work.
     
  13. jwmghf
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    Thanks Guys!!!
     
  14. bluerotkev

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    The 3DS aren't that much bigger, 512mb and 1024mb seems to be the normal size in the collection so a decent 32gb micro sd, Samsungs Class 10 32gb is £22.00 on amazon.co.uk will hold between 30 and 40 games. Just leave a gig or so for saves etc.