4gb card is good enough for hacking?

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  1. kupoid
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    It's... Meh. If you are gonna keep your Nand backups, hacks and games on there, it will run out of space in less than half a day, I recommend a 64GB one.
     
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    If you want to be able to have a couple of games, you'll want 16GB or higher. 4GB will only be enough for 2-3 medium sized games.
     
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    With how cheap SD cards are nowadays, you should pretty much stick with 32GB to 64GB. 16GB is the lowest I would suggest when starting out.
    4GB is just far too small when dealing with 3DS games and you will only be able to either get a few small ones or one big one.
     
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    Thx, you misunderstand my question. I just ask about hacking. I don't use it to store game.

    Is it ready to use out of the box?
     
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    Yes you can use it to hack. Why not use the card you're going to use later though - then you don't need to copy over the files afterward, you can just start using it.
     
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    You really just use one SD card for everything, so I am still suggesting 32GB to 64GB
    There's no reason to use a different SD card for hacking
     
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    I would say that even for "just hacking", you should use at least a 8GB card. But I agree with everyone else, sooner or later, you'll want to have more stuff and you'll need a card with more storage capacity. So better to just get one like that from the start. It's not like a 16GB or 32GB is really all that expensive nowadays anyway.
     
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    So is it YES (good enough) or NO (no good)? Lol That all I need to know. Ty all
     
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    It's up to you. But the "black and white" answer you want is, technically it is possible.
     
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    Yes it is large enough to complete the hacking process to install B9S and Luma.
     
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    8GB is a good start, I use it with minor issues (I'm always only at <4gb left, and thats with a few games installed), but for 4gb, you'll only be able to store about 2 NAND dumps before it's full enough that it's almost useless. Unless you use your space wisely, I'd go for a 16+gb card.
     
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    Ty
     
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    You should think about how many games you want on your 3ds at all times and then make the decision of which size to buy your SD card, I went from a 16GB to a 32 GB, then to a 64 GB in just under 2 years, but, you know, you can't never have too many SD cards.
     
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    Remember, its Nintendo 64, not Nintendo 32, 16 or 8.
     
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  16. RyanAnayaMc

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    For literally just hacking, you can use really small SD cards. Just hacked an Old 3DS and all of the files I used for the purpose of hacking took up only 17.3MB. You can probably get away with even a 2GB card which comes with the older 3DS models. Of course, as people said here, you can't really do much with it.
     
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