4gig SD vs 4gig rom?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Erixdman, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Erixdman

    Erixdman Newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    Will a 4 gig SD card hold a 4 gig rom? I've always thought the roms were slightly larger than 4 gigs and the SD cards are slightly smaller.
  2. Saturosias

    Saturosias Sakura-sō Resident

    Dec 27, 2010
    United States
    ROMs should be the exact size while microSD's and generally any storage have a bit less than the advertised capacity available. With the ROM trimming material (in this section), it could/should be possible to trim ROMs down to fit on a ~3.7GB microSD, won't know until we test.
  3. Xarsah16

    Xarsah16 GBATemp's Official Village Dingus/Idiot

    Oct 6, 2007
    If you think you're going to use a lot of space, invest now in a bigger card so you don't need to buy a bigger one later and waste more money. I've only filled about 8GB of my 16GB microSD but that's going to change soon XD Glad I got the extra space - I'll need it. Especially when your games are 4GB each, and then you're going to need room for cart firmware files and such.
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