A few questions about CycloDS & Micro SD cards

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ElChupaNibre, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. ElChupaNibre

    Newcomer ElChupaNibre Member

    Jul 4, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I've decided to get a flash card, and after doing some research & reading reviews I've settled on the CycloDS Evolution. In terms of features, ease of use and polish it seems like the overall winner, and I don't mind paying a little extra for the quality.

    The only thing that's confusing me now is the MicroSD card, and which one to get. I've read reports that certain brands, like Sandisk, as well as generic cards can often cause problems with the flash card - lagging gameplay, corruption etc. So I just wanted to make sure I get the right one (Kingston seem to be reliable).

    Now I just have a few questions before I make my purchase:

    1. The CycloDS, is it available in white only? Also, it's around £30-40 on Amazon marketplace at the moment, is that a decent UK price, or too high?

    2. Does using the CycloDS (or any flash card) have any major effect on the battery life?

    2. I'm thinking of getting a Kingston 2GB MicroSD card with it. It's only around £3 on Amazon. Anyone have any issues with that particular card?

    3. Finally, is there a difference in speed/performance between normal SD and SDHC cards? Would a 2GB card be sufficient for backups, homebrew etc. or am I better off getting a 4GB SDHC card?

    Many thanks in advance for any help and advice.
  2. jabjab

    Member jabjab GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 21, 2008
    United States
    its on dealextreme for £18.60 right now but you wont get it for a while (says shipping starts on 12th)(not sure of color there)

    £30 or so is about normal for it alone in UK last i looked (couple months back) and i could only see whites.

    Battery life will be lower but cant remember how much

    the kingston will work fine but for more info on sd cards id browse the cyclo forum and see what they say.

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