A good microSD brand for DSTT...

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  1. R2DJ
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    Criteria:

    - I have a DSTT that is compatible with SDHC cards. All the GBA games are in it.
    - sole purpose is to play NDS games, GBA games with the use of expansion pack and Lameboy emulation

    I'm stuck between Sandisk and Kingston. Are there better ones? Thanks...
     
  2. Bri

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    Japanese Kingston is probably the most recommended microSD card.

    Format with FAT16, but due to a limitation on the number of files that can be on the root of a FAT16 file system, be sure to put your .nds files and saves into a folder (not on the root of the microSD card).

    Also note that a microSDHC will work with a slot2 GBA expansion pack (such as the EZ 3in1 or eWin 2in1), but not with a standalone slot2 cart. You only need a GBA expansion cart for use with a DSTT to play GBA games and to act as extra memory needed for the Opera browser and some homebrew. With a GBA expansion cart, your games are stored on your DSTT's microSD/HC card, and when you want to play a GBA game it is transferred to the GBA expansion cart's internal memory (these generally have enough to hold a single game in memory) to play the game. With the DSTT you'll need to use the GBA ExpLoader program (available in the download section) to load the game to the slot2 GBA expansion cart.

    For larger-capacity microSDHC cards, it is recommended that you get a class 6 (A-Data is a popular brand). A microSDHC will need to be formatted using FAT32. You should still rput your .nds files and saves into a folder.

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    I can't find any UK-based sellers of the A-data 4GB SDHC...Any recommendations?
     
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    PLAY.COM do sandisk 4gb sdhc for £12.99 free postage in the uk

    they do PNY brand 4gb for £12.99 free postage in the uk

    and their own brand for £11.99 again free postage in the uk


    oh and an 8gb sandisk premier sdhc for £37.99 free postage in the uk [​IMG]
     
  6. Bri

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    Are any of those class 6? I think the point was that he wanted a class 6 microSDHC card.

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  7. Zim05

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    Sandisk because they have a 8 gig card [​IMG]
     
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    Are you going to use a stand alone slot 2? Or a expansion pak like the ez flash 3 in 1?
     
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    Expansion pack...I'm gonna edit it to avoid confusion.
     
  10. ChiliD

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    I have a Lexar 2GB microSD that works great with my DSTT.
     
  11. ball2012003

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    does anyone know where i can get an 8gb micro sdhc for a good cheap price i really want one

    let me know please and in US dollars
     
  12. Bri

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    You need to edit it again. A GBA expansion pack will not limit you to a microSD card in any way. Remember that a GBA expansion pack allows you to play GBA games stored on the microSD or microSDHC card that is in your SLOT1 cart. As long as your slot1 cart supports microSDHC (the DSTT does support microSDHC) the GBA expansion pack (i.e. the eWin 2in1 or EZ 3in1) doesn't care.

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  13. Joe88

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    amazon.com

    just dont get them out of the marketplace
    amazon should sell them directly
     
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    I edited it.
     
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    I just bought a 2GB Sandisk microSD...works fine and 2GB is enough for me as having too many games overwhelms me.

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
  16. sarah3585

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    Is a kingston or sandisk better for the Acekard2?
    I'm going for either 4 gb or 8 gb class 4 depending on the better brand.