A question about the DSTT

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Nov 2, 2008

A question about the DSTT by Dark at 3:11 AM (2,013 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. Dark
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    Well my friend just got a DSL and I told her about flash cards. Is the DSTT still a good buy and is it easy to use. She is bad with complicated stuff and is there a beginngers guide for flash cards?
     


  2. Hehe Moo

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    The DSTT is great, but there are quite a few problems that you face having a flash cart like this.

    These include:

    - Rom loading failure
    - Corruption that requires constant reformatting
    - Any long cheats run of the screen and are unreadable.
    - Notes that are underneath the cheats are not shown on this flash cart

    So there you have it. Tell your friend to get a CycloDS or an EDGE or something. Just don't get an R4 or M3. Overall, the DSTT isn't really that bad.
     
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    The DSTT is great, it has problems once in a while but is a great Card for a beginner. It does what it's supposed to and it does it very well.
     
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    DSTT is an excellent card and is probably one of the more reliable ones. It is the simplest flash card to use and rarely fails. I have never needed to reformat my DSTT.
     
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    Umm my friend likes to play games like mario party and they run find on the DSTT right? I only have a m3 and a cyclo and she don't have money to get one of those at the moment.
     
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    Yes, the DSTT has around 98% compatibility, and those are proven to work.
     
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    Where should I order it from. I was going to order it from dealxtreme but someone in the m3 section got a fake m3 so I don't know where to order? [​IMG]
     
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    honestly i got mine in 7 days from http://ebuyrealm.com/ and i live in Canada, so that was fast. very satisfied with them.

    also they respond very quickly to e-mails.

    i would recommened newegg.com/ca for your micro SD, also extremely fast. and utterly cheap
     
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    Ok thanks. I am going to give her my 2gb snice shes broke right now.
     
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    I've never had a single instance of the first two problems you list (sounds more like a defective SD card issue to me), and the last two problems are incredibly minor and can be eliminated by using YSMenu anyway.
     
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    The top two actually happen to a LOT of people. Here are a few links to topics...

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=110908
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=716...15&start=15
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=94138

    Perhaps you should consider the fact that you are not the only person on the planet using a DSTT?
     
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    The DSTT is a good cart for someone who doesn't want to deal with folders, but it also lacks some other useful features of other carts (like sorting ROMs alphabetically). Other carts in a similar price range such as the Acekard 2 offer lots more features, a prettier and more responsive menu system, and aren't difficult to use. But if your friend is truly unable to navigate folders, the DSTT might be worth considering.

    Dealextreme.com is aware of the fakes and at one time they had received some fakes from a supplier and didn't realize they were fakes. Now they sell real ones, although every once in a while you'll hear of someone who gets a fake from them (presumably left from that batch of fakes they received) and they readily offer to exchange them for real ones. So, bottom line: it's unlikely you'll get a fake from dealextreme.com and if you do they'll make it right (they'll even pay the return shipping).

    Also, if you happen to receive a faulty cart (again unlikely but possible), dealextreme.com will exchange it for a good one one.

    -Bri
     
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    Bri have you bought anything from DealExtreme?

    I heard the prices are amazing... :wtf:
     
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    rom loading failure and constant reformatting are (in my case) indeed caused by bad sd-cards. It is however not always immediately visible that it is indeed the sd-card that gives the problems, because it reformats ok and windows can write to them perfectly (in my case).

    Bottom line:
    Just use Sandisk/Kingston-sd-cards and you'll be fine, afaik.

    EDIT:

    dealextreme shipping times are about 2 weeks for me (pretty long). They do, however, stick to their prices and are a trustworthy company that almost always ships or refunds your money.
     
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    Wow.. I've never heard of this. Looks great! for $10.70!!

    Hmmm DealExtreme seems a bit shifty to me... why would they sell stuff for $10?!

    EDIT: Also.. it says In Stock: "ships in 1 to 3 days"
    Is that bullcrap?
     
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    The bullcrap is the shipping time
    Thats about it

    (edit) Also:
    The last two points are fixed in YSMenu, and the Rom loading failure is due to fragmented ROMs, or if the rom is uncombatilbe. I've never had corruption failures.
     
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    Ah.. ok. I don't understand how they can sell stuff for 10 bucks that is usually sold for 40-60!
     
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    People charge however they want. Like I sell DSTTs at school for around 60$ each. They sorta explain it in the FAQ and why thier prices are so low
     
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    Anyone selling a DSTT for $40 or $60 is ripping you off. They might be $20 from some places (usually with faster shipping). Note that the Acekard 2 (which has one of the best menus of any flash cart made) isn't much more expensive from dealextreme. Dealextreme is the real deal -- I've purchased from them many times. They're reputable and they stand behind their products.

    -Bri
     

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