AK2 or DSTT?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by gotchaff, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. gotchaff

    gotchaff Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    I was set on getting an AK2, until I learned that DSTT's were selling from dealextreme for $6.71. Is there any reason I should pay almost $20 more for an AK2?
  2. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Ya Cant Get There From Here
    Youre asking in the Acekard section so obviously yer gonna get recommended to it over dstt

    the ak2i is 20$...

    the ak2 is currently only 11.40$ at DX so its not even a $5 difference to the DSTTs price.

    Imo the DSTT sucks. I've owned 2 of them and they both crapped out quickly, and even when they did run, the gui was lame and clunky.

    Acekard is a way better choice for too many reasons to list, especially if you use the AKAIO firmware
  3. smoke14me61

    smoke14me61 Advanced Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    United States
    I can't tell you anything about the DSTT but I have had my AceKard for about a month now and I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it. I bought one for myself, my daughter, and my fiance and I have also turned the card on to 3 of my friends and none of them are disappointed. Like the first person who replied to you you can get an AceKard for $11 on DX. I just ordered 3 more just for backups. [​IMG]
  4. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    I have both a DSTT and an Acekard 2. The Acekard 2 is well worth the extra few dollars. The DSTT lacks some of the most basic features that nearly every other flash cart has, including the ability to list games alphabetically (yes, they appear in the menu in whatever order they happen to be in the file table), the ability to view folders (all .nds files on the microSD card appear in one long list), the ability to load GBA games to a slot 2 cart automatically, the ability to switch skins from the menu (only one skin is supported -- to change skins you have to replace it with another skin on the microSD card), etc. In addition, the menu is sluggish, a large number have hardware problems, and compatibility updates are few and far between (much less additional features or bug fixes) because there are a huge number of clones so the DSTT team spends much of its time developing fake-killer firmware rather than updating the menu.

  5. Smatchmo

    Smatchmo GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    United States
    south Mississippi

    You're buying from dealextreme?

    There shouldn't be a $20 difference between the two. I made a thread here about 1 1/2-2 moths ago asking if I should buy a DSTT or an AK2 because they were both selling for under/around $15 and were two of the cheapest flash cards on DX. The DSTT was cheaper (cheapest on dx was $6-7) but the AK2 was.... what, $13-14? There wasn't a $20 difference between the two, then or now.

    To answer your question though, get the AK2. It's my 3rd flash card (after R4 & EZ5) and, by far, my favorite.

    I'll be trying the DSTT just because it is so cheap (and just in case i need a backup flash card), but I really don't see how it could be any better than the AK2. AK2 is just that good.
  6. xrM

    xrM GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    I've got the DSTT, and let me tell you..the lag seriously sucks. Plus not being able to sort games alphabetically can be quite a pain too, I'm always having to cut and repaste my games in the microsd just to have them resorted.

    Anyway, I've got a ak2 en route from DX now, hopefully it'll be much better [​IMG]
  7. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    Go with AK2. I've used it and the DSTT, and the AK2 is definetly better. Espeically with AKAIO. DSTT doesn't seem to be updating important stuff anymore do they?
  8. Martiin

    Martiin GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 4, 2008
    United States
    better everything
    imo i fancy the GUI of it
  9. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2008
    The dstt is ok but it's missing a lot of features that the acekard has. I ordered an acekard yesterday because the dstt has already completely burned my micro sd one time, I'm not taking that chance again.
  10. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

    May 19, 2008
    Canada, Ontario.
    AK2 FTW~! I tried out the DSTT firmware on my SuperCard DS One v3, and the GUI was crap ><

    Hated it, and would never want to go back to it. Happy enough with my AceKard 2.1 now. And soon to be buying a M3Real off of my dad for $10 [​IMG]
  11. Briankealing

    Briankealing GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    The AK2 is superior to the DSTT - the only thing that makes the DSTT better is it has freebies and the AK2 literally comes with nothing else.
  12. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    go with the acekard 2
    beats the dstt in every way except for the price
  13. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    I don't have an Acekard 2, but I've owned a DSTT for like...4 months now and it's really good. Sure, I liked the R4 better (used to own one), but the DSTT is great for that price. Using YSMenu (don't go with TTMenu, IT SUCKS) loads games, nearly no compat. issues. Recommended! Got one for my friend, he's very satisfied too.
  14. Ballistic

    Ballistic GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    I second that posting this in the Acekard subforum wasn't a very wise idea. Of course you're going to have one-sided arguments. So I'll add onto that I believe the Acekard to be superior. It has great support (hey Smith and Normatt) and an epic GUI only bested by Sakura (opinionated statement if you haven't noticed). *psst I want an M3 Real*
  15. Smatchmo

    Smatchmo GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    United States
    south Mississippi
    if this makes you more confidant in your choice, i posted a "DSTT or AK2?" thread/poll in the (probably) more neutral Other Flashing Hardware & Software folder back in midDecember.
    AK2 wins

    polls results on "Which flashcard should i buy next?":

    2- other
    9- AK2
    0- DSTT

    no love for DSTT apparently.
    i can see why though. i haven't tried DSTT yet, but i don't see how it could possibly improve on AK2.
  16. blanco613

    blanco613 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 28, 2008
    United States
    acekard no question about it