Best Micro SDHC for Acekard2i

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  1. Derekku
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    I need to know which micro sdhc works best on Acekard2i

    Kingston 4gb
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    SanDisk 4gb

    I was also thinking of an 8gb but idk if it will have problems or not.

    so can i get some advice on which of these three to get.

    Kingston 4gb ---- SanDisk 4gb ---- SanDisk 8gb

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Derekku
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    Is anyone there?
     
  3. Nimbus

    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

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    Probably being lazy.
    I just got an Acekard2 myself, and to be honest I haven't had any issues with an 8GB MicroSD card. Mine's not even a well known brand (It's PNY, which I have heard is a re-brand of Kingston.), I bought it last year when I got my 1st Flashcart (M3DS Real, which has now been relegated to "use only if push comes to shove status"). It's a Class 4 too.

    You'll probably wan't to get at least a Class 4. Class 6 is even better if you can obtain one. If push comes to shove you can get away with a Class 2 but don't expect fast loading speeds or compatibility with games such as Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, and some other such games.

    Come to think of it DOS and POR both still freeze on my Class 4 MicroSDHC, so if you aren't going to play those games you can probably get away with a Class 2. You're still better off with a Class 4 or Class 6.

    4GB fills up pretty fast, of course depending on how you use it.

    Keep in mind my Acekard2 is not a AK2i. It's only the standard one. However I would think the same concept would still apply to the AK2i.

    I'd say go with Kingston, 8GB and either Class 4 or Class 6 (If you can shell out a little more for the Class 6, then by all means do so. Otherwise a Class 4 will usually do fine.)
     
  4. bach3609

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    I'm pretty sure either will be fine although kingston seems a bit better, although I'm not sure.

    I have a 8 GB and 16 GB sandisk and it runs great. If you really want a better micro SD, get a Class 4 or 6, those run good. You may run into issues with a lower class micro sd, so try to get at least class 4 or 6 which is completely better. I would say get a 8 GB, because I also have a 4 GB and like nuclear said it fills up pretty fast if you have tons of homebrew and other stuff on your card. [​IMG]

    But please don't double post, don't expect people to post right away, I mean it has only been an hour.
     
  5. Derekku
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    Thanks guys, Is there a place to get class 4 and 6? and how do i tell what class it is?
     
  6. anaxs

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    your moms jeans pocket
    doesnt matteer about the brand, it matters about the size and class
    get atleast a class 4 card if not a class 6
    and try to get over 4gb since your gonna put alot of stuff in your ak..ever though it doesnt seem like that now
     
  7. Nimbus

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    To determine the class of your microSD card.

    Look for an almost complete circle (Think of it like an XBox 360 with 3 of it's ring quadrants lit up). In the middle of that circle should be a number, which is the class of the card.

    As for where to buy them

    Online: Newegg, Amazon, online websites for electronics stores

    Retail: Wal-mart, Best Buy, most electronics stores, etc.

    Personally, brand on an SD or MicroSD card isn't important to me. Just as long as it works.
     
  8. arielp

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    i use Sandisk 8GB, although it's written class2,

    tested on Card Reader (PC), goes write performace of 6 MB/s

    on Supercard DSONE Card Test - Rated 28
    on Akaio 2i, Just fine.. load fast ..
     
  9. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    Does that mean that you mistakenly, but also to your advantage, bought a Class 6 Sandisk mislabeled as a Class 2?
     
  10. CannonFoddr

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    I've used nothing but Sandisk cards - Most of mine are either 2Gb microSD or 8GbClass 2 SDHC cards. I've had no trouble with any of these (Did have trouble with a 'unknown' make, all that had on it was 'MicroSD'- but that was only a 1Gb anyway)
     
  11. macgeek417

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    I got a class 2 one from RadioShack. The neat thing is... it was a Class 10 mislabeled as Class 2!
     
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    Class just means a minimum assured write speed,however most if not all cards nowadays go way beyond that. For flashcarts class isn't that important, since it only relates to write speeds,whereas flashcarts need good read speeds and good access times.
     
  14. arielp

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    what i'm trying to say that ,

    write speed can be a benchmark for 'how good' the write and access time performance, as they increased accordingly (read perf may double/triple the write perf)..

    but indeed 'class' rating not appropriate anymore for nowadays card.

    ...
    does anybody tried 16GB msd on acekard 2i? plans to get one, as here in Indonesia only cost about 40US
    16GB, all my GBA and NDS Rom all in one card [​IMG]
     
  15. shanecrow99

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    I have a SanDisk 16Gb msd card (class 2) and it worked perfectly in my DSL and DSi. I even tested using the Castlevania titles mentioned above and it played flawlessly. Like others have said, the class rating is kind of a moot point because there is more reading going on than writing. My read speeds far exceeded my class rating.