Best SD Card to use!

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Jibib, May 29, 2008.

May 29, 2008

Best SD Card to use! by Jibib at 7:49 PM (2,375 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Jibib
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    So.. any ideas? I wanna get a 2GB as i hear 4 GB dont work..

    I just wanna know what is the best for having Wad's / Roms / Applications stored on it and etc..

    Thanks,

    Jibib
     
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    Any common Kingston 2GB SD Card will be fine...if they are assembled in Japan that would be better.
     
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    Kingston is probably the best there is, at least for the DS.

    Make sure it's Kingston Japan and not Taiwan, as the latter has some speed issues.

    EDIT: GAH! Damn you Renegade... [​IMG]
     
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    Ok thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Great minds think alike and at the same time apparently.
     
  6. Rice923

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    Since we're at this topic already, what is different about "official" Nintendo Wii SD cards compared to regular SD cards?
     
  7. barcode1999

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    they're made by sandisk and say 'wii' on them , seriously though i don't think theres any difference to a normal sd card.

    Just remember don't buy anything over 2gb and make sure it's not SDHC. [​IMG]
     
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    Since my thread asking for input on a SD card purchase was deleted (or otherwise lost to the ether), I did a custom Google search for "best SD card" and found this thread.

    Is a Kingston 2GB SD card still my best option?

    I'm currently using a Kingston 2GB microSD card (that I had previously used with my CycloDS Evolution) with an SD adapter and it seems to work just fine, but I'd like a dedicated SD card (so I can use the microSD card as a backup for my DS).

    If most users agree that Kingston is the best for 2GB cards, where should I purchase the card from? In other words, what store gives me the best chance of buying a card that was manufactured in Japan?
     
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    lol, super bump [​IMG]
    now, the wii can accept sdhc cards.
    get it from amazon.
     
  10. sYndrome13

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    I've already purchased one dud (for my purposes, anyway) SDHC card, as I posted about here.

    I'm specifically looking for what GBATemp users consider the best 2GB SD card(s) for the Wii.
     
  11. Elritha

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    I've used some cheap generic 2gb one off ebay that works fine on my Wii and Bootmii.
    Why bump an old thread when you have another thread similar to this? [​IMG]
     
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    Because my other thread is in regards to SDHC (larger than 2GB) cards. After seeing just how few 8GB SDHC cards are supposedly compatible with BootMii, I figured it might be best just to replace my dying 2GB SD card with another 2GB card.
     
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    Kodak 8gb $15 at kmart

    Works better then slow lame Kingston!
     
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    I've never had a problem with my Kingston microSD cards in my CycloDS Evolution and I've read several recommendations for Kingston cards elsewhere. I think this is the first I've ever read a complaint about a Kingston card.

    EDIT: What capacity/model of Kingston card do you have? Maybe one of the models is a dud.
     
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    Any SD (or SDHC) [​IMG] (like a bigger one) , will work *iF* and only if it is the Wii's "bottom" most USB slot, via an (recommended equally fast) SD(HC) reader (SDHC to USB). That is, formatted to WBFS using a windows WBFS formatter and installer.

    This same SDHC will not work (load) in the other USB slot, or the SD(HC) card slot.

    This requires an added program (wad/channel) to run from said USB slot.

    Do not be confused, Wii version 4.0 and high can now use SDHC *BUT* it does not always work; because some software uses component apps that can only still do SD (only). The Wii SD slot DOES NOT yet fully do full SDHC; comprehensively.
     
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    The 8b kodak card was much faster then the 2g kingston card I had for transferring files, and performance, plus it worked with all applications including BOOTMII which that list is not properly maintained.
     
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    I have a RiData SDHC 16gb, that works perflectly.
     

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