BestMini-SD card?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by FifthE1ement, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. FifthE1ement
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    I have a Sandisk 2GB Mini-SD but I notice some slowdown in Animal Crossing between going in and out of houses (i have the regular game and it doesn't do this). I also notice some slowdown in some games in the menus like in Metroid Prime Hunters. I don't notice much slowdown ingame but just when loading like in the begining of Animal Crossing it kinda stutters when going to start your save game. I only notice this in some games and not all. Does a faster Mini-SD help? Why does it only happen sometimes and in certain games? I was thinking of getting ATP Promax 2Gb 150X Mini-SD? Would that make a difference? The slowdown is much more noticable in GBA games like Mario and Grand Theft Auto when the screen is filled with ppl. What can I do to make my system the fastest it can be. Why is it more noticable in GBA games? I have a Passcard 3 and a Supercard Mini-SD which has been great so far!

    Thanks for the input,

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  2. davr

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    I think all the DS/GBA SD adaptors use the SD cards in SPI mode, not SDIO mode. Therefore, it doesn't matter what speed card you get, since the adapters all use them in the slowest possible mode. I believe CF cards may actually be faster in this case (though I haven't seen any data comparing the speeds).
     
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    Not trying to troll your post, but if slowdown bothers you (like it does me, anyway) you shouldn't be using a SuperCard. Frustrated after buying three different speeds of SD media for my SuperCard SD (including a 50x and a 150x), I finally sold the whole lot of that shit and went with a G6 Flash.

    Best decision I ever made.
     
  4. FifthE1ement
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    I'm not willing to only get 512mb of memory for 150+. I would rather pay a little less and get more memory. I only notice slowdown in menu's or when switching options in some games. Anyone else have any thoughts? Will getting a faster card make any difference?

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    I tried both sandisk and kingston minisd and both have slowdown, and no a faster card wont help i think.

    g6flash is the correct speed for all games, i also switched from supercard because of that.
     
  6. FifthE1ement
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    I am going to pick up a ATP ProMax 150X 2GB MiniSD and I'll report back my findings!