can i use a Canon SD Card 32GB on my 3Ds ?

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  1. ProfiSuchti
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    Hey, i bought from ebay for 3$ (cheeeap) a Canon SD Card 32GB and would ask:
    Can i run this Card on my O3Ds XL ?

    ps.My 3Ds is hacked and has a Homebrew.
     
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    Yep. I have some cheap 32gb sd that works fine, don't see why yours wouldn't.
    EDIT: Just realised you bought it for $3, I'd suggest running it through some software to check if that thing actually holds 32gb.
     
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    ya at $3 most time they are not what they say
     
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    I will never understand why peoples bought something and ask after if they can use it or compatible with...
     
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    lol ya people love to jump the gun
     
  6. Kyojin

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    With a $3 32GB SD card, I would only advise to make backups of it every single day, if you don't want to lose your saves.

    I mean, that thing could probably just die at any moment, since it's likely to be just a counterfeit product, unless you bought it from somewhere safe (i.e. retail store, sold and fulfilled by Amazon, etc.) and not from some eBay seller.
     
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    i know right.. it's like stuff nowadays (or since the 90s?) still not follow standards or are not designed to be "universal"
     
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    Even the official supply can become tainted in my experience.

    OP, run h2testw on the card, will you?
     
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    Yeah i was not sure why the SD Card was only 3$.
    Thanks for your hint, i will backup everyday, didnt think about it and the risks :o.

    I just asked this Question because i was not sure and the Card costs only 3$, and it was strange for me, and i thought it will not work cuz the price was so cheap...sorry for the Question @All -.-
     
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    I found a 128g for 3€ on a french online reseller (rueducommerce, if someone know)
     
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    Well, RDC also has a built-in third-party marketplace system like Amazon, FNAC and Cdiscount do (and they tend to list the lowest price first), so basically same as buying it off eBay, it does not mean that it was legit. ^_^

    EDIT: Also, in some cases you could buy a counterfeit 64GB or 128GB card only to find that it has only 4GB or 8GB real capacity.
     
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    One last Question for my Future Card (if it has REAL 32GB): Do i need to Format my 32GB SD Card in FAT or FAT32 ?
     
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    A small and dumb Question xD: Is it Possible to OVERCLOCK SD Cards ? as Example: For more write Speed, or for more Capacity ? My new 32GB SD Card comes in 3 Days and i dont really need more speed or Capacity, i am just Asking if its possible ^^
     
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    SD cards (and NAND flash devices in general) usually have an area of spare sectors reserved as replacements for bad sectors if/when they show up. That having been said, getting it to show these sectors as "normal" storage area requires hacking the controller, which is probably not a good thing to do if you care about reliability at all. (Though you could say that for overclocking in general.)
     
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    You should run FakeFlashTest to test the capacity: http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/-fake-usb-flash-memory-drives
    If it passes that doesn't mean the card isn't counterfeit but only that it will actually hold 32 GB. It could still be low quality and fail within weeks/months.
     
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    Well, you could probably overclock the SD reader, but it's currently impossible on the 3DS (or at least, no one released something AFAIK). Still, it probably won't increase the speeds by much, but will create more SD card heating and could provoke damage.
     
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    I meaned with Overclocking trough PC^^ and thanks for all the Answers+Supports.

    I think i will be fine with the normal speed and capacity of my 32GB Card.
     
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    I would make sure that it is really a 32GB card. If it was 3 bucks on eBay, I think it is counterfeit.
     
  20. ProfiSuchti
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    I asked the Seller and i checked his Ratings.

    He sayd its real 32GB.

    And his Ratings was perfect^^.Thats ever what i do: Before i Buy something from ebay, i look the sellers Ratings ;).