can I use a micro sd card higher than 32gb???

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  1. DarkRioru
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    I plan to install a lot of games on my 3ds legitly through the nintendo eshop as well as have games emulated with homebrew and such... will I be able to use any micro sd higher than 32gb?? I want to use a 64gb sd card for those needs until I crave more games/homebrew
     
  2. Alex4U

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    Yep.
    I dont think 64GB SD/Micro have problem with New/Old 3DS
     
  3. ThisIsDaAccount

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    You just have to format it to fat32.
     
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    do I need software to do that? or can I just do it regularly through the settings??
     
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    You cannot format an SD using system settings. Settings will only format your NAND (which you shouldn't do) if you want to format a 64+ gb sd into fat32, try this utility:

    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

    Alternatively, if you have a hacked (or 9.2 stock) console, you can use EmuNAND9.
     
  6. Sora Takihawa

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    format it into fat32. i have a 128gb sd and it works
     
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    I meant with a pc :rofl2:
     
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    Oh lol whoops.

    Even with a PC though, settings won't work, because fat32 is not an option for any card above 32 gb.
     
  9. Sora Takihawa

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    like it was said you have to do it on pc. cause syssettings formats your NAND
     
  10. DarkRioru
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    was it an option for you to format it to fat32??
     
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    I really suggest reformatting your SD card to Fat32 with your computer first using this program, then reformatting it with emuNAND9 for better results.
     
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    i formatted my 128gb microSD with that tool linked above. it works now i have a9lh on it.
     
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    Windows only offers the options to format as exFAT or NTFS on 64GB SD/microSD cards. Use the ridgecrop program others have linked to above; I've used it twice wile installing a9lh on two different 3DSes (one old/SD, one new/microSD) and it works just fine.
     
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    do sd readers work well on old 3ds so if you get a new 3ds you don't have to buy another sd card
     
  15. Tomy Sakazaki

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    You meant a microSD to SD adapter? Yes, those work well if they were well made, I actually use 32gb microSD with those adapters on 2 O3DS systems.
     
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    Yes U can!