Can you answer my question?

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Jordi, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Jordi
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    I know a flashcard uses more energy than an original game, but does the CycloDS drain more life than some other flashcards? I want to buy a CycloDS, and I first want to know this.
    I don't use an SDHC and no expansion.
     
  2. WildWon

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    I don't think one flash cart drains the battery more than another. But using regular microSD drains less battery than SDHC.

    Don't hold me 100% to this, but i'm pretty sure all carts themselves are similar on drain.
     
  3. pizzaman2893

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    it doesnt really drain it when i got it i didnt notice too much of a difference between a retail and the cyclo ds card
     
  4. Jordi
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    You made my day [​IMG] Thx
    Let's wait for other replies. with 3 positive replies (and less negative) I'll buy one [​IMG]
     
  5. Fat D

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    the additional drain a flash card provides is minimal in high-consumption modes such as gameplay on full brightness. during normal gameplay, it is still low enough not to be of any greater disadvantage. The only mode in which flash cards really suck is sleep mode, however you can just real-time save and turn off your DS instead, saving even more power.
     
  6. Salamantis

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    There's not much difference between carts. It mostly depends on your brightness setting, game, enabled features, etc.
     
  7. Ferrariman

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    I have had my CycloDS for a while, and I never noticed a difference than with my old R4
     
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    you might want to read my "story" here..
     
  9. evoo1

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    If you read gbatemps review of the CycloDs EVO you can find out there, that there's like a difference of 30minutes play-time when running an original game or the backup using a CycloDS EVO.

    But hey, with the adjust screen brightness feature the Cyclo ships with, you shouldn't worry about battery-life. In fact you can squeeze out a lot of playtime when you play on a lower brightness level.
     
  10. Seven

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    The time is about the same as most other flashcarts, give or take a few minutes.

    Regular microSD drains less than SDHC, from what I hear, and screen brightness is also a large factor to consider. There's also the lifetime of your battery: it makes sense if you use your DS frequently, the battery will deteriorate over time and the battery life will minimize over many uses. Once this happens, all you really have to do is replace the battery, I believe the official Nintendo one is $15.
     
  11. paul3100

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    Someone gave me an N5 (R4 copy) the other day to install software and as soon as i popped it into my ds lite the red lite came on and stayed on for the few minutes i browsed the menu!

    However once i got my supercard back into the DS the light changed back to green and i managed a good hour till red playing an emulator, soooooo

    Iv also noticed my battery time half's when i have both my supercard and lite in at the same time even though my slot 1 card isn't usually in use!

    paul