Cannot read SD cards? Error: (menu?)

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Jan 1, 2009
  1. Anj
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    Newcomer Anj Advanced Member

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    I have two TTDS flash cards (one fake and other unknown) and both been constantly making the SD cards unreadable. After a while it corrupts or doesn't read the save data and says (sav file cannot be found), then it goes to the error that says (menu?). I have everything backed up on my computer, but its such a bother that I have to format it everyday to get my stuff and bring it back. Anyone know the cause of the problem?
     
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    Have they worked in the past?
     
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    I'm dealing with the same problem. My three DSTTs came in the mail today. One works perfectly, one took using the Panasonic formatter on the SD card and the third will corrupt any and every SD card I put into it. All three are real (at least the fake tester says they are. Heh). I've even taken them apart to verify they are the real deal. I'm using PNY mini SD cards. Several of the SD's have worked flawlessly in my M3 DS Real for seven or eight months, so I know the cards aren't bad. Is this just a problem with DSTT carts?
     
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    There are a number of possible causes for microSD cards getting corrupt:
    [*]format your microSD cards with the Panasonic formatter: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/d..._formatter.html
    [*]make sure you ALWAYS use "safely remove hardware" before removing your microSD card from your computer (make sure you press the "STOP" button in the "safely remove hardware" utility).
    [*]make sure your games and save files are in a "games" folder and NOT at the root of your microSD card.
    [*]make sure your microSD card isn't almost full (otherwise it won't be able to write save files and other system files that it needs).
    -Bri
     
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    Yes, it has worked in the past. Its not really "corrupt" its more, erhm.... unreadable once you play it for a period of time, I'll try and do the formatter thing. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    "Unreadable once you play for a period of time" = corrupt.

    If you follow the above 4 rules, your microSD cards should not become corrupt. I used my DSTT for many months after I first got it, never had to format my microSD card, and never had a problem.

    If you don't use "safely remove hardware" I can pretty much guarantee that your microSD cards will become corrupt and will display the behavior you described.

    You also MUST keep your games in a "games" folder and not on the root of your microSD card. There is a limit to the number of files that can be at the root of your microSD card, and you will eventually get errors as your DSTT tries to write save files but can't.

    Similarly, make sure you leave enough room on your microSD card for save files and other system files that need to be written.

    -Bri
     

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