Changing micro sd card on luma3ds

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  1. aytug25
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    Hello everyone, my friend gave me this micro sd card
    https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-200GB-Micro-SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A/dp/B00V62XBQQ
    and i want to use it on my n3ds xl, right now im using luma3ds and 64 gb micro sd card, if i format 200 gb card as fat32 and copy everything from my old card, will it works ?
    i heard about huge size sd cards makes 3ds slow, is it correct ?
    thanks for all helping :)
     
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  2. astrangeone

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    Yes they do make the system slow. I'm using a 128 gb card in my o3DS XL, and it takes about 15 seconds for everything to load.

    Plus, you have that built in limit of 300 games on the home menu, so why bother?
     
  3. aytug25
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    Thanks for answer, i have another question, my 3ds had emunand but now im using luma3ds, so my sd card still is 2 partition, can i copy everything from my sd card and format it as one part then move everything back on it ?
     
  4. Ryccardo

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    Non sequitur, Luma can run sysnand or emunand at your choice

    If you're using sysnand, yes, copying all files on the FAT32 partition will be enough to change cards
     
  5. Searinox

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    When you format your card, choose cluster size 64KB for more speed. Be warned that if you intend to use TWLoader, it doesn't play nice with that though.
     
  6. aytug25
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    Thanks for all answers, i decided to use 200 gb micro sd oon somewhere else :D
    i will just format and move back my all data on my micro sd...
    will my save files still stay ?
     
  7. SCOTT0852

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    As long as you copy your Nintendo 3DS folder, you'll keep your saves.
     
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    Thanks again for all answers...
     
  9. Negatronic

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    Sorry, newb here. I am confused because the N3DS and 2DSXL only support up to 32 GB sd Card. Are you using the internal SD slot or some type of flash cart?
     
  10. aytug25
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    you can use higher capacity cards, just format it as fat32 and choose cluster size 64KB. right now, im using 128 gb micro sd card on my 3ds.
     
  11. TurdPooCharger

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    Only choose 64 KB cluster size if your SD card is at minimum 128 GB. If you do 64 KB cluster on a 64 GB or smaller card, you will run into compatibility issues with GBA Virtual Consoles, etc.

    Even then, you may have to resort to 32 KB cluster on a 128 GB card because 64 KB still might not work correctly.
     
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  12. Negatronic

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    So does that mean you can even go beyond 128gb? Up to 256?
    Thanks!
     
  13. TurdPooCharger

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    Why stop there if you want to go for pure overkill? If money's no problem, largest micro SD cards are 512 GB at this moment for around $350 cheapest. You can horde the entire 3DS library per a region and still have some space left over. Between late Q4 2018 to TBA 2019, we'll be seeing 1 TB (terabyte) SD cards.

    The 64 KB cluster helps somewhat in HOME Menu loading and game stuttering for these massive capacity cards, but the general trend still holds that bigger comes at the cost of slower.
     
  14. hoodhippo

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    if you have emunand installed, the process is a bit different than just copy and pasting into the new sd card, google backup-restore-of-emunand-when-upgrading-replacing-sd-card, it will take you to an awesome madconsole thread. it has a step by step on how to do it. but in your case, if you have luma3ds, you should be fine just copy and pasting
     
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