Choosing an microSDHC card

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ShAdOwFuRi, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ShAdOwFuRi
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    Hi guys,
    I recently purchased an Acekard 2, however I am still in need of a micro sdhc card. Initially, I was considering buying an 8gb one from my local computer store, but unfortunately they had only class 2 ones. So... I went looking in another computer store, this time around they did have a class 6 8gb on their parts list, but it had to be ordered. Now I'm not a very patient person so I decided against this. So anyway... my question is does class rating really affect the performance of the cart and if so by how much??

    I think if worst comes to worst I will buy the class 2 8GB, or if that is too slow a class 6 4gb, although 4gb seems quite restrictive to me...

    Any opinions?
     
  2. darkriku197

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    Well, i have a 2gb micro sd card and i'd say unless you plan on putting movies/ your entire music collection. on your ds 4GB is enough, because the price increases drastically when you go higher up.

    With my 2GB card i have around 30 ds games and 20 songs, and i still have some room. I don't know if there are better SDHC cards out there now but before they were slower than 2GB cards. Someone may have to correct me though.
     
  3. Deathmore

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    I think class 4 should be the minimum class that you should look at. Deal extreme members say that a class 2 8GB works. But to be on the safe side a class 4.
     
  4. ShAdOwFuRi
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    you never know!! you can never get enough games =P
     
  5. foob

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    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is supposed to be one of those problem games and I am having zero issues with that after many hours gameplay. All this with a regular Toshiba 2GB MicroSD card (which isn't even Class-labelled) bought off ebay. Your results may vary.
     
  6. Bri

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    foob, as stated before microSD cards (which aren't rated) are generally faster than even class 6 microSDHC cards.

    To answer the question in the OP, yes the class does matter. But it's not a perfect measure of a card's speed so some class 4 cards may outperform class 6 cards when used in a flash cart. You're better off purchasing a brand/model that others have had good luck with using your particular flash cart.

    -Bri