Correct Dump ?

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  1. Mat37
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    Hi ! I dumped my 32GB mlc (on a 64GB sd) with nanddumper, and as output i got 15 files, 14 of 2GB, and the last one is about 1.1GB, is it normal or should all the files have same size ?
    NOTE : I didn't see if it gives an error, was not looking at the screen for 2hours ^^
    Thank for answers
     
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  2. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes that's normal. Since your sysnand is 32gb and you can't put a file on fat32 SD card bigger than 4gb the program splits it up. After you copy it over to your computer you can join them with a single command into one file. I don't remember the command. Ill look it up for you and edit my post.
     
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    Thanks, but i wasn't worrting about file splitting, but about last file size and completion of the dump
     
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    The last file size is never going to be exact same as other file sizes. It's all the leftovers after the last file creation. If there is only a gig or two left to dump then it's not going to make extra blank data so that it's exactly the same file size as the others. That's why everybody is going to have a different number of files and the last file is always going to be a different size. Here's the command to run on your windows machine to combine it to a single mlc.bin file. You'll need it as a single file if you ever want to use a teensy to flash it to nand.

    Change the command to make it match your file names. From a cmd prompt run this in the directory of your nand dump:

    copy /b mlc.bin.part01 + mlc.bin.part02 + mlc.bin.part03 + mlc.bin.part04 + mlc.bin.part05 + mlc.bin.part06 + mlc.bin.part07 + mlc.bin.part08 + mlc.bin.part09 + mlc.bin.part10 + mlc.bin.part11 + mlc.bin.part12 + mlc.bin.part13 + mlc.bin.part14 + mlc.bin.part15 mlc.bin
     
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    Thank you for infos and command
    Last question : Do i need a 64GB SD in case I need to flash it ?
     
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    There's no software nand writer (yet), and no SD is needed for a hardmod :)
     
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    So where should the file be copied ?
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    You just keep it on multiple drives, if your console hardbricks then you can consider whether to buy a programmer, little point in buying one before you know you need one