CycloDS - does it matter which memory card?

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  1. shooshoo
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    Hey everyone

    I wanted to get a flash cart and I was reading about the CycloDS and it sounded pretty good. I'm aware that it just came out though so I'm just waiting a bit to see if people are going to put any reviews up about it. I originally wanted to get the R4 but then it seemed like a lot of people were saying that it's recommended that you get a Japanese-made Kingston memory card to prevent slow downs in some games. Is the CycloDS the same way, do you need to have a certain brand of memory card or else you will experience issues like with the R4?

    Thanks for any comments
     
  2. Slave

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    I have an M3 Simply (which is the SAME as R4) and I have a Sandisk 1gb micro SD... which is pretty much the low end of Micro SD, never had a single slowdown ever...

    Actually never heard of anyone ever having a single slowdown on the M3 Simply/R4... I guess if you have any slowdowns, means you havent formated your micro sd correctly.

    I think it is weird that the Cyclo has an option for this when everyone doesnt want any slowdowns, Cyclo makes an option out of it lol
     
  3. shinji257

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    On slower microsd cards yes. I didn't have any issues with my 1GB Kingston (Japan) microsd card. I only checked the castlevania games though. I didn't check the tony hawk games at all.
     
  4. Destructobot

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    Please elaborate. I never noticed any issues of any sort with PoR on the M3 Simply using a Japanese Kingston 1GB card. It certainly didn't "lag" in any way.

    As for Downhill Jam, that game slows down on the R4/Simply no matter what SD card you use.
     
  5. KINGOFNOOBS

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    I think that is his point.
     
  6. Destructobot

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    The gameplay never stutters at all for me. I have a very low tolerance for that sort of thing; I would definitely notice if it did stutter.
     
  7. Tanas

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    The video doesnt stutter for me, its just the same as the original cart.
     
  8. shinji257

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    Please do. I have 2 of those Kingston microSD cards made in Japan. Make sure your Kingston card is manufactured in Japan because the ones made in other countries are not as fast. I had gotten mine from Newegg.com and Meritline.com I think. Both places had genuine cards and were cheap ($10-$15 ea.). With eBay there is always a risk involved as sometimes you may get fake or counterfeit items via eBay and in some cases not know it.
     
  9. dcxbox

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    know any links to a legit 2 gig one. ? i never bought one and i just am looking for the real thing, i dont feel liek wasting money. you can just pm me if ya want or post it here.