Does 3DS/2DS support 64GB SDHC/micro SD?

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  1. theasker
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    As the title, on my current 2DS I'm using a 32GB Sandisk SDHC.
    But does it support a 64GB SDHC or a micro SD card? :)
     
  2. TheHermitTurtle

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    Yup, works fine in my n3DS :)
     
  3. VioletX

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    I use a 64GB one in my 2DS.
    No problems here.
     
  4. xtheman

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    It does but you need to format to fat32.
    Also their is no such thing as a 64GB SDHC. It is SDXC. If your card says 64gb SDHC it is fake.
     
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    Sweet, thank you guys! :)

    Ahh sorry mate, my bad I thought SDHC had 64GB :P

    But does it also work with a micro SD? If not I'm just going to buy a SDXC :)
     
  6. xtheman

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    Mirco sd needs an adapter that is the size of a regular sd card and if 64GB and above also needs to be formatted to fat32. (unless you have a new 3ds which then you just put in the mircosd slot.)
     
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    Usually it would come formatted as exFat32. Just use a 3rd party tool to format it as Fat32. The 3ds from my experience didn't work with the exFat32 format.
     
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    Correct, the 3DS is incompatible with exFAT.

    The 3DS is compatible with SDXC cards, but you need to format to FAT32 through the use of a tool that you have to download.

    After you format it, if you're using a microSD and a new 3DS, just insert it.

    If you're using a microSD and a old 3DS, you need an adapter.

    If you're using a full sized SD and an old 3DS, just insert it. By the way, it won't work on a new 3DS.

    If you change your mind and want a 128gb, you have to fill up at least 28 gigabytes before certain apps like DevMenu or FBI can read the card correctly.
     
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  9. deSSy2724

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    Even 128 GB sahould do the job....
     
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    I have like 2 micro SD cards that is 64GB and like 8-9 adapters i never use xD
    I was about to purchase an SDXC card, but if the micro sd + the adapter works, i guess i will use that instead :)

    Thank you guys! :D
     
  11. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    of course even 128gb works
     
  12. theasker
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    128GB might be too much :P
    I already have 2 micro SD cards that is 64GB, i think i will use one of them :)
     
  13. StormEye

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    Yup, that's what I'm using.