Does a bigger capacity slow down flash carts?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by CWar, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. CWar

    CWar GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 2, 2003
    I've just bought a really cheap normal 2GB Sandisk MicroSD off ebay. That's before I found out there are fakes lying around, although I also bought my 1GB there.

    Anyway, I didn't check the speed first before buying. I would assume it's the same as the 1GB version. Although the 2GB one looks like it is from the same family as the normal 1GB Sandisk, it is much slower. Animal Crossing takes about 5 times as long to load or save. Using Comic Book DS for example, takes forever to load the images as opposed to mere seconds on the 1GB one.

    There doesn't seem to be much difference when writing or reading on the PC. So I was wondering whether it's because EZ4 doesn't support 2GB that well, or that it being fake had something to do with it.
  2. outphase

    outphase Custom title

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    I'm not sure if it's a matter of size as the integrity of the card. Fake cards tend to be lower quality.
  3. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    2 GIG microSD are actually slower than the same 1 GIG model. This should apply to most cards, maybe not the UltraII