Hacking Does cia installation speed get progressively worse?

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So i'm starting to install on my 3DS the games i already own in .cia format. At first the installation times were beareable, with 40 min. for a 1.2 GB game and the likes, but things has been turning progressively worse, to the point that a 700 MB game took 6 hours yesterday. It was insane.

I'm using RxTools on 10.3 as CFW on o3DS, and FBI as installer injected into the H&S app. Also, my microSD is a 16 GB class 10.
 

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@sl0ps any recommendation?

@TVL Yes, in fact i move files to my SD daily using the microSD manager App. I also used my SD today on my PC to transfer files to a friend's 3DS' SD
 

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Maybe I haven't encountered the proper app yet, but which there was a homebrew app that could allow you to navigate CIA files on a network share, to install from there. Copying them to SD card will fragment it badly overtime, if you are copying 1 CIA, installing, deleting the CIA, etc. Creates pockets of fragmentation that will slow down the card.

You may want to try copying all the SD files to a folder on PC, deleting them off the card, and copying them back. Should remove fragmentation.
 

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Copying them to SD card will fragment it badly overtime, if you are copying 1 CIA, installing, deleting the CIA, etc. Creates pockets of fragmentation that will slow down the card

Ugh...

Would defragging hurt EmuNAND or the 3DS system file?

EDIT: Self-answer: It would hurt the SD card lifespan >__>

Thing is, the only thing slower is the cia installation.
 
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Ugh...

Would defragging hurt EmuNAND or the 3DS system file?

Thing is, the only thig slower is the cia installation.

Installing CIA games also copies files onto the SD card (non-emunand portion). I'm believing this is why you are seeing slowdown.

Don't use defragmenting tools, especially not on the emunand portion. "Manually" copying the SD data portion from-and-then-to will elimination fragmentation.

What brand card is this anyways?
 

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Here's a few things you could try:
  • Defragmenting your SD card(this probably won't help that much since it's flash based, but you never know...)
  • Formatting your SD card using the tool that Nintendo recommends
  • Using another cia installer
 

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Solution Part 1: Use BBM or SOON! to install the .CIA Files
If part 1 does not works, check if you MicroSD card it's legit.
It could be a pirate and cheap clone MicroSD card even if it says Class 10
I have seen FAKE 128GB microSD cards class 100 (yes, not a joke) and they are really 16GB TF cards with a 3mbp/s writing speed.
Solution Part 2: Buy a legit MicroSD card (I reccomend you a 16GB or 32GB Samsung EVO, I have a 16GB one and are goooooood)
 
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Sandisk, if my memory serves me right

All my Sandisks developed issues regardless of the device they were used in. Slowdowns are a start. Wait until your system starts to freeze on you at random times :)

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Solution Part 1: Use BBM or SOON! to install the .CIA Files
If part 1 does not works, check if you MicroSD card it's legit.
It could be a pirate and cheap clone MicroSD card even if it says Class 10
I have seen FAKE 128GB microSD cards class 100 (yes, not a joke) and they are really 16GB TF cards with a 3mbp/s writing speed.
Solution Part 2: Buy a legit MicroSD card (I reccomend you a 16GB or 32GB Samsung EVO, I have a 16GB one and are goooooood)

Ya, the Samsung EVOs are nice. Lexar 300x 32GB are good too (and cheap!).
 

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