Don't overuse your SD card reader

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Zumoly, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Zumoly
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    This had no occured to me before having an issue but as a multiple card user I regularly (6 times/day at least) switch card on my switch.
    As a result the spring became loose causing the payload to either fail or the system to freeze cause the SD card would move slightly. Most games were unplayable and I had to rely on the internal memory.
    Unfortunately for me to get a replacement I either need to order (weeks) or try and repair the spring (which I finally did and things are fine now).
    So the piece of advice here is to mind the SD card reader and keep switching card to a minimum (for my part it's pretty much over anyway cause now we have USB installl in Tinfoil which combined with memloader make an excellent combo).
     
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  2. scroeffie

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    thats why we need hdd support asap !
     
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  3. alucard_xs

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    USB support for putting files on sd card ?
     
  4. Zumoly
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    Zumoly GBATemp Analyst

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    That's memloader for now.
    Tonfoil has nsp install (no file trwnsfer) over usb.
     
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  5. LadyApollo

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    Just use FTP, its great
     
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  6. Captain_N

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    what we need is a sd card to sata hdd interface. A device that uses an external hdd as sd card storage that connects to the sd card slot. The device will have to translate the signals to from sata to sd card and vice versa..... I suppose it just has to emulate the sd card storage space.
     
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    I don't go map findin' behindin'
    Nintendo is notorious for their SD springs. Just cut a small strip of tape and stick it along the back of the card above the pins. Click it in for good, and when the power is off, slide the card out by the tape.
     
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    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!

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  10. Zap Rowsdower

    Zap Rowsdower I am you.

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    I don't go map findin' behindin'
    So you'd have a 60cm ribbon cable permanently hanging from your mobile tablet? Alright, you do you. :)
     
  11. MasterJ360

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    My thumb-stick usb SD reader died out like 3 months ago, but it was about 7-8 years old from my old R4 cart days. Bought an all in one 3.0 USB SD card reader to replace it.
    As someone who does Smash bros modding for the Wii U I don't expect it to last forever either. And yes a dying reader can fuk up your bin files had to re download the sxos firmware to replace the corrupted one
     
  12. huma_dawii

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    I you stick it to the back and problem solved.
     
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