DSTT and 6GB MicroSDHC - Formatting for Music + Games

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  1. CenerHimself
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    I got a 6GB MicroSDHC for my DSTT, and I want to put music, movies, games, and homebrew on it. What is the best way to format the card? I have Windows XP. I searched for the answer, but no one talked about music/movies. Thanks in advance!
     
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    right click on the card and format.
     
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    Many have recommended using the Panasonic formatting tool linked to near the beginning of this thread.

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    Sorry, by best way, I meant, how to format it. I don't even know the first step of how to do it and what settings to use. Thanks again!
     
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    I think there are instructions on the site where you can find the Panasonic formatter mentioned in that other thread. You can only format using FAT32 with a 6GB microSDHC, but if you have a choice you want to use the largest cluster size that is practical for the fastest read/write speed. In general the larger the cluster size, the less usable space on the microSDHC card but the faster the speed.

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    I got the 8GB sandisk, i formatted it to FAT32 64KB clusters (with standard windows format)
    works great, even Castlevania PoR/DoS works quite well (PoR has freezed for me 1 time, DoS intro without lagg)
     
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    Thats basically what i did.

    I inserted the usb adapter in to my computer and windows automatically installs the drivers.

    In windows explorer (press 'windows key' and 'E' on you key board) I just right clicked on the SD card (which will be displayed as a disk drive) and clicked format. Quick and it works fine. You can also format through the command prompt.. but the differences are minor, not leaps and bounds..
     
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    Thanks all!
     

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