EZ Flash DE standalone save data confusion

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Just bought the DE and am loving it, but I'm quite confused on how the saving functions when switching from mode B to A. I read in the online manual that going from standalone mode to mode A can cause some issues with overwriting the mode A data, but for me the opposite happened. I only have one game on the flash cart at the moment (a Pokemon rom hack), and I will list what I did in order. Auto Save was enabled in the main EZFlash menu for the entirety of this.

1: Played the game in Mode A for 5 minutes, save it, reset the console to make sure the save works, and it does. The 5 minute save file stays.

2: Write the game to norflash using the Write to nor (clean) option.

3: Switch the cart to Mode B and play the game. As I boot it up, the 5 minute save file is what it loads up. I save the game multiple times, turning the console on and off several times between saves, and the saves worked just fine. So long as I stayed in mode B, all the saves stayed and the cart functioned as expected. I last saved the game in mode B with about 45 minutes of game time.

4: Switch the cart to Mode A, because I am curious to see if the save data from Mode B is overwriting the save data in the default mode. I boot up the game from the leftmost menu, and the 5 minute save file is what loads.

5: Switch the cart back to Mode B, and the 45 minute save file has been replaced by the original 5 minute save file.

Did I miss something important? I am not 100% familiar with all the terminology that comes with emulation but I can try to understand a good bit of it, sorry if this question is actually a basic fix that I missed in the manual.
 

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In the manual it is stated that you need to switch to the NOR flash menu, select the first game and then load the save file to FRAM before switching to mode B. The opposite when you switch back to mode A. Then write the save to file from FRAM. That is the only reliable way since the flashcart can't automatically load and save your savegame when you flip the mode switch in powered off state.
 

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In the manual it is stated that you need to switch to the NOR flash menu, select the first game and then load the save file to FRAM before switching to mode B. The opposite when you switch back to mode A. Then write the save to file from FRAM. That is the only reliable way since the flashcart can't automatically load and save your savegame when you flip the mode switch in powered off state.
So I need to, from the NOR flash menu, load the save file every time before I switch to mode B, and save the file every time I switch back to A? Just want to be 100% sure, thank you for replying
 

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