FAT or FAT32?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Verocity, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Verocity
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    Verocity Ö!

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    I have a good question, cause im not sure and I can't find this anywhere on Google or anything. But which format will hold more data and is it possible to compress my micro-sd card. I have alot of stuff I want to cram onto it and I dont care how long it loads, since it'll be slower if its compressed.

    I've already fit a good bit on my 1GB its pretty full I have a full movie (Austin Powers Goldmember [​IMG] ) and about 24 games. Plus some mp3 and what not. So which is the way to go FAT or FAT32. Im using FAT currently. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Destructobot

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    FAT32 will waste less data in big allocation units, but unless you have a large number of files (as in thousands) on the memory card it's not going to make a huge difference. At most you will save an average of 32kB per file, but probably a lot less.

    Also, you might run into compatibility issues depending on the flash cart you are using it in.
     
  3. Verocity
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    Verocity Ö!

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    EZ4 lite Deluxe I am using, if that helps anyone. So I guess FAT what I have right now is good then.
     
  4. Destructobot

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    NDS games cannot run if they are compressed, but GBA games can, since they have to be copied to RAM first anyway. I don't know much about the EZ carts, but the on the G6 you can compress GBA roms, and they take about 4 times as long to load.
     
  5. yee

    yee DOTA 4EVER

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    Use FAT formatted with 64K clusters.
     
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