Fbi installation getting slower?

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  1. wurstpistole
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    I have a slight problem here. Got a SanDisk Ultra 64gb microsd which is not the worst. It was new from December. I have the feeling things are getting slower.

    Before 10.7 I backed up my emunand with Emunand9 and it took a whole hour. Before it was like 10 minutes. But maybe that was a hiccup.

    I'm currently installing a 3.5gb cia and its been running for 2 hours now and I'm at 55%. That's exceptionally slow, isn't it?
     
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    I have those problems too.....
     
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    Is the card close to being filled? And it could mean the ard is dying
     
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    That is not normal. Maybe the card is getting excessively fragmented. You shouldn't defrag it, instead, backup everything that's on it (including emuNAND itself, you can use emuNAND9 to do that), format the card with SDFormatter with "Format Size Adjustment" enabled, make a new emuNAND with emuNAND9 "Complete emuNAND Setup", then copy your backed up files onto the card and restore your emuNAND backup.
     
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    Well I installed and deinstalled quite a bunch of stuff but still... It's only four months old and not a fake,definitely shouldn't be like this... But maybe I'll try that, yeah. Making a complete card backup just in case anything goes wrong, and then format and inject emunand and data files again.
     
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    I have the exact same issue with the same recently bought SD card.
    Here's the steps I have done:
    - Checked it with H2testw to see if not fake.
    - Formatted to FAT32 with GUIFormat (maybe it would have been better to format it on Linux) default options.

    However I noticed when I boot the 3DS, enter FBI and install the same CIA without AC plugged in, the installation process is fast and normal.
    I also noticed that after aborting or succeeding a slow installation, the N3DS home menu become very slow like the RAM was saturated until I reboot it.
    So it's not a fragmentation issue I think.
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Well I did what @The Real Jdbye suggested now, backed up all data, formatted the card, set up a new emunand and injected emunand again.
    Now to restore all the files, and hope it gets better.
     
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    So... did it work?
     
  9. wurstpistole
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    I think so, yeah. Works fine.
     
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    Alright, thanks. I guess I'll try it then.
     
  11. wurstpistole
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    Just to round things up in case anyone experiences the same problems,

    my card began getting slower some weeks after the reformat again. Not from the beginning, but after writing about 900mb (for example during a NAND backup or when installing a bigger cia) - it slowed down to exactly 20kb/s as I was able to determine with freeshop. Which is unacceptable as it makes backing up NAND take about 2 hours for example.

    I returned the card as defective and got a Sandisk Extreme instead. Now everything is fast again, without slowing down. So it indeed was a defective card.
     
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    well, my sandisk one is slowing down too, and it's only been a week and a half since it was formatted for a9lh no emunand

    it now takes about 2.5 hours to copy 28 gb
    Maybe I should do the same...?