First Time Acekard 2i user SERIOUS issues

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Mar 31, 2011
  1. Mr. Moo Moo-san
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    Hey guys! First post, so I'm more than just a long-time lurker officially. My R4 for the original DS was stolen, so I decided to try the Acekard2i after researching how good it was online. I bought two of the cards from RealHotStuff along with two 4GB SDcards from the same retailer. (Sandisk)


    I am running AKAIO 1.8.6
    I have a DSiXL and a smaller normal DS


    After seeing the popularity poll and all of the good things people said, I purchased two cards (One for my girlfriend and one for myself)


    When I first encountered errors, I used the newest version of SD Formatter from the official website to format my drive.
    I have the Zip file of my backup and the zipfile of my AKAIO firmware from their original states. I transfer the items to a folder. Then I transfer them to my Acekard2i.

    Every other time I transfer files (SAV or game) to the card, (When I boot the card via the DS) I get a weird issue where the files read with random unreadable characters and "?" marks. Akaio boots, but in this state, if I click a file.... The file just hangs forever.

    Sometimes, when I transfer files, it works just fine. Other times, not so much.

    Additionally, I have encountered an issue that whenever I try to back-up savedata by connecting the SD to my PC (by the provided T-Flash Hispeed USB drive), it causes fatal errors resulting in loss of data. (I have officially beaten Pokemon White 4 times.... It's a bit frustrating)

    I also encountered an error with where I connected the USB and all my .savs disappear. It reads them, but they .savs aren't there if I try to back them up. Very VERY frustrating.



    All my experience so far with this card has been like a hit-and-miss game of failure. I've spent more time trying to program firmware/fix the card than actually using it for playing games. I never had issues like this with my previous card, and I would like to think there's some extra-special thing I could do to make this an easy plug-and-play like my R4 running Ys was. I have yet to find 100% conclusive proof that my Acekard is a clone, but I do not think that is the case. I might try buying a new SD card tomorrow....



    Any help/tips would be appreciated guys. Do you think it's the SD card, the Acekard itself, or the adapters? I'm open to suggestions. Has anyone else had similar issues?
     
  2. Rydian

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    It sounds like either the microSD you're using is especially shitty (especially true with bundled ones and/or ones from chinese sites or ebay), or the card reader you're using is crap.
     
  3. craiga

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    An acekard is an easy card to set up, so it could well be your sd card, could you try another?

    This is the noob setting up your acekard guide, have a read thru and see if you have got it right, although with Akaio 1.8.6a you only have 1 file and 1 folder to extract and put on your sd card

    http://gbatemp.net/t218103-updated-n00b-gu...up-your-acekard
     
  4. Mr. Moo Moo-san
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    I'll try to buy another reader and SD card, but they seem relatively new.

    The SD card is Sandisk and the reader seems to be okay...

    I'll try purchasing a new SD card and reader today. I doubt it'll work, but I'll try. What kind of USB reader and SD card would YOU personally recommend that I buy? The ones bundled with my Acekard from RealHotStuff seemingly suck, so I'd like to know which brands are especially good. (Or the ones you personally use would be best)
     
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    Anything class-4 or above (class 4 or 6 should be good) that's from a reputable store located in the US, such as a brick-and-mortar store, or something like newegg.
     
  6. bakageta

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    It really sounds like an issue with the MicroSD card more than an issue with the reader. I'd probably just replace the MicroSD first. I know the reader that I got from RealHotStuff seems like it's decent quality, though it does get unusually warm if I leave it plugged in. Like Rydian said, any brand you can pick up locally should be fine, as well as essentially everything on Newegg. I personally prefer Sandisk and AData, as I've had a number of cards from both that work great.
     

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