formatting my microsd card.

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  1. path
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    Hi
    I recently bought an m3. Should reach me tomorrow. Ive figured out which firmware to use on it and such. But I saw somewhere that microsd cards need to be formatted in a particular way for maximum performance. I bought a 4 gig kingston card off DX. Could someone link me to any place which explains what I should do and why it will help.... and what game best tests that my system is going to work fine?
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  2. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It is recommended that you use the Panasonic formatter to format your microSD cards: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/d..._formatter.html

    There is a similar (possibly exactly the same) formatter here: http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/

    The formatting built into Windows is not designed to format SD cards and does not conform to the SD standard. More information is available from either of the above two sites.

    Castlevania, in particular the intro video, is often used to test the speed of microSD cards as it will skip on slower cards.

    -Bri
     
  3. path
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    thanks for the response. Is there any specific format option I should choose?
     
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    berkley Advanced Member

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    FAT32 is the standard
     
  5. aimansss95

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    i tried using FAT32...but it only make it even slower!!
     
  6. path
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    sorry I meant, is there any specific block size or w/e?
     
  7. ShAdOwFuRi

    ShAdOwFuRi GBAtemp Fan

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    I think FAT32 is desirable, otherwise there will be a maximum size per file limit, or something along the lines of that... not sure...
     
  8. MrJones87

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    Hi,

    i tried using that program for formatting but i cant find the option to change to format to what (so i only can format in FAT)
    but i want to FORMAT in fat32 help appreciated

    Regards
     
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    EnDeeEss Newbie

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    nvm, got it sorted.