Gateway sd and micro sd card suggested size

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  1. wiiguy
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    I just ordered a gateway and was wondering what size or cards to get. I understand that .cia files install to the sd card in the 3ds. Most games I will put on that, and run the .3ds files from the red card. What size is recommended?
     
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    does anybody know if my ADATA 16gb class 10 microSD card will work with red gateway carD?
     
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    I don't know about that card specifically but as long as it's formmated correctly for the type of SD card it should be fine.
     
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    well i guess it depends on how many games you want to pirate. The biggest SD card you can put in the 3DS is 32 GB i believe, because nintendo doesn't support microSDXC. But the microsd you put in gateway's red/white card can be microsdxc. Personnally i use 32 GB big sd, 64 GB microsd in red card
     
  5. Sonicx64

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    Guess it all depends on how many games you want to play at a time. I bought a 32GB card for my red card and just replaced the SD card in my 3DS with a 8GB card for now, at least it's better than 4GB.
     
  6. AlexaC

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    I have 2 32GB micro sd, so can I use separate micro sd for the red?


    and is it okay if i use adapter SD instead of SD card for my 3ds?
     
  7. lemanuel

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    It's okay but an adapter reduces the speed of the card. And yes, you can use different mSD for the red card.

    Personally I have a Kingston mSD 16GB class 10 and a Kingston SD 32GB class 10.
     
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    Got a 64GB MicroSD for the red card, and a 64GB MicroSD for my N3DS for CIA installation.




    Thomas12345, SDXC cards can be used. They need to be formatted to FAT32.
     
  9. AlexaC

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    oh i see :) and the blue card doesn't require extra GB's right? I'm going to buy 4 or 8 GB class 10
     
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    You can get a cheap mSD for the blue card or simply use the same one that you use for the red card (just a bit more troublesome than having both) if you don't plan on really playing DS games with the blue card. The blue card should be mainly only to install the 4.x exploit anyway
     
  11. AlexaC

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    Nah i have dstwo for ds games. By the way, thanks for the info :) Merry Christmas!
     
  12. lemanuel

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    I see. Then it's fine to get an individual mSD card for it. No need to really have a big size since DS roms don't really occupy much space either. lol

    Merry Christmas for you as well. :)