GBAtemp X-Rom 512Mbit Kit Review

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    GBAtemp.net review of the...
    X-ROM 512Mbit Kit
    from Easybuy2000.com


    The first GBAtemp.net hardware review is finished and now online,
    today we reviewed the X-Rom 512Mbit kit from Easybuy2000.

    We'd like to thank Easybuy2000 for sending us the kit for review!

    Please check out our review by clicking here.[/p]
     


  2. Blue_GoD

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    I was thinking buying the X-ROM, but i didn't knew if it was any good.
    This whole information helped me a lot. I will buy one [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris6647

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    Its a great job [​IMG]
    this will help many people [​IMG]
     
  4. fou

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    Heh, this has helped me decide which flash cart to get, and this has helped me a lot, now if only they would send me one [​IMG]
     
  5. SilverGenix

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    im still thinking about buying, because its quite big and expensive (130E is a lot for me)
    why dont they have a 256MB one???
    well, i think i have to wait till my birthday [​IMG] but when i got the money, im definitly going to buy a X-ROM flash card

    btw. i got 2 USB ports on the backside of my keyboard [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Gaisuto

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    It looks like a god among Flashcarts from what I'm understanding...
     
  7. kristianity77

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    Looks like a card i need to buy!!! Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK to buy one of these?? TIA
     
  8. Dan1

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    Great Review GBAtemp!! I'm not getting one, staying with my EZA-F, but this will help a ton of people.

    Keep it real! [​IMG]
     
  9. Darkforce

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    Yeah good review even if half of it was praising LittleWritter and not the cart, heh. Out of curiosity did you get to keep the flash cart, lolz [​IMG].
     
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    Littlewriter is a nice piece of software though. [​IMG] Did I get to keep it? Hmm. *Looks at own sig* [​IMG]
     
  11. MarcosDJ

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    How long do you think until pogoshell supports 512?

    Also, how easy is it to pull apart the cart case so that i can respray it black?
     
  12. Time-Stalker

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    Sounds perfect..until you read the flash times.
    Think I'll stick with EZFA.
    Great review though.
     
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    The next version of Pogoshell due for release in the next few weeks should support the full 512Mbit according to Sasq himself.

    There's a small screw at the top of the back of the casing, which you can remove and pull the casing apart. So it shouldn't be too hard spraying the casing.
     
  14. Phhlow

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    People complain about flash times too much. Oooh, big deal, it takes an extra minute or two; it's not like we're talking about hours here. As for people wanting to paint the flash card... Come on, who cares what colour it is... Mine could be shit brown and I wouldn't care. As long as it gets "shit" done!
     
  15. mole_incarnate

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    Wait a minute here, they GAVE you one? Wow, I mean, its not like we are a real e-mag like gamespot or something... this could take us places hehe...

    Nice review, ive been considering buying a flash cart for a while now, I dont have a sp though (hey I LIKE my normal GBA), so no X-Rom for me!
     
  16. Luse

    Luse Now with more MOOSE!!!

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    Well you guys have sold me... (Shaun needs to write more reviews, with the added KiVans take added to them [​IMG] )

    I'll been thinking about getting one for a while, simply because I'm sick of only playing them on my pc (sorta ruins the whole portability of the GBA) but I wasn't happy with the size of the carts.. ( Still might wait for a 1 gig one though...)

    And since my pc sits on a desk, the cord lenth would be perfect for me, and it's set at a decent price...
     
  17. TmP_stryk

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    great review Shaun. Send that cart over so I can test it too ;D
     
  18. assassinz

    assassinz Visoly 512 Flash Advance Linker Xtreme Master!

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    I like the low price for a 512m cart, but I prefer to have a seperate linker to flash the cart in. Flashing with this set drains the GBA battery quicker and the USB cable is too short and bulky.
    But it seems this is a reliable cart and has good support. That's what people want to hear.
     
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    Thanks for all the compliments guys. [​IMG]

    But remember the X-Rom works on BOTH regular GBA's as well!! Not only GBA SP's! [​IMG] I just made the review using my GBA SP.

    And there is a 1Gbit X-Rom coming soon too, it's available for pre-order now! [​IMG]
     
  20. NIVE

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    great [​IMG]