How big is a Nintendo switch nand dump

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  2. Maximilious

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    29.12 GibiBytes (or 32 GigaBytes) for full NAND including user partition. 2GB for just system.
     
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    You own a Switch and don't know the size of your NAND....
     
  4. TiMeBoMb4u2

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    No... A raw NAND backup is 29GB.
    Nevermind... Apparently, I just need to keep my mouth shut, today.

    Most don't, and it isn't apparently obvious, either.
     
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    No, it's 32GB which is 29.1GiB.
     
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    So I will need a memory card bigger than 32GB to backup?
     
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    Apparently we have a lot of space nazi's in the sub. 3GB isn't much to complain about in the year 2018, but I fixed my post for everyone concerned about it.
     
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    Touché. I have redacted my post.
    But if we're being technical, 29.1GiB = 31.24589GB (according to Google conversion, anyway).
     
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    nope, it should fit quite snugly if its empty
     
  10. nmkd

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    It should fit on a 32 card.
     
  11. PsychoRabbit

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    To be more exactly, on windows it throws 29,1 GB (31.268.536.320 bytes).
    I also recommend to do a CRC after doing a backup in case you have to move the backup and be sure it's integrity is still correct.
     
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    I need to buy an sd and haven't even entered rom yet. So what? Just wanted to know size so I could buy an sd that works
     
  13. TiMeBoMb4u2

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    According to @rajkosto (and I actually believe him), it's 29.1 "GiB", not "GB".
     
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    Windows displays GiB but says GB because people get weirded out at GiB (31268536320 bytes is correct)
     
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