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Discussion in 'Acekard' started by N1nt3nd0gam3r, Apr 9, 2009.
where can i find a download for the formatter and how do i do this?
its also uploaded here at gbatemp (with the pdf manual) and linked in the akaio wiki.
If you use windows I think you can format by just going to the microsd drive on your computer and right clicking and then choose format.
Yes, but the Windows formatter slows down micro SD performance terribly. You're much better off using the Panasonic formatter.
I didn't know that. Never noticed any difference in my cards performance though. However I am going to reformat my cards now with panasonic formatter.
Well, I used Windows formatter once back when I was silly and used the official AK firmware. My ROM folder load time was ridiculously high.
Would it affect the load time of cyclods?
Can't comment on that, I only own an AK2.1.
thanks guys wut do i format it to tho?
idk, FAT, FAT32, either one will work.
anything under 2gb can be fat or fat32, but fat is designed for smaller devices and will give you better performance. anything over 4gb on an sdhc card requires fat32. fat does not support any media over 2gb.
again there is more info in the akaio wiki. see the FAQ section.
FAT aka FAT16 supports storage medias that are 4GB or smaller, 2GB isn't the limit
i'm not saying that wiki articles are always correct by quoting that. i do believe if you use the 64k clusters you can format a 4gb drive with fat16. i am way to lazy to do the math to see if that statement is correct, tho.
i tried that 64 cluster way, and it worked to formatt my 4gig to fat16...but the panasonic formatter will do a much better job of getting yer SDHC going optimally.