How does the performance of the EZ Flash 3in1 compare with the EZ Flash IV?

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  1. james88
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    I recently purchased an EZ Flash IV due to all the great reviews I read for it, but a couple of things bother me about it. When I load a GBA rom to play, I have to wait for it to load, which can take at least 10 seconds or so depending on the size of the game. But even worse is the fact that the games only actually save when you reboot the system, which often takes around 20 seconds or so, unless I cancel the save, but I find it quite cumbersome to have to do this every time I restart the system if I wish not to lose my game data from previously playing.

    What I'm wondering is if the EZ Flash 3in1 performs better than that by reducing the load times when starting a game, and having a different saving system that is much better than the EZ Flash IV. I can't seem to find very much information or reviews for the 3in1. Why does the EZ Flash IV seem to be so much more popular?

    I am only playing on a DS Lite, by the way, and I do have a DS flashcart which I know is needed to use the EZ Flash 3in1.
     
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    I have both, and from experience, loading a ROM to play takes about the same time on both the 3in1 and the EZ Flash IV. Also, both of them only saves upon reboot, however, the 3in1 writes the save file a lot faster than EZ Flash IV. With the 3in1, it's pretty instantaneous on reboot, but with EZ Flash IV, I always have to wait about 10-15 seconds.
     
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    So then the 3in1 is better to use considering I am only playing on a DS Lite?

    Do they both play the same amount of games with no trouble?
     
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    If all you're using is a DS Lite, then yes, go with 3in1. As far as I know, they both play the same amount of games with no trouble.

    I personally prefer the EZ Flash IV simply because I can play it on my GBA-SP that I modded to have the AGS-101 backlight.
     

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