how many games on 1gb of flash memory?

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  1. excalibur69
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    hey guys, ive ordered a supercard lite with a SD micro 1gb flash mem card. how many nds games can you put on this thing? i see that some of the games are 256Mbit, does that mean you can only put 4 of these games on one memory card? i guess my question is, is 256 Mbits = 256 megabytes? i cant see how because most of these NDS games are around 50 megabytes...im just not too familiar with how the sizing works here!
     
  2. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    256 Mbits is 256 megabits which is 64 megabytes. I don't know why all roms seem to be done in megabits is confusing, a megabyte is 4x more than a megabit. Depending on the size of the game I've got about 20 games to fit on the supercard. You can get more or less depending on the size of the rom.
     
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    16 megabytes = 128 megabits
    32 megabytes = 256 megabits
    64 megabytes = 512 megabits
    128 megabytes = 1024 (1 Gb) megabits
    256 megabytes = 2048 (2 Gb) megabits
    512 megabytes = 4096 (4 Gb) megabits
    1024 (1 GB) megabytes = 8192 (8 Gb) megabits
    2048 (2 GB) megabytes = 16384 (16 Gb) megabits
    4096 (4 GB) megabytes = 32768 (32 Gb) megabits
    8192 (8 GB) megabytes = 65536 (64 Gb) megabits
     
  4. FifthE1ement

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    Check out my flashcart guide as I have a section that will tell you how many you can fit on each type of memory including what type of files!

    ENJOY,

    FifthE1ement [​IMG]
     
  5. Narcosynthesis

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    I have 27 DS and 4 GBA games on my 1gig card currently.
     
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    8x. There are 8bits in a byte.

    I got 22 games on my card before I wiped it out a few days ago to try out Pokemon. I love the DS but I dont have time for the games unfortunately.
     
  7. flai

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    All these games here are 976MB

    Advance Wars Dual Strike
    Animal Crossing
    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
    Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training
    Jump Superstars
    Kirby Canvas Curse
    Lost in Blue
    Mario and Luigi Partners in Time
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    Mario Kart DS
    Meteos
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    New Super Mario Bros.
    Nintendogs Dalmation and Friends
    Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
    Sonic Rush
    Star Fox Command
    Super Mario 64 DS
    Tetris DS
    Trauma Center Under the Knife

    So basically all the top games on a 1GB card which is basically all you need.

    1GB of flash memory is not alot so I would recommend getting an M3 Lite or G6 Lite. 1GB of flash memory is just 256MB.
     
  8. outphase

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    Today's lesson: notation and conversion

    1GB of flash memory is indeed 1GB. 1Gb is not 1GB. The G6 lite is 4Gb (512MB). Anyone who complains about the bit-byte conversion and naming convention is either lazy or unable to understand.
     
  9. adgloride

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    It still confuses me [​IMG] I'm surprised they've still managed to get away with using megabits as sega was told year ago to stop putting meg cartridge on the mastersystem games. Everyone was thinking it was megabytes and not megabits.
     
  10. iza

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    I have about 19 TRIMMED roms, one of which is about to get taken off because FFIII, even trimmed is 98megs (thats like another 2-3 roms), 3 untrimmed, 20 megs worth of music, and some abour 25 megs worth of homebrew.
     
  11. excalibur69
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    thx guys, seems like 1 gb is all i need =)
     
  12. MADKATZ99

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    yeah. thats enough. If you want more on, delete some. If you want it again, put it back on.