# How much games Can i fit?

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by kaska, Nov 3, 2006.

# How much games Can i fit?

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Newcomer
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Oct 23, 2006
Ok I have a 1 gig microsd card and I think that nintendo's way of counting memory is different. Anyways how will i know how much more games i can put into the memory card or that I have gone over?

2. ### JPHBanned

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Jul 11, 2006
Um, it depends on the size of the rom...

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Nov 24, 2005
most roms are either 256mbit or 512mbit which is 32 and 64 MB each.

average aroun 15-25 games

Newcomer
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Oct 23, 2006
if I overload the mem card with games, does it not load or what?

5. ### tama_mogKupo

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May 6, 2006
That is not possible to "overload" you memory card, perhaps it's time you research the difference between byte and bit instead. Quick pointer for you, 8 bits = 1 byte. Your sd card is in bytes (gigabytes) and nds roms are labeled in bits (ex. 256 mbits). Do the math and do a search next time for a question asked over 2000 times on this forum.

6. ### outphaseCustom title

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Nov 21, 2005
give it up tama, no one's gonna learn. they'll be saying "they should use the 'easy' way"

7. ### tama_mogKupo

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May 6, 2006
Nevertheless, great way to vent stress after work. =P

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Dec 2, 2003
8 bits = 1 byte, that's correct (8 b = 1 B)
what changes also in the way of counting memory is the meaning of prefixes like "k" , "M", "G" (note that k is lowercase while M and G are capitalized.
for ROMs these prefixes are based on raising 2 two some power (I'm not English, I hope you understand); i.e. 1k =2^10= 1024, 1M = 1024*1024 = 2^20 = 1048576....
For SD and CF makers 1 MByte = 1,000,000 bytes, 1GByte = 1,000,000,000 and so on;

a 512Mbits ROM is 64 MB (MegaBytes) as said by azndragonguy115 , but with M based on powers of 2;
so you will be able to fit only 7 (and not 8 !) 512Mbits games on a 512 MBytes SD or CF memory card

Newcomer
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Oct 23, 2006
So are you saying that i can fit as much as my memory card until windows tells me theres no more space on the mem card?

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Jul 7, 2006
yes

11. ### Shinji҉҉ ҉҉

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Nov 6, 2002
City of Delusion
I like that, whenever someone asks

"How many games can I fit on a 1GB card"

say

"As many as it will take till there is no more space"

Honestly, does this question have to circulate as much as it does? your question, kaska, just needs some insight such as the kind that tama_mog-izzle has provided