I just bought an Acekard 2.1

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Discord, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Discord
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    Yes, this sounds noob, but I'm new to this stuff. I have an Acekard 2.1 and a brand-new 8GB Class 6 SDHC microSD card, and I'm not really sure what to do with them to get them ready. I don't want to screw anything up.

    So what do I do?
     
  2. dewback

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    yes very noob

    download the osmenu form here

    http://www.acekard.com/download.php

    put unzip files on the sd card in the root
    put roms or home brew on sd card
    put sd card into AK2
    put ak2 into ds
    power on and have fun
     
  3. Discord
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    I only asked cause people mentioning formatting the card first (even though that sounds not-needed for a new one), something about AKAIO, and stuff, so I was just curious.
     
  4. darnoc

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    yah put in the micro and rightclick format in my computer
     
  5. PettingZoo

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    Hmm better safe then sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. tonybologna

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    Best to use Panasonic SD Formatter! Thanks!
     
  7. ShAdOwFuRi

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    In most cases formatting is not necessary, but yeah if you want to, use the panasonic SD formatter, it's specifically designed to format SD cards, as opposed to the one built into your OS.
     
  8. darnoc

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    theres no point unless the way i told you doesnt work
     
  9. paul3100

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    Probably formatted in fat rather than fat32 and was done quick rather than full format as it really doesn't make any difference!
     
  10. VatoLoco

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    Panasonic formatter,.....do it.

    Especially if your using a SDHC card. When I first got my a-data 4gig, it was slow and choppy even scrolling through the menu, and formatting with windows didn't do shit to help,
    but after i used the aforementioned panasonic, it's a lot faster.

    The windows formatter does not allocate files properly.
     
  11. Chaykin

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    Maybe you formatted it in FAT32? That's why it was choppy. I had the same thing with my Kingston 4GB SDHC Class 4 (Japan). When I formatted it in Windows using FAT32 it was choppy, but then I formatted it using FAT (FAT16). It worked like a charm. No slowdowns, no choppiness etc. After a while I noticed that some ppl advise to use the Panasonic formatter. I tried it but I can't really see the diffrence. It works with the same speed. :-)
     
  12. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    SDHC only uses fat 32.
    And as I said, windows doesn't allocate the files the right way.

    Bottom line, if yer card isnt performing up to par, use the panasonic.
    If your card runs great, then don't.

    That's my two cents, use it or dont. I really dont give a rats ass. [​IMG]
     
  13. Chaykin

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    You're wrong. That's the FAT16 that has the max 4GB volume size (only with 64k clusters) limit, you can read about it in Wikipedia. So any card above 4GB cannot be formatted in FAT16, but 4GB SDHC card can be. You cannot format the 4GB card in Windows through "My Computer" and just right clicking on the card and choosing format. You need to go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management (in the tree on the left) -> right click on your SD card and there you can format it using FAT (FAT16). :-) Check it out VatoLoco.
     
  14. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    But, as you said, it only works with the 4gig with file allocation at 64 clusters, not any other SDHC. I tried on my 8gig and it did not give the option.

    I'm sticking with and still recommend the panasonic as its what 'works for me',
    especially now that I'm running an 8gigger.
     
  15. SkankyYankee

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    can you run the bigger sdhc cards on it reliably? (16 and 32)