Increase SD Speed on N3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Ramzh, May 6, 2016.

  1. Ramzh
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    Ramzh I am a living meme

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    I recently bought a Samsung 32GB Evo+ for my N3DS but I noticed that it take longer to install .cia and boot time, while the 4GB Toshiba HC4 that came with the 3DS the boot time and the installing .cia are faster. Is there anyway to make my new SD card work faster?
     
  2. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Format the SD card with a cluster size of 64kb
     
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  3. Ramzh
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    What's the recommend program to format the cluster to 64kb?
     
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    (Windows) Right click on on the sd card and click format but all data will be lost emunand included:!:
     
  5. Ramzh
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    I don't use emunand, I have sysNAND updated does it make a difference?
     
  6. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    No just make a backup of your files on your sd card format it and copy the files over again.
     
  7. Ramzh
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    Thanks! I wll try it.
     
  8. TUK_Pyroman

    TUK_Pyroman Advanced Member

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    I'm just trying that and it's working perfectly! Thanks for all!
     
  9. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    i have yet to do it too, my cluster size of my 3ds'es are all 32kb, i plan to backup my content as i am on updated sysNAND ,and have no emuNAND i guess i can just copy my content back in.

    @DarkGabbz i only recently found out that 64kb allocation size really does work , but it was for the wii u SD .

    i am wondering if it will also be better for my n3ds, maybe loading times will be faster or something..

    edit: btw. my laptop which is on win10 , i do not have the option to quick format in 64kb cluster size, i only have that option in easus partition master.
    so i guess i will use that after i backup my data someday soon.
     
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  10. TUK_Pyroman

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    Strange... I'm on Win10 too and i've the option. My SD is a 32Gb UHS-1.
     
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    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    woha! i was on win8.1 before and only saw 32kb.. and i never actually checked it on win10 so i made sure just now and i see it ! XD no need for easus.
    thanks.
     
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  12. Ramzh
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    I tried and increased boot time a d installation! Cheers
     
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