Is .CIA game installation slow?

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    I installed a game through devmenu, it was 400mb and it took a really long time. kind of like downloading from the eShop long. Is this normal?
     
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    I find SD speed does kind of make a difference, but it's still a pretty slow process for me as well.
    I am using a 32GB Class 10 Samsung microSD card.
     
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    Takes me about 40 minutes to install a 2Gb game. I guess its ment to be slow, unless you have a good SD card.
     
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    alright, good to know. Was worried that something got corrupt along the way and this was the result.

    appreciate the input
     
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    U1 and U3 64GB Samsung and PNY are painfully slow as well.
    It's a limitation of the system I guess.
     
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    I do find however, there is a slightly noticeable difference in card speed. Installing on my 16GB Sandisk (Class 4,) takes a lot longer compared to my Class 10. But it's most likely hardware limitations on the 3DS's end.
     
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    All cia installers have a maximum write speed, I believe is 1MB/s
     
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    cia installs will always take long, how long depends on mostly the cia.
     
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    Yep, cias are very slow to install, and the bigger the game, the longer it'll take to install.
     
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    Remember it is both reading from and writing to the same SD card and memory access bus. I do find a faster SD card helps as I use a super fast 64GB card in my XL and it makes a noticeable difference over even the class 6 card I use in my other 3DS.

    Hey look at the bright side.........We can install .cia files.....whoohooo