Is cyclods safer dan R4?

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Nov 26, 2008

Is cyclods safer dan R4? by Harmpie at 1:32 PM (1,110 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. Harmpie
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    Hello

    I have a question.

    I've buyed a R4ds a few months ago. I was playing PKMN mystery dungeon darkness. After a few times playing(and saved) I want again to this game and my save was gone! The only option there was is New Game. All my items, pokemon and everything I had is completely dissapeared. It seems my save is gone forever. It seems I must start all over again. This is very strange. The .sav file is still there.

    Now i'm thinking of buying the Cyclods. I want to now if save games can vanish/dissapear without any reason with cyclods,too. (Asking if the Cyclods is safer to have you save files on without having them mysteriously vanishing/dissapearing/losing)
     
  2. Eon-Rider

    Member Eon-Rider GBAtemp Maniac

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    The CycloDS is probably more reliable but you should understand that the MicroSD can become corrupt easily and you should take backups every once in a while regardless.
     
  3. Harmpie
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    It is the problem of microsd and not the r4?
     
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    I have owned both the R4 and the Cyclo but I never had the problem on either cart. There is always a small chance your files may become corrupted on any cart, so it's always a good idea to back up save files regularly. No cart is "safer" than another (unless we were talking about crappy carts that brick your DS).
     
  5. Harmpie
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    Saves can be corrupted at any card? Also on Cyclods? Is it safer to buy the real ones?
     
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    Yeah, genuine carts are always safer.

    We're not just talking about flashcarts here. Anything that uses a memory card has a chance of corrupting the card. It's always a good idea to back them up. If you have the Cyclo and get CycloEdit, it does it automatically for you, which is quite useful.

    http://www.monroeworld.com/cycloedit/

    Also, were you using the card reader that came with the R4? Those things are bad quality and are known to corrupt cards a lot. It's better if you buy a good card reader instead.
     
  7. Harmpie
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    I use a microsd card reader (sd adapter) to put on/of games. I also backup often since it happen.
     
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    Do you have suggestions on a 'good' card reader? I've been having trouble using the MicroSD-to-Regular SD card that came with the Micro card. It is Kingston, so I figured it would be ok. (Maybe my regular SD reader is hosed...) I have been using the reader that came with the Cyclo. It works fairly well but I've had a few formats and large transfers fail to finish.
     
  9. Chrono_Tata

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    Personally, I use a MicroSD to SD adaptor and my laptop's built-in card reader, so I can't help you there...
     

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