Largest supported SD Card?

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  1. solitaire4eva
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    I seen a lot of talk about 3DS supporting 126GB Cards, but what is the largest reported brand name card does the O3DS support? Either Micro or not, which one is guarantee to work. I don't want any more paper weights lol
     
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    Officially, Nintendo only supports 32GB SDHC cards in the 3DS. As for what it can actually handle, it can go up to 128GB SDXC, but I seem to remember some people reporting some issues with some games on that large of a card. Though, I haven't heard any problems with 64GB SDXC. This is assuming they're formatted to FAT32.
     
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    64GB what brand?
     
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    I'd try SanDisk. SanDisk tends to perform rather well and seems to have the best compatibility of all the brands. This is my experience after trying various brands on various homebrewed devices.
     
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    Thank you so much
    Thank you so much TecXero! Yeah to be on the safe side I will just got 64GB Sandisk.
     
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    No problem and good luck. I'd hold off for a bit, if you can, to get feedback from others. I haven't tested SDXC cards in the 3DS that much, so I wouldn't take my feedback as fact, more of just what I've read elsewhere while lurking the forums mixed with my experiences.
     
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    lol no problem
     
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    Using a SanDisk 128GB and it works pretty well.
    I'm not sure if I can ever reach the limit of it xD
     
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    I have SanDisk 128GB, haven't experienced any issues! Honestly I didn't think I would use all of it when I first got it, but now starting to think I might, I'm now well over the 64GB mark. But the amount shit I download is ridiculous the 3DS is about %25 of my disposable income.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I think I'm gonna go with the 64GB to stop me from hoarding games like I did on the Wii. I see Sandisk is the brand to go for, thanks again!
     
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    I have lexar 64gb in my new 3ds and 64gb in gateway card. Works perfectly
     
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    I can't say I've seen an actual attempt of 256GB, but I doubt they're intentionally blocked.
     
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    Funny thing is I am using my 128GB Cheap card in my phone and it runs smoothly but when its in my 3DS I get all types of errors lol. It looks like Scandisk and Lexar are the two brands to use.

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    256GB sounds like overkill. I will probably get one when the price drops though :)
     
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    Sandisks "Extreme Pro" range intrigues me. They make a 512 gb SDXC card (non micro) I wonder if that works in the O3DS?

    Sandisk also make a 200gb microSD, would go well in my N3DS. If i can find a retailer that has both in stock I'm going to purchase and test.
     
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    SanDisk Ultra 128GB UHS-I/Class 10 Micro SDXC Memory Card Up To 48MB/s With Adapter- SDSDQUAN-128G-G4A [Newest Version]

    I have this micro SD card, above^^ My MM New 3ds XL isn't detecting it for some reason. I formatted it via Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Professional to fat32 64k and 32K cluster sizes, didn't matter as the console says, "SD card not detected" am I doing something wrong? there are a couple of you fellas, reporting that your 128gb cards are working just fine. -_- any help fellas....
     
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    I use Samsung Evo Plus 128GB, everything run smooth so far :D
     
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    Unless you're going exclusively digital, it seems anything over 8GB is overkill. I have a 32GB SanDisk Ultra in mine and I don't even use 3GB of it, though I go for physical copies where possible. Even then, if I dumped all my games to the card and trimmed them, I doubt they'd go over 16GB. It mostly comes down to what you prefer and what your taste in games is.
     
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    I got my 128gb microSD card working now. I had to use guiformat to format it. My N3ds xl sees it now. ^_^
     
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    I forgot all about Samsung!
     
  20. Spzjulien

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    same here 128GB sandisk on my New 3DS ... no problem :P
     
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