M3 DS Micro SD card recommendations

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Apr 30, 2008
  1. swordmasterlink
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    Now that I've decided on the M3 DS Real (with the gba expansion), I'm wondering who has one and who is willing to lend me their advice on what cards they've used and any lag they have/haven't had.

    I'm planning on purchasing a 2 or 4 gb micro sd, but may even go into the higher capacity ones... so any recommendations you can give would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    I should also mention that I'm also interested in hearing ideas as to where would be the cheapest place to buy this card, along with teh m3 ds "perfect" kit (m3 ds with rumble pack and gba pack)
     
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    I use a 1GB Sandisk card, a 1GB Kingston Japan card, and a 2GB Kingston Japan card and have experienced no problems with either! I absolutely love my M3 Real and think that it is great!

    Good luck with the cards!
    ~cosmo2389

    Oh, you can get the cards for cheap on eBay, just be sure to use a highly rated seller (if you don't you run the risk of getting fakes). And to get the M3 Real perfect search for EchoStore, their prices are reasonable (at least when I bought mine they were) and their shipping is extremely fast (I ordered mine on a Saturday and received it on Monday), also they are located in the US.
     
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    Unfortunately, Slot-2 flashcarts don't support Micro SDHC cards.
    So, you're stuck between 128mb - 2gb microSD cards.

    Personally, I think 1gb is plenty for GBA & NDS ROMs.

    I suggest that you get a Japanese Kingston 1gb micro SD.
    They supposed to be the fastest and most reliable (for flashcarts anyway).

    They're usually pretty cheap (you could probably snag one for around $10 USD, if you know where to look).

    Unless you plan on using your microSD for other things than your M3SD, I'd go with the cheap and reliable Japanese Kingston 1gb microSD card (Here's one - $15 shipped!).

    Hope all goes well, and you find the microSD that suits ya.

    If you need help setting up your M3, refer to Costello's M3 Adapter: "How to" & FAQ. [​IMG]
     
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    I have two 4Gig A-data micro sd cards.

    They are good no problems at all check out this deal [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the info and help!
     
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    Wow! Thanks to everyone for the quick responses. I've decided to purchase it all right now.

    In case anyone else comes across a similar situation to mine, here's what I decided on:

    m3 ds "perfect" pack, found the best deal at: http://www.nxpgame.com/product/737addf7-20...a861bf1b72.aspx (I found a cheaper one on a different site, but it was only $3 cheaper, and people complained about their shipping time. This site ships it next business day)

    and for my card I chose the one warren_303 recommended, the 4 gb micro sdhc from adata (purchased on newegg) at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820211196
     
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    Everyone agrees that Japanese made cards are the best. I think Kingston is a favorite but I'm not sure. Might I suggest you buy from Newegg.com? They're cheap and they may still be having a sale.
     
  9. Jack-Of-Trades

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    My first sd card was a 1Gb Sandisk MiniSD (966 True)
     

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