M3 DS Simply Card Reader!

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Feb 24, 2007

M3 DS Simply Card Reader! by Seyiji at 2:04 PM (967 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. Seyiji
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    Member Seyiji Rawr :3

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    I just got my M3 Simply yesterday (02/23/07) from Kicktrading it came with a microSD card reader and I was wondering if it was safe to use because I am getting tired of going from the Kingston SD card adapter > SD CameraMate > to a free usb port!

    Basically I want to cut out the middle man Kingston microSD card adapter and the SD CameraMate and just use the reader that came with the M3 Simply, the problem is I heard some pretty nasty things about how poorly made these things were and that they get really hot [​IMG]

    So is this thing safe to use or is it going to melt down my ever so tiny and fragile microSD card?

    Granted I have everything backed up and the microSD card only cost me $9 its just I don't want to wait while another microSD card is shipped to me I'd rather be doing my thing with the Simply [​IMG]

    So what say you Tempers anyone have their card meltdown?
     
  2. S-PAK

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    When i used my card reader that came with the M3 simply, my computer got really slow and crashed everytime i tried to access the card, then i sued my other card read, with the sd card adapter that came with my micro sd and everything was working perfectly...haven't used the t/f reader since.
     
  3. Seyiji
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    What did the reader look like?

    Was it the one described/pictured in the Simply Review found on this site or was it different?

    [] Aluminum Casing

    [] Transparent Blue Casing

    [] Transparent Black Casing
     
  4. SoSly

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    i got the m3 simply from kicktrading too, and my card reader came with the transparent blue casing. Had i known there were problems with the card readers, i wouldn't have taken a chance and just bought a new card reader.

    but i didn't know so i used it and it works perfectly fine. Now im wondering should i still use it? Any chance it will breakdown later? no problems so far...
     
  5. tama_mog

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    everything breaks electronic wise, it's a matter of time. There are no real guarantees with a device they spent a couple cents to manufacture and hand solder together made in China. On the bright side, if it dies, it's not exactly the end of the world.....if it takes your microsd card with it....they're so cheap now it's not the end of the world either. Enjoy the flashcart more and use whatever works and worry less.
     
  6. Tanas

    Member Tanas GBAtemp Addict

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    The reader with the transparent black casing appear to be the best, I havent heard of anyone thats had problems with this reader, when using it with 1gig cards, only with 2gig cards.
     
  7. Destructobot

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    I have the transparent blue one with the blue LED. While it does work, I got a weird error on my A-Data 512MB card (a file was still there after I deleted it, and would not go away until I reformatted the card) and decided I'd rather buy a real card reader than worry about it.
     
  8. strummer12

    Member strummer12 GBAtemp Regular

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    I got the M3 simply from kicktrading a few days ago and I have the black USB reader. I'm using my own reader tho that I got at best buy. I'm too paranoid to use the included reader from all the horror stories I've heard and teh bulk of them seem to be with the silver and blue readers.
     
  9. 4saken

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    You'd never know if you don't try it. There is an extremely low chance that permanent damage will occur.
     

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