M3 or R4 ?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Shinseiki, Jan 31, 2007.

Jan 31, 2007

M3 or R4 ? by Shinseiki at 11:37 AM (1,528 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. Shinseiki
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    Newcomer Shinseiki Member

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    Hi and sorry for my poor english [​IMG]

    im tired of my SCSD for some reason and i wanted to buy a new flashcart ! but i hesitate of buying an M3 or an R4..

    I know they are the same PCB, so same capacitie but im a little afraid of their respective team...

    R4 is a new "team", and im afraid that they will not last so long...
    M3 is a quality sign but, when they release the M3 Real...will they stop support of M3 Simply...?


    Please help me and sorry for my really poor english [​IMG]
     
  2. BoneMonkey

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    the R4DS and the M3 simple are basically the same but the R4DS get there updates more faster then the M3

    i recomend the R4DS i have it and it hasnt let me down ONE BIT !

    oh and the R4DS OEM's M3 (they make M3 hardware)
     
  3. Destructobot

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    Get the R4 unless the M3 Simply is cheaper or more convenient to purchase. Both carts are the same, and the software is the same. R4 releases new firmware first, then M3 rebrands it and releases their version 2 days later. Most likely both carts will stop being supported at the same time.

    Both carts are extremely popular right now. If for some reason one company stops supporting their cart but the other does not, people will just figure out how to modify the firmware to work on both. No worries. Buy the cart that's easiest for you to buy.
     
  4. wayne

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    just buy any, they the same, and for the price it not that much!
     
  5. Farami9

    Member Farami9 GBAtemp Regular

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    Both will be supported in the future

    R4 as it is their only flash device atm and because they write the software.
    M3 as it has always supported their devices

    flip a coin
     
  6. Shinseiki
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    Newcomer Shinseiki Member

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    ok ok [​IMG] thanks a lot for your reply, atm M3 is easiest for me to buy (coming from France).


    thanks again.
     
  7. GBA_Temper

    Member GBA_Temper *KING OF GBATEMP*

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    R4 LOL even tho I don't have it
     
  8. bobrules

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    The chinese forums are leaning more towards the M3 DS Simply.
     
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    What reasons are they giving to choose the M3 Simply instead of the R4?
     
  10. kirra

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    I'd like to know too cause R4 seems to release firmware faster than the M3 Simply does and are basically the same thing.
     
  11. leetdude_007

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    I would have issues deciding in a year if R4 is still a reliable company. Right now, I would recommend M3 for their good record. Hold on a little bit longer, and check out M3 Real plays out. It sounds like a larf!
     
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    I think it’s the exact opposite the R4 is R4’s bread & butter, M3 is making very little off
    the Simply with having to buy it off the R4 company. When M3 comes out with their new
    100% M3 card, that’s what they’ll be pushing. They’re already 2 to 3 days late compared to
    R4’s updates I can only see it getting worse. I have both R4 & Simply so hope they both
    stay strong, but I only see problems for the simply down the road. [​IMG]
     
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    Well I am rethinking about my dission I made above now I really don't care anymore. Which one you choose will be finall but I'm waiting for G6DS Simply.
     
  14. bobrules

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    I think that M3 is the real company that made r4. Probably later on r4 will make a new card, and tops updating the firmware. While m3 will continue to have excellent support towards its older product.
     

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