M3i Zero- Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow-Acekard 2i performs better?

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  1. RyanRDLPS
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    The video introduction doesn't hit all frames. Skipping around quite a bit.
    After some testing and research I believe I hit on the problem.
    I'm using a 16GB Class 6 MicroSDHC, and I don't believe the M3i Zero is very compatible with the higher end storage cards.

    Anyone else have a good take on this? I'm going to pick up the AceKard 2i in hopes that it will remedy my problems. It seems its a better build.
    I tested the same Micro on my CycloDS Evolution and it ran without a hiccup as always. So I'm positive it's the flash card having an issue in transferring.

    Thanks all for your help!
     
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    Games lagging and such depend on the micro SD almost 95% of the time.

    Really you're not missing much in the opening movie, none of the actual game lags.
     
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    Most of my games that lag on my M3 Zero(COD5) don't lag on my Acekard 2i.
     
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    Thanks so much for your replies!
    I went ahead and orderd an Ak2i so I'll be sure to post my status so others with larger SDHCs wont have my problem.
     
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    Yea AK2i Seems more stable now. A firmware update may fix the m3I Zero lag though.
     
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    Just wanted to post a real quick update.

    After receiving my spanking new Ak2i, I was delighted to find with the latest loaders every
    game runs smooth as butter. Even the pain in the arse Castlevania Dawn of Sorrows, and Portrait of Ruin run
    flawlessly. Now, I do understand, and have tested all these games on smaller size MicroSDs and they do work just
    fine. However, I'm rocking a Class 6 16GIG card and I needed the most powerful Flash Card I could find. That card
    was indeed the AceKard2i. Once again I'm not dismissing the M3i Zero for the lower end MicroSD users I think
    its a fantastic buy!

    Thanks all for your advice again, and your help! I've made this my newest hang out for homebrew and flashing tech.
     
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    It's not just 16GB Class 6 microSDHCs... my DSReal doesn't like the DoS intro on my 8GB Kingston Class 4s either. Sadly, it runs perfectly on ancient 1GB Kingstons... so they won't address the issue. I'm guessing GBalpha/M3 doesn't test for compatibility on larger sized media. I hope they fix it eventually.

    Until then, I'll have to have a "Castlevania card". [​IMG]


    Enjoy your new AK2i.

    [​IMG]
     

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