Media Card Compatibilty Thread

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by legendofphil, May 29, 2006.

May 29, 2006
  1. legendofphil
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    I thought it might be a good idea to have one thread where you post about your experiences with different media cards to help others make the right choice when purchasing theirs.
    The castlevania test is testing the playback of the opening FMV and a great test on how the card performs, leave it on the menu and it should appear after a few seconds of no activity.
    There is an M3 version already here, but you can choose you can post here aswell.
    Please give as much detail as possible.

    Device: Supercard Mini-SD
    Firmware version: 1.60
    Media Card: Sandisk 1GB mini-SD (URL)
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Video drops frames and lags behind audio, audio quality not perfect. (FGP: On)
    PassMe:Max Media Launcher
    Flashed:No
     


  2. GBAer

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    This is a thread we definitely need, because it states what the File System is and this is needed, due to different results whether your using FAT/FAT32 when it come to the M3. This is the only way we can get accurate results when it comes to testing the M3, this wont apply to the Supercard because it uses FAT only.
     
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    Well, here's my setup.

    Device: M3 Perfect SD Slim
    Firmware version: e20
    Media Card: Inov8 1GB SD Card (Bought from Play.com)
    File System: FAT32
    Status: Works
    Castlevania FMV Test: Runs perfectly. No audio lag and no noticeable frame drop.
    PassMe: Passkey 2
    Flashmed: No
     
  4. TheRocK

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    Device: Supercard SD
    Firmware version: 1.60
    Media Card: Sandisk 512 MB SD
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Video is pretty laggy - Sound quality is very bad and it also lags.
    PassMe: No
    Flashmed: Yes - V7
     
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    Hey TheRock, How happy are you with your Sandisk and your Supercard SD. I just ordered the Supercard SD, and got a 1GB Sandisk from Office Depot for $30 no rebate... Should I take it back?
     
  6. Cryton

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    Device: M3 'Slim' SD
    Firmware version: E18
    Media Card: OCZ 2gig SD
    File System: FAT32
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Laggy but I have yet to test it with different rom settings (currently 1x, no trim)
    PassMe: Passkey2
    Flashmed: Yes - V7, also tested before flashing and worked fine too w/ just Passkey2

    Note: Some have complained about problems with the OCZ 1gig card but I have had 0 problems thus far with the 2gigger.

    Edit: Had time to retest the Castlevania test recently with different settings. 4x, no trim produced the best results which I'd rate about a 4-4.5/5; mild skipping during the 'intense' scenes but not bad skipping at all, maybe a few frames is all! Trim caused it to freeze when the character blocked the fireball, 1x caused bad lag. Card works flawlessly, in both NDS and GBA games, for me still, nearly 2 months later! Those tests were mostly done on the newer 21b firmware and I've since upgraded to 22.
     
  7. jezz

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    M3 Media Card Compatibility at the M3 Wiki

    http://m3wiki.emuparadise.org/index.php/Media_Card

    Covers the M3 CF, SD, and miniSD with DMA, firmware revision, whether or not GBA mode works, and how well the Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow opening video performs.

    It does not cover FAT12/16 vs. FAT32.

    (Incidentally, I recommend the Kingston 1GB miniSD card as it can be purchased for relatively cheap at Newegg, and Newegg is wonderful)
     
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    I just bought a kingston 1GB miniSD card, I formatted using FAT32/8192, copied castlevania and the video looks awful, I give it 2/5, using my 1GB kingmax card the video is like 4.5/5, and I bought the kingston card because I read on M3 wiki someone said kingston was perfect. I just look at the specs of each card and it says kingston read/write speed is 7 MB/s and kingmax is 10MB/s, too bad I didn't asked before buying..
     
  9. legendofphil
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    Can we please stick to the above format?
    I assume that Nocturno is talking about the M3 Mini-SD.
     
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    Yes, I'm talking about M3 miniSD and mini SD kingston card.
     
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    Device: Supercard Mini-SD
    Firmware version: 1.60
    Media Card: Kingston 1GB mini-SD
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Video drops frames and lags a bit behind audio, audio quality not perfect. (FGP: On)
    PassMe: Max Media Launcher
    Flashed:No
     
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    How is this possible? [​IMG] On M3Wiki, i read that in Castelvania test, the Kingston SD Mini 1gb card got 5/5 point [​IMG]

    Kingston 1GB
    WORKS with 1x/4x DMA, E18
    GBA mode: WORKS
    Castlevania Test: 5 (4xDMA)

    Are anyone else have this card and can say something about it?

    P.S.: again, my english is bad, i hope you understand me [​IMG]
     
  13. usurper77

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    Device: Supercard Mini-SD
    Firmware Version: 1.60
    Media Card: Ritek 1 GB Mini SD (150X)
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: 4/5 Choppy for just the first few seconds
    Passme: none
    Flashed: Yes
     
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    Device: SuperCard SD
    Firmware version: 1.62
    Media Card: Transcend 1GB SD 80x [TS1GSD80] (URL)
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Not too smooth, but pretty viewable (3/5)
    PassMe:No
    Flashed:FlashMe V7

    Device: SuperCard SD
    Firmware version: 1.62
    Media Card: Transcend 2GB SD 150x [TS2GSD150] (URL)
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Sightly Choppy (4.5/5)
    PassMe:No
    Flashed:FlashMe V7

    Device: SuperCard miniSD
    Firmware version: 1.62
    Media Card: Ridata 1GB MiniSD 150x [MSDCR1G] (URL)
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: A bit choppy (4/5)
    PassMe:No
    Flashed:FlashMe V7
     
  15. Voltz

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    Device: M3 miniSD
    Firmware version: E21
    Media Card: A-DATA MyFlash 60x 2GB
    File System: FAT32/16k
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Perfect 5/5 (4xDMA)
    PassMe:PassCard3
    Flashed:No
     
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    Device: M3 SD "Lite"
    Firmware version: E21
    Media Card: Lexar SD 512 MB
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: ?
    PassMe: PassKey, but i don't use it
    Flashed: Yes, FlashMe V7
     
  17. FifthE1ement

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    Device: Supercard Mini-SD
    Firmware version: 1.62
    Media Card: Sandisk 2GB Mini-SD
    File System: FAT
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: Tried Resident Evil and FMV worked with no lag or sound problems!
    PassMe: Passcard 3
    Flashed: No
     
  18. mikehammerX9

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    Device: M3 SD Mini
    Firmware version: E22
    Media Card: Kingston 1GB SD Mini
    File System: FAT32
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: 2/5
    Flashed: Yes
     
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    Hey, I was browsing the M3Wiki and people claim that the x50 AData SD cards get better performance with the M3 compared to AData X60 cards. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  20. GBAer

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    Device: M3 SD Mini
    Firmware version: E22
    Media Card: 2GB AData X60 SD Mini
    File System: FAT32/16k
    Status: Works
    Castlevania Test: 5/5
    GBA: Work
    Flashed: Yes
     

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