memory capacity for dstt

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Aug 13, 2008

memory capacity for dstt by xkenshinx at 8:18 AM (1,725 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. xkenshinx
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    Hi, I just wanted to ask if anyone has been able to use an 8gb MicroSD on DSTT.
    I'm planning on buying a bigger memory card, so I might as well try and research if 8gb works.
    Thanks.
     
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    yes its SDHC compatible you can use 8gb and bigger .. from the dstt website

    100% SDHC TF and standard TF compatibility up to 4TB(4096GB) flash memory card. not that tb mem cards are available anywhere!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I thought it said 4GB. Lol. Also, how would they know 4096GB will work. What, they actually tested it with 4096GB MicroSDHC card ?
     
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    lol yea I thought it only said 4GB hahaha. Thanks for the info. 1Terabyte >.> I couldn't even imagine how that would be on my ds! [​IMG]
     
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    1TB MicroSDHC ... costs ... a gazillion dollars? Does anyone know more information related to this? Kinda curious.
     
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    i got my 8gb 4 days ago,
     
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    I believe 16GB might be the largest commonly available, and it's not a class 6. The DSTT has problems with lagging if there are a large number of ROMs on the card even with a much smaller and faster class 6 card (and I don't believe placing the files into folders helps since they are always displayed in one menu), so I'm not sure how it would do with a 16GB much less a 1TB microSD card. YSMenu might fare better.

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    Are you talking about the loading of the roms? Or the gameplay of roms in general when you have too many roms on your microsd?
    I think I have about 9-12 games right now plus 450mb worth of music and I've no problem with lags so far, even with Jump Ultimate Stars. =)
     
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    The lag is when scrolling the game menu when you have a lot of ROMs (you'll notice it at 30 or so ROMs). Music and other media that doesn't show up in the menu won't affect it. The more ROMs you have the slower it gets, so I can only imagine how slow it would scroll with 2000 ROMs.

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    I have no issue whatsoever with lag in the menu on my original or fake (gold dot, from DX) DSTT when using either my 4GB class 2 or 8GB class 4 sandisk cards.
    100+ items, no lag whatsoever. Scrolling page at a time with the dpad left/right and with the touchscreen dragging the scroll bar are both responsive.

    I've read putting files on the root of the card can cause issues. Putting all of them in a folder (eg 'games') leaves me with a menu that runs great.
    A lot of people report this issue, luckily I have never experienced it myself.


    I wonder if people are using genuine memory cards purchased from bricks and mortar stores (my cards are), or possibly fake ones from online.
     
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    I use a real Kingston Japanese 2GB card, formatted with FAT16 (which is faster than FAT32). And yes, putting the .nds files on the root will cause all sorts of problems (I have mine in a single "games" folder).

    With about 30 to 40 games or more, I do notice some lag in the menu with the scroll bar and stylus. The lag is far less noticeable if you scroll a page at a time, but seems to be worse the more files that are on the microSD card.

    To compare, the same microSD card on my Acekard 2 scrolls through the menu completely smoothly regardless of the number of files. I think the difference is that the DSTT scans the file list for the files it will display each time the scroll bar is moved whereas the Acekard scans the file list once beforehand and then displays it.

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    Imagine a chip with one yottabyte of memory!!!!!
     
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    What do people define 'lag' as?
    It takes less than 1 second (probably about 1/2 a sec) to load after dragging the scroll bar, but that seemed to be about the speed with less items.
     
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    Yeah, that's the lag I'm talking about. It not only takes about a half second to display after scrolling, but it also lags during scrolling (the scrolling is jumpy rather than scrolling smoothly). If you use an Acekard you'd be able to see the difference (I can scroll as fast as I want and it's perfectly smooth).

    Anyway, the DSTT is certainly not unusable (and you can always click in the scrollbar to jump to a location in the list), but definitely not smooth. Since the lag increases as the number of ROMs on your microSD card increases, I imagine that with something like 2000 ROMs it might be unusable.


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    Ahh ok, fair enough if others are smoother. I never use the up and down scroll bar touch buttons, I just tap the general area I want then use left and right on the dpad.
    I've read a lot about other cards having better OS's etc but have stuck with the ttds because its cheap and has worked well for me. Im hoping there will be future OS updates tho....

    I thought I was normally picky about unresponsive menus etc, but with 20 or with almost 200 items I never thought to myself 'this is laggy and it bothers me'.
    Only reading others complain about it got me interested.

    If it gets slower the more items there are then it has not yet reached my threshold for getting impatient, if it took 2 or more times as long to update then it certainly would.
    If I ever get a 16GB+ card I'll find out I guess. [​IMG]
     

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