Memory Card speeds?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by mike1984, Nov 12, 2006.

Nov 12, 2006

Memory Card speeds? by mike1984 at 1:38 AM (583 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. mike1984
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    Anyone know if there is a difference when you are acytually playing the ROM? I bought a Transcend 512 MB compact flash that has 45X. Is this fast enough? Is there any slowdown? What does the speed of the card actually mean?
     
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    An answer would be nice...
     
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    why not do a search? plent of posts containing information regarding card speeds. You didn't list what device you used either. If it's a m3, visit www.m3wiki.com to see other people's experience with their media.
     
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    I'm talking about the Compact Flash itself. Not the flashcard. I have a Supercard CF btw but it's irrelevant. Basically, my question is, will games run smoother if I use SD, SD Micro, or Compact Flash? Does the memory card your using have any effect on how the game plays or no?
     
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    I'm not sure if the read/access times for different types of cards carry over but I am using an A-data 50x sd card and don't notice any slowdown with ds games and the only GBA game with slowdown that I've played is Kingdom Hearts (and only when there are a bunch of those green health restore/moogle point sphere's bouncing around, none during gameplay).

    So there have been some posts regarding read/access times mattering for the supercard lites, but I don't recall hearing anything about other media.

    In general I think after a memory format has been established (CF/SD) there really are no speed problems as the majority of cards on the market are rather fast. For newer media (MiniSD [back when it was new I mean, I haven't heard about speed issues regarding miniSD for a while], and MicroSD) you might want to look for a card with better speed.
     

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