Micro SD Question

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  1. T_Tri
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    Hi everyone,
    Finally bought my Crystal Red 2DS and now have got my hands on a Gateway Ultra!!!
    The next step would be to get a Micro SD Card and was wondering if anyone could verify this to be a good choice:

    https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/64GB-Adata-Premier-UHS-I-Micro-SDHC-Card/21708253

    Also just to clarify I don't need to have a big SD card for the DS right? I mean it isn't used for much in terms of the Gateway Ultra?

    Lastly I'll have to buy a charger because my US DS charger does not fit in the plugs of my country.
    A USB charger would have the correct output to charge it yes?

    Thanks for all the help and I look forward to opening the gates of my Gateway Ultra journey ;)
     
  2. SuperSVGA

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    Looks alright, just make sure the place you buy it from is trusted and when you get it test to make sure it isn't fake.


    If you ever want to install games to the home screen, you might consider getting a bigger SD for that.

    Should work fine, I have heard many others use USB just fine.
     
  3. MrJason005

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    I myself charge my 3DS XL with USB and it works fine. I'd recommend using one of those plugs to USB adapters, like the ones Apple give you.
    And personally, I'd suggest you split that 64GB card into 2 32GB cards, one for the 2DS and one for the red card.
    Lately, you need more and more storage for the 3DS (Homebrew, CIA files, Themes, DLC, emuNAND), keep in mind that the SD card that goes in your 3DS/2DS cannot be anything other than FAT32, the SD card that goes in the red card can be exFAT as well, and it is highly recommended (Because exFAT can support individual files larger than 4GB, something that FAT32 can't do.)
    Lastly, I'd recommend a more well-known seller, like your local shops or Amazon (Make sure AMAZON sells it, not a reseller ON Amazon).
     
  4. Lazerith

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    I would go with a more well known brand such as Sandisk. Every time I have gotten a microSD that wasn't Sandisk, it has gotten corrupted and become useless after a couple months. But that's just me.

    NEVER use a kingston with flash carts.
     
  5. MrJason005

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    Erm, I'm using a Kingston 8GB for my DS lite R4 and it works wonderfully.
    Also, I bought Samsung microSD for my 3DS and also tested it in my R4 and it works fine.
    Really, Sandisk is the most common card being faked as far as I know.
    What you REALLY shouldn't do is buy cards with absolutely no brand name on them, basically those pure grey cards with just white lettering saying what class and storage they "supposedly" are. Those seem to be the most common fakes.
    Also buy SD cards from reputable sellers.
     
  6. Nollog

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    seems fine.

    You need an sd card inside your 3/2ds which has at least 1gb of space for emunand, and more space for content.

    usb is fine.
     
  7. Celebrimbor360

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    64G is more than enough for the Red cart, maybe 32G for red cart and 32G for your DS is better.
     
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  8. Lazerith

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    32gb is way too much for ds. I have a 16gb and I have downloaded every Nes, Snes, GBC, GBA, and DS game I would possibly want and I am only at 8gb.
     
  9. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i have a 8gb one, i can confirm this on a DS card,
    anyways 3ds games are bigger... and op was talking about gateway so he probably wants a bit more space like 16 or 32...
     
  10. T_Tri
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    Thanks heaps guys for the help once again. I downgraded and decided on the 32gb Micro SD at $42 which despite only being $12 cheaper than the 64gb it is a SanDisk so more reliable brand hopefully.
    Now aiming to get that USB charger and then setting up my Gateway finally. This whole endeavour has been 3 weeks long so far...