microsd free space to run properly?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by captZEEbo, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. captZEEbo

    captZEEbo Newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    United States
  2. Kbs

    Kbs GBAtemp Regular

    May 18, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I barely have any space left on my MicroSD card, probably around 20 MB. Also 2GB is enough. I just take some games off my MicroSD card and store them on my computer if I want to play them again.
  3. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

    May 14, 2008
    United States
    no, i have about 50 mb free on my micro sd and it runs fine.
  4. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    You just need enough room left over for the save files, which are tiny (512k each, usually). After that, it's just personal preference.
  5. roguetrip

    roguetrip GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 25, 2007
    United States
    With lots of games saves I am usually creating I like to keep atleast 20MB free on the card.
  6. Diablo1123

    Diablo1123 Newcomer

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    2 Gigabytes is good, I keep all my save files on my DS and transfer games when I feel like playing them.
    Free space doesn't really matter except you need save files. Make sure you trim your games for more space
  7. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Okay, first of all it's not the CycloDS Extreme, it's called the CycloDS Evolution.
    Saying "Extreme" is sort of taboo here because it reminds us all of the DS-Extreme, the worst flash card that ever existed.

    On topic: You don't need 500 MB to keep it running smoothly. I'd say 50-100 MB is enough for all your saves (512KB each) and real-time saves (which take up a whopping 5MB each), and to keep your CycloDS running smoothly. If you experience any lag however, most probably when you enter the in-game menu, then that means it's time to clean out your MicroSD.
  8. skyman747

    skyman747 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 25, 2008
    United States
    I thought that since the Cyclo had SDHC support that a 4GB would have been best?

    Anyway, I have a R4, and even though they are miles apart, I am able to run smoothly with only 20 MB of free space, maybe even less. I would just try and see when games start to lag.
  9. 70dd13

    70dd13 Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    I didn't know any of this lol [​IMG]
    i have CycloDS Evo + 4 gb sdhc and i have under 5mb left ^.^
    Everything seems to run fine however,
    as i already have save files for all my games
    the only noticeable difference is that whenever it starts a little message pops up saying i should free up some space.
    But yeah, everything seems to be fine [: