microsd free space to run properly?

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Sep 3, 2008
  1. captZEEbo
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    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.
     
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    no, i have about 50 mb free on my micro sd and it runs fine.
     
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    You just need enough room left over for the save files, which are tiny (512k each, usually). After that, it's just personal preference.
     
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    With lots of games saves I am usually creating I like to keep atleast 20MB free on the card.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Daah,
    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 [:
     

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