MicroSD question

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Teny, Sep 8, 2009.

Sep 8, 2009

MicroSD question by Teny at 5:50 AM (800 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Teny
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    I am about to buy an Acekard 2.1 for my DS lite, and I will be needing an MicroSD card. Would an Japan Kingston be any different than other Kingston cards (Real ones) I buy? I have been told to get the Japanese one, but it seems to be hard to find one.
    I am looking on newegg, and an Kingston 4GB costs less than $10, but they doesnt seem like they are made in Japan.
     
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    I don't think there's a difference, except the language of the package. But, I'd just go out and buy one. Don't have to deal with shipping from Japan.
     
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    What's the deal with Kingstons, seriously? Currently I have two Sandisk cards and one from Lexar, and all of them work just fine in flashcarts.

    But anyway, most Kingstons sold overseas are Taiwanese, to get a Japanese you have to either order from Japan or some online shop that specifically sells them. No idea what's the difference either.
     
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    Huh, I see. So I should just order whichever Kingston I want from newegg?

    The reason why I am going with Kingston is because from what I have seen, Sandisk and Kingston both compete with each other on MicroSD a lot. Seeing how the price is, I can get an Kingston for $9, while I would have to pay $18, which is twice as much. Since they seem to perform fairly the same, I think I will go with the Kingston and save some money. I will happily go with Sandisk since those are the cards I use for my PSP and phone (M2 slot [​IMG] ), but you know, the price.
     
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    back when this whole thing started the japanese kingston had the best compatibility rate. it was highly recommended to get a japanese kingston over any other msd on the market.

    -another world
     
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    IIRC Japanese Kingstons were famous for their "ability" to play Castlevania PoR on original R4 carts without freezes ... most likely due to the fact that the R4 and the team originated from Japan as well.

    Pretty much all new carts have much better msd card compatibility though (except I believe Ez-Flash Vi, which had some issues with SDHC cards recently though), so one is not required to buy a Kingston.
     
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    The original R4 team were from China I think, like most flashcart makers.

    Any known micro SD card make will work. Don't get some cheap knock off though, stick with known brands. I recommend a class 4 or above card.
     

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