My EZ Flash Vi Card Review :)

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Aug 21, 2009
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    My EZ Flash Vi Review [​IMG]

    REAL HOT STUFF

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    Were kind enough to send me an EZ FLASH Vi DS/DSL/DSi flash card to review ...

    So here is my review:-

    note:- (LOTS OF IMAGES to follow so dial up users BEWARE may take some time loading!!!)

    First some screen shots ......

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    BACK of package

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    Unpacking the EZ Flash Vi bundle It comes with:-

    The EZ Flash DS/DSL/DSi Flash card, A Micro SD card reader, Finger/Thumb Stylus and a Metallic EZ Flash branded Ds lite/DSi Stylus
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    FRONT of EZ Flash Vi Card

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    BACK of EZ Flash Vi Card

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    Close up of the Finger/Thumb stylus and wearing it

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    Close up of Card Reader

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    Close up of Ez Flash branded metallic stylus

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    OK so now on with the review ....

    For this review I will be testing using my DSi (at the time of starting this review is on firmware 1.2E)

    I will be Installing the Kernel/Loader files from the Ezflash website link

    The current official loader is Kernel 1.86H (stable release) ....There is also a beta version Kernel 1.90 openbeta11 and a v2.0 RC4

    For my testing I will be using the 1.90 open beta 11 version some people find this better for all round compatability for most games/homebrew

    loading

    First you need to unpack the kernel zip file and copy/drag the contents over to your micro sd
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    (note you may also wish save time and make a folder on your mem card root folder at this point called CHT to put your EZARCODE.DAT cheats

    file in)

    As the loader is based on moonshell you can put your game roms pretty much anywhere on the mem card ..

    This is what the EZflash interface looks like when loaded

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    For my review I will be testing several popular games and some commonly used homebrew

    Games

    Pokemon Diamond USA test results loads and WORKS fine
    100 Classic Book Collection EU test results loads and WORKS fine
    Mario Kart DS USA test results loads and WORKS fine (DMA must be turned off or game white screens)
    Core test results loads and WORKS fine
    Starwars The Clone Wars test results loads and WORKS fine (DMA needs to be turned on or it wont save or work properly)
    Army Men Soldiers Of Misfortune test results loads and WORKS fine (DMA needs to be turned on or it will not even load)
    42 All Time Classics test results loads and WORKS fine
    Sonic Chronicles T.D.B.H. test results loads and WORKS fine


    (Note #1 If a game does not load try turning DMA on or off this usually fixes it!)

    (Note #2 If your upgrading to this card or swapping over from another slot 1 card you need to put your save files from the old card into the SAVE

    folder in your mem cards root folder or it will not see or be able to use them!)


    Homebrew

    Beup Live 0.5 test results loads and WORKS fine
    Bunjaloo 0.76 test results loads but cannot enter any text keyboard pops up but cannot backspace or enter text!
    GameUP test results loads and works (needs DMA ENABLED or just hangs at AP connection a couple of times downloading or installing some homebrew it hung or froze not sure if its my connection or something else)

    Still AliveDS V1.2 test results loads and WORKS and plays fine



    (Note #3 In the process of this testing I found a V2.0 RC4 of the EZ Flash loader this resolves a few of the game DMA issues although a lot of

    the homebrew problems still remain!)


    MY SCORES ON THE DOORS for the EZ Flash Vi Card are 7 out of 10....

    It would of been higher scored if it had better homebrew support......But certainly not a bad card the bonus side is can be hacked now to

    work with fimware 1.4 on the DSi so you can access the DSi store.


    Prices .... are around $27.00 (£16.37)/(€18.96) for the EZ-Flash Vi Kit + 2 GB microSD Bundle and $34.00 (£20.62)/(€23.87) for the same bundle with a 4gb micro sd (note: These prices do not include shipping please check before purchase as rates often differ!)

    Real Hot stuff link to EZ Flash Vi cards

    Note these are MY VIEWS THOUGHTS and images etc yours may differ along with other reviewers!
    lastly .....


    Thanks again goto Real Hot Stuff for supplying my review sample cheers [​IMG]

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