N3DS Retail Cart vs. SD Card speed/performance?

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  1. cmdbash
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    Was wondering if it has been tested whether there are any differences between retail physical cards and having a game on a sd card. I bought a UHS-3 SD card and was wondering if the N3DS is able to take advantage of the rw speeds.
     
  2. thunderstromx

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    I doubt the new 3DS supports UHS-3 anyway
     
  3. Gara

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    Edit: Yikes sorry about the multiple replies.
     
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    See above
     
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    The 3DS is pretty much built around the class 4 micro SD cards. You'll see a very minor boost going to class 10 but beyond that there is no benefit besides transferring files from your PC to the card.
     
  6. Na7thana

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    There isn't any benefit above class 4 in just the micro sd card alone but getting a class 10 about will just increase your read/write time on your pc.
     
  7. porko

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    UHS-3 is overkill, but a decent card does have benefits.

    I had a Sandisk Ultra 32GB that was horribly slow when installing CIAs, and have since started using Samsung EVO cards with noticeably better results. You are limited by the 3DS/Reader so the ceiling is should be pretty low, but you can definitely do badly.
     
  8. nero99

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    As long as the card can be formatted to fat32, the 3ds can use it
     
  9. thunderstromx

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    I never implied the 3DS couldn't use it, just that the speed offered by UHS 3 Speed class wouldn't be supported.
     
  10. N7Kopper

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    I got a Samsung 64 GB Evo MicroSDXC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 - and it's plenty fast in my N3DS. Games that don't cap their save speeds and loading times zip along really fast. (although the Clock+L2 patches might be helping with that)

    Don't need to go crazy.