Hardware N3DS Retail Cart vs. SD Card speed/performance?

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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