N3DS SD Card question

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ProspitPrince, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. ProspitPrince

    ProspitPrince Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    United Kingdom
    I've been trying to decide on which Micro SD to get, but I can't decide which would be the best!

    So I thought, why not ask other people?

    Essentially I'm debating between these two,

    SanDisk Extreme Micro SDXC 32 GB UHS-I U3 Memory Card 60 MB/s + SD Adapter (SDSDQXN-064G-FFPA)

    Simply put, it's a 32GB UHS - I Class 3. It's £16.50 from the official Sandisk Amazon. It's supposed to be a step up from the "Sandisk Ultra" which is a Class 10. This SD brags a 60mb/s W/R speed which doesn't really match it's classification, but meh. ​
    Samsung Memory 32GB Pro MicroSDHC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 Memory Card with SD Adapter
    Supposedly this thing has 90mb/s, but claims to be a Class 1 UHS - I? I was originally looking at the "EVO" Microsd, but I saw someone on here say that R/W is everything on the 3DS and so i decided to look at the PRO edition instead. It's £19.99 and once again is sold via Samsung's official Amazon.​
    Now, thing is I'm going to be ordering two of them. One for my N3DS console, and another for my Gateway, so 2GB of the 32GB is going to be used for EmuNAND. ​
    So what I want is other people's opinions before I decide which one to buy, and if anyone has any better suggestions (preferably under £25 since I'll be ordering 2 and price adds up!) I'd be grateful! ​
    Thanks :D
  2. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

    May 16, 2008
    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Your limited to HC/XC mode (aka One-bit SD bus mode) regardless what you get and put in the N3DS. The UHS mode (aka Four-bit SD bus mode) use pins 8 and 9 to get higher data transfers while HC/XC doesn't use pins 8 and 9.

    You are limited to what the class 10 speeds you get from either one, not the UHS speeds listed for both.
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  3. ravihpa

    ravihpa GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 11, 2007
    Why don't you just get what's tried and tested?

    Here's what I got...

    A 64 Gb (for Gateway) and a 32 Gb (for N3DS). Both of them are Sandisk Ultra Class 10 MicroSD cards. Here, check em out...




    I bought these after doing thorough research and reading up here on GBAtemp. People have had this or that problems with Kingston or Samsung, etc., but the ones listed above (SanDisk) are really good and recommended. You don't need to buy the costlier Extreme version as the Ultra version would provide comparatively good speeds at less cost.

    Just make sure you get an original/genuine Sandisk MicroSD card and you're good to go :)

    PS: Here's what mine look like...




    Best of luck :)
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  4. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2013
    Definately go with Sandisk.
    I wouldnt touch Samshit with a stick.
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  5. ProspitPrince

    ProspitPrince Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    United Kingdom

    Oh, that actually helps a lot! It means I don't have to go hunting for the super expensive cards! :P

    Thanks a tonne! I'm actually viewing that exact card on Amazon right now! (don't worry, it's the amazon official store :P ) £14.99 plus prime delivery :D.

    and I might just steal that setup from you, the 64GB is only £24.99 so I may as well buy a 32 and a 64 since it's only an extra £5 to what is was going to spend anyway.

    Aye aye captain! Thank god I didn't make that mistake! £19.99 for something that wasn't gonna work!

    Again, thanks guys :)
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