Note: I'm not looking for a big SC vs. M3 hogpile here. I'm asking for a comparison of one specific feature ... NDS save function. I'm looking for a holdover miniSD solution for NDS games until the G6L comes along with an 8GB version later on. All I care about is NDS games so you don't have to get into how the SC doesn't do GBA as well as M3. Whichever I buy, I may never even put a GBA game on it. (I love my EFA's) But in comparing the M3 and SC for NDS games, I want to know a bit more about how saving works. The SCminiSD allows NDS games to save directly to the miniSD card. In other words, saves are not transferred first to SRAM, and then to the media card after the next reboot. AFAIK this works well in all games. I see this as a huge plus, and I'm surprised more isn't made of this feature when these carts are compared. AFAIK, the M3 still does the SRAM hold and then write to miniSD on reboot. But I've seen at least one person comparing all the carts (SC, M3, G6, EZ4) list the M3 having "real time save" the same as they listed for SC. Does the M3 now support direct writing like the SC? That would be great if it does, but I assumed that person was talking savestates, which would be a little different. Which of the two has the more stable and reliable method of saving NDS games?