Official GBAtemp EFA-Linker 512Mb Review

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  1. shaunj66
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    GBAtemp.net review of the...
    EFA-Linker 512Mbit
    from www.efa.cc


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    I've just finished another GBAtemp.net hardware review,
    today we reviewed the EFA-Linker 512Mbit kit from www.efa.cc.

    The kit is available for purchase from many local resellers!

    We'd like to thank www.efa.cc for sending us the kit for review!

    Please check out our review by clicking here.[/p]
     
  2. Dirtie

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    Yipidee Doo Daa! Nice review BTW.
     
  3. Deadmon

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    Nice review. [​IMG]
    Maybe I'll get one in the near future..
     
  4. Costello

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    yeah and it's quite cheap [​IMG] it should be a good buy
     
  5. saberhagem

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    That was a good review shaunj. It enlighted me cause I didn't know EFA was so good as you say in your review.
    But on the other hand my list of flash cards to have got even more complicated [​IMG]
     
  6. Dirtie

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    So if the only cons are software stuff and little trivial things like charging it the first time, then there really are no problems are there? So if I don't care about those things would it be better to get one than an EZFA?
     
  7. djgarf

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    another really nice review shaun well done [​IMG]
     
  8. jumpman17

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    Great review! That mini USB port thing looks awesome.
     
  9. Hovercraft

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    i have a 256 one and i love it [​IMG] no complaints!
     
  10. DeMoN

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    Why did some people say the this cart wasn't DS compatible?
    Check the "Early DS Flash Cart Compatiblilty List".........
    Anyways, I think the Linker->Cart thing is pretty cool, up until now, I thought the EFA worked the same way the EZFA does.
     
  11. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    Could somebody try some games (including PocketNES) in a Gameboy Player?

    Not sure if it's just me, but the saves for every rom get wiped out everytime I use the 256mbit ver on the GBP.
     
  12. Shinji

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    Ditto. Its been nothing but perfect for me. I got rid of my old F2A to get my 256 EFA =D
     
  13. Jojjy Ugnick

    Jojjy Ugnick shake your bonbon

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    One question I have about the cart is save types. Do you have to patch games to play them on this cart, or is there some, (I guess it's not possible for complete), compatiblity?

    Oh wait, I have another question: Does the software automaticly trim the roms for you? That was kind of nice about the EZFA (256, red), which I have.

    Dumping my own games isn't really THAT important to me, but it is fun I guess. If someone buys this cart and wants to dump games, just get a cord for the EZFA 256, or any other cart that needs to to plug a cord into the GBA and then the computer's USB port, and install the drivers for that cart. Wouldn't THAT work? I've ripped games that way so I don't know why it wouldn't work...
     
  14. djgarf

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    as far as i know the efa supports all save types through hardware so no patching of the roms is required
    even the flash client dosent patch the roms because it's unneeded
     
  15. Smirre

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    "Unfortunately, one option that it doesn't have (or I can't find) is the option to rename games for the boot menu. Instead, you're stuck with the ROM's software title."

    You didn't find it [​IMG] It's possible but not all games can be renamed. I don't know why it is like that, on my case few games have been stuck to roms own title name. Click second mouse button on rom name grid you want to rename and you can type a new name. [​IMG]

    Yup no save patches are needed.
    Quote from EFA website: (You can write a Mario4 ROM to EFA card and backup it. then compare it with the original ROM, there will no diffrent. other brand flashcard will patch the rom and get some diffrent in compare.)


    Dirtie: yup EFA is better than EZFA [​IMG]
     
  16. dvdvdv

    dvdvdv Newbie

    I'll add my tuppence endorsing this cart. No problems, no lost saves, no patching, auto trimming, cheap, easy to use client software. Just does what it says on the tin. And yeah, right click to change 'most' rom names in the boot menu.
     
  17. Dailce

    Dailce GBAtemp Regular

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    I LOVE THIS CART!

    Great review! I have had mine for a long time and it works perfectly.

    Same goes for me [​IMG]

    Also, have to add:

    NDS compatible, you can play for a long time before having to charge your system (just as good as the power star), and it has the fastest write speeds.
     
  18. alexp2_ad

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    I have an EFA... I love it... good review.
     
  19. Dirtie

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    So this IS the best flash card out there?