Other MicroSDHC Cards on the way?

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  1. 4ppleseed
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    Any news about other MicroSDHC cards (except the CycloDS) on the way?

    Which current cards might be able to support MicroSDHC with a firmware update?

    Ta [​IMG]
     
  2. Destructobot

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    Any flashcart that stores its firmware in a seperate bit of internal flash memory might be able to support SDHC with an update, but that update would have to be installed from a regular SD card.

    If the firmware is not upgradeable and the loader is stored on the SD card (like the R4/M3 Simply), there is no way to add SDHC compatibility.
     
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    OOooh... that's interesting. So that goes for Slot-2 as well? I.E. a firmware that I put on my 1gb Kingston and into my Supercard Micro or EZ-FlashIV and once updated - I can put a 4GB SDHC in?
     
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    Yep. Only if the loader is separate.
     
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    i read on gbalpha that m3 perfect/pro SD (SLOT2) supports SDHC too, anyone tried it yet ?
     
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    Potentially, yes, but there are other issues with those carts that would have to be fixed as well. I don't think either cart supports FAT32, and the EZ4 has a limit of 80 files in a folder. It would take a major reworking of the software, and I really doubt that's going to happen now that both companies have new carts to support.
     
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    Yeah so I guess we're going to see a whole new release of SDHC cards from all the main manufactures.
     
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    Right now, I don't see what the rush is. Really high capacity cards are yet to be released, and when they are, they will be highly unreliable (in terms of speed) like Sandisk's current microSDHC.

    Eventually it will be supported by all new cards.
     
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    4GB cards are available for less than £40 and the way things are going will be £25 by the end of the year with 8GB on the horizon. There is no rush - just chatting about the future really.
     
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    According to El Reg, Toshiba 4GB microSDHC cards should be distributed to retailers this month. These are class 4 cards and can sustain higher read/write speeds than the Sandisk analogue (class 2).
     
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    I haven't had any issues with the sandisk 4GB so far. Apparently the 6 and 8GB versions will be class 4, same as Tosh.
     
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    BTW i believe the file limit problem is only speculation. I have tested with over 90 files in a folder at once on my ez4 deluxe and it didn't have a problem (except it took a few seconds to enter the folder)
     
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    Maybe so, or maybe the limit was increased for the deluxe edition. I don't have an EZ4, I'm just going by what I've heard.
     
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    I did the same thing but when I got to the bottom it comes up as chinese characters and then it freezes(EZ4 Deluxe as well). This is in DS Mode. In GBA it shows games written in Chinese characters but I cant boot em(There supposed to be GBA ROMS)
     
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    I'm pretty sure i went to the bottom of the folder, and there were something like 99 files in there.

    Strange. I tested this a month or so back. Maybe i'll try again later.
     
  16. mr_blonde_88

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    Does the R4 support 4GB MicroSD cards?
    Because if i remember correctly, it supports Fat32 aswell as Fat16?

    If not, do you reckon they will release a new R4 with MicroSDHC compatibility?
     
  17. dbgtdob

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    R4 only support micro sd, no sdhc, they are different.
     
  18. mr_blonde_88

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    If you re-read, i asked if it supported 4GB microSD
    Not MicroSDHC
     
  19. quartercast

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    I get freezes ingame and at the menu screen of Castlevania PoR using my sandisk 4GB. Otherwise no probs either.
     
  20. jesterscourt

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    So can we assume class 4 Micro SDHC cards will be at a fast enough rate not to have any "lag issues"?