Performance difference between 4-pin and 7-pin hardmod?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by CaptainSwag101, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. CaptainSwag101
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    I have been reading through the "noob-friendly" hardmod tutorial here, and I noticed that it mentions that you can get better performance by soldering to all 4 "DAT" pins on the board, instead of just "DAT0". I am looking into getting a hardmod installed on my New3DS XL, and I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of performance increase you get from a 7-pin hardmod compared to a basic 4-pin one, so I can determine if it's worth it.
    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

    P.S. Since I'm new to the forums, I can't PM any of the reputable hardmod installers to ask what they charge, so if you're a hardmod installer in the US, please PM me!
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    That would be me, on another note, 7 pin saves 2 or 3 minutes. So its not really worth it.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info! To be clear though, how long does a 4-pin usually take for dumping and writing to NAND?
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    7 minutes or so. Maybe less, maybe more.
     
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    Vb_encryption_vb can you please pm me so I can get my 3ds shipped to you can't seem to find a pm on this website thank you