Practical Micro SD size for custom firmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Lethalbuns, Mar 20, 2016.

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Practical Micro SD Card size for custom firmware on New 3DS?

  1. 128 GB

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    11.5%
  2. 64 GB

    20 vote(s)
    76.9%
  3. 16 GB

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    11.5%
  1. Lethalbuns
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    Lethalbuns Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to the 3DS scene, but not new to console modding, etc.
    I have a New 3DS. (the Pokemon 20th anniversary edition one)

    I just want to get a feel for how much space is sufficient/practical for a Micro SD card in my N3DS.
    I have a 128GB, 64GB, and 16GB Micro SD card.
    I also have a Sky3DS+, so that will need one of the SD card, too.

    I know "more is always better", but I also hear about the 300 game limits, etc. So what's a practical size that I'll need? It would feel wasteful if I use the 128GB and end up only able to use like 50GB.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

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    64 is my ideal size
     
  3. natanelho

    natanelho GBAtemp Maniac

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    Between the Sacred Silence and Sleep
    in your place, I would place the 128 in the sky(IDK if it would work) and the 64 in the console. I dont think theres a need for more then that for just CIA games, since they weight less then 3DS ones (most of the time)



    but I still use 32 and its enough, 'cause I delete games after completion (with exception of pokemon and other multiplayer non- boring games)
     
  4. AxelHei

    AxelHei GBAtemp Regular

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    i had a 64 then upgraded to 128 64 is more reasonable
     
  5. Marko76

    Marko76 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It depends on how many games you plan on playing i have a 32gb card and roundabout 120 games on it which is way more than I need lol but if something new comes out I just delete some games I am finished with and put the new game on
     
  6. LinkSoraZelda

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    Filled up my 64gb and only used about 90 tiles of my Home Menu.
    I don't even think 128 is big enough for me.
     
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  7. Lethalbuns
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    This is what I'm concerned about. haha

    Are you using the SD card to install full retail Cart games as well? I don't think I'll be using it for Cart games at all since I have a Sky3DS+ for that.
    Do you think if I don't use it for full cart games, it will still be enough?
     
  8. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga That one guy that doesn't give a shit anymore

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    A 64GB card is 'Practical' but I use a 128GB. But that's just me. So yeah, each person has a different size best for them.
     
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  9. LinkSoraZelda

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah, of course. If you're only downloading eShop content, the 16gb is just fine.
     
  10. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

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    64gb is what i voted, as i wrote in another thread, i have 2, 1 is a mirror image of the other (a back up)
     
  11. Lethalbuns
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    Oh that's a great idea! I didn't think of making a duplicate copy if I ever need more space.

    It looks like 64GB is the winner. Thank you all for your input!
     
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  12. peteruk

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    Glad we were able to help, good luck with your purchase, remember to purchase from a reliable source :)
     
  13. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

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    It all depends how much of a collector you are, some users like to keep a collection of games they like. I personally switched to 128 GB, since I'm a 3DS enthusiast who likes having as much as possible on one system.