R4/M3 Experiment?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by zone97, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. zone97
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    zone97 GBAtemp Fan

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    Anyway.... I had this idea, kicking around in my head, tell me what you think...

    If you were to pin out the micro sd card back to the pins on a standard sd card, could you then build a tiny board with an sd slot on it and wire it directly to the pins on an M3/R4 board using some tiny ribbon cable and have it work? Why you ask, well you can get a 4 gig sd card fairly cheap, and use it with the r4 instead of the highly expesive 2/4 gig micros?

    you could get one of those clear protecive shells for the DSL and superglue your board and sd slot to it.

    just a though?
     
  2. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    this may work, idk if the big SD consumes more power and therefore will not be recognized by the R4/M3
     
  3. Modrak

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    Okay, here's the tech stuff. Standard SD cards can be up to 2GB, due to addressing and stuff...does R4 support SDHC ? There are already SDHC microSD cards out, so a very rich person could test that for us [​IMG]

    Read this

     
  4. XeroRestraint

    XeroRestraint GBAtemp Regular

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    In theory that would work, but in reality the amount of time required to perform such a modification (in economic terms) would cost more than a high capacity microSD card. Still, some things are worth doing just to see if they can be done!
     
  5. Modrak

    Modrak GBAtemp Regular

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    Donate me money for a spare R4 and 4GB SDHC card and I'll happily do it (soldering skills tested at 2 UPs for PSP [​IMG] )

    I tell you it will work for 2GB cards and no more. Which you can get as microSD for $30 (as froogle says)
     
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