R4 Question

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May 16, 2008

R4 Question by Fricksta at 10:43 PM (1,109 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Fricksta
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    Newcomer Fricksta Newbie

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post this question or not, but either way...will the R4 work with a 4 gig mini SD?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Minox

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    No, R4 uses microSD and it will never use anything larger than 2GB.
     
  3. Fricksta
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    Alright, sweet man. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
     
  4. Holaitsme

    Member Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    i will work with 4gb micro sd but those are hard to find and really slow
    but if it says sdhc on the front then no becuase the r4 cant support sdhc [​IMG]
     
  5. Minox

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    Don't even mention 4GB non-sdhc microSD's they're very hard to find and they lack in performance.

    If you'd want 2GB+ why don't get a flashkart that supports SDHC?
     
  6. Narin

    Former Staff Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    If you have an R4, go with a Kingston 2 gig MicroSD card, if your looking to get a flashcard, don't get an R4.
     
  7. jordanlp

    Member jordanlp GBAtemp Regular

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    No, they don't work with 4gb even non-sdhc.
     
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    They do with with 4gb non-sdhc microsd cards, what are you talking about?

    The performance is apparently shocking and they are extremely hard to find nowdays though.

    And a minisd card will not fit in the slot XD
     
  9. Minox

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    There was some non-sdhc microSD's a while ago, but they had awful speeds, they were hard to find and cost much.
     
  10. pilotwangs

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    I almost got a 4gb microSD for my R4,I did a bit of research before-hand though.
    Just get two 2gb MicroSD cards?
     
  11. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    What Narin said. I have 2 more Kingston 2gig cards on order right now from Newegg.com. Should receive them around Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll be up to 8gigs of goodness on the DS, if you count the 2gigs in the SCminiSD in slot2.

    I have this case:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6782

    As you can see it has space to hold up to 3 DS carts in it, though I actually bought it for the extra comfort the side handles provide (and believe me, it DOES provide quite a bit of comfort on long game sessions). I plan to use those DS cart spaces to hold the extra microSD's in their SD converter (they fit in there pretty well when turned sideways). One for the standard DS games. One for all the homebrew and emulator stuff (mostly NeoDS since those games eat a lot of space) and one for.......well I'm not sure yet, but I'll have it if I need it. [​IMG] Naturally, one will always be in the R4, so I'll only be using 2 of the 3 spaces.

    I was thinking of buying a new flashcart that supports SDHC (CycloDS seems like the best one out right now) and getting an 8gig SDHC card for it, but just buying a couple more 2gig'er microSD's for my still working R4 is a lot cheaper and I don't feel like hunting down a bunch of new utilities for a different flashcart.
     
  12. Toni Plutonij

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    Funny thing is that SanDisk non-SDHC 4 GB is very common here in tech. shops where I live..
    It will work with R4, but non-SDHC 4 GB microSD is known for bad functionality, low speed and unreliability so it is unrecommended to use..it often gets corrupted (friend of mine used it, and he wasn't satisfied, so he switched to 2 GB card)..
    I don't know where do you get your informations, but you had lots of false and unreliable comments in past few days!!
     

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