R4 to support SDHC

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by -KangaRod-, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. -KangaRod-
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    They are reporting on the mainpage that the next kernel for the R4 will enable SDHC support up to 32 gigs. How is that even possible?
    Isn't it like a CD-Rom drive magically being able to read DVD's through a software update?
     
  2. son2fu

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    but isnt it just like a different format or code?
     
  3. ZeWarrior

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    It's possible just like the N-Card was possible, or what ever other cards were possible.
     
  4. Urza

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    Its possible that they did have a way to flash the BIOS via software, but just haven't had any reason to use it up until now.
     
  5. springah

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    or, adding "YOU NEED A MICROSD CARD TO INSTALL THIS UPDATE"?

    ie, whats stopping them from releasing software that you copy onto your microsd, running it within the R4 and, bam, SDHC support?
     
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    cause I was under the impression that SDHC was different on a hardware level.
     
  7. Urza

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    Well thats what I was saying above. The opposing possibility is that they didn't make any way to flash the BIOS, hoping they'd be able to get everything done with just kernel updates.
     
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    Generally speaking, the type of asic they used is a one time programmable device. I hope this isn't the case, but I suspect it is.
     
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    I don't think its very likely either, but that would be the only possibility that makes a software-based update plausible.
     
  11. springah

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    couldn't possibly have the R4 'load' what it needs off.. hmm... damnit haha

    well hopfully there is a re-write option :/
     
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    There's no saying they didnt make a way to flash the BIOS. Here is what it says on the m3 simply website:On the m3 simply box and website, it says: upgradeable Firmware ( OS / Bios / Kernel ). It and the r4 are the same. But it also may just be the same things, just said differently. Here is the site:
    http://www.m3adapter.com/M3DSS.htm
     
  13. Urza

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    I know. If you had read the preceeding posts, you would see that that was an opposing possibility to the one I spoke of beforehand.

    However, I wouldn't take that statement from the site to heart. Their engrish isn't the greatest.
     
  14. JacobReaper

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    i dont care, im still happy it will support it [​IMG] YAY for next update [​IMG]
     
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    doesnt bother me as long as it works [​IMG]
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    for many, updates are fun but they won't really use them like Wii-DS ... some don't have a Wii or for SDHC... ppl don't need it much ( esp 32gb )
     
  17. Wii_DS.

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    People are really, really wanting Ds - Wii feature.
     
  18. Kuro_Shinigami

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    32 GB MicroSD cards don't exist. I think SanDisk is introducing 8GB ones pretty soon.

    I can imagine if you put movies, music, pics, games on there you can easily fill 8GB. People will find a way to use SDHC just like people have found a way to use 1TB HD's.
     
  19. NewBKaeK

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    32 GB MicroSD Cards dont exist YET =P
    I believe Toshiba is preparing to release a 16GB and a 32GB sometime in 2008.
     
  20. Infinitus

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    16GB Micro SDHC?

    I'm not going to lose $*** of tiny circuitry...