R4DS Micro SD Help

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  1. Spartan-117
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    I'm about to buy a DS lite and the R4, but i dont know whether to get the 512GB, 1GB microSD, or the 2GB. Does anyone know how many games of average size can the half gig, 1 gig, and 2 gig hold? And is it better to buy a good name brand like Kingston or SanDisk then some no name?


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  2. Regiiko

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    Most people here would recommend you get a Kingston 1G (made in Japan, NOT Taiwan) because the access speeds of that particular card are among the fastest of microSD ranges.

    It plays games like Castlevania:PoR at normal speed. (this game has problems if the card has a slow access speed, sometimes won't run)

    But it is only one or two games that are affected.
     
  3. NDSkid

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    i own a 2gb Sandisk (Taiwan) and speed is not an issue. I dont play Castlevania so that's not a problem for me. I started off w/ a 1GB Kingston (Japan) card but I quickly found that 1GB was just too small for the number of games and DPG videos I wanted to put on there. 2GBs is great if you want plenty of games and multimedia.

    Do not get a 512mb card. Theres no reason since 1GB microSD is going for $10USD, and $20usd for the 2gb.
     
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    You guys have been a real help, hope theres more posts, but you still haven't answered how many games can fit on a single card?
     
  5. lagman

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    Every game have a different size so it´s hard to answer your question.
    If you only want games 1gb is enough, if you also want music and/or videos you may want to get a 2gb card.

    Approximately 1Gb = 20 games Approximately
     
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    THANKS A LOT lagman! thats a pretty good number, even 10 games is enough for me.
    I was looking at the microSD cards, and none of the sites show wat their access speeds are, not even the manufactures site shows. So im guessing Regiiko is wrong?
     
  7. lagman

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    Any Kingston will do the job, I have a Taiwan one [​IMG] and I only have a problem with the second Tony Hawk game -which is not that good:P-
     
  8. Regiiko

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    Tony Hawk sucks, but Castlevania is pretty good.

    And no, it's not on the website. Kind of stupid, really :x
     
  9. tjas

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    I just received my R4 and my japan micro sd card, the only slowdown I got is with tony hawk BUT! I havn't formatted it yet... maybe that will help
     
  10. 4saken

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    It probably won't [​IMG]
     
  11. Spartan-117
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    So are the only games that can screw up Castlevania and Tony Hawk?
     
  12. 4saken

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    Most likely, unless you have a dodgy card
     
  13. jrdehaisx

    jrdehaisx Advanced Member

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    I dont know got the R4DS and the 1gb from Japan, and then 2 weeks later got my PSP... [​IMG] so I can only tell you that combination works, I have played several roms and they are nice. Get something over 1gb, cause I only get 20-30 games depending on sizes... so is too little.
     
  14. Evilkoko

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    Does that estimated number include trimmed or untrimmed roms?
     
  15. bennydigital

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    I had 20 games trimmed and all the save files for them on a micro SD + DSOrg
     
  16. R4seller

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    1 gb is enough for playing games, u can save others in ur computer