sandisk Ultra and Extreme plus on 3ds performance?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Ericjwg, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    For me n3ds with ultra, took 8s to boot into sysnand, and fully load after about 1-2s. (10s boot into emunand.)


    Anyone has extreme pro or plus on your 3ds? Could you please post your bootup time for both sys and emu? Thanks!
     
  2. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    615
    Jun 26, 2015
    I have a couple of the Sandisk Extreme Pro (64gb)

    I am running on sysnand only

    I get 7.3 seconds on Prelude (not public yet)
    I get 7.6 seconds on Rei and the same with Mizuki
     
  3. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    ok... thanks for sharing!!
     
    peteruk likes this.
  4. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    615
    Jun 26, 2015
    Out of interest, what capacity is your card and what cluster size did you use when formatting it ?

    I found changing the cluster size to 65536 (instead of default 32768) within GUI Format did knock off approx 1.5 seconds
     
  5. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    64, cluster size is default:lol:
     
    peteruk likes this.
  6. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    615
    Jun 26, 2015
    on mine default comes up as 32768

    Looking for a version number on it but can't find any drop down menu
     
    Last edited by peteruk, Apr 6, 2016
  7. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    sorry for bothering you. Do you know the I/O speed for 3ds and n3ds?
    how many benefits I can get from switching sandisk ultra to extreme pro or plus?:blink:
    my friend said his extreme plus allows game loading speed for digital version fast like fly:unsure:
     
  8. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    615
    Jun 26, 2015
    I have no idea on the I/O speed of the consoles sorry

    but the Sandisk extreme is 48mb's and the pro is 95mb's
     
    Ericjwg likes this.
  9. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

    Member
    1,587
    890
    Sep 17, 2010
    Belfast
    the IO speed is slow the SDIO literally is having issues with larger cards boot times increase largely when you start going over 32gb+
     
    Ericjwg likes this.
  10. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    so best option is UHS-II U3 right? or it's overkilled..
     
  11. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

    Member
    1,587
    890
    Sep 17, 2010
    Belfast
    the best option is to use UHS1 you literally wont hit any speeds higher than prob 10mb/s peak

    Even cias will install at 2mb/s MAX
     
  12. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    UHS-I U1 or U3? my friend said his extreme plus let the game loading faster than before.:blink:
    Does that mean only write speed is around 10mb/s, read could be faster?
     
  13. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb

    Member
    1,587
    890
    Sep 17, 2010
    Belfast
    Honestly thats bullshit talk unless he went from like the original SD or a generic class 4 to a UHS1

    Its even been tested on WiiU games loading from the SD that the load speed increase was like 1 seconds on a UHS1 vs a UHS3

    If the 3DS is installing a CIA at 2mb/s Max then its also reading at 2mb/s to that 4mbs probably 5mbs Peak

    Also the peak write i have gotten the 3DS to do via wireless is 3mb/s and 2.4ghz wireless G is capable of about 6.7mb/s transfer
     
  14. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    Thanks!!!
     
  15. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,347
    211
    Dec 17, 2006
    United States
    anything over class 10 is overkill the 3ds's sd card slot is the limiting factor here not the sd card, the 3ds does not support uhs.
    think about using that same sd card in a ¢99 card reader from china vs a name brand usb 3 card reader.
     
  16. dpad_5678

    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

    Member
    1,428
    1,030
    Nov 19, 2015
    United States
    Just out of curiosity what's Prelude? Your own CFW?
     
  17. Ericjwg
    OP

    Ericjwg Good

    Member
    2,828
    683
    Jul 2, 2015
    Canada
    got it! 3ds i/o speed is slow....
     
  18. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,383
    615
    Jun 26, 2015
    It was a CFW being developed my somebody that was based on ReiNand but has now stopped development sadly
     
  19. dpad_5678

    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

    Member
    1,428
    1,030
    Nov 19, 2015
    United States
    Oh ok