SD Card Issue Report Thread

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Hakoda, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Hakoda
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    MicroSD card speed is becoming a very important aspect of gaming lately especially with initially problematic games such as Pokemon BW, Golden Sun, 999, Sonic Colors, etc. This is not AKAIO's fault but the inevitable idea that game cartridges have the capability to have more graphics & data and require a faster speed to transfer said data. Nintendo's new AP, which is causing all of this, is being incorporated into many new games as well.

    Instead of compiling a list of cards that DON'T work, let's compile a list of cards that do work so that when a newbie comes along to choose a MicroSD, he/she knows that everything will work fine.

    How to Tell If You're Card is Good:
    Perhaps with this data we finally get a grasp on solid transfer speeds and have a seamless gaming experience as intended.
     


  2. Etalon

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    What?

    Why don't you simply explain to people how to check the write / read speed of their mSD?

    There's no need to test it through games.
     
  3. Hakoda
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    Read and write speed do NOT determine the transfer speed associated with problematic games.
     
  4. Etalon

    Etalon Former Akaio Fanboy

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    Well, there's software to check transfer speed as well...

    Not every card is the same, you know. Some might have been in a cold warehouse for several months. It doesn't matter then, if "Kingston" is printed on it.
     
  5. Hakoda
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    If that's true then, please, post the software. Perhaps we can get an accurate result from it.
     
  6. twiztidsinz

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    It's called HD Tach.
    It's been linked to for a while on http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Memory_Speed_Tests
     
  7. Hakoda
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    Perfect but does anyone have the standard for the results? Like what kind of result means the card is good and what kind of result means its bad?

    Also do either of you have good cards? Post em.

    So what about my card?

    8GB Polaroid Class 4 Model: P-SDU8GB4-FS/POL Made in Taiwan link

    Read: 10.4MB/s
    Write: 6.71 MB/s
    Random Access: 1.8 ms

    Doesn't work well.
     
  8. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    You want high Read/Write speeds and low Random Access time.

    My ADATA is up there:
    ADATA 4GB Micro SDHC Class 6 MicroSDHC made in Korea
    Read Speed: 15.9MB/s
    Write Speed: 10.0MB/s
    Random Access: 0.8ms
     
  9. Rydian

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    My card says .9MS from HDTach, so that'd appear to be over the limit for AAP, but AAP works just fine for me and I've never had a loading issue, so I'm still waiting on info for how YWG tested.
     
  10. Mantis41

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    8GB Samsung Plus MicroSDHC Class 6 Made in Korea R: 15.9MB/s W: (Non-registered version of HD-Tach) RA: 0.7ms
     
  11. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    I've never seen a class 2 have a faster read speed than a class 6 or 10.
    I've seen
     
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    Like I said, I'm still waiting on info.
     
  13. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    I wouldn't hold my breath.

    I've seen a lot of claims go unanswered when asked for verification, especially on the subject of MicroSDHCs.
     
  14. Chesskid1

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013DXVYK


    i just purchased this and it arrived today. my old card golden sun didn't work, but it works off this one.

    9.50$ for 4GB. if you can't afford it, you got bigger problems then golden sun not working. my other SD card came bundled from realhotstuff.com, so they are prolly selling cheap ass bootlegged kingstons.
     
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    This is from YWG, and he's actually where AAP came from. It was internal (for the flash memory) on the Acekard RPG. It's not on the R4 because the R4's hardware can't handle it.
     
  16. Legaia

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    So in the end you telling me all of my 4 kingston cards are f**** s*** and i'm f**** up; i'll watiting the new akaio to play or some random patch until then all i have to play is rune factory 3 and pokemon white
     
  17. Chesskid1

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    you can wait for a patch if you want to, but for every future game that AP patch works on, it won't work on your card, so you will have to wait for a patch for EVERY single game, so i just bought a new one, some games don't even come out with patches at all. i have no idea why you bought so many of the same brand.
     
  18. Mantis41

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    There are numerous threads on here stating which cards work with Acekard and which don't yet people continue to buy the same shit SD cards and then continue to have the same problems.

    Excuse me while I go and find a brick wall to bash my head against.
     
  19. Hakoda
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    People need to really stop buying from RHS. Their products are overpriced and customer service isn't that great.

    Ontopic of SD cards, I'm fancying this one because twiztidzinz says it good, plus on the first page of reviews, a GBATemp user who probably used it in a flashcard says it access speeds are good.
     
  20. ChaosAxess

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    I don't see how all this matters. My 4GB PQI measured at 17 mb/s and 0.9 RA yet it still doesn't work with Golden Sun.