SD card question (Buying)

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  1. xDSasukeDx
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    With this exploit, I'll buy a new sd card since the one I have right now is only 2 GB.

    So my question is: Is there a specific sd card (size,brand,etc) I have to buy to make it work? or I can use any SD cards? Im thinking about buying one 16 or 32gb.
     
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  2. The9thBit

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    Any SDHC card should be fine, technically speaking. I haven't tried SDXC, but it should work from what I understand. Class 10 is what you want if you can find it, but the N3DS only comes with a class 4 in my experience, so it's not a huge deal if you can't get one for whatever reason. Just make sure you get a microSD if it's the N3DS, and make sure you have a normal one if it's the O3DS (Using a MicroSD in an adapter on the O3DS is fine too).
     
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    My suggestion is getting micro SDXC in case later you happen to upgrade or gifted a N3DS, you don't have to buy new memory card.

    You need Class 10 for good speed.

    For 32GB or bigger card, you need gui formatter (Google it, can't link here) to format the SD to FAT32 file system for the 3DS to use it.

    Stay away from SD sold on Ebay. Always heard bad thing buying from Ebay. So unless you go for absolute quality and performance in brand line Sandisk Extreme, Sandisk Extreme Plus, Sandisk Extreme Pro, Samsung Pro, Samsung Pro+, there is not much performance improvement between other lines of Samsung and Sandisk. With other brands, rule is stay away from Kingston (I had no actual experience with them but many Tempers warned me so I passed the info along) and pick anything that suits your budget.

    For price preference: you're late to the party. Around Thanksgiving, there were some absolute killer deal like Samsung Pro+ 64GB sold at Fry's for $19.99 before tax http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Plus-MicroSDXC-Memory-Write/dp/B012DTJ8NU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451964783&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+pro+ . BestBuy and Samsung.com sold it for $29.99 before tax and Shipping.

    Then Amazon had Sandisk Extreme Plus for $29.99 http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extre...1964837&sr=8-11&keywords=sandisk+extreme+sdxc

    These are the best micro 64GB SDXC in term of performance (can be used for Ultra HD video camera like Go Pro). And those price are cheapest ever seen in retailer stores without coupon.

    Edit: This thread should go to 3DS Hardware section.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    I'm planning to get this one. Is it ok?
     
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    Any card is fine as long as you don't buy it from ebay or Amazon third party sellers
     
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    It would work. However the price is kinda high. For the same price just few weeks ago you can get Samsung Evo 64GB micro SDXC from Amazon.

    Not having experience with this line of PNY, but price seems pretty good for these. 128Gb is only $39.99 http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Performan...ie=UTF8&qid=1451969163&sr=1-116&keywords=sdxc

    This here is class U3 (good for Ultra HD video camera) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00W77CIZ4/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
     
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    If only I'm a pro online shopper :\
     
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    EDIT: Sorry, i'm so used to having a N3DS that i totally didnt know O3DS uses normal SD cards. I was just trying to save you the trouble of having to return it again. Ignore my post.

    This is a normal SD card and wont fit into the slot in your 3DS. What you are looking for is a microSD card.
     
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