SD card suddenly slow

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    My 3DS's sd card seems to have slowed down lately. I started noticing it when i was playing a GBA game on Rxtools, that it sometimes took a while to load stuff. I then went to Gateway, and tried a game (.3ds, Save is on SD card) and the save took a long time to load (Tried Kingdom hearts DDD, and the heart spinned about 11 times before the game finally loaded)

    I never had trouble with the SD card.

    (I use 2 SD cards, 1 with the saves,gateway etc, and the other for movies, clips etc.)

    anyone know what could be wrong, and how to fix it? the card is not full, as it has like 16000 blocks free. (4GB card)
     


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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Bump!

    - use a class10 quality SD (Sandisk/Patriot/Samsung), 16GB class10 is relative cheap anyway.
     
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    The thing is, i had no problems at all upto a week ago.
     
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    Really which 3ds does class 10 in its support, where is the weakest link in the chain?

    Have you personally tried a comparison between your original card and a class 10?

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    Most of your memory card issues will come with mounting and ejection on the pc side. The sd reader plays a significant role in later windows. xp or unix, i suggest.
     
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    I have for my sky3ds, switched from a kingston class 4 16gb to the sandisk ultra 32gb class 10 (40mb/s speeds), the loading times between games reduced from 6-10 secs (deps on size) to 2-4 secs.
    Additionally, it stopped the crashing problems on pokemon X from being very frequent to being nonexistant.
     
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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    It's about his SD in his 3DS.
    Well i use a 32GB Class10 Sandisk in it and compared to before 16GB Class 4, it loads the home menu faster with 20 installed CIA's then the 16GB one with lesser games on it
    But i'm not gonna argue, my experience is, it feels faster compared between the 2, and don't ask me why, cause i know the 3DS does not come with Class10 read support, but it seems to get the max out of a class10 anyway.
    I leave that to the techies here :P

    But i don't have to defend my post about using a class10 SD,
    I was just saying Class10 is relative cheap today, so why not use a class10 and use one of a well known brand then.
     
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    How hard would it be transferring everything, including EmuNAND and RX nand from Card A to Card B?
     
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  10. LameNobody

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    Not very.. Emunand just needs to be extracted with emunand tool... and all the files can be copied...

    Is your old card fragmented at all, that could cause slowdowns... (but don't ever defrag flash memory.. just reformat)
     
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    if i format my sd, would i lose emunand? or just remove what i can, format, put things back?
     
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    You would which is why you have to back it up first with emuNAND tool.
     
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    Again, extract your emunand with emunand tool before formatting...

    Here's what you should do if you want to try with the same SD:
    1: copy SD contents to folder on computer
    2: Backup emuand with emunand tool to computer.
    3: put gateway launcher on SD
    4: run the gateway launcher, and select format emunand.. This will format the SD completely, and create the emunand partition again
    5: inject the emunand backup we made earlier using emunand tool
    6: move the contents of the backup folder to the root of the SD card...

    That's pretty much it...

    If you're worried about fucking up horribly though.. you can make a full backup of your SD with win32diskimager, So that way you'll have a backup of the whole SD card contents
     
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    Im also using RxTools, but thats just a matter of putting it back on the SD, after i re installed EmuNAND, right? And CIA"s will be kept right? (E-Store things and GBA Virtual Console games)
     
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    I mean, if you're copying the whole contents of your SD card.. it will be baked up with everything..
    Idk if you're talking about the rxtools.dat launcher or the emunand..
     
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    - remove -
     
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    I just want to format the thing, without losing anything. So when i backed up emunand (Gateway, i suppose) and backed up all my files, and reformat emunand (Do i format the SD on my PC too?) and put everything back that i still hav everything and not having to install things again.
     
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    also, im on 9.0 SysNAND. Does that complicate things?
     
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    It shouldn't matter if you format the SD card on your PC first, since reformatting emuNAND will format the SD card anyway, but it won't hurt to do so anyway.
    Afterwards, just restore the emuNAND backup and copy the files back on.
    However, it won't solve fragmentation on the emuNAND partition (this should be minimal anyway)
     
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    So what would be the benefit of doing it?