Sky3DS DiskWriter V1.06 "Optimiser"-Function, what is This ?

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  1. Frederik
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    Hello, before doing something wrong I want to know what happens when I use this function. Can anybody help me ?
     
  2. nosklo

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    This option will copy all games to pc, with saves, then format the microsd card and rewrite the games back. That optimises the game data because there will be no gaps and no defragmentation.
     
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    I used that option: optimiser and it copied all the backups into my computer in an only archive called: "3ds games security backup"
    I did it because it said that I hadn't enough space, but I had. Now I have all my games in my sky3ds but only one game have the information saved and I have 10 games :''''( I have to know how to get it back to my sky3ds!!!!!! Pleaseeeeeeee
     
  4. the assaf

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    Try the card on 3ds, disk writer can be buggy
     
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    I tried it but they didn't work that's because I

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    I'd already tried it and that was because I know that it doesn't work

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    I have a an archive with all the gamers which is a .bkg
     
  6. WallK

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    Restore it as backup with diskwriter. Format your card and restore.
     
  7. squee666

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    Well thats completely useless because the sd/micro sd card is using Flash Memory, yes flash memory can get fragmented but its not a performance loss like it was 10 years ago with physical drives.

    Flash memory also barely gets and fragmentation on its blocks.


    Also finally you are literally not writing to the sd card at all so this is less of an issue. You copy the games over and they get read from the card they are never getting moved or written too since. Only writes going to the card afterwards are saves and other data.


    Aka this feature is useless dont even use it.




    You would think they'd be smart and make the optimizer function a rom trim option like on the old DS
     
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  8. Hopeful Death

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    It's for when you say, remove a game in the middle of the game list and want to add another one. If you don't optimize you'll have less space available because of the way Disk Writer handles space. From what I can tell, it needs the data to all be clumped together in one consecutive space so if you erase a 2 GB game(when it's not the last game on the list) and then add a 3 GB game, the 3 GB game doesn't actually take up any of the space that the 2 GB game used, that space gets ignored. If you want that space back to actually use, you'll have to remove all the games and add them all back.

    But manually adding all the games back one by one while backing up save data is a pain in the ass so that's seemingly why the optimize feature exists. It automatically does all that for you. If you're just adding games for the first time, you don't need to bother with it since there shouldn't be any gaps in normal circumstances.
     
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    Well thats the height of stupid coding then, they should have fixed that before release. you would also think that it would know where the blank space is in the block list from deleted games.

    Then they could just have an option instead to backup all the games after the deleted game and then install them from where the free space started this would greatly shorten time depending on where the game was in the list
     
  10. WallK

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    I think that was made because of the way hardware works. Sky3ds requires continuous rom that can be read byte after byte, just like the real cart.
     
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