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Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Chotaz, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Chotaz
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    Hi there,
    if you haven't noticed, i'm new to this forum, i decided to create an account so, i can request your help on what should I buy, R4DS w/ 2GB microSD or the G6 Ds Real with 2GB built-in NAND memory...

    I like the fact the fact that i can change R4 memory whenever I want, but it doesnt have some of the features G6 Real has

    but I also like the fact that with the built-in memory you have much less work to get the ROMs/Homebrews working, and you dont have the risc that the SD card gets stuck, also the G6 has that PDA feature that i find very interesting.

    i've checked both reviews on these products from GBATemp and they both give a 9/10 score to the 2 products..

    I'm here to see if you guys can help me decide in what is the best products from these 2...

    Also, I won't be playing GBA games, so i just want the one that has better compatibility with DS games and homebrew, + the better media playback features...


    Hoping you can help me,
    Greetings from Portugal,
    Diogo~º [​IMG]
     


  2. TaMs

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    Haven't tested G6 ds real, but i have r4 and i'm happy with it.. no problems yet. So i don't know if there's much difference between them :S
    Now let's see what G6 owners will say : O
     
  3. gratefulbuddy

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    Me and my gf have had R4s for almost a year now. Springs still work great. No stuck cards yet.
     
  4. Chotaz
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    Steps for the R4:
    1- Remove the R$ from the DS;
    2- Remove the microSD card from the R4;
    3- Connect the microSD to the Adapter;
    4- Connect the adapter to the PC;
    5- Drag'n'Drop files;
    6- Remove the adapter from the PC;
    7- Remove the microSD from the adapter;
    8- Insert the microSD into R4;
    9- Insert the R4 into DS.

    Steps for G6:
    1- Remove the G6 from the DS;
    2- Insert the G6 in the adapter;
    3- Insert the adapter in the PC;
    4- Drag'n'Drop files;
    5- Remove the adapter from the PC;
    6- Remove the G6 from the Adapter;
    7- Inser the G6 into DS.
     
  5. gratefulbuddy

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    Sounds like the same amount of steps to me.
     
  6. Chotaz
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    well -2 steps for the G6, but uh, i'm a bit lazy and we're getting a bit offtopic [​IMG] thanks
     
  7. gratefulbuddy

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    Just realized there might be one extra step for the R4. Take it out of DS and put it back when done. But I have the old style cart so I don't do this. I just press the microSD and take it out of the R4 while the R4 stays in the DS. Have heard many others do this, also without problem.
     
  8. Chotaz
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    Well, hum, now that's 1 point for G6, it's a bit easier to get working with..

    Now there are missing some points

    ROM playback
    Homebrew playback
    Media playback
    Another features

    What can you guys tell me about the topics in each product?
     
  9. wrathek

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    don't know about the G6, but the R4 has nearly 100% ROM playability, and if you find one that doesn't, check the R4 thread first, and if you find no answers, ask [​IMG].
    Homebrew - just about 100% (i wouldnt know what wouldn't play) because of auto dldi patching
    media playback- you can play videos by converting to dpg, you can listen to mp3s and such, all thru moonshell.
     
  10. superrob

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    Well some people has been VERY unlucky that the NAND memory on the G6DSReal gets bricked.
    Which means a broken card.

    If the memory on the R4 "Bricks" then you stil got the R4 [​IMG]
     
  11. Chotaz
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    @ wrathek:

    Hum, is there any diference in the performance of these 2 products for the media playback?
    the R4 as a poor homebrew playback, it failed at lots of the test done in GBATemp's Review
    i mean, any of them has any problem reading music and video files?

    @superrob:

    Chances of that happening are the same as a Maxtor HDD bricking for no reason in your desktop.
    Also, I got a friend who got his first 2GB microSD card bricked in the R4 not even a mounth after buying it, and the secound card (same disk space, same brand) got stuck about 4 times till now, that is, 3 mounths, so when it comes to memory, i prefer the g6, the odds of getting the nand memory bricking for no reason are almost 0, unless of course you remove the the G6 form the adaptor while exp/importing anything from/to the G6, like 10000 times in a row :\
     
  12. wrathek

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    you're going off the review from here? Lol, that's a REALLY old review. it's fixed all the way now. it doesnt fail any homebrew anymore.. just drag n drop and itll load.
     
  13. ahtin

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    Well, if u love G6 PDA and using microsd, You can wait for M3 DS REAL release
     
  14. Chotaz
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    when is it going to be out?
     
  15. JacobReaper

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    get the R4 its great [​IMG]
     
  16. test84

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    i would wait to see a review of Acecard R.P.G. too.
     
  17. test84

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    one more thing is that with R4 you dont need to have an odd adapter and with any card reader (which are easy to buy and ur not forced to get it from them and beside that, it is built-in in most laptops) but with G6 you need an speSHial adapter that if got lost or breaks, you have to pay more.

    i have a G6 Lite myself and i'm always afraid or breaking it and if i do, who knows if they still have one in stock.
     
  18. Chotaz
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    after talking to the person who reviwed all the 3 products R4DS/G6Real/CycloDS, i think ill buy the CycloDS, but if I buy it, it'll only be in Christmas, so the M3 DS Real might come out, gathering the best of the M3/R4, (the removable media) and the best of the G6 REal ( all those fancy features ) into one cart, then ill check and if the prices are fine to me, ill buy the M3 DS REal...


    But i'm still taking opinions/comments, on eahc product
     
  19. Urza

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    The Acekard is looking pretty good so far.

    However, I'd wait a week or two to see if any problems start popping up.
     
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    What are the official features of the Acekard?