1. IS_Nitro

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    Other than transfer speeds when moving files onto it from the PC, absolutely none.

    The Switch's SD card reader seems to top out around ~25 MB/s. Although the SD card may be limited due to the NAND flash speed...

    Digital Foundry tested load times on SD and internal. They found it didn't make an appreciable difference.
     
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    ehhh... yes..Running Android from SD
     
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    So for Android would the Extreme be better than the ultra? Or no difference there as well?
     
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    It's capable of doing around 90mb/s
     
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    What were you doing that you got 90mb/s out of it?
     
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    hekate has a sd card benchmark.
     
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    Is there any reseller or shop selling chip in China.my friend is there.
    he will buy it for me.
     
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    Cool, gotta try that. What's your best non-benchmark speed?
     
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    Dunno, I don’t really have any way of checking shrugs.
     
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    Hi guys, my pre-order on xecuter-sx was cancelled, so can anyoune suggest a reilable website where I can order SX LITE with worldwide shipment?
     
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    NSP install?
     
  12. H3ISENB3RG

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    U can try DGchips
    They will receive the chips in the middle of June, but not sure if you will be in the first batch of shipping when u order now
     
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    Any info about date when chip will be sent to us ?
     
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    I don't use NSPs on prod. Ever.
     
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    UHS-2 and faster cards have an extra row of pins to accommodate the extra signals required to achieve faster speeds. Example:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe...1000x_MicroSDHC_UHS-II_U3_Class_10_-_Back.jpg

    These cards are backwards-compatible and will work with devices without the additional connections, but won't be able to achieve their maximum transfer rates. The card reader on the Switch is one such case:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Game-Console/Nintendo-Switch-Micro-SD-Card-Reader/IF378-004?o=1

    Look at the solder joints between the connector pins and the daughter board (2nd picture). There are only 8 pins, meaning it's not capable of UHS-2 speeds or higher.

    EDIT: Just found this:
    https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22481/~/microsd-card-faq

    Nintendo themselves recommend UHS-1. In other words, anything faster would be basically a waste of money unless you intend to repurpose the card on a faster device in the future.
     
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    Far as I can tell the bigger problem with Android is *write speed*. Its likely using some of it for something like swap space just to run the OS and move between programs. Keep in mind Android was never meant to run off an SD card.

    Far as I can tell, In terms of write speed common cards can fall well under the Switch's max capabilities.DF testing load times isn't going to tell you much there. (And write speed isn't a big issue for running anything on Horizon outside of maybe loading XCIs.)
     
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    I mean flash storage on android was pretty slow to
    It wasnt but flash storage originally wasnt that great and it would depend on the speed the reader is capable of.

    Since sxos 3.0 not supports switches with modified nand chips over 32gb maybe when android gets an update and better kernel optimizations it will support a nand boot for performance
     
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    Im waiting for skill people or with a microscope to install mine , i tried with a magnifying glass that i purchase for the install , but the zoom wasn good enough and i had to desolder it .
     
  19. Astur_torque

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    I'm don'0t think is that difficult if you have the proper tools.. a nice JBC soldering iron and 1mm or smaller tip, flux and tin
     
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    I have a TS100 and I can do microsoldering without problems too (have a JBC too and I recognise that are pretty good) the secret of PBC soldering it's use good materials (tin and flux), the tin should attach to the factory solder points without do much.

    As tips for solder these chips. use low temperatures and always connect the solder ground (if not, can burn your switch PBC components), take more time soldering the chip, but the solder points are more stronger and didn't damage any closest component of the board or flex, and let the solder points get cold without force it at ambiental temperature.
     
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