I can believe many people are intimidated, when buying a new slot 1 device, or replacing it with a CycloDS Evolution. I know I was! Many reports of people receiving faulty units have flooded the team cyclops forum; it'd be a surprise if no one was intimidated! The assurance of receiving a new, working one alleviated me in my choice, though. I waited for it to come in, and in technically two days (I ordered it Tuesday, July 3rd, during the night. So it didn't get shipped until the 5th. I got it the 7th). But the microSD card was in the P.O. box, so I only had the CycloDS evolution. I opened the package, and there it was in a nice looking tin! Contents were sparce. CycloDS Evolutoin and a microSD card adapter (which I don't use. Slow read speeds and it gets a bit warm). Still, I grabbed the CycloDS Evo and popped it in my DS to see if it would recognize it. Sure as sugar, it did. You wouldn't believe how relieved I was. I tried fiddling with it more, but it prompted me that I needed a microSD card. So I spent an hour waiting for my dad to go get it from the P.O. box. Dirty old man told me it didn't come! So I sat in my room, fiddling with the CycloDS Evo, and he comes in and asks me what I'ma do since the microSD card didn't come. I told him I'd just wait for it to come in. Then he throws the package on my bed. Avast! It's been kicking every since. I've only experienced one single problem. That in "The Sims 2", when you click the options menu, the screen goes black. The game still runs and everything... You just have a black screen. Long story short, It worked when I got it the first time. Anyone else with comforting success stories?