What kind of MicroSD card yall using w/ R4?

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  1. enclave_10147
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    enclave_10147 Newbie

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    Just ordered an R4DS. Just wondering what kind of Micro SD card I should get. The review on this site tested their R4 on a Sandisk Ultra II 1 gb so I am compelled to get that one but I was wondering if there was anyone using R4 with a norma Sandisk 1gb SD micro? ( You can get the norma Sandisk 1gb for considerably cheaper than the Sandisk Ultra II 1 gb) Does it make so much of a difference that it has an impact on running roms?
     
  2. SkuiD87

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    Good question. I'd like to know also...
     
  3. Kurai

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    Im using a Kingston 1gig Japan version. Works flawlessly.
     
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    I have been using Sandisk 1gb standard MicroSD's in the M3 Lite, and SC Lite without a single problem.

    I also have a Kingston 512mb Japan model in a Supercard One which is fine except for very slight delays in loading.

    I have 2 x 1GB Kingston Japan model's waiting to go inside a couple of R4's [​IMG]
     
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    Nobody has reported a micro SD card that doesn't work on the R4 yet..

    The faster the card, the better due to less chance of slowdowns in games. The only game reported with slowdown is tony hawks downhill jam.
    The japanese toshiba made cards are slightly faster than the regular Sandisc card. The toshiba is also rebadged as Kingston ( japan) , Viking, Dane-Elec ( and probably others).
    The Sandisc ultra II is faster still . But much more expensive. The only advantage at the moment is possibly faster speed on tony hawks ( though no reports yet, so it may not even run faster on that game). Castlevania POR has random lock-up problems , but there is no clear evidence that any card is better than another ( its probably a poorly coded game).

    I would go with a Toshiba ( or clone) or Kingmax. Whichever you can get cheaper . Only go with the regular sandisc if its cheaper than these.
     
  6. 4saken

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    I plan to use Kingston Japan (Components from Toshiba) 1 Gig in my R4, bought for around 40 US (overpriced by lots [​IMG])
     
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    I use a SanDisk Ultra II 1GB microSD in my R4. No problems yet.
     
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    well, a sandisk 256mb freezes frequently on POR, but works fine for the rest.
    a sandisk 1g freezes very rarely on POR....such as when i do stupid things like jump in front of the zombie minotaur....

    so that's that i guess. hope i was of some help.
     
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    Will the sandisk ultra ii 2GB work?
     
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    1GB Toshiba uSD (made in Japan) over here. Works flawlessly with every device I've used so far & on every rom I've thrown at it. Too bad the 2 GB flavor ain't be available yet. [​IMG]
     
  11. BlueStar

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    I'm using the same card and it froze occasionally until I formatted FAT16, 64k clusters and now it's fine.
     
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    My unbranded Toshiba X4STORE card works perfectly, that was the cheapest one on MyMemory...

    - Sam
     
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    I've used the A-Data and regular San Disk and both give me slowdowns in the FMV in Castlevania DoS.
     
  14. Jax

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    Kingston 1GB. Status: A-OK!
     
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    i gotta agree, if you want a card that works beautifully, go kingston 1gb japan. you can take chance with the others, chances are, they'll pretty much work fine plus a minus a 'hiccup' here or there.

    http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/R4_compa...h_Compatibility
    For a good idea of what works well (or not so well) on the R4
     
  16. kennyboy

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    the "same card" being the 256 or 1g card?

    I've tried with fat16/fat32 with the various cluster size and they all fail on the 256mb with POR. The 1gig one works fine except with rare freezes...but able to complete the game with only one area that consistently crashes. Tower of doom teleport point in Jonathan game main map.
     
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    is this even available? i looked on the sandisk site and it only mentions the 1gb card
     
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    have been using Sandisk 1gb standard MicroSD's no problem

    Sean2002