1. Mr-Shady95

    OP Mr-Shady95 Newbie
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    my switch on 3.0.0, I think we will get cfw soon so I want to know what size is good for me if I want only to play nintendo exclusive games. Is 256gb good enough ? because I dont want to buy another one in future
    sorry if I post this in wrong place and sorry for bad english.
     
  2. Taffy

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    Your english is fine. Minor capitalization issues but aside from that it's good.

    I've heard for NAND backups you need at LEAST a 64GB card, you can go higher if you want.

    Make sure it's formatted as fat32 and check it with h2testw!
     
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    I too just ordereda Sandisk 200 GB one on Amazon for 57€, seemed like a reasonable price and I hope thats enough for a while at least. I waited for a good opportunity to buy one since i have the Switch, so its not just for hacking purposes but mainly for eShop downloads.
     
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  5. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    1TB should be enough....

    That said, considering the sale prices 200GB cards go by, I would get one of those.
    Well, they're selling for half the price of a 256GB card, I think that should be a good point to take in mind.
     
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    OP Mr-Shady95 Newbie
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    Thank you guys for help and fast reply, I will buy the 256gb but is brand matter ? can I buy samsung card or sandisk is better ?
     
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    theyre all the same
    i would get sandisk because it performs the same at a cheaper price
     
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    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    The one I use is a Sandisk with a shitty UHS-1 speed, and it works fine.
    I guess Samsung would also work fine.
    I wouldn't buy some generic brand, I would also avoid buying them from fishy sellers, you know, the market is full of fake sd cards that report more memory than they actually have.
     
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    okay thanks
     
  10. Thatcher

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    I bought a 200GB a couple of days before the exploit was announced :lol:
     
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    I would recommend SanDisk brand micro sdxc's. Most cards by them (but do check) come with a lifetime warranty. I used this when my music players card died and they paid for shipping and got a brand new replacement for no charge.
     
  12. Seriel

    Seriel ឵Thank you title very cool
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    How are you supposed to store a 32GB(?) nand backup on an SD card thats formatted as fat32 (and thus has a single file limit of 4GB)?
     
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    Its unlikely that the NAND will be saved as an image on the fat32 partition, but will either be a partition itself or saved as an image on an exFAT partition.
     
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    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    Two options come to mind.
    The SD card will be repartitioned by the some tool/CFW, like on the 3DS, with a whole partition being exclusively dedicated to the NAND.
    The backup will be split into several 4GB chunks, old style.
     
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    Fair enough, that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for pointing it out!
     
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    get a 200gb, it'll be much cheaper than the 256 gb
     
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    ....ack you're right.

    I was thinking about Horizon's issues with exFAT. A payload bypasses horizon so it shouldn't really care.
     
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    I've just bought an 256gb Samsung evo+ for 88 €.

    Yeah i know 200gb cards are still a bit cheaper. But that's okay :-)
     
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    Would a 128GB be enough?
    How many GB is a switch game? For instance Mario odessey? :/
     
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    The biggest available game card is (currently) 32gb

    But most games are smaller
     
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