What size of SD card for HBL and Loadiine?

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  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    What is the recommended size of the SD card for HBL and Loadiine? I know the bigger, the slower the cards. But seeing the size of the dumps I would like to buy a big one, but I don't know how that affects loading speeds and compatibility in Loadiine.

    So what are your recommendations? What are you using and works well?

    Anyone here has experience with 128GB SD cards?
     
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    HBL and Loadiine are only small things. The real thing you should be thinking about is games because you put them in your SD card. I recommend at least 64gb class 10 or UHS-1. Some games are very big, like Xenoblades Chronicles X (20gb or so).
     
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    It would be nice to use an HDD.. Well..
    Personally I use a 64GB SD Card
     
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    If I'm correct, I think we need IOSU for USB access.
     
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    I have a 128GB card, specifically this Class 10 card from Teamgroup. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0DF-00ZT-00001

    Works a charm, absolutely no issues with speed. 256GB+ cards may work fine, but I find 128GB to be the price sweet spot. Format as FAT32 64kb cluster size using fat32format.
     
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    I just ordered this one off Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-128GB-Memory-SDSDXPA-128G-G46/dp/B00NP63Y4K?ie=UTF8&keywords=SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB&qid=1462719220&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

    I actually bought a a used one in "Very Good" condition (with free shipping and fulfilled by Amazon) for about 10 dollars less than the listed price, so it was honestly a pretty good deal IMO. And really you can't go wrong with SanDisk. I own 2 64 GB microSD cards for my hacked 3DS that are SanDisk brand and they work perfectly.
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Thanks for all your answers!

    So what is the best cluster size for formatting a 64GB or 128GB SD card?