Which slot 2 flashcart should I buy?

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Feb 6, 2010
  1. Acekard User
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    Hi,

    I´m searching for a slot-2 flashcart. My Requirements:
    • As much and as quick RAM as possible
    • best possible GBA and NDS ROM support
    • I don´t need Rumble function, but it would be nice(I prefer more ram)
    • best possible homebrew support (especially DSLinux)
    My importance hierarchy: GBA support > RAM > Rumble function > Homebrew Support* > NDS ROM support*

    If a new better flashcart will be released before may, I'd want to wait for that one.

    *NDS ROM support and Homebrew support aren´t that important because for NDS ROMs and Homebrew I can use my Acekard.

    Maybe EZFlash 3 in 1 or EZFlash IV would be good for me?

    It may cost up to 100€ = ~136 US$ (I don´t think that there is a flashcart that is that expensive, but I just wanted to say, that I would buy it if it´s worth its price.)
     


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    Considering you have an Acekard use AKAIO, as that has good homebrew support. No Slot-2 RAM is faster than the other. I recommend an EZ 3in1 as that, instead of emulating, it flashes the .gba file from Slot-1 to Slot-2 and acts as a real GBA Cart which means perfect compatability.
     
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    The EZ Flas 3in1 works natively with AKAIO. HOwever if you want to spend that extra money, you could always get the M3 Perfect which is something like $70.
     
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    I use the 3in1 with both the Acekard 2i and the CycloDS and it work great for GBA games.
     
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    Has the M3 Perfect any advantages towards the EZFlash 3in1? I ask because I just want to spend that much money if it´s really worth it.

    Which of those cards has the most RAM?

    I have read that the M3 Perfect has cheat support for GBA ROMs. Has the EZFlash 3in1 or the EZFlash IV got this feature, too?

    What about the Supercard SD? Has it got built-in RAM, too? If yes, has it got more or less RAM than the competitors(EZFlash 3in1, EZFlash IV, M3 Perfect)

    Edit: I didn´t mention that i´ve got a DS FAT, so cards that are DS Lite only won´t work
     
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    I stand corrected on the RAM thing! Anyway, DSPhat EZ 3in1s are a bit rare so get the Supercard SD or the M3 Perfect. They can both use cheats and the Supercard has RTG.
     
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    Do you mean that there are not much shops that sell them or that the shops that sell them have not much of them? (I know a shop which sells them: 0ShippingZone)

    btw: still don´t have an answer to my question for the flashcart with the most and quickest ram out of these four:

    Supercard SD
    M3 Perfect
    EZFlash 3in1
    EZFlash IV
     
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    Wouldn´t it make a difference in applications like DSLinux or QuakeDS?

    If it is not possible to say how much speed the RAM of a flashcart has, can someone at least say me which flashcart has got the biggest RAM?
     
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    Personally love my 3in1Plus. Has more RAM than the old 3in1.
     
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    Actually it doesn't have more ram than the first two versions of the 3in1... it has the same amount (16 MB). It does however have twice as much NOR than the first two 3in1s(64 MB) however only developers can make use of it.
     
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    For GBA support nothing beats an EZ3. Those are pretty rare to come by nowadays so the second best option is an EZ4 and then m3 Perfect (any type of media). Other than that a PSP with gpSP. [​IMG]
     
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    I´ve got a last question:

    Which kind of memory does the EZ Flash 3in1 use? (SD/microSD/built-in/...)
     
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    micro SD of your slot 1,you need a loader,most advisable if your cart doesn't have it's own is GBAExploader.It also has on-board memory,can carry one game on the go without slot1
     
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    There isn't actually much that RAM is used for that's actually worth using.
     
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    The Supercard SD and the M3 Perfect have 32mb of RAM while the EZ3in1 has 16mb. Seeing as the RAM is important you should get one of these plus they have the cheats, etc. for the GBA. But they stick out a bit and use SDs.
     
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    Unless you get the 3in1 Plus - it is an official EZ product and has twice the RAM.
     
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    It has twice the NOR, not RAM. [​IMG]
     
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    DOH!

    Correct!
     
  20. Acekard User
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    So, where can I buy the M3 Perfect SD?
     

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