Why is my SD Card so slow?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by linkenski, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. linkenski
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    linkenski GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey guys, i'm getting kinda frustrated that my 3DS seems rather slow at the time being. It's not so noticable in the system menu or in games like Luigi's Mansion and so on, but playing MH3U there are very noticable "freezes" whenever the game is about to bring up an in-game menu. Also in Animal Crossing, when you look at the Re-Tail sign where it shows today's most valuable item it does a "freeze" right before it brings up the text message.
    But as I said, it's really noticable in MH3U and the main issue is that saving takes between 40-60+ seconds to finish, and that's abnormal. All of the mentioned games are the downloadable versions stored on the SD card.

    The most peculiar thing is that I switched from the stock 4GB, Class-4 SD card to a Kingston Ultimate X 32GB Class-10 SDHC card. When i tested it on my PC it had much faster transfer speeds than the other card but for some reason it just seems to make my 3DS really slow...

    Any ideas as to what the cause is? Is this SD card a hack?
     
  2. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Larger sd = slower seek time
     
  3. linkenski
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    linkenski GBAtemp Regular

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    So that's the downside to digital downloads :-\