Will a 4GB Sandisk Class 4 play castlevania ok ?

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by coops024, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. coops024
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    coops024 GBAtemp Regular

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    As the title says

    I just bought a Cyclo DS evo and 4GB Sandisk Micro SDHC card (Class 4)

    Will this play all the roms ok ? (particularly PoR and DoS)
     
  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    My Sandisk class 2 4GB SDHC lags TERRIBLY on the DOS and freezes a lot on POR in my Acekard RPG, haven't tried it in the CycloDS but I should expect the same will happen..

    The class 4 should probably be more reliable. According to Wikipedia they're twice as fast as the class 2
     
  3. cippy

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    I purchased a Japanese Kingston 4 gig (class 4) card off ebay and haven't had any lag/freeze problems playing POR. Sandisk's are generally poor when it comes to random access timings. There are a couple threads over at the cyclods forums discussing this. Might be worth checking out.
     
  4. ganons

    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    where did u get your cyclo from and how inl shipping

    thanks
     
  5. Chotaz

    Chotaz I'm back! :D

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    realhotstuff.com,
    they test every unit before shipping(u dont get DoA, and less chance of getting a faulty card),im in portugal, so they cheap international and all for 120€(2units+2GB Kingston JAP microSD)
     
  6. ganons

    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    its out of stock sir
     
  7. Chotaz

    Chotaz I'm back! :D

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    you can pre-order now and they'll send it when they ahve stock, i belice new stock is coming mid december like 15th December or so
     
  8. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

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    i have the M3 Real with a 6gb Sandisk class 4 and its absolutely fine. Portait of Ruin and Dawn of Sorrow both superb. Only about a quarter of the way through POR but not had a crash yet
     
  9. coops024
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    coops024 GBAtemp Regular

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    Got it from here http://www.modchip-store.co.uk/

    But went for a Kingston 4GB SDHC in the end ! Still Class 4 but everything runs ok !
     
  10. EDALBNUG

    EDALBNUG Newbie

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    I was eyeing for an SDHC initially, but ended up getting 2 regular 2GB Kingston microSDs. I ran some quick speed tests with it and found that while the one made in Taiwan was slower, it was something around 19MB/s of transfer rate, while the Japanese one topped off at aroudn 20MB/s. My brother had a Sandisk 2GB microSD and that card had a laughable transfer speed of 8.x MB/s. I ran into lots of freezes with the sandisk one, maybe 1 or 2 freezes with the TW Kingston, and zero freeze for the JP Kingston. The random access time for all 3 card was 0.1ms. So I don't think the random access time makes a difference, but the transfer rate does.
     
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