Worth buying fast microSD card?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by SaddQ, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. SaddQ

    SaddQ GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Since I need more flash memory for my Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone I was thinking about buying a second microSDHC card to use for one of my DS flash cards. I have an R4i-SDHC (red box), an AK2i and a SC DS2.
    Would buying an "Extreme" 32 GB or an "Extreme Pro" 16 GB card from Sandisk be considered overkill? That is, would there be any noticeable speed difference when comparing these cards to the Transcend "Ultimate" microSDHC cards that I know and love? In particular, with DS flash cards, would I be able to tell the difference when playing/saving/loading games?

    Those Sandisk cards are very expensive, so it would have to be worth it for a purchase...

    I don't own a 3DS yet, let alone a Gateway, but it's well possible that I will in the future. That might be reason enough to go for the fastest cards, right?
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Panties

    Sep 13, 2009
    At the end of another lost highway
    I say if you can afford it and it's for a good price go for it. It's always worth buying a good SD card for a good price over a cheap one that might break easily.
  3. sandytf

    sandytf GBAtemp Regular

    May 5, 2013
    United States
    Quality, speed rating, and performance are not always the same thing. While I can't comment on those flash cards specifically, a SD card with a faster rated speed might not yield better performance. A card's rating is an indication of it's minimum guaranteed bandwidth but some flash cards, particularly older models, are more dependent on a SD card's latency. Often a SD card will achieve greater bandwidth at the cost of increased latency, thus performing worse in applications where latency is important.
  4. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Jill-sandwiched

    Nov 29, 2010
    Behind you
    I got a Samsung 8GB Class 10 microSD one for my Supercard DSTWO, it is fast both at saving and loading games, and you can also notice it by playing Pokemon Black/Black 2.