Wait, so since 3ds carts will be roughly the same size as ds carts at launch

#21SragentThomPosted 6/20/2010 1:09:29 PM

From: Ultima_Buster44 | #008
ok. Im gonna need a bigger microsd

I hope we can use regular SD cards (:
#22SragentThomPosted 6/20/2010 1:12:01 PM

From: Garlandjr | #019
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Just imagine, playing a 4GB game or a 8GB game that you played on PS2, etc., on a 4GB or a 8GB 3DS cart, with no loading times. That would be sweet.

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Yeah. They'll get cheaper over time, but that will probably take a while.

Because of the way the Ps2 design,games still have to loaded over into ram.And NAND flash isn't as fast a SRAM so there will be load times.
#23Solid LinkPosted 6/20/2010 1:17:18 PM
^You aren't possibly trying to say that 3DS will have longer load times than PS2. Because it won't.

Flash memory isn't instant, but the load times will likely be as negligible as they are on the existing DS.
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#24fire2boxPosted 6/20/2010 1:29:05 PM

From: Ultima_Buster44 | #006
yeah, but i get GB and Gb confused all the time. sorry guys.

I don't even see why people use the term gigabit at all.. just use Megabytes, Gigabytes, terabytes and taraflops. (taraflops = 1000 terabytes... which is insane to think about)
#25protomole64Posted 6/20/2010 1:30:34 PM
Flops are an ENTIRELY different matter.

1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte.
1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte.

That's as far as we need to know for now. :-)
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#26fire2boxPosted 6/20/2010 1:31:09 PM
also to put it into perspective.. a single teraflop of data can hold every single NES, SNES,64 game, GB,GBC,GBA,DS made up to the current date and then some. Plus you'll still have enough space for possibly 40 days of music and 4-5 days of video.. depending on file sizes.
#27fire2boxPosted 6/20/2010 1:32:38 PM
gagghhhh.. okay im talking about petabyte's... gamefaqs needs a edit button.
#28VamphaeryPosted 6/20/2010 1:34:01 PM
8 bits = 1 byte
128 bytes = 1 kilobit
8 kilobits = 1 kilobyte
128 kilobytes = megabit (Mb)
8 megabits = 1 megabyte (MB)
128 megabytes = gibabit (Gb)
8 gigabits = 1 gigabyte (GB)

With that out of the way, the 3DS carts (like the DS) will utilize solid state mask ROMs. Their initial capacity will be 2GB (16 Gb,) which is a substantially higher capacity than the current DS carts. It's solid state, so the data transfer will still be extremely fast.
#29Maxx_the_SlashPosted 6/20/2010 1:35:42 PM
does that mean we will have smaller games? Better graphics would have to take up more space.

Nope, there's no problems. Regular SD cards come in 1gb, 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, etc. capacity, but they're all exactly the same size. Same thing here. 3DS cards are the same size as regular DS cards, but have greater capacity, the same way as SD cards.
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