So what's the best memory card?

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User Info: Kenta_PKMN

Kenta_PKMN
3 years ago#1
Like I use class 10 micro sd on my phone , what's the best for Nintendo 3ds? Can someone provide a amazon or newegg link ? Thanks in advance
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User Info: Dogscratch

Dogscratch
3 years ago#2
Unlike your phone, the 3DS doesn't seem to make use of faster read/write speeds.

Using a sandisk 64GB SDXC in mine currently, got a wicked deal, but to be honest I would have rather bought the cheaper variant as I see no difference in the speeds of the crappy SD card that came with my 3ds and this one.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Class-Memory-SDSDX-064G-X46/dp/B0070WU51U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360074412&sr=8-1&keywords=sdxc+64GB

Only trick is the card needs to be formatted to fat32 from exfat. I believe fat32format.exe entered into google yields an easy app to format your card. In addition a 64GB card gives you around 480000 blocks.
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User Info: Nekoakuma

Nekoakuma
3 years ago#3
^You can just format in windows.

And to be honest, the SD cards are so standardized that is really doesn't matter that much what you get anymore.

Aim for a high class, a decent size and a known brand and you'll be fine.
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User Info: saduff

saduff
3 years ago#4
32Gb is the biggest it normally handles. This gives about 250k blocks.
Plenty of stores have them on sale all the time.
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saduff
3 years ago#5
I prefer Sandisk.
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User Info: Dogscratch

Dogscratch
3 years ago#6
PokeMaster posted...
^You can just format in windows.

And to be honest, the SD cards are so standardized that is really doesn't matter that much what you get anymore.

Aim for a high class, a decent size and a known brand and you'll be fine.


The GUI format tool if you say right click the card in windows explorer and select format, only options I could choose on Windows 7 pro was Exfat or NTFS, neither of which the 3ds can read.

I didn't bother with a command line, which I assume using the command:

format /FS:FAT32 <DRIVE LETTER>:

would work natively without using a GUI. I just hate directing people to go into "The Dark Place" :D

http://postimage.org/image/jr9wwd3rt/

Snap I took a couple days ago showing 480k blocks with a 64 GB card.

Edit: Sandisk is my preferred brand over the years - seems whenever I go with a different brand they tend to die on me.
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User Info: Nekoakuma

Nekoakuma
3 years ago#7
(about the formatting)
Really? I've always been able to select fat32 as an option to format


edit; nvm. I saw your original link and the size of the card.
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User Info: NeonYoshi11

NeonYoshi11
3 years ago#8
I have Sandisk stock 2GB, but I think I'm about to get an 8GB for $15 at Target.
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