What is the largest capacity SD card the 3DS can support?

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3 years ago#1
Also does class speed have any effect on how games perform?
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3 years ago#2
128 GB I believe.

Better SD speeds means faster loading of OS, games, apps, etc. But honestly the stock card is fine.
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3 years ago#3
crimsonclaw111 posted...
128 GB I believe.

Better SD speeds means faster loading of OS, games, apps, etc. But honestly the stock card is fine.


I've been downloading some DLC and the stock SD isnt cutting it for me anymore. I wanted to know what the largest I should go for so it can last me for future DLC.

Maybe I should consider deleting some of the demos I have but I'm afraid I wont get those back :(
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3 years ago#4
I heard the class speeds don't really matter as the reader inside the 3DS has a bottleneck read speed.
3 years ago#5
32gb
3 years ago#6
The largest SD card the 3DS can use without doing anything to make it work is 32GB. It is possible to use 128GB if the card is reformatted to to FAT32.
3 years ago#7
32GB is what is officially supported. I think if you got 128GB for your 3DS that would be a little overkill don't you think?
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3 years ago#8
crimsonclaw111 posted...
128 GB I believe.

Better SD speeds means faster loading of OS, games, apps, etc. But honestly the stock card is fine.

Wat? The OS isn't stored on the SD Card, just for clarification. And the booting time is hardcoded at 7-8 seconds (on Vanilla 3DS) or 4-5 seconds (3DSXL). If they take longer, you either have a lot of Streetpass/Spotpass data in stock or your System Memory is almost full (DSiWare, Photos, sound files).
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3 years ago#9
Yeah I think I'm gonna go for 32 GB so its on same capacity as the Wii U.

Does anyone know where I can get this exact SD card for cheaper or is this the best deal?

(Walmart, Target, Best Buy)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q3C98S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&keywords=32%20gb%20sd%20card%20class%2010&qid=1361073485&sr=8-2
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3 years ago#10
3DS apparently supports SDXC cards, so it should support up to 2 TB.

Of course, no 2 TB SDXC cards exist yet, so you can grab whatever is the largest you can find and are willing to buy.
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