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Ralizah

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Considering I get most of my games physically, I expect my HP 16 GB card to last a while.

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Where can 3DS SD cards be bought at?

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Electricmastro wrote:

Where can 3DS SD cards be bought at?

Walmart, Bestbuy, Target, maybe Walgreens by the checkout counter. Basically anywhere really.

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I use a Class 4 (maybe) 32GB Sandisk, and I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. However, an older Card I had been using, an 8GB C4 Lexar one, would occasionally stop being read by my 3DS mid-gaming session after I had been using it for ~9 months. That sucked when it happened.

I know. I didn't really think about what brand I was buying at the time, but if it goes out, I'll go Sandisk.

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SCAR392 wrote:

Electricmastro wrote:

Where can 3DS SD cards be bought at?

Walmart, Bestbuy, Target, maybe Walgreens by the checkout counter. Basically anywhere really.

What are the different sizes for the respective prices?

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Electricmastro wrote:

Where can 3DS SD cards be bought at?

Walmart, Bestbuy, Target, maybe Walgreens by the checkout counter. Basically anywhere really.

What are the different sizes for the respective prices?

8GB = $13
16GB = $20
32GB = $30
These are pro prices(class 10). Class 10 usually reads at 20-35mb/s
Add another $10-$20 for Extreme, etc. There's different data reading rates and security in the cards that make the price go up.

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KaiserGX

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Buy the class 4 San Disk 32 GB it's 20 bucks on Amazon. You don't need anything else. 3DS can't take advantage of higher classes and don't buy anything ABOVE 32GB. Not only do they corrupt easier but it's actually capped at 32GB. It might say the blocks but it can actually only use 32GB.

The Blue San Disk 32GB Class 4. HIGHLY recommended.

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You will notice a speed difference between class 10 and class 4. Especially when starting the 3ds or getting back to the home menu.

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KaiserGX

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You can't it's capped at Class 4. Depends on the brand though but I have tested several SD cards and received information from Nintendo. The actual speed depends on the amount fragmented, data held, other factors. The 3DS though can't take advantage of anything above Class 4.Edit: I mean class 6. But the speed is hardly noticeable. It's in microseconds.

Talking about comparison with the exact same brand SD card, and exact same memory saved on it. There's hardly a difference. You can see a bigger difference with different brands and also depending on how much you have saved on there. The original SD card that came with the 3DS was slow compared to the Class 4 32DS San Disk. I highly recommend this again.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JRB0RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...

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SCAR392

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@KaiserGX
Actually, the classes and enhanced cards do matter, because SDXC(vs. SDHC) can reach up to 128GB connectivity with 3DS. You can potentially have a 128GB card just because of the higher speed rates needed to access all data in the SD card simultaneously. You need to format the SD card to a regular format(FAT32) in order to use it, but the enhanced speed rates are basically required in order for an SD card of that ammount of memory to be used efficiently.
The 32GB cards don't have to read at 60mb/s like higher capacity cards with faster read rates to access all the data instantly.

EDIT: So performance wise, yes, class 6 is the fastest it can go, but it needs a class 10 in order to read such a high card. I'm pretty sure a SDHC 128GB(I don't think they even make them) card wouldn't work, but a SDXC card 128GB would.

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Well of course they matter for SDXC (for it to even work) but we are talking about SDHC here. These peeps here want to buy something cheap and something that will work well with lot's of memory. That San Disk one I mentioned is what most people will just need. Also using that format with the 3DS has high chances of corrupting and having issues. Just want to buy a card, plop it in and be done. 32GB will last most people (on the 3DS).

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KaiserGX wrote:

Well of course they matter for SDXC (for it to even work) but we are talking about SDHC here. These peeps here want to buy something cheap and something that will work well with lot's of memory. That San Disk one I mentioned is what most people will just need. Also using that format with the 3DS has high chances of corrupting and having issues. Just want to buy a card, plop it in and be done. 32GB will last most people (on the 3DS).

True. I overpaid for mine really. I got a 32GB class 10 25mb/s Lexar. I would have gotten a 32GB class 6 from Sandisk, but I didn't really know any better.

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At least they are getting cheaper. I remember I bought a 2GB SD Card for the Wii for 12 dollars... and that was on sale when they were usually 20 or 30.

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Ralizah

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The price of the cards for the 3DS sure highlights how outrageous the prices on the Vita memory cards are

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At least they are getting cheaper. I remember I bought a 2GB SD Card for the Wii for 12 dollars... and that was on sale when they were usually 20 or 30.

That was just for the Wii name I think. They put a Nintendo card by Nintendo products with the Nintendo name, and people know it will work. Putting a Nintendo logo on the cards costs more, so they cost more, but you can get a better SD card. It just helps to let unknowing consumers know what they should get.
The memory cards for portable PS are ridiculous for sure. To be fair, the cards probably are slightly better than SD, but not enough to cost double(EDIT: 3-5 times more). There isn't even any indication of what speed they run at. The way it is designed probably handles PS Vita games better. They probably could have found a way for SD cards to work, but this was the easy way out for Sony, and not so much the consumer. Memory stick duo was already bad enough...

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how do this SD card class work? high numbers are better? or it's the oposite?

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cbkummer wrote:

You're correct about the class meaning speed. That one you posted should work very well.

You are both not entirely correct. Yes, the class is only relevant when it comes to shooting a picture in motion. It has nothing to do with how fast an app or game will load. So, don't worry about the class. Worry about thte brand since there have been reports of several not working correctly on the 3DS.

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how do this SD card class work? high numbers are better? or it's the oposite?

Higher the number, the faster the writing speed. Class 10 is as fast as they can go (about 20-30MB/second from other posters here) AFAIK, but a Class 4 Card works just fine with a 3DS.

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39. Posted:

Electricmastro wrote:

Where can 3DS SD cards be bought at?

Just buy a Sandisk SD card :p

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I was already using the 2GB card that came with the 3DS. How do you trasfer data to s bigger card?

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