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1. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 16:26 BST
Don't know if my Title question makes sense. Basically, the 3DS came with a 2GB SD card. Is it possible to buy and use a bigger size for more memory? If so, what's the biggest size we can go?
I only ask this because of the free games that Nintendo is ready to release thru the Ambassador Programme. There's supposed to be 20 free games that we'll be able to download; 10 NES games and 10 GBA games.
I'm just afraid that the 2GB SD card the 3DS came with won't be enough memory to hold all 20 games.
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2. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 16:42 BST
it will be more than enough im sure of it.but if im right, i remember seeing it can hold up to 8gb cards.
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3. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 16:57 BST
@SamholyI sure hope its enough. I guess we'll see.If not, good to know it'll hold 8GB. Thanks.
4. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 17:01 BST
I've got a 4GB card in mine - 2GB quickly turned out to not be enough, but mainly because I still have all eleven 3D trailers from eShop.
Officially, Nintendo 3DS supports SD and SDHC cards, the latter of which can reach up to 32 GB.
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5. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 17:04 BST
The 3DS can use SDHC cards, so I believe it can hold up to 32GB. I am planning on upgrading from the 2GB one as well, since we will be receiving a bunch of free games soon!
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6. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:00 BST
when you want or need to change the card, how do you proceed to transfer data ?can you copy it form the computer, or do you need to backup on the intern memory, then copy the the new sd...
this could take a while if the 2gig is loaded.there is an awesome deal on a 16gb platinum2 lexar right now. dont wanna miss it !
7. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:02 BST
the 2 GB card will hold plenty, probably 50 NES/GBA games
8. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:25 BST
Awesome, I'll have to search for the best deal on a 32GB or even a 16GB. Thanks...
9. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:29 BST
32 GB sdhc memory cards do work. I have used a 32GB sd card in my 3DS system. 32GB of storage should be more then enough for quite a while.
Edited on Thu 28th July, 2011 @ 18:29 by blurays
10. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:38 BST
You're looking at probably up to 16MB per GBA game and up to 500KB per NES game. Based on these numbers a 2GB card could hold a minimum of 125 GBA games or a minimum of 4000 NES games.
2GB is fine if you only plan on holding GBA and NES games on it. I think I'll go well above that just to play it safe just in case there happens to be some nice free 3D movies that pop up or who knows what.
Edited on Thu 28th July, 2011 @ 18:40 by Apollo
11. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:48 BST
I've got a 16gb card in mine. I think i've got around 110000 blocks free.
12. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:52 BST
Is it hard to transfer your data from the stock 3DS SD card to one you bought in a store?
13. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:53 BST
Oh wow, that's a lot of blocks BJQ1972. I'll look into getting a bigger SD card then. Like Apollo said, maybe, just maybe we'll get some free movies or shows.
14. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:03 BST
I'm currently using an 8GB SDHC in mine. I think it'll be fine for a while, as I still have over 50,000 blocks open.
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15. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:10 BST
32gb? Sweet! I have an 8gb right now and I think that will probably do for a long time to come, not likely going to fill it soon, I have a lot of music on it, just cause I can. Unless you can get a good deal on a bigger card, I'd stick with 8gb, I got mine for £6 on tesco plus a load of discount due to an offer that was on and I get 10% off anyway, so almost a freebie
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16. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:18 BST
Up to 32GB...I'm currently using a 16GB SD card
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17. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:38 BST
SteveW wrote:the 2 GB card will hold plenty, probably 50 NES/GBA gamesYou're looking at probably up to 16MB per GBA game and up to 500KB per NES game. Based on these numbers a 2GB card could hold a minimum of 125 GBA games or a minimum of 4000 NES games.2GB is fine if you only plan on holding GBA and NES games on it. I think I'll go well above that just to play it safe just in case there happens to be some nice free 3D movies that pop up or who knows what.
I was just guessing... I wasn't sure how much space the emulator took up, each game has the emulator along with it.
18. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:54 BST
Does anyone know how to transfer the data you have on the 2GB SD card to the new one you buy from the store? I saw another thread where someone tried transferring their data thru the computer and it wiped the 2GB clean. "Data Corruption" or something like that.
Has anyone had success in transferring data? If so, how'd you do it?
19. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:55 BST
I don't want to get into detail about this because it can be a touchy subject but emulators for simple consoles are typically small. Think less than 1MB.
20. Posted: Thu 28th Jul 2011 20:14 BST
I'll be getting a 64GB soon. And will be using it for my 3DS!