3DS Forum

Topic: What size SD card can the 3DS hold?

Showing 1 to 20 of 48

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Gustoff

1. Posted:

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.

3DS FC: 1805-2174-4646
3DS Name: Gustoff
AC:NL Dream Code: 4000-2538-6016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Samholy

2. Posted:

it will be more than enough im sure of it.
but if im right, i remember seeing it can hold up to 8gb cards.

currently playing:
Final Fantasy IV DS
Ratchet and clank All4One
3DS : Sam : 3050-7590-3005

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Gustoff

3. Posted:

@Samholy
I sure hope its enough. I guess we'll see.
If not, good to know it'll hold 8GB.
Thanks.

3DS FC: 1805-2174-4646
3DS Name: Gustoff
AC:NL Dream Code: 4000-2538-6016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Cipher

4. Posted:

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. :P

Officially, Nintendo 3DS supports SD and SDHC cards, the latter of which can reach up to 32 GB.

The Nintendo Channel: New Generation Gaming
Latest Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)

Nintendo Network ID: jacktaylor | Twitter: TheNChannel

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Romavicta

5. Posted:

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!

3DS Code 1375-7207-5911 Wii Code 3876-3898-9684-4318
Currently Playing: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Tetris Axis, Pushmo, Kirby's Adventure 3D Classic, Kirby's Return to Dreamland and Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Samholy

6. Posted:

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 !

currently playing:
Final Fantasy IV DS
Ratchet and clank All4One
3DS : Sam : 3050-7590-3005

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SteveW

7. Posted:

the 2 GB card will hold plenty, probably 50 NES/GBA games

SteveW

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Gustoff

8. Posted:

Awesome, I'll have to search for the best deal on a 32GB or even a 16GB. Thanks...

3DS FC: 1805-2174-4646
3DS Name: Gustoff
AC:NL Dream Code: 4000-2538-6016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

blurays

9. Posted:

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 by blurays

blurays

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Apollo

10. Posted:

SteveW wrote:

the 2 GB card will hold plenty, probably 50 NES/GBA games

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 by Apollo

Apollo

AuthorMessage
Avatar

BJQ1972

11. Posted:

I've got a 16gb card in mine. I think i've got around 110000 blocks free.

BJQ1972

Nintendo Network ID: BJQ1972

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Apollo

12. Posted:

Is it hard to transfer your data from the stock 3DS SD card to one you bought in a store?

Apollo

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Gustoff

13. Posted:

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.

3DS FC: 1805-2174-4646
3DS Name: Gustoff
AC:NL Dream Code: 4000-2538-6016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Birdman

14. Posted:

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.

Exactly.
My Birdloggery

3DS Friend Code: 2105-8643-6062

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Rocketship

15. Posted:

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 :)

"People were throwing shoes at us in SF and LA. I don't know why. It's like 'You guys are great. Here's my shoe.' People must have been walking around with one shoe." James Hetfield

AuthorMessage
Avatar

KrazyBean

16. Posted:

Up to 32GB...I'm currently using a 16GB SD card :)

3DS Friend Code: 1934-0647-4207
Please add me, and send me your friend code too =)

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SteveW

17. Posted:

Apollo wrote:

SteveW wrote:

the 2 GB card will hold plenty, probably 50 NES/GBA games

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.

I was just guessing... I wasn't sure how much space the emulator took up, each game has the emulator along with it.

SteveW

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Gustoff

18. Posted:

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?

3DS FC: 1805-2174-4646
3DS Name: Gustoff
AC:NL Dream Code: 4000-2538-6016

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Apollo

19. Posted:

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.

Apollo

AuthorMessage
Avatar

komicturtle

20. Posted:

I'll be getting a 64GB soon. And will be using it for my 3DS! :D

komicturtle