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Jazzer94

drcigg wrote:

I plan on picking up a 32gb card soon. Does a class 4 or class 10 card make a difference?
Thanks all for the help.

No a class 4 is fine a class 10 is overkill.

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Jazzer94

CaviarMeths wrote:

I'm using a 128GB card with my 3DS. You just need to reformat it to FAT32.

But how much of that space is available to store games etc because I thought 32GB was the limit?

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drcigg wrote:

I plan on picking up a 32gb card soon. Does a class 4 or class 10 card make a difference?
Thanks all for the help.

If you can afford it, go class 10, the speed difference may or may not be noticeable. Honestly, I haven't noticed a difference in the speeds but then I prefer to get physical copies for most of my games. The speed may be more noticeable with more downloads.

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Jazzer94 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

I'm using a 128GB card with my 3DS. You just need to reformat it to FAT32.

But how much of that space is available to store games etc because I thought 32GB was the limit?

I thought so too, but it seems that it is possible. There are a few references in Google search to the 128 gig ones, but ... as many point out ... why would you need such a thing?

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Jazzer94

KittenKoder wrote:

Jazzer94 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

I'm using a 128GB card with my 3DS. You just need to reformat it to FAT32.

But how much of that space is available to store games etc because I thought 32GB was the limit?

I thought so too, but it seems that it is possible. There are a few references in Google search to the 128 gig ones, but ... as many point out ... why would you need such a thing?

Who knows I was just curious at the moment I'm using a 16GB SD and still have loads of space but I mainly but retail games physically and only dl VC and e-shop only games.

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CaviarMeths

Jazzer94 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

I'm using a 128GB card with my 3DS. You just need to reformat it to FAT32.

But how much of that space is available to store games etc because I thought 32GB was the limit?

After the reformat, I believe it had 119GB of free space, all of which the 3DS recognized. I have about 862,000 free blocks at the moment.

As for 'why' I just really hate having to think about storage space. It's probably more than I'll need for this generation, but the $30 or so difference between a 64GB and a 128GB was well worth the peace of mind for me. I don't want to think about storage space. I've decided I don't have to.

Keep in mind though that I'm full digital with my 3DS. I don't own any physical games. If you plan on buying physical games, a 128GB card definitely isn't necessary.

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I pretty much just use my SD card for eShop downloads not available on a physical copy. Might expand later but now still have 11k blocks open.

CaviarMeths wrote:

Jazzer94 wrote:

CaviarMeths wrote:

I'm using a 128GB card with my 3DS. You just need to reformat it to FAT32.

But how much of that space is available to store games etc because I thought 32GB was the limit?

After the reformat, I believe it had 119GB of free space, all of which the 3DS recognized. I have about 862,000 free blocks at the moment.

As for 'why' I just really hate having to think about storage space. It's probably more than I'll need for this generation, but the $30 or so difference between a 64GB and a 128GB was well worth the peace of mind for me. I don't want to think about storage space. I've decided I don't have to.

Keep in mind though that I'm full digital with my 3DS. I don't own any physical games. If you plan on buying physical games, a 128GB card definitely isn't necessary.

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