Swiss Compatable SD cards

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Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Spawn » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:11 pm

Hi,
I have a xenoGC modded GC. I burned the nightly build of swiss r330 ISO. I am using an SD Gecko to load ISO's from an SD Card (FAT32).
Transcend 32GB class 10 SDHC = Freezes at 100% loading
SanDisk 8GB class 10 SDHC "Extreme" = Works fine
I would like to buy a 64GB SD card. What SD cards are you guys using that are working for you?
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:13 am

no name brand 128GB SDXC works fine for me.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by tueidj » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:43 am

Buying a "no name brand 128GB SDXC" sounds like a surefire way to end up with a fake.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:00 am

It was priced like a real one from a reputable site though :P
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Spawn » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:19 am

Well since my Transcend 32GB will not work I'm looking for names and types of sd cards that have worked for other people. I tested the sd card for read/write/verify and everything was ok. Not sure why it will not load isos. Tried a sandisk micro sd card 32gb and that worked. Maybe it's just transcend cards I should avoid.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:05 pm

I can tell you that I've had nothing but bad luck with Transcend SD cards at least. If they aren't working in-game, can you try using "compatible" when you select the card on the device menu in Swiss? (hit X just before you select the SD card and choose the speed).
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Xaranar » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:50 am

I always get Sandisk Extreme ones. They work beautifully.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by CaptainSodaPop » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:48 pm

I ordered 32GB one, Micro SD.Hope it works like that one for you.I've figured I may have problems with some games because my 2GB Sandisk is probably too slow to read from.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Nosen » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:00 pm

For the record, my SanDisk Ultra 128 GB works fine.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by CaptainSodaPop » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:10 pm

It arrived today, everything is working flawless now.Yay! :D
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by blasingame » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:27 pm

Nosen wrote:For the record, my SanDisk Ultra 128 GB works fine.
Pardon the necro post, but I was researching cards and these cards have come downin price significantly, deffinitely worth the $50-$60 for this matter.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by prettybluefox » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:59 am

First post (hi) Fwiw i've also had problems with a Transcend card. A class 10 16gb sdhc mk1. Got absolutely nowhere with it trying every conceivable option. Invested in a Sandisk 32gb Ultra Sdhc class 10 1 (80mbs) and that (so far) has never skipped a beat.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by dilav » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:46 am

I had no problems with the orange Samsung Evo Miro SDXC cards at 64GB and 128GB.
Had problem with G.Skill 64gb Miro SDXC, freezes when loading.

Tested these about half a year ago, not sure how compatibility/cards have changed.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by looney bin jim » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:25 pm

Major necro bump, but has anyone tested a 200gb SDXC with Swiss through an sd gecko? Particularly thinking about buying a 200gb Sandisk Extreme SDXC...they have dropped in price tons! Can anyone confirm these work??
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:30 am

looney bin jim wrote:Major necro bump, but has anyone tested a 200gb SDXC with Swiss through an sd gecko? Particularly thinking about buying a 200gb Sandisk Extreme SDXC...they have dropped in price tons! Can anyone confirm these work??
If 128GB worked for me then I don't see why 200GB wouldn't.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by cpjarrod » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:06 am

Anyone know if there's any difference in using micro sd cards with an adapter over regular sd cards?
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Streetwalker » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:19 am

None.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Acidmank » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:17 pm

DO you use the same SDcard for loading swiss ( assuming Action replay way of booting ) and for games?
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Diego borella » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:24 pm

In my experience with Swiss, the best cards are in class 4.
I say this because I use a Skandisk 32 GB class 10.
And a 16 GB class 4 Skandisk.

At 32gb you can
Boot, run games
etc., :)
but 32 GB Class 10 crashes some games. :(
that run on the 16 GB class 4 SD. :mrgreen:

I concluded that the FAT32 32k class 4 cluster is the best sd for the Swiss. :!: :idea: :geek:
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Extrems » Fri May 01, 2020 1:31 am

Your experience doesn't match our own and your conclusion is wrong.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Papy.G » Fri May 01, 2020 7:13 pm

Mileage may vary from one card to another, I'm using an handful of them, from 128MB to 64GB, any brand, and I can say the most troublesome issue is when fragmentation happens, and modern OSes are very prone to cause that, even when they don't have to. :evil:
DMG/MF OC, AGB/SC miniSD, NTR/NeoMK3, USG/flashme V8/SC miniSD
DOL001(EUR)/RGB/GCPlug/GBP/SD2SP2, RVL 001(EUR)/RGB/CMP/WiiSD

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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Diego borella » Fri May 01, 2020 10:02 pm

ExFAT brought problems with the initialization. :(

in my case, the problem will be fragmentation then.
I will take the test.
if so, i will really be wrong. :? :roll:

but the custler is 32 K, at least, I didn't notice a difference to the 64 K

* defragmented test.

no exFAT The startup problem will also be fragmentation ...
*test.
let's make the bet.
Extrems sent the puzzle ...
learn from teachers. :P

* Fragmentation_ solve.
Way to format :geek:
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Papy.G » Sat May 02, 2020 8:30 am

My 64GB card is formatted to FAT32, 32kB clusters. :P

Extrems (or EmuKidid) recently said FAT32 format is the best choice for SWISS, avoid ExFAT as much as possible.

Try AOMEI to force FAT32 format for medias over 32GB.
DMG/MF OC, AGB/SC miniSD, NTR/NeoMK3, USG/flashme V8/SC miniSD
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Extrems » Sat May 02, 2020 1:10 pm

I'm personally using exFAT on one of my cards and it's working fine. The issue is compatibility with other software.
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Re: Swiss Compatable SD cards

Post by Diego borella » Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 pm

well, I was kind of wrong ...
ExFAT will bring incompatibility for emulators and launchers.
in my opinion, use it only for games. and for bigger cards ...
ExFAT seemed to be getting faster now. almost imperceptible, optimized? ... :?:

on smaller cards, fat32 worked better for me ...
and in fact the fragments were the biggest cause of problems. :!:
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