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Offline ChillyWilly

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2010, 10:41:14 AM »
Sandisk cards seem to work great with beta 6.  Thank you.

Good to hear. If it's not already on the list, post what the card is specifically and I'll add it to the list.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010, 10:44:36 AM »
Sandisk 256MB, 512MB and a 1GB microSD in SD adapter all work on beta 6 but not beta 5.

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010, 12:03:12 PM »
Sandisk 256MB, 512MB and a 1GB microSD in SD adapter all work on beta 6 but not beta 5.

Thanks. Added to the list.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2010, 02:35:14 PM »
OCZ 150x 2GB SD (OCZSD150-2GB) works great with b5 and b6 of the menu.  Might work in earlier versions to, but I haven't tested them.

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 12:57:18 AM »
OCZ 150x 2GB SD (OCZSD150-2GB) works great with b5 and b6 of the menu.  Might work in earlier versions to, but I haven't tested them.

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 02:55:28 AM »
transcend 4gb microsd sdhc class6 (ts4gusdhc6) - works
transcend 8gb microsd sdhc class6 (ts8gusdhc6) - works

both work with NeoMythMenu1.1b5 and NeoMythMenuDX2.0b1

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2010, 02:21:57 AM »
Thanks. Will add to list.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 08:30:08 PM »
Just a quick question is there a size limit of SDHC card that can be used?

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 11:40:14 PM »
Just a quick question is there a size limit of SDHC card that can be used?

If I remember correctly, the file system I use for the menu currently has a limit of 32GB.

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2010, 02:40:28 PM »
If I remember correctly, the file system I use for the menu currently has a limit of 32GB.

32GB is also the current maximum size for SDHC cards.  While the theoretical limit of SDHC is ~2TB, the current specification does not allow for those sizes.

The new SDXC format has recently been introduced to provide capacity over 32GB. 

Fact is, there's no reason to have that much storage for the MD Myth.  You can have the full USA, JPN and EUR sets on a 4GB card.  Even if you start going homebrew crazy, I can't think how you could possibly fill up a 32GB card for this purpose.

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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 03:16:11 PM »
There is a limit of 400 something (forget the exact number) ROMs per folder, so you have to divide them up to hold them all. This is a menu/RAM limit and not a limit of the file system.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 12:55:32 AM »
Thanks for the info guys. Got my RGB cable today so have been trying my cart out, couple of questions but Ill put them in their own thread:).

and ur right goldenegg, 4GB is more than enough!, unless someone figures a way to run megacd isos off the sd!.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 03:20:54 AM »
I'll think about SDXC when you can get a cheap SDXC card at WalMart.  ~sm-65.gif~.gif

As mentioned, 32GB should be more than enough for now. Even with homebrew taking advantage of the SD card, 32GB is way more than the average person would use.

That said, if someone DOES provide a valid reason to do more, I'll look into it.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 03:58:24 AM »
to add to the list of working:

Hama 8GB SDHC Class 6

Although it is quite a bit slower reading from it than the carts flashram, is this normal?!.

nearly forgot, PLEASE long filename support!!!!!!!!!!.
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Re: Which SD cards work with the current MD Menu
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2010, 03:03:30 AM »
to add to the list of working:

Hama 8GB SDHC Class 6

Although it is quite a bit slower reading from it than the carts flashram, is this normal?!.

nearly forgot, PLEASE long filename support!!!!!!!!!!.

LFN support is being added to the deluxe menu. And yes, SD cards are slower than flash. Right now, you get about 50 KB/sec transfer from the SD card. The theoretical raw transfer rate (discounting file system overhead) is a bit more than 100 KB/sec. The SD card has to be read by the CPU without any extra hardware support, which limits the speed. A 7.7MHz 68000 simply can't read an SD card that fast by itself.