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RABB2 3 posts since
Mar 30, 2013
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Mar 30, 2013 11:50 AM

3DS XL memory card question

Planning to upgrade the memory card that came with my 3DS XL.

I have a couple of questions before I purchase a card.

 

Is there any cards I should avoid buying? I know that it supports SDHC, micro SD with an adapter. I'm wondering if there's a brand/model of card I should avoid. Does the class of the card matter?

 

Does moving data across cards to the same console require using the transfer tool? I want to know if it will use up one of my transfers.

 

I read through the FAQ about moving Data across SD cards but im still confused on if it uses up a transfer or not.

MARIOGOLFER777 2,329 posts since
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Mar 30, 2013 1:33 PM in response to: RABB2
Re: 3DS XL memory card question

 

 

Is there any cards I should avoid buying? I know that it supports SDHC, micro SD with an adapter. I'm wondering if there's a brand/model of card I should avoid. Does the class of the card matter?

 

Not that I know of. The class does not matter.

 

 

Does moving data across cards to the same console require using the transfer tool? I want to know if it will use up one of my transfers.

 

 

No, it doesn't. Here's how to:

 

How to Transfer Data Between SD Cards

Description:

Step by step instructions on how to transfer data from one SD Card to another SD Card.

 

(Looking for instructions on transferring software from one Nintendo 3DS to another Nintendo 3DS? Click here for help.)

 

Important Note!

Need: Two compatible SD cards or SDHC cards

Need: An SD Card slot on a PC or Mac or a commercially available SD card reader/writer

Do Not: Alter, move, or erase files in the Nintendo 3DS folder.

Do Not: Overwrite data by recopying to the same SD card.

 

What to do:

     

  1. Insert the SD card with the Nintendo 3DS data into the SD card slot or the SD card reader/writer.
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  3. Open Windows Explorer (for PC) or Finder (for Mac) and access the SD card.
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  5. Highlight the data and drag it to the desktop.
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  7. Eject the first SD card.
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  9. Insert the second SD card into the slot or reader/writer.
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  11. Using Windows Explorer or Finder, locate and access the SD card again.
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  13. Drag the data from the desktop to the second SD card.
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Related Articles:

How to Transfer Software From One Nintendo 3DS to Another Nintendo 3DS
How to Save Music Files to an SD Card
How to Transfer Data To SD Cards

 

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I read through the FAQ about moving Data across SD cards but im still confused on if it uses up a transfer or not.

I've done it twice, and it hasn't used up any transfers. Those are just for transfering from one 3DS/XL to another 3DS/XL.
Hope this helped.
NIGHTFIRE5 3,721 posts since
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Apr 5, 2013 4:59 PM in response to: RABB2
Re: 3DS XL memory card question

RABB2  wrote:

 

Hi, sorry for the slow response Thanks again for responding.

 

Do you happen to know what the max capacity card is? I only see Nintendos faq says 4gb +

 

The biggest SD Card that is officially supported by both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL handheld gaming systems is a 32GB SDHC Card.

MARIOGOLFER777 2,329 posts since
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Apr 6, 2013 3:21 AM in response to: RABB2
Re: 3DS XL memory card question

A 32GB card would probably be around 200,000 blocks of space. I have an 8GB for my 3DS, and it's around 50,000 blocks.

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