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Offline gblock

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First time post, been lurking for a while

Was looking around online for an alternative to cutting a hole in a cart shell (NES, but this could be for any that use a regular size SD card) and came across this:

http://www.theminidrive.com/TheMiniDrive.com/Specs.html

seems kinda pricey, so went looking for an alternative and found this thread: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?43179-short-MicroSD-adapter-option

and it pointed to one of these:



can be found on eBay for a couple bucks (Micro SD TF to SD USB Flash U Disk Adapter) and u just cut the end off (and for ease of removal, add a piece of tape that can easily bend down or something, unless the SD slots in the Everdrives are spring loaded :) )

Thought it was pretty cool!  :D

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Re: Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 09:11 PM »
I recommend just getting a Dremel rotary tool, it took me less than a minute to cut the SD slot out, and that tool is useful for many other things as well.

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Re: Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 06:59 PM »
Cool idea. Also, you can cut a nice clean hole without a rotary tool.  Simply use a metal file and sand it down for a few seconds.  Cheap alternative that does the job well, and is easy to do.

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Re: Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 12:47 AM »
... The title of the thread is "Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell". Cutting a hole in the shell seems somewhat counter to not wanting to cut a hole in the shell.

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Re: Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 09:12 AM »
... The title of the thread is "Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell". Cutting a hole in the shell seems somewhat counter to not wanting to cut a hole in the shell.
Lol :)

I don't have an SD card exposed in any of my Everdrives.

I use:
2GB RS-MMCs for both my Super ED and Everdrive MD - http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120314/mmc_mobile_memory_card.jpg
A 2GB Sandisk SD card (cut in half) for my Everdrive 64 - http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=31609 (I glued a small ribbon inside the SD card so I can pull it out of the Everdrive's SD slot)
4GB Micro SD for my N8 (Famicom version) with Famicom to NES adapter.

Do NOT bother getting a Nifty Mini Drive. I own one. They are crap. You'll wait over a year to actually get one and they are NOT manufactured to SD specifications. They're thicker :o.The one I own fits into my MacBook Pro and nothing else.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 09:18 AM by Grambo »

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Re: Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2013, 08:00 AM »
... The title of the thread is "Alternative for those who don't want to cut a hole in a shell". Cutting a hole in the shell seems somewhat counter to not wanting to cut a hole in the shell.
Lol :)

I don't have an SD card exposed in any of my Everdrives.

I use:
2GB RS-MMCs for both my Super ED and Everdrive MD - http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120314/mmc_mobile_memory_card.jpg
A 2GB Sandisk SD card (cut in half) for my Everdrive 64 - http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=31609 (I glued a small ribbon inside the SD card so I can pull it out of the Everdrive's SD slot)
4GB Micro SD for my N8 (Famicom version) with Famicom to NES adapter.

Do NOT bother getting a Nifty Mini Drive. I own one. They are crap. You'll wait over a year to actually get one and they are NOT manufactured to SD specifications. They're thicker :o.The one I own fits into my MacBook Pro and nothing else.

Interesting...  I take my card out a lot though, I'm always finding new stuff new stuff to put on it...  or  having to replace the roms I come across that are bad.