Author Topic: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA  (Read 141976 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline fille1976

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 354
  • Karma: +13/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2016, 11:51 PM »
every card i thrown in,red screen,more and more i think gba x5 is dead,do you guys get red screen when sdcard is not working?

Offline protheanbeacon

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
  • Karma: +6/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2016, 08:38 AM »
Just adding more info to the data pile here so without further ado...

In addition to the Verbatim brand of SD cards that I got working with my GBA Everdrive X5 I've now got the PNY 32gb brand of SD cards working with the GBA Everdrive so now you guys know that model of SD card works for this new Everdrive cart too.  :P

It also seems to be just a bit faster loading games than my 16gb and 8gb Verbatim brand cards just FYI.
krikzz products I own: SD2SNES, Joyzz, Everdrive GB X7, Everdrive GBA X5, Mega Everdrive X7, Everdrive 64 v3, Everdrive N8, Turbo Everdrive v2, Master Everdrive X7.

Offline lee4

  • codetype specialist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 818
  • Karma: +47/-0
    • View Profile
    • gamehacking.org
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2016, 05:16 PM »
every card i thrown in,red screen,more and more i think gba x5 is dead,do you guys get red screen when sdcard is not working?
according to your post here
http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=5403.msg41925#msg41925
sounds like you short-circuit the everdrive
ED64 v2.0, 3.0 & X7 | EDMD v3 | MEGAED X7 M15 v2.01 & PRO rev B | TED v2.4 | EDN8 v1.2N | SED v2.1 | SD2SNES rev E1 & PRO rev.B | EDGB v1.1 & X7 M17 rev B | EDGBA X5 M16 rev A & Mini M19 Rev B
SNES jr | Super NT | Mega SG | Super Retro Advance | SGB v1 | PCE+SSD3

Offline fille1976

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 354
  • Karma: +13/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2016, 05:20 PM »
i opened the everdrive,i see nothing that shortcuts.
and if its shortcutted,how?
you put an sdcard in it and stick it in gba,thats all you have to do.
i always be gentle with my retro stuff.
think component gone bad or something.
gona send it tomorrow back to krikzz.
it once worked and now every sdcard red screen has nothing to do with sdcard but other failure.
i even get not error or something that guys here in the thread have.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2016, 05:42 PM by fille1976 »

Offline lee4

  • codetype specialist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 818
  • Karma: +47/-0
    • View Profile
    • gamehacking.org
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2016, 02:03 AM »
started fine and left the gba on my desk while i was reading something.
then i got a crackling sound from the gba,this all on a gba sp.
crackling sound = short-circuit

krikzz is on vacation right now
ED64 v2.0, 3.0 & X7 | EDMD v3 | MEGAED X7 M15 v2.01 & PRO rev B | TED v2.4 | EDN8 v1.2N | SED v2.1 | SD2SNES rev E1 & PRO rev.B | EDGB v1.1 & X7 M17 rev B | EDGBA X5 M16 rev A & Mini M19 Rev B
SNES jr | Super NT | Mega SG | Super Retro Advance | SGB v1 | PCE+SSD3

Offline Dekes

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2016, 04:30 AM »
Here's my discovery so far with my own SD cards.

1. Micro SD HC 8GB (C08G Taiwan) = Works fine.
2. SanDisk 16GB MicroSD HC I = Doesn't work. SD IO error
3. PNY 32GB MicroSD HC I Class 4 = Doesn't work. SD IO error
4. SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD XC I uhs class 1 = Works fine. (currently using this)

I was able to get the 64GB SD card working formated using this tool.

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

I hope someone have better luck. :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 04:36 AM by Dekes »

Offline StarDust4Ever

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2016, 06:33 AM »

current workaround is do not use sd card have
UHS-I or class 10 logo on them.

until krikzz update the OS to work with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards

With all due respect, it is getting nigh impossible to find a 32Gb SD card from reputable manufacturer that is not class 10. I went to Best Buy and Target, and everything was Class 10 or UHS 1 and higher. I bought a Sandisk for $17.99 at Target. It is UHS-1 and I am getting D3 IO Error. Worse, I put the GBASYS folder on the card and copied all the ROMs taking 28 minutes. I lost it all when I reformatted. Still no luck. :'(

I absolutely need a 32Gb SD card because my No Intro ROM collection is 24Gb.

I am now doing a total backup of my Retro Pie SD card from my Raspberry Pi MAME cab. I will try that one next as it is the only other 32Gb MicroSD card I own besides the identical one in my N3DS, which I am not touching.

EDIT: The old as **** Lexar 2Gb in my flip phone presumably works. I've been using this memory card for the past 7 years at least. Error message: FAT16 not supported! But I'm not wiping everything off my phone for that.

The 2Gb Sandisk in my Turbo Everdrive does not work either. Need to find my GB and N8 Everdrives and check those...
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 07:37 AM by StarDust4Ever »

Offline badsector

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Karma: +7/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2016, 11:27 AM »
The only card that is working in my entire flat is a no name 8GB from China that I got with a GBA Revo 101 some years ago. But 8GB is way too small.
My EverDrives: EverDrive 64, EverDrive N8 (NES), Super EverDrive, EverDrive MD, EverDrive GB, Turbo EverDrive, Master EverDrive, EverDrive GG

Offline Jiro

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 33
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2016, 09:18 PM »
Samsung  Evo 32G class I--fails.

Offline SmokeMonster

  • Puzzle Bobbler
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 412
  • Karma: +61/-0
  • tsst tchh chh ch ch ch
    • View Profile
    • SmokeMonster YouTube Channel
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2016, 09:20 PM »

current workaround is do not use sd card have
UHS-I or class 10 logo on them.

until krikzz update the OS to work with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards

With all due respect, it is getting nigh impossible to find a 32Gb SD card from reputable manufacturer that is not class 10. I went to Best Buy and Target, and everything was Class 10 or UHS 1 and higher. I bought a Sandisk for $17.99 at Target. It is UHS-1 and I am getting D3 IO Error. Worse, I put the GBASYS folder on the card and copied all the ROMs taking 28 minutes. I lost it all when I reformatted. Still no luck. :'(

I absolutely need a 32Gb SD card because my No Intro ROM collection is 24Gb.
Dekes posted that he is successfully using the SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSD XC I uhs (class 10)

I can tell you from experience with the Turbo-EverDrive though (which is also picky about SD cards) that you will find two cards by the same maker, one of which works and another that doesn't.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 09:23 PM by SmokeMonster »

Offline nihlathak

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 95
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2016, 10:51 PM »
I'm expecting my Everdrive GBA any day now. Have my SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1 loaded with a full No-Intro romset and ready to test :S
SD2SNES | ED-GBA X5 Mini | ED-64 v3 | Mega ED X7 | ED-GB X7 | ED N8 Famicom | ED N8 NES | Master ED X7 | ED GG X7 | Joyzz | PSIO | GDEmu | GCLoader

Offline fille1976

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 354
  • Karma: +13/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2016, 11:04 PM »
i sended mine today back,it just doesnt work,whatever sdcard i use,always red screen.
and i dont know how its get broken,i dont do any strange things with it.
im intrested whats wrong with it,hopefully krikzz can say me that.

Offline StarDust4Ever

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2016, 02:21 AM »
i sended mine today back,it just doesnt work,whatever sdcard i use,always red screen.
and i dont know how its get broken,i dont do any strange things with it.
im intrested whats wrong with it,hopefully krikzz can say me that.
@file1976 the red screen issue sounds abnormal.

Everyone experiencing SD card issues is getting the same D3 IO Error message. This is distinct from booting the card without SD which show a different error message. If your Everdrive is showing a blank or solid screen and you can ensure the GBA cart slot works and card is clean, this is something entirely different and likely a defect.

= = = = = = = =

SD cards in general just work, provided the device can handle it's size class, ie SD, SDHC, SDXC. Generally every SD card with the SD logo emblazoned on it is certified to work in all devices. My best guess is that Krikzz has not partnered officially with the SD foundation and is using a third party implementation of the SD standard with less than perfect results. Maybe he has only tested with Chinese or Eastern European brands, possibly knock off? Any name brand card should work in theory regardless of speed class.

A bit disappointed but hopefully Krikzz can provide a firmware update? If someone has older card with low write speed these seem to have higher chance of compatibility but those people wanting to load a complete No_Intro romset like I do will need a 32Gb card to do so. At least if someone have say a 2Gb SD card laying around that actually reads, they could use it to apply a firmware patch, then use their preferred card. The 64Gb cards are too expensive and smaller cards lack capacity. As it stands, it is very difficult to find anything in 32Gb size slower than class 10 in a brick and mortar store. And I do not trust all online dealers. Some may sell counterfeit or unreliable cards that work for one week then crap out.

Offline mikelee

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2016, 02:24 AM »
I first tested like 5 types of sandisk cards i have collected over the years, none worked, with each getting a different set of errors.
 i just bought a kingston 64gb class 10 and it seems to work, although transferring files to it is like 3x slower than my other cards
« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 02:28 AM by mikelee »

Offline StarDust4Ever

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
  • Karma: +8/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2016, 12:41 PM »
I first tested like 5 types of sandisk cards i have collected over the years, none worked, with each getting a different set of errors.
 i just bought a kingston 64gb class 10 and it seems to work, although transferring files to it is like 3x slower than my other cards
I'd like to avoid 64Gb XC if I can due to price. I really only need 32Gb to hold every GBA game ever made, and FAT32 formatting a drive larger than 32Gb is a PITA in Windows. Did your Kingston come preformatted as FAT32 or ExFAT?