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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Got mine today tried a 32gig scan disk and it says can't find os file then tried a 16gig I had in my easy flash and thankfully it works fine.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2016, 06:12 PM »
Just got my Everdrive. It works perfectly with my Kingston 32 GB Class 10/UHS-1 microsd card.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2016, 06:36 PM »
current workaround is do not use sd card have
UHS-I,  UI, U2, U3 or I
logo on them.

until krikzz update the OS.

I just bought a SanDisk 32 GB class 4 card, and it doesn't work either. I've now tried 7 different cards, and only one of them works with the GBA Everdrive X5. 2 of these cards I've just recently bought only because of this issue, all for nothing obviously.

I'm so disappointed in this card and the support given here. 

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2016, 06:51 PM »
I got my everdrive yesterday and am facing the same IO error many of you are facing. Here are the cards I was trying to use. The 2gb is the only one that works and that even took some screwing with. That one originally gave the FAT error. All cards are 100% legitimate.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2016, 07:22 PM »
krikzz is on vacation right now

he will update OS to work
with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards
when he get back
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2016, 07:46 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

MicroSD Brand + ModelResult
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1"GBAOS.GBA NOT FOUND"
SanDisk Ultra 16GB MicroSDHC UHS-1"SD IO ERROR"
SanDisk 2GB MicroSD (unspecified)Working

Edit: Changed mention of second 32GB to 16GB version.
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2016, 09:56 PM »
The 2gb is the only one that works and that even took some screwing with. That one originally gave the FAT error.

Out of interest, what kind of screwing around got it to work? I have my 2GB microSD from my R4 in my ED, and that works, but the 32GB microSD I want to use gives an F6 "FAT system not found" error. This is despite me having zeroed the first 15MB or so of the disk, repartitioning, and making a FAT32 volume with what seem to be the same parameters as the card I have that works, and I am most confused. (A different microSD I have of the same type gives me the D3 error that I assume most people in this thread are referring to, even if an error code is rarely explicitly mentioned.)

Perhaps I shouldn't read too much into the different error message and it's actually the same problem, just behaving slightly differently.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2016, 10:59 PM »
@stardust4ever

its probably faulty gba x5,i tried the gba x5 on multiple gba consoles,all same result.
my ez flash IV works fine with them,so its not the consoles.
i tried also with power adaptor,same red screen.
i got a mail back they will try to fix it or incase its unrepairable,i get a new 1.
but their service and support is exellent,everbody that owns an everdrive knows that.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2016, 11:09 PM »
Just tried a Samsung micro SD class 6 32GB
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Standard-MicroSDHC-without-Adapter/dp/B00J29BSU6/

Formatted FAT32 in windows

Got a  "ERROR: D3" "SD IO error"
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2016, 12:47 AM »
krikzz is on vacation right now

he will update OS to work
with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards
when he get back


Please stop suggesting that the X5 works any better with non U-I and non class 10 cards as it is not. If there's an update soon that will actually make it work at all then that's great!

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2016, 03:52 AM »
What sbout Adata cards? Any luck with one of those?

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2016, 05:16 AM »
I got it to work with a Samsung EVO 32GB Class 10 Micro SD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IVPU786/ref=twister_B00IYOCEG2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 .

Here's the steps I did to get it to work.

1. Format with SD formatter and select format size adjustment to on, the rest were on default.
2. I put a game and the OS on the SD card and started it up and the game.
3. Upon reboot I got the SDIO error I then deleted the SAVE folder and recreated it via windows and then cut and paste the REGISTRY.BIN off the SD card and copied it back on.

Now it works perfectly with every game I put on it. I think whatever way it writes the SAVE folder and or the REGISTRY.BIN file upon first setup was causing my error as save files aren't causing any issues.

Edit: I put my the whole romset on there and noticed a few things. I cant have all the folders on the root directory or I will get an SD IO Error so I just put all the folders into a roms folder and it worked fine. I will still get an SD IO error every once in awhile trying to open the roms folder or a folder within it but just pressing A takes me back and I can try and again and it's always worked second try. Hopefully this helps others until we get a more proper fix.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 06:05 AM by sausage »

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2016, 07:11 AM »
I got my everdrive yesterday and am facing the same IO error many of you are facing. Here are the cards I was trying to use. The 2gb is the only one that works and that even took some screwing with. That one originally gave the FAT error. All cards are 100% legitimate.

The Lexar 2Gb in my dinosaur smart phone presumably works, FAT16 not supported, but I am not reformatting it as it has all my pics on it and is too tiny to fit all my ROMs. The Sandisk 2Gb in my Turbo Everdrive which looks exactly like yours also gives a D3 IO error.
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

MicroSD Brand + ModelResult
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1"GBAOS.GBA NOT FOUND"
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1"SD IO ERROR"
SanDisk 2GB MicroSD (unspecified)Working
Why do some cards from the identical same model work and others don't? Reports abound of identical SD cards with identical packaging bought from the same store one works while the other doesn't. My 32Gb Sandisk UHS-1 absolutely does not work; neither does the one from my Raspberry Pi MAME cab.

Just got my Everdrive. It works perfectly with my Kingston 32 GB Class 10/UHS-1 microsd card.
The Kingston sounds perfect. Do you have the UPC code on the packaging for your model? I would like to purchase an identical card you have. Crosses fingers the new one will work as it seems support even among identical cards is spotty at best.

krikzz is on vacation right now

he will update OS to work
with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards
when he get back

An OS update won't work as the GBAOS is stored on the card. This requires a firmware update to fix, but a prerequisite for the firmware update is finding an SD card that works.

Classic Catch-22 senario. You can't apply the OS patch to fix non-working SD cards without first finding an SD card that works. :o
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 07:21 AM by StarDust4Ever »

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2016, 11:05 AM »
I just got my new samsung 16gb class 6 sd cards today for my gba and another everdrive.  I tested both of the same cards on the gba everdrive and it works as far as reading and running games go.  Link to the past and boktai has save file issues though for now.  Castlevania classics gba...I was moving in slow motion, but those issues will probably be fixed as the firmware is improved.

Here is link to the sd card I bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251628976075

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #74 on: August 18, 2016, 01:38 PM »
I ordered two of the cards and I have now formatted both of them. I had to fiddle with it the second time, and I don't know how to reproduce it again, sorry. Later, I will try to find another card that needs formatting, and experiment with that one to figure out what settings with minitool allowed me to have working 65GB SDXC UHS-I Class 10 cards. Also diagnostic tests on both cards have green "OK" by everything in the menu.

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDXC-Standard-Packaging-SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA/dp/B010Q588D4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1471515926&sr=8-2&keywords=Sandisk+64

I ordered a SanDisk Ulta 64GB micro SDXC UHS-I Class 10, dropped my folders on it, popped it in, and it works flawlessly.

I used minitool partition wizard to wipe, format FAT 32, and make the partition primary before trying it though, of course. I'd been through this before when I did the same for a 128GB to make it work in the 'new' 3DS XL.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 10:59 PM by CharlieF »