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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2016, 02:08 PM »
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.

not compatable with UHS-I Class 10 cards

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2016, 02:09 PM »
Do I need to post a video to prove it is working on that card? Are you suggesting it will fail sometime soon perhaps? I didn't upload the picture of the card because I'm on my phone and can't shrink it enough.
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2016, 06:17 PM »
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

God damn...
That's a very good point.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2016, 08:12 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.

I have to ask my husband as he's the technical one and had to partition it a certain way I believe. When he gets back from work I can ask him to chime in.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2016, 08:40 PM »
get non-class 10

SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC High Speed Class 4 Card with MicroSD to SD Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004G7D0EG/

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

I'm using this model of MicroSD card and am getting the D3 SD I/O error - is there a recommended format method to get past this (tried FAT32, 32k allocation size, unchecked Quick Format)?

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2016, 08:49 PM »
I found a card that finally friggin works and holds 99% of the library (once I removed doubles from other regions). I took it out of my Everdrive 64 and basically just swapped the data from one to the other. Both work and I am one happy woman.

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2016, 10:43 PM »
Here is a sheet that may help.
Feel free to update!

Compatible Micro SD Cards
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LwisiZo8DoQIoqZyy-GHAoSDJC9oh8Q1j9rxrARlKDw/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Is there likely going to be a FW update to resolve these issues? All my cards are getting this error. Though, one will work *most* of the time...

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2016, 11:30 PM »
Here is a sheet that may help.
Feel free to update!

Compatible Micro SD Cards
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LwisiZo8DoQIoqZyy-GHAoSDJC9oh8Q1j9rxrARlKDw/edit?usp=sharing

Excellent work, included my findings and added a note of the most recent GBAOS version since this might possible get fixed with a future firmware update.
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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #84 on: August 19, 2016, 12:23 AM »
Well, I've managed to make my F6 FAT error turn into a 38 File Not Found error, so that's exciting. For this one microSD that was giving this error, reformatting with hidden sectors (-h 2048 in mkfs.vfat/mkdosfs) made it at least recognise there was something there.

... well, it was until it turned into an F6 error after I deleted and re-added the GBASYS directory. Oh well.

EDIT: OK I win I've made it give me a black screen. This is just with copying files to and from the microSD.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 12:30 AM by Deoncy »

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2016, 01:40 AM »
firmware: load GBASYS\GBAOS.GBA
successful
GBAOS: check Everdrive legitimacy
pass
GBAOS: mount SD content
fail
GBAOS: display error
D3 error

===========================


GBAOS: mount SD content
successful
GBAOS: open game file
fail
GBAOS: display error
I/O error

check for fragmented files


Some people forget EDGB OSv2 had same problem, was fixed with EDGB OSv3

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2016, 03:26 AM »
SanDisk 4GB MicroSDHC I Class 4 = EverDrive-GBA Bootloader v1.01
ERROR:D3
SD IO error

PATRIOT 16GB MicroSDHC Class 4 = works

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2016, 06:37 AM »
Just wanted to through my two cents in: I bought a Kingston 32Gb UHS-1 card from eBay, which supposedly works. Both Stone Age Gamer recommended the Kingston brand and it was listed working on the Google spreadsheet. For 32Gb cards, try using the default sector size, 16kbytes. This may vary for different sizes. My Samsung EVO UHS-1 card taken from my Retro Freak yields a GBAOS not found error with 16kb sector size. Adding GBASYS\GBAOS.gba results in D3 IO error, but this is better than what I got with the other 32Gb cards.


All said and done, my old dinosaur 2Gb card force formatted to FAT32 worked flawlessly. This is hardly large enough to copy over all ROMs but I managed all the Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Metroid, Pokemon, and Sonic games after deleting many of the Euro ROMs which as far as I can tell are identical to the US versions aside from six different languages. The "random game" option seems addictive but it remains to be seen how it stacks up with a full No_Intro set with no shortage of shovelware titles. I played all night long until my GBA-SP battery died, then played on my GBA classic to the dim morning light...

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2016, 08:52 AM »
just reporting in the same D3 error like everyone else.
you don't even want to know how many brands/makes/types of micro sd cards i've tried, even the ones that are supposedly compatible plus all kinds of fat32 formatting/diskpart, troubleshooting, etc..

still coming up with the D3 I/O error (on GBA SP and original GBA).

I'm sad  :'( but I'll wait for an OS update.

my X5 revision is
model 16, Rev.A
30.05.16
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 08:54 AM by dr0psh0ck »

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Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« Reply #89 on: August 19, 2016, 09:43 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
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?


it shipped as exfat
however formatting it with fat32 worked with no other shenanigans,

it was also like a $15 dollar card, so while I hope this gets worked out,
I'd love to use my faster cards and not worry about compatibility,

15 bucks is well...
15 bucks
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 09:45 AM by mikelee »