Everdrive with microSD Slot

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  1. altbrian

    altbrian Rising Member

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    Hello Krikzz

    Have you thought about the possibility to incorporate a microSD slot instead of the traditional full-size SD?

    It would be very practical and would not require modification of donor cartridges.

    Greetings
     
  2. StoneAgeGamer

    StoneAgeGamer Intrepid Member

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    There are people who like the SD card slot, however he lowered the SD card slot to allow the half size RS-MMC cards without modification.
     
  3. altbrian

    altbrian Rising Member

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    But the RS-MMC is too expensive and hard to get :(

    The microSD is way better :)
     
  4. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    i can bought 2gb rs-mmc in any locall store just for 10-13usd, so they not expensive and not rare. micro sd slot only not good, sd + micro sd just have not sense. rs-mmc your way
     
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  5. StoneAgeGamer

    StoneAgeGamer Intrepid Member

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    For you, but not for the majority of people. Once he puts microSD on there will be many more people asking why he removed regular SD card.

    He lowered SD card slot to allow for RS-MMC for people who do not want to modify it.
     
  6. aleomark

    aleomark Spirited Member

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    I agree, is better rs mmc in order to don't mod a case
     
  7. n64coder

    n64coder Robust Member

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    Another option is to use those micro-SDHC to SD adapters. At one point, they were include free with the micro SDHC cards such that I have a bunch of them (7-8).
     
  8. nitro2k01

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    So, as far as I understand it, the OP didn't want to modify the cartridge. What about (for the next PCB revision, if possible) add pads for both card types. For example, the SD card slot might be turned 90 degrees. That way you can decide later which kind of slot to solder onto the board. In this example, a microSD card will be permanent (not changeable without opening the cart) and a big card will stick out of the cartridge.
     
  9. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    i repeat that rs-mmc can be used if somebody don't want to modify shell
     
  10. haynor666

    haynor666 Spirited Member

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    Personally I don't need microSD, I think RS-MMC will be enought for me.
    Previously I was thinking about one SD card for all SNES, SMD and SMS roms but since I have about 200 mb of SMD, SMS roms and about 340 mb of SNES roms I think I'll buy 2 MMC cards.
     
  11. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    You need 2GB for SEGA and 2GB for SNES. I have no problem modding the casing, because I don't want to have to open the case every time I need to add something to the card. I've had the NES PowerPak for several years, and I'm often finding new roms to try.
     
  12. haynor666

    haynor666 Spirited Member

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    2Gb if you need all roms. I have made smaller selection without sports games, clones and games that I have on original carts.

    BTW. Is this card will be good for SMD and SNES carts?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    asny sd or mmc cards should works fine
     
  14. commander

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    Is there a way to move the slot a litte bit down`?
    So the sd card don't look out of the cardridge.
    You can make a litte slot (in sd card dimension) to change the card.
    I am a friend of the authentic look of cartridge
    thanks
     
  15. Alchy

    Alchy Illustrious Member

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    Shouldn't be too hard to desolder the SD adapter and refit it inside the case.
     
  16. commander

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    good idea. but you have to use some hot glue to make the new position workable.
    Another idea is to make two possible positions for a sd slot in a newer pcb revision...
     
  17. Alchy

    Alchy Illustrious Member

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    Are there no low-profile MicroSD adapters?
     
  18. KRIKzz

    KRIKzz Well Known Member

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    just buy RS-MMC card
     
  19. link83

    link83 Enthusiastic Member

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    Surprisingly no (You would think some Chinese company would have noticed a gap in the market) Although you can make one:-
    http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=25185
     
  20. commander

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    Until know I didn't know these rs-mmc. Good Hint!

    My thoughts was ment to make the next revision of the pcbs "more authentic".
    I saw the poll micro sd/sd for the everdrive 64 and can't understand the people why to use an SD Adapter looking out of the cardridge...

    Thanks.
     

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