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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Almo, May 5, 2007.

  1. Almo

    Almo WiiChat Member

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    Can someone please define me the difference between a SD card and a CF card, looking at getting a sony Alpha (there new DSLR camera) with a 8GB CF card, dont know the difference but im guessing a CF is different and wont work with Wii.
     
  2. ottoman

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    I dont hav e a huge knowledge, but the SD card is more popular, possibly more faster and is used in most devices.

    The Cf card uses Flash memory and isnt as popular, and isnt used in as many devices.

    In my opinion, the SD card is the better one.

    SD = Secure Digital Card
    CF = Compact Flash Card

    Hope i helped.
     
  3. Secumfex

    Secumfex Ninja? I'm a Pirate! Yarr

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    Yep the Compact Flash card won't work with your Wii. In fact, you won't even be able to put it into the Card Slot of the Wii.
    You need to buy a SD Card for the Wii.
     
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    sd only work in wii
     
  5. Almo

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    cheers guys, crap lol was hoping they were one in the same though i had my doubts,oh well
     
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    sd cards are so you can stop yourself deleting precios data
    can you put the wii sd card in an camera or a camera sd card in a wii
     
  7. ciper

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    You can get an adapter to allow an SD card to fit into a Compact Flash device. The Wii will support SD, Mini SD and Micro SD with the appropriate adapter.

    Is your 8gb CF a microdrive? I suggest finding a solid state device because it will suck the batteries out of your camera.
     
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    An 8gb SD card will not work in the Wii. It will only use up to a 2gb SD card.
     
  9. wow they still make devices using CF?? i thought that was old technology.

    nothing that i know of takes compact flash anymore :( however if you do get a camera for instance that takes one, CF cards are extremely cheap
     
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    The_Loose_Cannon: Plenty of devices still use compact flash. Major Retailers wouldn't carry them otherwise!

    I know its not exactly new but even the Ipod Mini used a compact flash microdrive. I know because I hacked mine to use a solid state storage ;)
     
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    SD are for wii thats all i know.
     
  12. i never knew! wow thats really interesting actually :) thanks for the imput
     
  13. Brawny

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    Yeah CF cards are a bit outdated, in my opinion it's pretty silly nowadays to buy anything that only uses CF cards
     
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    The only thing I know that still uses it is HD mods and DS MP4 players. Only because size doesn't matter and price is the main issue.

    I prefer SD and XD. It's not like CF is horrible or anything. Leave that to MemoryStick...
     
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    CompactFlash lacks the mechanical write protection switch that some other devices have, as seen in a comparison of memory cards. CompactFlash does not have any built in DRM or cryptographic features like on some USB flash drives and other formats such as Secure Digital. Such features are rarely used on other cards, however, and are therefore mostly superfluous.

    This is the difference. Hope i helped! :wink:
     
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    cheers, camera came with an adapter so i can use my Pro Duo (ie a Pro Duo CF adapter) does anyone know where i can get a SD CF adapter, ie a CF adapter that i can put a SD into so i can use it in my camera and in my wii? also there is an above comment that says Wii will only take up to 2Gig, is this true? cause i kinda wanted the biggest lol :p
     
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    Yes you can only use up to a 2 GB SD card. I am not sure about CF adapter to SD or MS to SD adapters. All I know that will work is SD, Micro SD and Mini SD.
     
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    Any CF to SD adapter (if it exists) would be wierd. CF is like 3 times bigger than SD.
     
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    Major Tom Uss Clan *****

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    The max media dock for the Ds/Ds lite uses CF. Along with my camera. I'm thinking about getting an adapter.
     

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