Card list (MSU1)

 

Generally every card should work with sd2snes.
However some cards, while sporting fast transfer rates, have long access times (jumping between two non-consecutive sectors on the card).
This can impact MSU1 performance when using the MSU1 audio and data features simultaneously, as two files have to be streamed at the same time.

Generally peak access times (T_max in the table below) up to 1 ms are acceptable for MSU1. I’ve come across cards with maximum access times as long as 9 ms. If the peak access time is slightly above 1 ms, low average access times (T_avg in the table below) can make up for it sometimes.

Note that cards with long access times can still be suitable for low-bandwidth and smaller transfers per frame. Also, using only the data or the audio extension at a given time increases tolerance.

As a rule of thumb the acceptable peak access time is 10 ms for audio only, 2 ms for data only.

On this page cards tested with sd2snes will be listed, including their measured peak+average access time, brand, maker/product code, revision, and serial number, and if MSU1 audio+video playback at full bandwidth is possible.

BrandNameSize[GB]MakerProductRev.Mfd.s/nT_avgT_maxMSU1 A/V ok?
SanDiskExtreme Class 10 30MB/s80x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD08G8.00x2003f5850.5 ms8.8 msno
TranscendSDHC Class 10320x74 / "JE" / JiaElec?SD1.00x0000073e0.7 ms1.1 msrare glitches
SanDiskExtreme Class 10 30MB/s80x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD08G8.00xc042eae70.6 ms9.5 msno
PLATINUMSDXC640x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSMI1.00x490109870.5 ms0.7 msyes (reformat w/ FAT32)
TranscendSDHC Class 1080x1b / "SM" / Samsung000001.00x01086ccb0.9 ms1.2 mssome glitches
SanDiskSD10x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD01G8.00x1008940c0.4 ms0.7 msyes
extrememorySD20x3e / "H-" / ?FLASH0.00x0090006d0.4 ms7.4 msno
SanDiskmicroSD160x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSU16G8.00x1100f68a0.6 ms1.2 msyes
NoNamemicroSD20x1b / "SM" / Samsung000001.00xb19d34c70.2 ms1.6 msyes
NoNamemicroSD0.50x00 / " " / ?N/A1.00x1c6f3b3a0.1 ms0.2 msyes
ToshibaSD20x02 / "TM" / ToshibaSD02G6.00xaab68a2d0.3 ms0.5 msyes
PanasonicSD20x01 / "PA" / PanasonicSN02G7.40x618b75690.7 ms1.0 msrare glitches
MEDIONSD20x4e / "BW" / BiWin?SMI1.02009/120x0000082a0.2 ms0.5 msyes
SanDiskminiSD10x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD01G8.02007/100x113108d90.4 ms0.6 msyes
SanDiskWii SD40x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD04G8.02010/010x206c37af0.4 ms0.6 msyes
SanDiskUltra Class 440x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD04G8.00x2185a5960.5 ms3.8 msno
SanDiskmicroSD20x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSU02G8.00x2015e4fe0.4 ms0.8 msyes
NoNamemicroSD20x02 / "TM" / ToshibaSD02G3.80xa3badb4c0.4 ms0.7 msyes
TranscendSDHC Class 1040x1e / "AB" / ?SDC1.00x00a0087a0.4 ms0.8 msyes
SanDiskExtreme III SDHC40x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD04G8.00x007085ad0.4 ms0.7 msyes
PLATINUMSDHC Class 10160x1a / "PQ" / Power Quotient?SMI0.00x000010070.4 ms7.8 msno
SamsungMB-SS8GA SDHC Class 680x1b / "SM" / Samsung000001.00x05a129ff0.8 ms1.4 mssome glitches
PanasonicSDHC Class 440x01 / "PA" / PanasonicSP04G7.42009/100x24a6a00e0.4 ms0.6 msyes
PLATINUMSD40x6f / "" / ?SMI1.02007/010x4232063f0.4 ms0.9 msyes
PLATINUMSDHC Class 10320x73 / ”BG” / Bongiovi Intl.?NCard1.02011/120x000002b20.2 ms0.9 msyes
SanDiskSD5120.50x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD5128.02005/120x20c463930.5 ms0.9 msyes
ULTRONSecure Digital HighSpeed20x02 / "TM" / ToshibaSD02G2.82007/110xa06e4a1d0.1 ms0.2 msyes
SanDiskUltra SDHC 30 MB/s Class 680x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSU08G8.02012/040x01409cf00.4 ms0.8 msyes
PatriotLX Series 16 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card PSF16GSDHC10 (Black)160x27 / "PH" / ?SD16G3.02012/040xb00c54bd1.8 ms3.0 msno
SanDisk32 GB Class 4 SD SDHC SDSDB-032G-B35320x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSD32G8.02012/050.8 ms1.4 msyes
SamsungMB-MSAGA/EU Essential Class 6 microSDHC 16GB160x1b / "SM" / Samsung000001.02012/010x0a7a75510.7 ms1.1 msyes
SamsungMicro SD 2GB MB-MS2GA/EU20x1b / "SM" / Samsung000001.02012/090x0350acea0.2 ms0.4 msyes
KingMaxSDHC Class 6160x13 / "HG" / ?SD16G0.02012/100x011000160.3 ms0.9 msyes
SanDiskmicroSDHC Class 4320x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSU32G8.02013/080x20b7c6410.6 ms1.1 msyes
KingstonSDC4/8GB80x02 / "TM" / ToshibaSA08G1.12013/090x1f9419230.9 ms1.4 msrare glitches
ToshibaSDHC UHS-I CARD80x02 / "TM" / ToshibaSE08G2.22014/060xc5c48a6f0.6 ms0.7 msyes
TranscendTS32GSDHC10U1E320x74 / "J'" / ?SDU1 2.02015/090x4bf1245d0.4ms0.8msyes
SanDiskBlue SD Memory Card320x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSS32G8.02015/120xf0351fcd0.4ms0.8msyes
SanDiskUltra microSDXC UHS-I Card2000x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSL2008.02016/030xfb282a190.5ms0.9msyes (FAT32 format using h2format.exe)
SanDiskUltra SDHC80x03 / "SD" / SanDiskSL08G8.02015/070x35fe77aa0.2ms0.5msyes
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  23 Responses to “Card list (MSU1)”

  1. Brand: PLATINUM
    Name: SDHC Class 10
    Size: 32GB
    Maker: 0x73/”BG”/?
    Product: “NCard”
    Rev: 1.0
    Mfd: 2011/12
    s/n: 000002b2
    T_avg: 0.243ms
    T_max: 0.885ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

    • Brand: SANDISK
      Name: microSDHC Class 4
      Size: 32GB
      Maker: 0x03, “SD”
      Product: “SU32G”
      Rev: 8.0
      S/n: 20b7c641
      Mfd: 2013/08
      T_avg: 0.568ms
      T_max: 1.050ms
      MSU1 ok: yes

  2. I’ve tested two cards yet…

    Brand: SanDisk
    Name: SD512
    Size: 512MB
    Maker: 0x03/”SD”
    Product: “SD512”
    Rev: 8.0
    Mfd: 2005/12
    s/n: 20c46393
    T_avg: 0.452ms
    T_max: 0.863ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

    and…

    Brand: ULTRON
    Name: Secure Digital HighSpeed
    Size: 2GB
    Maker: 0x02/”TM”
    Product: “SD02G”
    Rev: 2.8
    Mfd: 2007/11
    s/n: a06e4a1d
    T_avg: 0.142ms
    T_max: 0.163ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

  3. brand:Patriot LX
    name
    Series 16 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card PSF16GSDHC10 (Black)
    size 16GB
    maker: 0.27/ “PH”
    product: SD16G
    rev: 3.0
    sn: b00c54bd
    mfd 2012/04
    sd acc. tome 1.771/2.996 ms avg max
    MSU1 ok: yes

  4. Could you tell me if Sandisk SDSDX-064G-X46 works fine with it ?
    http://www.proline.pl/?p=SDSDX-064G-X46

  5. brand: Sandisk
    name: Series 32 GB Class 4 SD SDHC Modellnumber: SDSDB-032G-B35
    size 32 GB
    maker: 0x03. -SD-
    product: -SD32G-
    rev: 8.0
    mfd 2012/05
    sd acc. tome 0.822/1.417 ms avg max

  6. brand: Samsung
    name: MB-MSAGA/EU Essential Class 6 microSDHC 16GB
    size: 16gb
    maker: 0x1b, “SM”
    product: “00000”, Rev. 1.0
    sd serial no.: 0a7a7551, mfd. 2012/01
    sd scc. time: 0.678 / 1.062 ms avg/max
    msu1 ok: Yes

    http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0058TUDGE/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

  7. brand: Samsung
    name: Samsung Micro SD 2GB MB-MS2GA/EU
    size: 2 GB
    maker: 0x1b, “SM”
    product: “00000” Rev 1.0
    serial : 0350acea, mfd 2012/09
    SD acc Time 0.188 / 0.350ms avg/max
    Price : 3,5 € 🙂

  8. Brand: KingMax
    Name: SDHC Class 6
    Size: 16GB
    Maker: 0×13/”HG”/?
    Product: “SD16G”
    Rev: 0.0
    Mfd: 2012/10
    s/n: 01100016
    T_avg: 0.348ms
    T_max: 0.948ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

  9. A “Short” SD card adapter for use with MicroSD cards.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZEUCZY

    This might get flagged as SPAM, but it could be useful.

  10. Is it possible, that a card works in ED64 but not in sd2snes?
    It’s a 64 GB ADATA SDHC Class 10 – always telling me, menu.bin was not found. But I just copied everything from the 4 GB Card I used before.

    • Make sure the 64GB card is FAT32 formatted, NOT exFAT. Windows cannot do this out of the box I think, you will need a special formatting tool. If the card is already FAT32 formatted, it should work…

  11. So what 32GB SDHC card shall i buy, any recommendations please?

    Thanks! 🙂

    Best regards

  12. Brand: Kingston
    Name: SDC4/8GB
    Size: 8GB
    Maker: 0x02/”TM”
    Product: “SA08G”
    Rev: 1.1
    Mfd: 2013/09
    s/n: 1f941923
    T_avg: 0.892ms
    T_max: 1.363ms
    MSU1 ok: rare glitches

  13. Brand: TOSHIBA
    Name: SDHC UHS-I CARD
    Size: 8GB
    Maker: 0x02, “TM”
    Product: “SE08G”
    Rev: 2.2
    Mfd: 2014/06
    s/n: c5c48a6f
    T_avg: 0.618 ms
    T_max: 0.740 ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

    Extra: made in Japan, sku# SD-K008GR7AR30 on box.

  14. Brand: Transcend
    Name: Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Up to 90MB/s (TS32GSDHC10U1E)
    Size: 32GB
    Maker: 0x74, “J'”
    Product: “SDU1 ”
    Rev: 2.0
    Mfd: 2015/09
    s/n: 4bf1245d
    T_avg: 0.394ms
    T_max: 0.817ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

  15. Brand: Transcend
    Name: Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card Up to 90MB/s (TS32GSDHC10U1E)
    Size: 32GB
    Maker: 0x74, “J'”
    Product: “SDU1 ”
    Rev: 2.0
    Mfd: 2015/09
    s/n: 4bf1245d
    T_avg: 0.394ms
    T_max: 0.817ms
    MSU1 ok: yes

  16. Brand: Toshiba
    SD Maker/OEM: 0x02, “TM”
    SD Product Name: “SE04G”, rev 0.1
    SD Serial No. bf0ce536, mfd 2013/06
    SD acc time: 0.486/0.643 ms avg/max
    MSU1 OK: Yes

  17. Brand: Toshiba
    Size: 4GB
    SD Maker/OEM: 0x02, “TM”
    SD Product Name: “SE04G”, Rev 0.1
    SD Serial No.: bf0ce536, MFD. 2013/06
    SD acc. time: 0.486/0.643 ms avg/max
    MSU1 OK: yes

    • Brand: SanDisk
      Size: 32GB
      SD Maker/OEM: 0x03, “SD”
      SD Product Name: “SU32G”, Rev 8.0
      SD Serial No.: 00ad27fd, Mfd. 2013/11
      SD acc. time: 0.698/1.353 ms avg/max
      MSU1 OK: yes

      Pictures of previous Toshiba card: https://imgur.com/a/e4LcE
      Pictures of this SanDisk Card: https://imgur.com/a/tlrvO

      oddly enough, the first time testing this one I got 0.699/3.290, but after the second test it seemed to normalize at ~1.4 ms.

  18. SanDisk Blue SD Memory Card – 32GB.
    Product code:343/4848

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3434848.htm

    Brand: SanDisk
    Size: 32GB
    SD Maker/OEM: 0x03, “SD”
    SD Product Name: “SS32G”, Rev. 8.0
    SD Serial No: f0351fcd, mfd. 2015/12
    SD acc. time: 0.352 / 0.811 ms avg/max
    MSU1 OK: yes

  19. Brand: SanDisk Ultra SDHC
    Size: 8GB
    Class: 10
    SD Maker/OEM: 0x03, “SD”
    SD Product Name: “SL08G”, Rev. 8.0
    SD Serial No: 35fe77aa, mfd. 2015/07
    SD acc. time: 0.212 / 0.478 ms avg/max
    MSU1 OK: yes, Zelda 3 video intro and Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing sometimes looses sound when reset
    Packaging: https://goo.gl/photos/XD24thZA16mpGyreA

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