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    AceKard 2i vs M3i Zero, which one is better

    I just bought a new DSi and was wondering if anyone has tried both the Acekard 2i and M3i Zero, and could tell which one they think is best. Or, if you own one of them, what you dislike about the cart. I own a M3DS Real and a CycloDS for my NDS and much prefer the Cyclo over the M3DS. I don't need to know about any other flash cart since I'm pretty set on one of these two carts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    I just bought a new DSi and was wondering if anyone has tried both the Acekard 2i and M3i Zero, and could tell which one they think is best. Or, if you own one of them, what you dislike about the cart. I own a M3DS Real and a CycloDS for my NDS and much prefer the Cyclo over the M3DS. I don't need to know about any other flash cart since I'm pretty set on one of these two carts.
    i went through the same thing a month or so ago, narrowed it down to the acekard or m3izero, in the end, after much reading and asking, i went for the m3izero, so far ive not had a single problem, out of all the roms i have, i only have 1 that gives me problems (its a very new game, so its understandable).

    Plenty of updates for it fairly regularly, menu's look cool, especially when skinned.

    Choice of Sakura or Touchpod software, both with their advantages/disadvantages, but mainly down to personal choice (Sakura seems to be less 'laggy' when going through the menu's)

    its really east to setup, easy to use, does the job, pretty well built.

    Is it better than the Acekard? no idea! :P but you wont be disapointed if you get one.

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    I watched a video on the M3iZero, it looks like the same sakura the M3DS Real uses, so I'm familar with that, and it seems like the M3 team is good at updates for the non working new releases. Just wondering about the Acekard since it's about half the price. Maybe I'll just get an Acekard 2i just to check it out, if I don't like it then I'll just get an M3 zero, since nobody posted any dislikes about the Acekard 2i. It would be nice to skin or change the theme of sakura, not too fond of the pink color.

    Edit - I received an AceKard 2i about 2 weeks ago and really like it, more than my M3DS Real. I would say that the AceKard 2i operates just a smoothly as the CycloDS. My M3DS Real sometimes doesn't even boot up but I think that's because the new firmware I installed, perhaps I need to reinstall the firmware.
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    CycloDS and Acekard 2.1 are the best of the best when it comes to ds/dsl

    Since I would guess that both have the same features since they use the Same GUI, i would think the Dsi version is the same thing, but going with Acekard 2i was defentely a good choice

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    have an acekard 2 (not i) for my dsl... and out of the box functions relativly well... get the AIKIO firmware and menus speed up, compatabillity is no longer an issue (kingdom hearts worked when it hit the net with no patches or updates)

    skins are plentiful and i found one that i liked after some searching, but the pages just seem to go on and on and on... official skins work on custom firmware... so, big plus for me

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    I do have some issues with moonshell, but that could be me encoding things wrong...

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    ive always used EZ-Flash carts for years and not had any problems with them, there are so many out there that its confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poek View Post
    have an acekard 2 (not i) for my dsl... and out of the box functions relativly well... get the AIKIO firmware and menus speed up, compatabillity is no longer an issue (kingdom hearts worked when it hit the net with no patches or updates)

    skins are plentiful and i found one that i liked after some searching, but the pages just seem to go on and on and on... official skins work on custom firmware... so, big plus for me

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    I do have some issues with moonshell, but that could be me encoding things wrong...
    I found that the moonshell on my M3DS worked rather well, better than on my CycloDS, but maybe I'm kinda lazy and not doing what I could to get it working good. Haven't bothered with moonshell on Acekard2i since my M3DS and Cyclo both have 8GB cards and my Ak 2i has a 4GB card.

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    You will need to be careful with the M3 Zero if you regularly remove and replace the mini disk (wear & tear on the locking mechanism). I don't know if the acekard could have similar problems.

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    acekard has the samespring, i would assume that if i remove the card enough, it will break... the ezflash doesn't have a spring in it, and feels a little more solid than the acekard... and works with the 3 in 1 for the ds browser...

    found that the two cards load at different speeds, but i'm using two different series of shch cards, a series 2 for the ezflash and a series 6 for the acekard... which might be the difference i'm experiencing.

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