Marbles
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Recommended Storage Type?

02 Aug 2020, 04:16

So, since it supports 3 separate storage mediums..
What would you say is the recommended Storage Type?

USB 3.0
SD/Micro SD Card
or
Hard Drive?

I have a 512GB Thumb Drive, SD Card, and SSHD
Just curious which would be the best to use with the mode.

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Segaheart99
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

02 Aug 2020, 08:51

Marbles wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 04:16
So, since it supports 3 separate storage mediums..
What would you say is the recommended Storage Type?

USB 3.0
SD/Micro SD Card
or
Hard Drive?

I have a 512GB Thumb Drive, SD Card, and SSHD
Just curious which would be the best to use with the mode.
This is really up to you the user to decide i really don't think there a prefer method though as there all doing the same thing

Only thing saturn wise would be recommending an sdd over a hdd it explain in the faq why.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1730

Marbles
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

02 Aug 2020, 15:46

Well crap, literally all three are Samsung!
Samsung Evo Select 512GB
Samsung 860 EVO SSD 512GB
Samsung Fit Plus 256GB
(Had them well before I bought the Mode)

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RevQuixo
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

02 Aug 2020, 18:21

Marbles wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 15:46
Well crap, literally all three are Samsung!
Samsung Evo Select 512GB
Samsung 860 EVO SSD 512GB
Samsung Fit Plus 256GB
(Had them well before I bought the Mode)
The 860 should be fine. The SD cards, not so much,

mcdermotx
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

03 Aug 2020, 10:16

FWIW.....I use an 860 EVO SSD in both the Saturn and Dreamcast (which also runs an EVO Select microSD at the same time).
No issues at all.

Marbles
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

03 Aug 2020, 17:52

mcdermotx wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 10:16
FWIW.....I use an 860 EVO SSD in both the Saturn and Dreamcast (which also runs an EVO Select microSD at the same time).
No issues at all.
So the Evo Select SD card does work?

Serious question,
What size would you suggest for a near complete Saturn or Dreamcast collection?

Also, it can run the Dreamcast GDIs right?
(Still waiting on my Mode to arrive!)

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Segaheart99
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

03 Aug 2020, 21:49

@Marbles

He using both but plenty people have report issues with samsung cards your experience may vary.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1732&p=9309&hilit=Samsung#p9309 Proof

Serious question,
What size would you suggest for a near complete Saturn or Dreamcast collection?

This depends if you want to keep the full redump set then 2tb for both if your willing to remove the duplicates and use exclusive for say europe you may get away with 1tb then.

As it cut down the size big time

Also, it can run the Dreamcast GDIs right?

Look like someone has not read the Manuel of course it can :)

Just remember the dreamcast and Saturn are two different beasts meaning dont expect to play a dreamcast game on a saturn and vice versa

Marbles
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

03 Aug 2020, 23:30

Segaheart99 wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 21:49
@Marbles

He using both but plenty people have report issues with samsung cards your experience may vary.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1732&p=9309&hilit=Samsung#p9309 Proof

Serious question,
What size would you suggest for a near complete Saturn or Dreamcast collection?

This depends if you want to keep the full redump set then 2tb for both if your willing to remove the duplicates and use exclusive for say europe you may get away with 1tb then.

As it cut down the size big time

Also, it can run the Dreamcast GDIs right?

Look like someone has not read the Manuel of course it can :)

Just remember the dreamcast and Saturn are two different beasts meaning dont expect to play a dreamcast game on a saturn and vice versa
Trust me, I grew up with these consoles and know how much of a different beast they are.
Especially with the insane architecture of the Saturn's multi processors, verse the ease of use developing for the Dreamcast.

My father recently passed away, so I splurged and purchased two modes in form of stress/mourning spending. One for the Saturn, one for the Dreamcast.
I'm just trying to optimize the storage for both consoles, and seems like 512 is perfect for the DC at least. (Though debating if I should buy a WD or Sandisc for the other SSD)

My DC's eye has been dying for a while, and I had been looking for a alternative or replacement since I own quite a few high value games I wanted to keep intact (Power Stone 2, IllBleed, Canon Spike), I had looked at the GDEMU and USB-GDROOM but I've grown to love TerraOnion with the other item's I purchased from them so I grabbed the Mode.

As for the Saturn, I had been waiting for the Satiator, but this seems like a good alternative.

I am guilty of not reading the Manual though, the MODEs haven't even arrived yet.. I purchased them via word of mouth via various online personalities and reviews pointing out just how good, and competitive it is compared to the other products out there.
(Though now I am reading up on it)

On last question, can you save to the Saturn MODE, or will it still need the internal memory battery?
I know the DC will of course use the VMUs.

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Segaheart99
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

04 Aug 2020, 00:13

You will still need to use internal memory but just a heads look up something called an fram mod if u want to keep your saves even when the battery runs out.

Marbles
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Re: Recommended Storage Type?

04 Aug 2020, 00:27

Segaheart99 wrote:
04 Aug 2020, 00:13
You will still need to use internal memory but just a heads look up something called an fram mod if u want to keep your saves even when the battery runs out.
I also have the RED-Card extra ram pack with save functionality
Though I never use it for saves, heard it's quite delicate.

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