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Development suggestion, filesystem support.

05 Apr 2020, 09:26

Please consider adding support for other more robust file systems, like ext4 for example.

Fat32 is such a fragile filesystem. In the last few days I’ve had power outages due to bad weather and every time it happened my SDPro would fail to read the SD card and I’d have to perform a repair on it. Obviously once repaired all is fine.

Please seriously consider this, ext4 would be perfect for us Linux users, I’d settle for exfat too, anything really would be better and more robust then fat32.

Thanks.

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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

18 Jul 2020, 00:35

Just bumping as it’s been many months an no replies.

How about adding exFAT support as all the newer terraonion products seem to now support it.

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

18 Jul 2020, 00:57

It's not going to happen without a hardware redesign.

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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

18 Jul 2020, 02:27

LOL and how do you figure that? It’s nothing more than a software implementation.

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Mobiusstriptech
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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

18 Jul 2020, 07:22

If you want to do it, go for it.

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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

18 Jul 2020, 07:50

If they release the needed source I would. It’s nothing more than a five minute task plus added time for testing.

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TokyoRebirth
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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

27 Jul 2020, 23:03

Just reading this. I haven't had any issues with it so far, even though it's fat32.

I also had some power outages, but there were no problems at all.

Despite that, where is the big difference if you turn of your console compared to a power outage? I mean, both just cut the power line (the Neo Geo even has an old switch that does exactly that - cut the power) so I see no difference in that.

Could it be a different cluster size? Or maybe a bad micro SD?

I don't know if there ever will be a support for exFAT, since it's a different structure. The PS3 also just reads fat32 and there isn't any native way to change that. But I also don't know if it's a must to change the hardware.

Maybe check your SD card? Could be a problem there :/

But yeah, otherwise I also like exFAT much more than fat32, however it's really only needed in case of bigger roms, and there is not a single big rom on the Neo Geo (big meaning bigger than 4GB)

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Greg2600
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Re: Development suggestion, filesystem support.

28 Jul 2020, 04:09

Battery backups are not that expensive....

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