[Review] MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB – AliExpress – for MegaSD.

The MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB was acquired in AliExpress, shop Samsung Global Store, for use with my Megas, the FPGA Terraonion, which is still on the way, straight from Stone Age Gamer (actually tangled up in Curitiba fault of the Post Office or the Federal Revenue, these two wastes that only delay Brazil).

Motivation

The Megas implements a Sega CD in FPGA, in other words, it is capable of running all Sega CD games in one Mega Drive or Analogue Mega Sg from a microSD card.

The Sega CD game library is relatively large. The group package Redump has 272 items, that total 119 GB. So you need a microSD with a lot of capacity.

The Megas also runs Mega Drive games, Master System, e SG-1000 (the latter only in Mega Sg). The package SmokeMonster with the ROMs of that system has more 12,3 GB.

So far a credit card 200 GB would be enough. But I opted for the MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB to have enough slack because the Redump package is not yet complete. I have a Trurip package that totals 249 GB.

To complete, the Megas brings a new possibility, which is to modify the Mega Drive cartridge games to use CD audio. This was actually possible since the release of the original Sega CD, but interestingly none softwarehouse explored this possibility. As far as I know, the first game that comes with an audio CD to optionally be used together with the cartridge and have CD audio is the Pier Solar and the Great Architects, RPG aftermarket released in 2010.

But with the launch of Megas, the community is already moving to modify Mega Drive games and give them CD quality audio. Five of them have been released at the time of writing this article: Moonwalker, Out Run, Streets of Rage 2, Battles and Ys III: Wanderers from Ys. This list tends to grow, so it’s good to have space for future releases.

Choice of MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB

The choice by the MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB was easy. I have several cards from Sandisk and they never gave me any problems. SSDs also have brand, and the few that have been problem exchanged under warranty. Ultra has enough speed for the task, so I did not want to spend more in version Extreme.

The price of Sandisk cards on AliExpress is great, much lower than those found in Brazil, and the store Samsung Global Store tens of thousands of sales and reviews positive, so I bought with them without having to think too much.

Unboxing

Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing from the MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB:

Tests

My first step was to check the code on the packaging of the scratch card check website of the Chinese Sandisk, to make sure that it was a legitimate product. And the confirmation was made:

Verification of the Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC Card on the Sandisk website.

Verification of the Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC Card on the Sandisk website.

Then, I tried to test the card using the tools H2testw and CrystalDiskMark. Both tests were performed using SD Cards and microSD Reader USB Ugreen 3.0. Check out the results:

Tracing

These are the package tracking information obtained in the AliExpress:

2019.12.23 19:23 (GMT-7): Delivery successful
2019.12.17 09:55 (GMT-7): Cleared customs
2019.12.13 07:42 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier
2019.12.05 09:09 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin
2019.12.03 14:32 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline
2019.12.03 08:22 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
2019.12.03 04:02 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse
2019.12.03 03:32 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched

Through the code LP + 15 digits, that appears in the system AliExpress, You can get the code from ePacket posted in Sweden (LB + 9 digits + SE), by using the site system Cainiao, that displays the following information:

Delivered
2019-12-23 19:23:00

Import clearance success
2019-12-17 09:55:00

Arrive at destination country
2019-12-13 07:42:00

Hand over to airline
2019-12-05 09:09:00

Depart from transit country or district
2019-12-04 16:03:00

Arrive at transit country or district
2019-12-04 15:30:00

Received by line-haul
2019-12-03 14:32:00

Outbound in sorting center
2019-12-03 08:22:32

Inbound in sorting center
2019-12-03 04:02:22

Accepted by carrier
2019-12-03 03:32:22

And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:

23/12/2019
18:22
Delivered to the addressee object
23/12/2019
11:05
/ SP
Object out for delivery to the recipient
20/12/2019
10:54
INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution Unit in [REMOVED] / SP
18/12/2019
12:05
CAJAMAR / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
17/12/2019
10:01
CURITIBA / PR
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
17/12/2019
09:59
Customs supervision terminated
13/12/2019
08:00
Object received by the post Office of Brazil

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04/12/2019
15:30
SWEDEN /
Object forwarded
from country to SWEDEN / countries in International treatment unit / BRInformar document number for the supervision and delivery of your object. Click hereMy Imports
04/12/2019
15:29
Object received in export unit

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04/12/2019
14:46
Object posted

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Table-Summary

It, Finally, We got the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB
Name Original: Sandisk Ultra Micro SD 128GB 32GB 64GB 256GB 16G 400GB Micro SD Card SD/TF Flash Card Memory Card 32 64 128 gb microSD for Phone
Store: AliExpress | Store: Samsung Global Store
Value: R$ 248,99
Current value: R$ 244,24 (US$ 56,71)
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: R$ 9,51
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 29/09/2019
Submission Date: 03/12/2019
Data Delivery: 23/12/2019
Time in Transit: 20 days
Declared content: Card Reader(S
Type Marked Content: Others
Declared Value: USD 3.00
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

While the Megas not enough, I already left the MicroSDXC card Sandisk Ultra 400GB ready with the packages No-Intro, from the SmokeMonsters, all CD images from Redump, and as 5 MD + ROMs and their respective audio files. I've used 146 GB and I have 220 GB pounds. In total, 366 GB usable on the card, which has already been formatted in exFAT format, which is supported by Megas.

The firmware files for the Megas, that can only be downloaded using the serial number and, therefore, I will only be able to download it when it arrives. Mas pelo menos já está tudo semi-pronto para testa-lo assim que a Receita Federal e o Correios pararem de atrapalhar a minha vida.

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Polter

Essa loja é oficial da Samsung ou tem nada a ver apesar do nome?

Good morning! Eu tentei entrar no link da lista de roms do Smoke Monster mas não consigo acessar! Diz que o link precisa ser liberado pelo administrador do emuparadise!
Como você conseguiu baixar as roms? Pode me mandar o link por favor? A hug!

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