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R4i SDHC from R4i-sdhc.com is the upgrade version of original R4 DS. The all-new R4i SDHC succeeds to full functions of R4 DS card and exceeds in many aspects. It supports SDHC memory up to 32GB and offers better compatibility. Since R4i SDHC released on 2009, it is loved by millions of Nintendo Dsi players. More than 50% flashcard users choose R4i SDHC V1.4.1 for nintendo DSi V1.41.. .Why is R4i SDHC so popular? What is the excellence of R4i SDHC V1.4.1? Let's compare R4i SDHC V1.4.1 with R4 DS card.


R4i SDHC V1.4.1 VS R4 DS on package

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 Package Include:        

  • 1 * R4i SDHC V1.4.1 from r4i-sdhc.com
  • 1 * MicroSD reader 1 * Micro SD reader.
  • 1 * Strip.

While R4 DS package includes:

  • 1 X R4 DS card (R4 0815)
  • 1 X USB reader / writer.
  • 1 X Strip.

R4i SDHC packages have same accessories with R4 DS package. It is in red color while R4 DS package are black. What is more, R4 DS packages are much bigger than R4i SDHC package.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 Compare R4 DS in Core

R4 DS still use the old core. It is called 0815. So R4 DS card is also called 0815 card. Since beat by Nintendo all over the world, R4 DS team disbanded, and it is impossible to improve the core. Old core need tedious process to upgrade the core and manage the games with computer.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 Adopts very excellent core. it enables the R4i SDHC V1.4.1 card to search and download game automatically through Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi function is not only available in core upgrade, but also in automatically game management. The smart core with Wi-Fi function makes it convenient to operate the R4i SDHC V1.4.1 card.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 VS r4 DS in capacity and power-saving

As core limitation, R4 DS card only support MicroSD memory up to 2GB. It is better to use high speed memory card in R4 DS card, or else the game speed will be limited. What is more, R4 DS card in not very good in power saving.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 supports high capacity up to 32GB. It get good game speed and performance in many kinds of memory card, even low speed TF card. The power consumption of R4i SDHC V1.4.1 is largely reduced as sleeping mode is used. R4i SDHC V1.4.1 card offers longer standby time.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 compare R4 DS in compatibility

R4i SDHC support Nintendo DS, DS lite, DSi, DSi XL. The R4i SDHC V1.4.1 support DSi V1.41. Users can play 99% DSi games by loading latest R4i SDHC kernel to R4i sdhc V1.4.1. As same size wth original DSi card, R4i SDHC V1.4.1 minimizes the error to fit DSi.

R4 DS only fit Nintendo DS and DS Lite, as lack of technical impovement, it is a little week in game speed and compatibility.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 with media function for flexibility

With the latest moonshell 2.0, R4i SDHC V1.4.1 firmware enables multimedia function. It is a card to offer games, music and movies. Players can enjoy more fun from it. The good flexibility of R4i SDHC V1.4.1 firmware is also very usefull. Players can use the cheatcode and soft-reset setting to avoid conflicts and reduce trouble.

R4i SDHC V1.4.1 VS R4 DS in price

R4 DS is much cheaper than any other flashcard. manufacturer reduce the R4 DS price to earn more market. This cause R4 DS card to be more and more cheaper. Now, you can cost 5 to 6 USD to buy a R4 DS card.

The R4i SDHC is much expensive compare to R4 DS. But comparing with other flashcards, R4i sdhc V1.4.1 is very cheap. If user consider the compatibility and quality, the R4i SDHC V1.4.1 really deserve the payment.

R4i SDHC compare R4 DS in software update

R4i-sdhc.com team is improving the R4i SDHC card in software and hardware. The before version of R4i SDHC hardware is R4i SDHC V1.4. It was upgraded to R4i SDHC V1.4.1 to support DSi V1.41 in Sep, 2010. For R4i SDHC firmware, R4i-sdhc team update the R4i sdhc kernel every month. Many new games are enabled in every update. By kernel upgrade, users can enjoy almost all games in R4i SDHC card.

Official R4 DS kernel stopped in R4 V1.18. As R4 ds team dispand, no new r4 DS kernel update. To be happy, there is an unofficial R4 DS kernel called wood r4 kernel. Wood R4 team update the wood r4 kernel very fast. It can be also used in R4i gold V2.0 card. More and more players load wood r4 kernel to R4 ds card to play new Nintendo games.

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