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Before you buy this Sandisk 4GB SDHC for Nintendo DSi, please consider the following facts:

1. You don't really need a SD card to play the Nintendo DSi or DSi XL. The DSi comes with 256MB internal memory, of which about 128MB can be used for photo files and downloaded DSiWare programs. The external memory card is only necessary when:
- You want to backup photos files from your DSi to your computer, or
- You want to play music files on you DSi, or
- You downloaded too many DSiWare programs, and need to off-load some to make room for system memory.

2. There are no special requirements for the external memory card. Any regular SD or SDHC card can be used, regardless of its capacity and speed rating. Note that the photo files of DSi are very tiny (typically under 100KB), so even a 2GB SD card can store something like 20,000 photos. Also you'll not see any speed difference whether you're using 'class-2' or 'class-10' card, because the Nintendo system memory is the bottleneck.

For about half the price, you can get a similar memory card (such as the Kingston 4 GB Class 4 SDHC or SanDisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC). Alternatively, you can pay similar price and get a card with twice the capacity instead. So it is hard to justify paying a premium for this product.

Unless, of course, you really like the pretty "Nintendo DSi" logo printed on this card
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on January 26, 2010
this functions as it should.
but this is a rip off!
they just slap on a Nintendo DSi sticker on a class2
(which is the slowest out of class2,4,and 6. With class 6 being the fastest)
SDHC card.

for this price, you can buy an 8gb class2 SDHC card.
(this is listed as $18.64 at the time of my writing this)
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on February 5, 2011
As another reviewer said, this is basically a class 2 SDHC with a Nintendo sticker. It was highly overpriced at the time I got it, and even now it's probably still expensive compared to an equivalent SDHC without the official sticker.

I only bought this because I was in a hurry placing an order for my DSi, and I supposed it would need some kind of particular SDHC (not standard) knowing how consoles are sometimes. My recommendation: just buy any brand at a lower price and higher specs and it will work the same.

As a side note, I don't use my DSi as a music player or as a camera (which are only for fun and not particularly good). I've only bought 6 DSiWare games so far (Just in case: DSiWare is Nintendo's digital download service for the DSi) since I basically buy cartridge games, and I haven't even used a byte of my SDHC. The Nintendo DSi has 256 MB of internal flash and DSiWare games are so tiny you can probably store a dozen... and I believe there are maybe a dozen DSiWare games worth buying. In case you are wondering, 256 MB (*8 = 2 Gigabits) is twice the capacity of a DS game cartridge.

Rounding up, an SDHC isn't *necessary* for a DSi if you're using it for what it is: playing games. You may use one if you will be storing pictures and music, but just get yourself another one.
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on February 22, 2014
I'm currently using this 4GB SD card on my WII for storing games downloaded from the VC shop. It has a
lot of storage room, the WII system memory doesn't have a whole lot of room to store games. Using this card
comes in handy for that purpose, the price I got I bought it for was a steal. You can also use it for storing
pictures as well. A very handy device that does it 's job well.
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on January 17, 2016
It arrived on time. I order this for my Nintendo DSI but it works with the Nintendo Wii too. I recommend this to anyone who have a Nintendo DSI or Wii. I like it because it saves enough data but I don't really need to much data storage.
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on December 23, 2012
I ordered this in error assuming my daughter's ds lite had a memory card slot however it does not. Of course, after ordering and receving this I found this out so I now have to ship it back. I should have checked before ordering however that is what happens when you are pressed for time I guess. Just fyi for all of you DS lite owners out there (there is no memory card slot for the DS lite). Can't beat the price though, great price!
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There is absolutely no question about the success of the Nintendo DSi, and how much Nintendo has shown that it can keep expanding in video games. But, with all the video games that you can download through their DSiWare Shop online, and all the photos you can simply store on the system, there honestly isn't enough room after awhile for all your needs. Fortunately, there is this Sandisk SDHC 4GB memory card, which is made especially for the Nintendo DSi. You can use this to store all your downloaded video games from online, as well as bring your photos that you can take to your local photo shop, where you can easily make a digital copy of them and print outs for all of your memories to share with others. I absolutely recommend this as a must buy if you already own the Nintendo DSi, for all your extra video game storage.

Price: A-

Convience: A

Overall: A 1/2-
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on January 17, 2011
The 4gb memory card for nintendo dsixl is the perfect size for storing music, photos and other downloads.
Very easy to use.
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on February 17, 2011
I use San Disk for everything for all my USB memory sticks and SD type cards. I have not had any problems with the product. I keep the card in the case when I'm not using it to avoid dirt affecting the performance.
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on April 12, 2011
.. but that's my fault not the product's fault. For what it is, the product is fine and does what it is intended to do. I just made the mistake of assuming that the DSi and DS lite use SDHC cards in the same manner. Not so. Will work nicely for your DSi though, or any other DS provided you have the adapter.
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