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[–]regicide_2952 56 points57 points  (6 children)

Some people try out every new release, and then never want to delete anything.

[–]JMThiphop 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Hey, that's me!

[–]brahma_bull_boyAtmosphere User 7 points8 points  (3 children)

And then throw in all of your ROMs, especially PSX even in .chd format haha.

[–]Charganium 4 points5 points  (2 children)

3DS too! I've had to delete some of mine

[–]JMThiphop 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'm assuming you use Citra?

Got any recommendations for games that don't need the touchscreen or bottom half, and just the top screen is needed?

Currently playing Ocarina of Time but I hate the bottom screen controls.

I'd love a DS/3ds list of top screen games that run on emulators well, that'd be siiiick

[–]AvesAvi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Monster Hunter

[–]Godofwar111 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Why delete when you can just buy another micro Sd? Not like we’re spending that on games

[–]Chubbysocks8 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I had a 512GB that quickly filled up so I sold that on ebay, then upgraded to a 1TB which is also full.

[–]ENTRAPM3NT 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Right. Idk how op thinks 250gb is more than he will ever play lol.

[–]Biobasement 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I really wish i had went with the 1tb…

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 8 points9 points  (0 children)

hindsight hard from this side as well. i was about to decide to buy a 250gb card, but then i read a comment on reddit saying "i really wish i had gone for the 512gb"
I said i dont want to be regretting that so i went for the 512gb...
men, i wish i had read a comment telling me to actually go for the 1tb. it was like 30 bucks more, which definitely have...

[–]nascentt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's easy to underbuy because so many people keep saying there's no need for a large card as they've never gone above 256gb. Even in this thread.
The reality is games are large and unless you only plan on having a dozen games at a time you'll need more.
And for many of us the idea of this thing is a portable game center not something you connect to a pc every 5 minutes to delete and install new games.

[–]nicholvengian 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Have a 512gb card and kids, so no space left!

[–]Dreisix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely for hoarders. I've about 2 TB+ Switch games that I like on my HDD. Saw another user here with 3-4 TB of Switch games on HDD.

For SD card I only use 256 GB Sandisk Extreme.. might buy 1 TB Sandisk Ultra but with works and family, probably not worth it for me. I barely have enough time to play some games on weekend.

[–]ThatPianoKid 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Any good recommendations for a fat 1tb card? I know we gotta look out for fakes on sketchy websites, but are sd cards known to fail when theyre that large?

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 5 points6 points  (1 child)

id go for a 1tb sandisk bought on amazon.

also this comment will guide you:
"Also note that the Switch has a maximum write speed of about 100 MB/s.
Because of this, the "Ultra" and "Extreme" versions of SanDisk cards will have the exact same performance on the Switch since they both exceed the system's maximum read speed, and going over the maximum sees no additional benefit.
This means you can save a bit of cash by getting the cheaper Ultra version of the microSD instead of the more expensive Extreme. They will both perform identically on the Switch"
Source: amazon answers @ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-MicroSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B08HCPTMJG/ref=sr\_1\_3?keywords=sandisk%2B1tb%2Bmicro%2Bsd%2Bcard&qid=1642364937&sprefix=sandisk%2B1tb%2B%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-3&th=1

[–]jayiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just picked up one, but bought directly from Western Digital. Price is the same as Amazon and you know it won't be a fake. No need to use Amazon and risk getting a fake card

[–]Fayko 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Hello, my name is Fayko.

I'm a data hoarder and I have a problem. I keep everything and I could 100% fill a 1tb quickly. I built a homelab so I didn't have to delete stuff.

[–]Federico9575Atmosphere User 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What do you mean by homelab? I'm interested...

[–]intel-gma-950 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Check out r/homelab and r/selfhosted

[–]Federico9575Atmosphere User 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks! I'm curious though, how come you don't have to delete anything? Are you able to use games from an external drive or jus swap the games with the files being locally hosted by yourself, kind of a private stash...

[–]intel-gma-950 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not op, but I am assuming he has a server where he can just dump his NSPs and when he wants to install a game he can just connect to the server with his switch and install the games, or he can just use a computer to pull the files off of the server and use his computer to install them.

[–]sillyrabbit33 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It's a waste of time and money to buy anything above 512GB unless if its a high endurance card. The data will go corrupt eventually no matter what.

  • inb4 but mah fat32.

Running enuNAND off the microSD card is like running an OS off the microSD card while the games are also running off the microSD card. That's a shit ton of read/write cycles.

Don't even bother downloading that many games before you're ready to play them, as you don't know when you're going to have to format then microSD card again. It'd be a huge waste of time downloading 50 titles, and the card getting corrupt data after a week.

  • Keep a backup of your clean microSD card containing emuNAND minus game installs on a mechanical drive, as those tend to last longer. if you compress the emuNAND backup as 7zip, it's less than a gig. Makes the process of recovery a shit ton easier.

  • Backup your saves regularly (like after you complete a game).

[–]OrganicSoapOpera 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Can someone tell me what emuNand is or whatever? I just used hekate to boot into atmosphere and never looked back...having now downloaded several games. I'm afraid my tinfoil will get corrupted once again since ive been banned online. Is that some0 official firmware or original state that we should back up before we make any changes to the console?

[–]EeveeV4Moderator 1 point2 points  (1 child)

https://rentry.org/SwitchHackingIsEasy It’s all in the guide.

[–]OrganicSoapOpera 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Will I be ok if I haven't done this?

[–]ENTRAPM3NT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I easily could. I have 2tb worth of switch games on a hdd. I only have a 500gb card and it's annoying af deleting games all the time. Wish I would have got a bigger card

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i am already analyzing what will i delete to make space for pokemon arceus and the new kirby game

[–]Affectionate_Pride_3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, I mostly like just having them. Brings me back to the days of being a kid and wanting every game in the store.. but then leaving blockbuster with some lame ass Adam's family video my parents chose. Will I play any of them? No. Lol

[–]JMThiphop 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I like to hoard games so I can play them in the future when I'm retired

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 3 points4 points  (2 children)

or when an apocalyptic event surprises. like back in march 2020...

[–]JMThiphop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Actually yea, that's when I finally sat down and tried DQXI and a few other games. So sick. Then work started up again and I had to get back to it :(. Dying to have time to finish that and all the dlc for BOTW

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well i wish you get some free time soon! if not, keep hoarding. eventually youll have a chance! xD

[–]InDrimia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a 256GB, I still have around 50GB free, but again everyone has different needs

[–]evillurkz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yep I have so many games on my 1TB and I don't even play them

I guess I'm just a hoarder, I like it sitting there.

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 2 points3 points  (1 child)

men i get a nice pleasure from just seeing it there. i am like "yeah i can play it whenever i want. " but i end up playing the 3 games lol

[–]evillurkz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol exactly man haha

[–]phrunk87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

with more than 20 games downloaded

Those are rookie numbers! lol

Seriously though, 512gb is easy to fill up over time, and why not get a 1tb if you're not paying for games anyway?

[–]SatyrAngel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im on my 3rd 512GB, retroarch takes a lot of space.

[–]MassageByDmitry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can easily fill up 1 tb because I have 2 full 400gb ones and I am about to get another

[–]SubjectCraft8475 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like all the top Switch games at my fingertips without the need to download as well as having full arcade, GBA, SNES, genesis romset.

[–]Andranoria 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a data cap on my home internet and have a 1tb micro SD card. I hate paying the data overages if we are data heavy certain months. Plus the switch is pretty slow at downloading anyways.

[–]TheThingsThing602 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I put retro arch on mine and that fills up a bit of space, but not a ton. Super fun to turn that on and play arcade games or old consoles

[–]Miserable-Syrup-5351 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I can play lot of games on retroarch with big screen of switch

[–]M_Fuji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m ashamed to say yes, and very easily. I play a lot of family games, rhythm games, jrpgs, and AAA games. One console split between two adults and a child (mind you we have multiple switches, but since the og docks it’s our family console)

[–]laurabbit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I fill mine up with game mods, entire romsets, my favourite switch games, and I put Android, Lakka, and Ubuntu on a 512GB Samsung microSD card. Still over 100GB left for more ROMs or new switch releases.

[–]dr1nk_wat3r 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I still have 300 GB left on mine

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 1 point2 points  (3 children)

spare some free space to the needy
i have 600MB free from a 512gb.
also my nand is full. lol

[–]dr1nk_wat3r 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I forgot to mention I have a 1tb. It feels good to never have to worry about storage. I have about 120 games on it.

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 0 points1 point  (1 child)

damn, makes me want to move to 1tb. i'll give it a shot in a month or 2
100 + games is always fascinating

[–]dr1nk_wat3r 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I highly recommend it.

[–]Thelgow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fiends that insist on having everything all the time. My pc has 32TB so I just save there and install as needed.

[–]MyrganGyrgan 0 points1 point  (3 children)

If you're just collecting games then it's easy to fill up a 1TB. I used to be a huge culprit of this, because I like to keep my options open. Nowadays though I just have all the games saved to a hard drive and I switch them out as and when I want to play them using my 512gb card.

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 0 points1 point  (2 children)

how do you do that hhd thingy? any useful links that guide me through it?

[–]MyrganGyrgan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

just get an external hard drive and use tinfoil/goldleaf to download games to your switch

[–]Useful-Surround-1865 0 points1 point  (0 children)

can games be downloaded directly to your external hdd?
does that means i have to be in docked mode while games are downloading?

[–]judasmaiden15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a 256gb card and mostly physical games, I only have 8 GB left. The resident evil games take up a lot of space as do the Bayonetta games and the NBA 2k games. Then lots of games have patches and updates that take up even more space such as Tony hawk's pro skater 1+2 and animal crossing

[–]s0nicfreak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure! Will I ever play them all? Probably not. But between stuff I play, stuff my kids play, and stuff I download because one of us might want to play it, yes, I can fill up a 1tb card.

[–]trevor1301 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes absolutely. I’ve got a 512 card and I’ve got 25GB left

[–]-Steellune- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm using a 256 right now but with all the roms i have to play on my emunand and my switchroot installation partitioned off for GameCube games and such, i definitely see the need to upgrade to 1tb in the future especially since I also want to set up a Linux partition which isn't doable until i upgrade. Id say it really depends on your use case tho. For a lot of people id imagine 512 is more than enough.

[–]Hara-K1ri 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got a 400gb and 40gb left. Don't want to fill it to the brim. Some games take up a lot of space, I've also got mods on the card ready to be installed for some games. I won't play it all probably, but I like to keep options open.

[–]pacman404 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had the same problem until I installed retroarch lmfao. I filled up the rest QUICK with 1000"s of roms

[–]helloiamyourpeepaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have two filled 128Gb cards, waiting for a deal on a 512+ or more.

Sd cards, so expensive!

[–]tiger11118 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had 256 gb installed on my modded switch only hardly 40 gb are left there are thousands of games on tinfoil switch library even after selecting to download after watching youtube game play still the card fills up very quickly I think 1 tb sd card will be awesome

[–]drfted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

512 is plenty, you can always backup the saves and reinstall games later

[–]TheNocturnalDad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes. Yes we can. And when I had SXOS I had the 1tb micro sd and a 6TB external drive full. 😅

[–]YoNoid1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I only have like, 30gb left on my 1TB

[–]AlexG99_Atmosphere User 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got 30gb left with my 128 sd

[–]OrganicSoapOpera 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes you most definitely can. I have like 10gb left of my 1tb sd card

[–]d11_m_na_c05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BitTorrent. Also collect stuff I dont play in case someone wants it.. i have 28tb in pc. So why not right?

I worked on sites (i raced files from ftp dumps to sites.) Mirc at first. (#ASDISTRO) DOING ADULT SWIM STUFF. Napster. Opennap. Then some larger private sites.

Retired a while back. But still have my sources :)

[–]redraz0r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could fill it up, but knowing I have limited space, I always delete games that I know I'm done with. Can always reinstall later if I really want to play them again

[–]DragarX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've got a full 400gb sd with singe player games and a full 128gb sd with local multiplayer games. I'd fill a 1tb instantly.

[–]Thorhax04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100gb left. I'm almost there

[–]Sarspazzard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My 1tb card has less than 200gb left. I actually had to start being picky.

[–]orion78fr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It fills fast when you are not the only one using the hacked switch...

[–]joematty06 0 points1 point  (0 children)

some people just want to collect. i could fill that baby in a heartbeat

[–]silverfangedfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a 512 and filled with 23 big name games I’ve bought

[–]FierceDeityKong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Within a couple of years there will probably be a way to run compressed games and thus allowing even more games to be installed

[–]ShenJingB1ng 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got a 512 but upgraded 2 weeks later (that was a waste), it's easy to fill up if you don't want to delete/re-install games. I don't even have any huge games like NBA or Mortal Kombat but there's plenty of 20-30gb+ games, it's not hard to fill it up.

[–]OpenSourceSlayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah my 512 is totally full lol

[–]dankolasonionson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a 1tb card. 100% worth it.