I just recently started a topic, asking for help with my external hard drive which has been stopping me from transferring files over 1GB from the system memory.
As of this writing, I'm transferring the data from the external HDD to an SD Card via a USB 2.0 Card Reader. I've done this before in the past and everything worked beautifully from the SD Card, even full retail games. Now, here's what I'm wondering: has anyone decided to use this method instead of the traditional external HDD? I'm asking because, I don't want to buy another external HDD when the one I have works just fine on my PC and original Wii. I'd rather use my funds to pick up Splatoon.
I know from jumpstreet Nintendo said the best option would be to go ahead and use HDDs, however, after reading around I've seen that a lot of people have gone against their word and things have worked out just fine for them. Now, they warned against using USB thumbdrives, but not SD Cards. The 3DS uses SD Cards, as does many phones and tablets that have expandable storage, and of course digital cameras. So I'm wondering; would it be okay to use the SD Card+USB Reader as a long-term alternative? Should I be worried about it failing? Like I said—at this point it's working better than my external HDD, which is strange considering the HDD has its own power source...