JoyTech 16X Memory Card Review

Written by Zombie_X
January 2006

INTRODUCTION

JoyTech is a company that manufactures a wide array of game related products. Really I haven't heard of them before but the memory card was only $10.00

FEATURES:

  • 16X the space of a standard memory card.
  • Save/Load game saves
  • Keep High scores.

CONTENTS:

  • JoyTech 16X Memory Card
  • Stickers
  • Use guide

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

The memory card is twice the length of a official NGC memory card. It is black and even comes with stickers. The card reminds me of the PS2 Gameshark dongle.


USAGE/ERFORMANCE:

Well the card is recognized just as fast as a official memory card and read/writes just as fast. I copied saves from my other memory card to this one and I didn't experience any corruption like other 3rd party memory cards do. So now is the save/load test and I tested it with Metroid Prime Hunters 2 and saved at least 40 times and no corruption was experienced at all. So now I load up the FCEUltra emulator and saved my state in one of the games. When i restarted the GC I found that my memory card has been corrupted so I formatted it and tried again and it got corrupted again. Hm...I guess it doesn't support homebrew saving.


CONCLUSION:

This memory card is half of what Nintendo wants you to pay and you get about the same performance all around. Definitely a buy.

PROS:

  • Great Price ($10.00)
  • On par with official Nintendo products (with official games)
  • Fast read/write speeds
  • Looks cool

CONS:

  • Not always the most stable card with homebrew
  • Random save corruption (see above)


LINKS:
JoyTech Official Website