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Super SD System 3

PCB Version: Rev. B (Latest)
$299.99
(9 reviews) Write a Review
SKU:
SAG031314
Maximum Purchase:
2 units
Super SD System 3

FIRMWARE  •  MANUAL  •  RELEASE NOTES  •  TROUBLESHOOTING
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READ BEFORE ATTACHING TO SYSTEM

Before inserting the Super SD System 3 into your system please make sure all pins on the system's expansion port are straight and aligned. Insert the Super SD System 3 very slowly. When inserting the Super SD System 3 if there is any resistance please stop insertion immediately and check to make sure there are no pins that are bent. Failure to do this could result in bent or broken pins. There is no way for the Super SD System 3 to bend or break expansion port pins unless the pins were already misaligned, bent, or broken beforehand. As stated in our Flash Cart Disclaimer: Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.


FRAMEMEISTER + RGB WARNING

  There may be audio noise that some users find distracting when using this product with a Framemeister via RGB. This is an issue with the Framemeister itself and not with this product. Stone Age Gamer charges a 15% re-stocking fee and no refund of any shipping costs due to returns regarding this issue.


CABLE NOT INCLUDED: This product uses a Genesis 2 style cable for both AV and RGB output. The product does not come with cables. If you need cables please add them using the option above.

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PURCHASE INCLUDES FREE DIGITAL COPIES OF
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Ever dream of having your whole library of TurboGrafx-16 / PCEngine huCard and CD-ROM games in a single device? The Super SD System 3 allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs or ISOs) on a microSD card, put the SD card into the Super SD System 3, which attaches to the expansion port of your TurboGrafx-16 or PCEngine, and now you have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

Features

  • Featuring an easy to use menu supporting CD (.cue) and HuCard (.pce) images.
  • Built-in System Cards for CD-ROM², Super CD-ROM² and Arcade CD-ROM² games.
  • Play any CD game without needing to have a System Card Plugged in.
  • Stores per game backup RAM to microSD allowing infinite game saves.
  • No need for additional storage accessories
  • Instantaneous HuCard loads, using on-board RAM memory.
  • Faster loading times than actual CD Hardware.
  • In-Game menu trigger for faster game switch.
  • Compatible with : PCEngine, CoreGrafx, CoreGrafx II, SuperGrafx and TurboGrafx-16 (North American). NOT COMPATIBLE WITH EUROPEAN TURBOGRAFX-16.
  • MicroSD slot compatible with large SD Card support.
  • Plays CD-ROM², Super CD-ROM², Arcade CD-ROM² and huCard.
  • Allows you to dump your personal huCards to the microSD.

Turbo EverDrive vs. Super SD System 3:


FLASH CART DISCLAIMER

A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

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  • 5
    Super SD System 3

    Posted by Daniel on Nov 19th 2020

    Works perfectly with my CoreGrafx. One hundred percent worth the price. Very quick shipping, as always.

  • 5
    Great option for RGB + Flash Cart

    Posted by Sebastien Lefebvre on Nov 14th 2020

    The functionalities of the unit are phenomenal. RGB Out, HuCard and CD work flawlessly. There's only two things I would change on it. 1: I had to disassemble the SSDS3 to be able to plug it in my TG16 because the connector was misaligned with the pins of the console. 2: The software to set the thumbnails and info of each game is overly complicated and doesn't work correctly. I have many images that just show up as a pixelated glitch square. Other than that, I love the thing and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 5
    Blown Away by What This System Can Do!

    Posted by Dave Nesvacil on Nov 12th 2020

    The Super SD System 3 is an amazing system in a small form factor that attaches to your PC Engine. With a built-in CD-ROM, you can play nearly the whole library of games for TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine. I also was amazed at how little space it took up when it was all together. Overall, you're getting great value for your money. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    excellent

    Posted by gbug flu1dshadow on Oct 26th 2020

    very nice!!

  • 5
    SSDS3 after 2 months

    Posted by Stephen Schneider on Jul 27th 2020

    Works as advertised and reads every ROM I have thrown at it. Only gripe is some games do not support the "In-game system menu". Not that big of a deal.

  • 5
    SDsystem 3 review

    Posted by stephen schneider on Jul 1st 2020

    Fast shipping and worked like a charm. Love the plug and playability and read all my roms no problem.

  • 5
    The SSDS3 is not perfect, but firmware updates could get it close!

    Posted by Chad Davis on Jun 26th 2019

    Keeping the CDROM drive on your PCE/TG-16 running is quite a chore given leaking caps, rotting middle gears and failing lasers. This is why the SSDS3 from TerraOnion is such an essential product for any fan of the system. The bottom line is that this product does what it says it does, and it does it well. I will go over a few things that I feel are important to note and a few annoyances that I have found with the system. I am old school gamer and use a CRT fed by a composite signal for my video. I can’t comment on the RGB output, but the newest version is reported to have issues present in earlier models addressed. I can tell you that the composite output is clear and crisp and has no video noise present. If you experience video noise, you might check your power supply. If you are using a switching power supply, that is your problem. Find an original linear power supply and that video noise will disappear. The line level audio is again clear and crisp with very little background noise. Yes, when the “CD” is accessed, you can hear noise from apparent cross talk from the digital bus to the analog audio. Ideally, this noise wouldn’t be there. But, honestly, it isn’t that bad..the actual CDROM makes much more and louder noise when seeking. The digital noise is only audible when there are silent moments in the game, this usually only occurs at the initial loading. As a side note about audio: If you are missing your right channel of audio, it is not the SSDS3. It is your AV cable. Many cables are wired incorrectly and use the mono channel, which the SSDS3 doesn’t use. I had two of these cables that didn’t work correctly. I purchased an Old Skool brand cable that worked fine. As for SD cards, a 128GB card will most likely be all that you need. If you speak/read Japanese, then get a 256GB card to fit the entire library. Get a San Disc brand to avoid issues. One of my annoyances is the SD card slot. It is kind of a pain to insert and remove. Another annoyance is the font that is used in the menu system is difficult to read. A firmware update to give you font choices would be nice. The last annoyance I have is with the Game Database utility used to add thumbnails for all your games isn’t the most user friendly application. Again, something that can be fixed. Overall, I think that the things that annoy me about the SSDS3 are quite minor and can be addressed with firmware updates. If you have the funds available, you can’t go wrong picking up an SSDS3!

  • 5
    Super SD System 3

    Posted by Jason Vierik on Nov 26th 2018

    You can purchase this device at https://shop.terraonion.com/en/ for 240 Euros with shipping. It comes out to roughly $300 US. Option number two: you can buy from my favorite video game store https://stoneagegamer.com/ for $299 US plus shipping. The advantage of buying it from Stone Age Gamer is that you get it shipped faster, and if there is an issue, you can call them for support. I had a minor issue with the audio and they worked with me and found out it was a cable issue. They gave me a free cable and a new unit! So what does this thing do for $300? Everything! It first and foremost emulates the CD-ROM unit allowing PC Engine and Turbo Grafx 16 CDs to be played on either system (all region free). The device plugs into the back of either a TG-16 or a PC Engine where the CD-ROM would plug in. It has a micro SD (up to 256gb supported but 128gb is plenty of space) slot on the side to put the CD images on. As if CD support wasn't enough, you can also read TG-16 and PC Engine HuCards from this device! Oh yeah, and it has direct RGB out the back, using a Genesis / Megadrive 2 cable. Also, it gets its power from the console so it requires no external power! It also has no moving parts. I forgot to mention that it has the PC Engine Arcade Card built in also and a handy green LED that flashes showing the loading from the SD card. When you power the system on with the Super SD System 3 attached, it will take you to a menu system where you can load all your games. This device works flawlessly and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is considering getting a DUO or a CD-Rom attachment. Lets face it, this is the way most everyone will get to play all the exotic, expensive games that you can't afford. Well worth the $300 investment. Highly recommended!

  • 3
    Framemeister users beware!

    Posted by JS on Nov 21st 2018

    My initial experience with the SSDS3 was very negative. I experienced a great deal of visual issues when using this unit on my Framemeister. The visual noise was very distracting and upsetting. I ended up sending it to a retro modding website to put Voltar's new video board in it. That still didn't clear up the visual noise on my Framemeister, so I ended up buying an OSSC. A small fortune later, it is functional and has a beautiful RGB image (through the OSSC)! I don’t know if I can recommend this to Framemeister users. However, if you use an OSSC or have a good CRT/PVM set up, you will likely not be disappointed. It is still quite frustrating that there were poor quality components used in this unit (analog to digital converter and video board), requiring additional boards and alternative scalers to fully utilize the advertised features. I’m happy to finally have a way to play some of these expensive games, but given the price tag, I wish it were designed with quality in mind.