Talk:ROM cartridge

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Comparison of storage capacity[edit]

Someone should make an article comparing the storage capacity of the different cartridges of video game system and computers (that can be measure in bytes) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.229.239.48 (talk) 19:05, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree, that's what I came here looking for. Its ridiculous they don't show any actual numbers. Dream Focus 21:03, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Disadvantages?[edit]

It seems to me like the 'malfunctions when dirty' and 'no standardization' console implications here are shared even with CDs and DVDs. So how is this a disadvantage endemic to the cartridge and not the console format? Darthveda (talk) 14:08, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

For the no standardization, it's the form factor. CD/DVD games are still on CDs and DVDs- same size, same packaging. Cartridges for the Magnavox Odyssey, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo were very different in shape and size. As for the dirtiness, in my experience, they tend to malfunction a lot worse. Some cartridge systems are very finicky about malfunctioning when the cartridges are dirty. JeremyMcCracken (talk) (contribs) 17:27, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Comparisson with pendrives?[edit]

Perhaps it would be interesting to compare cartridges with modern USB flash drives and alike. --TiagoTiago (talk) 05:58, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

That's a good idea - I will add that in the next day or so, when I upload a couple of pics. a_man_alone (talk) 15:30, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Not sure about "comparison" but I've uploaded and inserted a picture of various ROM carts with a USB stick. a_man_alone (talk) 14:11, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

GamesRadar article[edit]

[1] perfect for sourcing/adding things in this article. Blake (Talk·Edits) 20:52, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Hardware enhanced carts[edit]

"Another advantage is the possibility of including memory expansion or other external hardware. Examples of this is the inclusion of the Super FX chip in some Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, and the voice and chess modules in the Magnavox Odyssey². However, this increased the cost of the cartridge and so was rarely attempted." Rarely attempted? The later NES cartridges almost always included memory controller chips, extra RAM etc... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.226.132.59 (talk) 12:01, 4 July 2011 (UTC)