SD/Flash Carts for Atari Lynx

A SD/Flash cart allows you to play ROMs on your Atari Lynx simply by copying them onto an SD card and then loading that ROM from the menu loader on one of these special cartridges. It's basically an Everdrive for Atari Lynx. There are two different products out right now that let you do this, be sure to read our review of both - RetroHQ Lynx GameDrive and BennVenn's ElCheapoSD Cartridge Review for Atari Lynx.

There are other mods you can do to your Lynx, see more here - Atari Lynx Hardware Mods.

Below are the details of these SD/Flash carts and a summary of their features.


SD/Flash Cartridges

BennVenn ElCheapoSD Cartridge

As the name suggests, this is a budget friendly SD cartridge for your Lynx. It has most of the features of the Lynx GD, but at a much lower price.

Where to get

See the getting started guide here.

RetroHQ Lynx GD (Game Drive) Cartridge

The second iteration of the original Lynx SD cartridge, with faster load times and advanced features. Note: the original Lynx SD cartridge is now obsolete.

Where to get



FeatureRetroHQ Lynx GDBennVenn ElCheapoSD
Lynx 1 SupportYesYes
Lynx 2 SupportYesYes
ComLynx SupportYesYes
ShellSLS 3D PrintedInjection Molded
SD Card IncludedNoNo, K-Retro sells pre-loaded compatible cards
SD Card Click MechanismYesYes
SD Card PositionLeftCenter
Requires Initial Firmware DownloadYesNo
Menu/ROM LoaderAdvancedDefault basic, with an free, enhanced Atari Gamer version available for download
Has 3rd party ROM loader menuNoYes
Missing SD Card PromptYesYes
File System SupportFAT16, FAT32FAT32
Directory/Folder SupportYesYes, with v08+ firmware
Long File Name SupportYes (scrolling)Yes, with v08+ firmware
Last ROM MemoryYesYes, with v08+ firmware
Game Trainer/CheatsYesNo
Game Preview Image SupportYesYes, with v08+ firmware
Instant BootYesYes
ROM Load SpeedFastFast
EEPROM SavesYes, allYes, 93C46 only (most cartridges use this EEPROM)
Max ROM Size512K512K
ROM SupportLNX, LYX, OLNX, LYX, O with v08+ firmware
SD Card Programming APIYesNo
Printed ManualYesNo
Cartridge LabelNo, white silkscreen image printed directly on PCB.
K-Retro sells a label sticker and box set
No, silkscreen text printed directly on PCB.
K-Retro sells a label sticker in multiple colours and an optional display box
Support ForumYes, on AtariAgeYes, on Discord
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