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    Smile Hi All! I'm new and need guidance.

    Hi everyone! I'm Ess from NY. I have a 4 year old son and we play wii all the time together. I need a bit of guidance understanding how to back games up and play games from an external drive. To start...I've been researching lightly for about 2 weeks. The lingo is a little intimidating but I believe I can catch on quickly. I have bought a fair share of my sons game more than once because of how he treats them and scratches. Please help me get started with a friendly guide to start.

    Thanks so much in advance.

    I'd also like to add, I just bought a western digital elements hard drive 1.5tb.

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    Follow the softmod any Wii guide. http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiPlayingMommy View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm Ess from NY. I have a 4 year old son and we play wii all the time together. I need a bit of guidance understanding how to back games up and play games from an external drive. To start...I've been researching lightly for about 2 weeks. The lingo is a little intimidating but I believe I can catch on quickly. I have bought a fair share of my sons game more than once because of how he treats them and scratches. Please help me get started with a friendly guide to start.

    Thanks so much in advance.

    I'd also like to add, I just bought a western digital elements hard drive 1.5tb.
    typically, a 320GB is more than sufficient for Wii game backups. At 320GB, 80~100 games can be stored. Save your 1.5TB for other purpose; and let your son feel free to smash a cheap HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    typically, a 320GB is more than sufficient for Wii game backups. At 320GB, 80~100 games can be stored. Save your 1.5TB for other purpose; and let your son feel free to smash a cheap HDD.
    Thanks! I had no clue how much room games would take up so I wanted something large. I got a great deal on Amazon so it's not a great lost but I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mk2escort View Post
    Thanks so much for the help! I'm going to check it out now.
    Last edited by Jax; 11-08-2012 at 06:13 AM. Reason: Merged Posts.

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