DIOS MIOS is spelled U-N-R-E-L-I-A-B-L-E
There. I said it. I said it because whenever I launch a GC game one of four things happens, a) it works b) the wii crashes and shuts down c) it crashes and reboots, or d) it hangs on a black screen. Sometimes I can successfully launch five games in a row. Other times it takes 5 tries to launch one.
Symptoms like these are quickly dismissed as HDD compatibility problems. Nonsense! I've spent heaps of time and money on storage solutions "known" to be compatible and still they break. And I can reproduce the problem on all manor of solid-state devices as well.
So, you have a setup that works? I sure would like to hear about it. In fact, I'll spend the money to reproduce your solution and prove that it doesn't work reliably either. And I'll keep trying until such time as I AM proven wrong.
Particulars of my latest test rig forthcoming. But this thread is all about what you have that "works". Thanks for playing. :D