Ripping via Wii shortens drive life??
As the wii is intended to read games as and when you play, is it true to say that using the wii to continually rip games to HDD shortens the life of the drive?
As I've said before the whole point of my softmod atm, is to increase the life of the drive, by ripping all original discs. I have noticed that ripping some games takes around 30-40 minutes. It could make sense that the continuous read puts a strain on the drive but just thinking of the long term pros agains cons.
PS I am waiting for a HP HEWLETT PACKARD GDR-8162B DVD-ROM DRIVE (BLACK) which was manufactured in 2004 but is being offered as brand new (seller does confirm that it is wii and gc rawdump compatible), thought i'd get it as a backup plan, £30 GBP inc delivery (got to be easier than opening up a new wii to install a replacement drive, or virginising to send back to 9-10-DOH).
Obviously bit more of a hassle ripping to PC first etc compared to slapping a disc in the wii, but if I am doing long term damage, then this is the route I'll take.