External Hard Drive as an SD card, is it possible?
I've asked a bit on this before, but I did think of a few more key topics I wanted to clear up.
Firstly, are you able to set the FAT32 portion of your external hard drive as an SD card, so that you can open that partition just by simply clicking on the SD card icon on the Wii. If not, is there any similar way to make your hard drive work like this?
Next... and I've looked this up to only find dissappointment... if you do the manner above (if possible) are you able to install .wad files on the hard drive, and are you able to create wii channels on the hard drive that load from both the Wii's channel database on the menu, or in place of the SD cards channels, or is that a lost hope?
I see so many different things, and people have different answers on whether any of this can happen, and I figured that if I could gather opinions in my own topic, then maybe I could get a more straight forward answer to my question, other than trying to relate similar topics.
So lets here it:
-Can the hard drive double as the SD card?
-Would that mean it will take up the SD card icon instead of the actual SD card, and I should keep mine removed unless needed for applications that HAVE to be run from an SD? Such as certain installation programs?
-Would that mean channels can be installed on it, such as self created ones and official ones?
-Are you limited to the amount of channels allowed to show on the Wii's menu under the SD card icon like you are limited to 4 screens of channels on the actual Wii's Menu? If hard drive SD is possible, is your only limit the memory size of the partition?
-Can you install and run .WADs from a hard drive?
-If the external can run as an SD, is there a limit to the size that can be read, such as 32GBs?
If any of this can be done, and if any of you have done it, list me some of the programs that can be used, or if you used a guide, direct me in the right direction. I'm going to look more into this in the mean time.
What I am trying to get at with all this... is if I can get this Hard drive to double as an SD card, a backup loader for Wii games, an App launcher, run my emulators, run .WAD files, and have a channel database on it. I want it to do everything in place of the SD card pretty much. Also, the point of the channels is to cut out the whole going through HBC to load everything, just do it straight from an HDD or the Wii Menu.
My firmware is 4.2U, by the way.