The DriveKey being the First of its kind using a new hack method was headed for trouble just days before commercial release.
With thousands of DriveKeys already being produced and flashed, Distributors were to receive them for commercial resale very shortly.
However just days after the major distributors received them and reviewed them,
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the FlatMod (Wiinja Team) and WasabiDX (Wasabi Team) announced their similar solutions with extra features.
Since Drivekey would be out first to the market they could have left things the way they were and released a DriveKey2 shortly after, however it seems they've decided to redesign the DriveKey to include nice features including the most important feature updatability.
Though the extra features will likely never need to be utilized it gives us end-users the peace of mind we need.
Full Feature list: ( New Features in bold)
DriveKey Feature List
Works on all Wii drives (DMS, D2A, D2B, D2C, D2C-2, D2E, D3/d2nothing)
Works on all Wii regions (USA, JAP, PAL, KOREA)
Compatible with D2B "cut pin" drives
Compatible with D2E "epoxy" drives (no need to remove epoxy)
Fully updatable via DVD and JTAG
Plug-and-play 2 minute installation
No soldering necessary
No external PC/laptop needed
Direct Boot of Wii original, import, and backup (copied) games
Direct Boot of Gamecube* original, import, and backup (copied) games
Supports multi-disc games
Supports dual-layer discs
Fully configurable Region Override
Fully configurable Update Blocker
Transparent stealth operation
Integrates proven D2CKey Intelligent Code Modifying System
No awkward USB interface - just insert DVD and play!
Supports, SMG, SSBB and other 'problem' titles
Ultra-low power consumption; does not interfere with normal Wii operation
* Streaming audio in Gamecube games is not supported
With the added features it brings the DriveKey back to the game.