I just got a WII for the kids and I am now doing my homework on how to get thorugh the credit crunch by saving on some homebrew and backups

I have the version 3.4E and think (from what I have read so far) that I have the black glue (epoxy) on the chip as I just bought the product from ASDA - so assuming that I may the latest model / drive in it.

I am interested in performing the software hack as it sounds simpler.