Drive version confusion
Tried to find an answer to this before bothering you all but couldn't.
Have recently purchased a brand new wii for the kids for Christmas. Am looking at fitting a modchip but this is where I'm stuck.
I've put my serial number into the Wii Drive Chip Database and it says there is a 50% chance its a D3-2. I took the unit apart and sure enough there is no drive chip and the large chip has no writing on it. However the drive serial number starts with 'E' which I have read is a normal D3/D2nothing drive.
The thing that is confusing me the most is that the firmware is version 3.4. Surely if this unit was new enough to have a D3-2 drive fitted, it would have a newer version firmware than that.
I really need to identify which drive I have so that I know what my options for modding are. I realise I could probably softmod it, but this is a last resort as it will be used by two young children, who are likely to brick a softmodded wii.
Thanks in advance
Would it be possible to change the whole drive, and then fit a regular modchip? I have seen brand new drives for sale on ebay. If so which drive is the best to get? I have a choice from D2A, D2B, D2C and D2E (no epoxy). Is one drive better than the others at reading backups, or easier to mod etc?
You can either use The AmazeKey or you can
swap to any drive [without epoxy] and have a Wiikey2 installed to it
Thanks for that. Not sure about the Amazekey though. Never heard of it until you mentioned it, and have seen on numerous websites that it doesn't work with D3-2 drives. Looking more probable that I'll get a new drive off fleabay.
Anyone else got any preference as to which drive they would buy, if they had the choice?