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    Us Need your advice, please help

    Hitachi LG GDR-8161b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8162b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8163b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8164b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-H10NBLK (SATA)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8082N - USB SLIM Portable Drive

    I am about to purchase the LG-8162b drive already installed in an external usb 2.0 enclosure ready to go. Before I buy, I would like to know which out of these drives above, would you recommend the most. Also, if you know of any problems with any of the above drives, please let me know.

    This newbee would greatly appreciate your advice, thanks.

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    You want these drives to dump disks? That is a little outdated. At the moment the simplest way is to use the wii to rip straight to usb.

    Sorry don't know anything about those drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    You want these drives to dump disks? That is a little outdated. At the moment the simplest way is to use the wii to rip straight to usb.

    Sorry don't know anything about those drives.
    Agreed, you don't have to go out and buy a drive just to rip ISOs from disk. Just get yourself either a thumb drive [at least 8 gigs] or a SD Card [again at least 8 gigs], or even a USB hard drive. Format the drive to WBFS [you can use WBFS Manager (google) to format the appropriate drive]. Then get yourself a Backup Loader [such as USB Loader GX or WiiFlow] and there is an option in those programs to "rip" the ISO right from the disc. NeoGamma might have the ability to do this also, but i don't know, i never use it. :P

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    mauifrog, You helped me out last time as well. I remember you.....thanks again. Now I have to search for these guides on how to do this.

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    No problem at all, thats what we are all here for

    Here is a good in depth guide on SD/USB Loaders:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...sb-loader.html

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    The guides below will take you from start to finish, depending on where you are. You just need a current cios and a usbloader and something to put it on, sd, thumb drive, hd. Look at the appropriate guide below and see where your at.
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    Crap sour, your faster than me.
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    Sorry big guy

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    s0ur, thanks for the info. I haven't read anything on this type of back up. It sounds easy enough....currently, I do not have any drive that reads the wii / gc discs, this is why I haven't been able to back up my wii games. Is this going to hinder my chances even with the programs that you mentioned? I've read that I can use the wii to rip the game disk, but I have no clue how to do that, or what programs to use. I'll look up tutorials on how to do it the way you mentioned. Hopefully my questions are answered there. Thanks again.

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    damn you guys are quick. Thank you for the guide links s0ur and mauifrog!

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