not sure...are you wondering if yours can or can't?
I would suggest going the usb hdd way though
I've been googling it and can't find anything
I'm going to buy a used one from gamestop and softmod it for my gf...I did the softmod 4.2 tutorial by messie and I love it...I just want to make sure I buy a wii that is capable of reading the dvds
ok..thank you for your help
Wii Drive Chip Database - Serial Number Estimation
i found that link in Stomp_442's signature it is supposed to tell you what drive you have in your wii... all you need is the Serial number... so if you buy that wii you can check your serial with it.
if you have a "D3-2" drive in your will then it can't read backup disc
If your Wii came with 4.0 onwards, then it won't play DVD-R's