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    Hard Drive usb loader help

    Im thinking about buying a Hard Drive and need to know a few things
    1 what is the preferred hard drive to use for the wii
    2 my wii is on 3.2 do i need to update to 4.00 or can i keep it at 3.2
    3 can i store my wads on the hard drive so i can run them through the sd channel
    4 is it worth it do the games play good running them off the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjohn89 View Post
    Im thinking about buying a Hard Drive and need to know a few things
    1 what is the preferred hard drive to use for the wii
    any that works, check out the big thread about compatable drives
    2 my wii is on 3.2 do i need to update to 4.00 or can i keep it at 3.2
    no need to upgrade, but if you do, only go as far as 4.1 with waninkoko's updater, DO NOT UPDATE TO 4.2!!!!
    3 can i store my wads on the hard drive so i can run them through the sd channel
    You cannot run wads from a HDD.
    4 is it worth it do the games play good running them off the drive
    yes its worth it, yes they play fine.

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    1. WD Passport
    2. 4.0/4.1 is good, use Waninkoko updater.
    3. Not directly. SD channel only works with SD, but you could use triiforce.
    4. Yes they do. Very worth it.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Lacie 1tb Hard Drive with Blue led working well with configurable loader!

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    Western Digital HDDs seem to have the highest compatability.

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

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    thanks alot for the help had another question as far as the wankinko 4.0 updater if i update using this will i have to run cioscorp and all that again or does this keep all that so i dont have to go through that again.

    and my other question is there a size limit for sd cards and hard drives might buy a bigger sd card if i can for the sd channel if its supported

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    cIOSCORP is fail. Ditch it as soon as you can. It'll bite you eventually. 4.0 might get rid of it, depends on your cIOSCORP version.

    Some homebrew doesn't like SD >2GB. Hard drives can be as large as you want.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    I formatted my hardrive and USB but what file format is used for this (.wad I know but is .iso also acceptable for it). Also, through HBC, can I run games off my USB with just the file or does it also require another program.

    - sorry if the question is noob :X

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    USB Loader uses a proprietary file system called WBFS, WBFS manager (PC app) can format it for you or you can let the USB Loader application do it.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    USB Loader uses a proprietary file system called WBFS, WBFS manager (PC app) can format it for you or you can let the USB Loader application do it.
    Yay, it seems to do practically everything for you thanks

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