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    A Few Newbie Questions about HDD, Game Types, Networking

    Hello, I'm very new to Homebrew, and while I have done some extensive research and learned a great deal, there are a few questions I remain confused about (either due to questionable advice or a multitude of varying answers). I would appreciate experienced/expert advice regarding these, if possible:

    First, I'm shopping for an external HDD (min. 500GB , up to 1TB ideally). What is the best drive to get (durability/compatibility are key) for a good price? I'm fine buying something cheap if it works well. Also I'd love some suggestions regarding where to buy one.

    I'd also like to know what types of games can be played on my homebrewed wii...I've seen discussions about PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, etc but don't know what to take and leave from those discussions. Which formats are playable and which are not (I do know all Nintendo formats are playable). Also, if PS1, etc are playable, what is needed to do so?

    I also have a computer with lots of storage and network capability. Is it possible to network my Wii to my PC and load objects from the networked HDD on the PC?

    Edit: One more question, I read a homebrew guide recently that suggested ripping backups/games directly to the Wii's system memory...is this possible?

    That's all for now, thanks in advance (I'm sure I'll have more later!)
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    Well, we have a list of compatible drives, so you could pick one from that list. It's hard to say which drive will be durable though. You'll need to look if you can find something about that in reviews or something.
    As to your questions of which type of games can be played: I am afraid I don't know. They will probably work using some sort of emulator, but I imagine some games won't work.
    It is not possible to use a networked disc on the wii to play games. You can play videos though.
    I have never heared of ripping directly to the wii system memory. Perhaps they meant an emulated NAND?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliepo View Post
    Well, we have a list of compatible drives, so you could pick one from that list. It's hard to say which drive will be durable though. You'll need to look if you can find something about that in reviews or something.
    As to your questions of which type of games can be played: I am afraid I don't know. They will probably work using some sort of emulator, but I imagine some games won't work.
    It is not possible to use a networked disc on the wii to play games. You can play videos though.
    I have never heared of ripping directly to the wii system memory. Perhaps they meant an emulated NAND?
    Thank you, and yes I have previously reviewed the compatible hard drives list (mostly those in my desired capacity range) in depth and still had no idea where to start, as I was surprised to find a great many to choose from.

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    Here is the List of emulators that wii can use.

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