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    Question SD Cards and External HDDs?

    So I have read a couple compatibility guides and I noticed some conflicts. How big of a SD card should I get? I have seen people say 8GB-16GB card work then I have read to not get anything over 2GB. Which is it? I was thinking about getting a 8GB SanDisk SD card so I would have some extra room for apps and things. Suggestions? Also I was thinking about getting a 1TB Seagate external HDD. Though the external HDD compatibility lists have been lacking in some models so I am not sure about that as well. Suggestions? Thanks!

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    An 8-Gb sd card WOULD be ok if you are indeed going to be storing games on only that. Though each game can range from 500 Mb to over 4 Gb. My suggestion price-wise would be to get a 2 Gb sd card, mix it with a 1 Tb harddrive. If you format part of the hdd or all of it in FAT32 then, you'll only need the sd card practically once for the hackmii install, then from there the fat32 portion of your hdd will be read from for your hbc (homebrew channel) apps

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    1~2GB sd standard card is commonly used for initial Wii hacks. it's problem free, comparing to SDHC.
    if Forwarder(s) were used, 4~8GB sd card is suggested, as 1~2GB is hard to buy/find today. 4GB is ~us$7, and 16GB ~$12.
    with 4~8GB card, u could have rmvb movie files, wads, apps, game saves, NAND backup files and other things for current usage.
    1TB usbHDD is nice, as not many games would be your favor, unless u're a game-ISO collector.
    I used to play with 4GB card a 160GB HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelsosa View Post
    An 8-Gb sd card WOULD be ok if you are indeed going to be storing games on only that. Though each game can range from 500 Mb to over 4 Gb. My suggestion price-wise would be to get a 2 Gb sd card, mix it with a 1 Tb harddrive. If you format part of the hdd or all of it in FAT32 then, you'll only need the sd card practically once for the hackmii install, then from there the fat32 portion of your hdd will be read from for your hbc (homebrew channel) apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    1~2GB sd standard card is commonly used for initial Wii hacks. it's problem free, comparing to SDHC.
    if Forwarder(s) were used, 4~8GB sd card is suggested, as 1~2GB is hard to buy/find today. 4GB is ~us$7, and 16GB ~$12.
    with 4~8GB card, u could have rmvb movie files, wads, apps, game saves, NAND backup files and other things for current usage.
    1TB usbHDD is nice, as not many games would be your favor, unless u're a game-ISO collector.
    I used to play with 4GB card a 160GB HDD.
    Thanks for the great info! I have spent this past weekend reading many articles and guides and watching videos learning about the whole process of soft modding the Wii. I also started spending a lot of time looking at the compatibility lists for SD Cards and External HDDs before placing an order. I think I finally found a HDD I want to get. I guess it boils down to how I should format things. I have read the FAT32 and the NTSF guides and see the benefits for both but since I'm buying an external HDD dedicated to my Wii, NTFS does not make a lot of sense. So its a choice between FAT32 or WBFS. I was thinking about getting an 8GB or 16GB SD Card to provide enough space to install everything related to Wii Homebrew, EMUs and Apps and then keeping the external dedicated to backups. But then I was reading about the possibility about Gamecube backups eventually being added which would require FAT32. But then I read about how FAT32 has a max file size of 4GBs. Is that a pain to deal with and splitting up files? Can you please help me come to a decision with the best course of action with formatting? So many choices ... sigh ...

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    Honestly, seeing that FAT32 DOES have a max file size of 4GB per set, the best option after that, as sad as it may be, IS NTFS/FAT32... Yes your HDD might be Wii dedicated; however, some pcs do not read WBFS... and NTFS is super universal, along with FAT32... I've used FAT32 for usage of my GameCube games, and my NTFS for all of my larger Wii games... with One Terabyte at use, the partitions that worked for me were 200Gb/800Gb, PLENTY of space for FAT32{Apps/Gamecube Games/Etc} and NTFS{WBFS Files/Fully working Operating systems/All of my program installers}

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