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    FNG with a FNG Question..

    I've been browsing around here all day, and I'm getting information overload.
    I'm hoping someone can lend a hand in simplifying it for me.

    I am getting a new WII on Friday. Got a killer deal, I don't know what the serial number is, but I am fearing it will pbby have the d3-2 drive.

    I will want to hardmod. I have had serious reliability issues with softmods on many devices, and hardmods just seem more stable.

    I see there are literally hundreds of options. Can someone help recommend something for me:

    I would like
    • Support for DVDr backups
    • Active community
    • Firmware updateable
    • Support for d3-2 drive.
    • Not costing an arm and a leg.

    I do like the idea of running off of HDD...
    I am capable of soldering and such, so solderless is not a must.

    What would you guys recommend?

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    I think the mod chip people will be bring out updated chips to cope with the D3-2.
    Wode is a good option.

    Hi and welcome to WiiHacks dakotabear

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    2009 Wii Serial numbers after LU3884XXXX and LEH2676XXXX have probably got the new D3-2 chip that prevents playing backup DVD's. They can still use original discs and USB loaders.

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    Waiting until Friday and checking what your options are then.

    d3-2 drives wont play backups even with a modchip. So Wode or Wiikey fusion perhaps.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotabear View Post
    I've been browsing around here all day, and I'm getting information overload.
    I'm hoping someone can lend a hand in simplifying it for me.

    I am getting a new WII on Friday. Got a killer deal, I don't know what the serial number is, but I am fearing it will pbby have the d3-2 drive.

    I will want to hardmod. I have had serious reliability issues with softmods on many devices, and hardmods just seem more stable.

    I see there are literally hundreds of options. Can someone help recommend something for me:

    I would like
    • Support for DVDr backups
    • Active community
    • Firmware updateable
    • Support for d3-2 drive.
    • Not costing an arm and a leg.

    I do like the idea of running off of HDD...
    I am capable of soldering and such, so solderless is not a must.

    What would you guys recommend?
    The Wasabi DX apparently can cop with DMS, D2A, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E, epoxy D2E and D2nothing/D3 drives
    £27.95 / $47.52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    So Wode or Wiikey fusion perhaps.
    WODE looks very interesting... I suppose if I can load the ISO directly, I would not need the DVDr functionality.

    How much space does an WII ISO take up?

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    4.37GB for single layer game and double that for a dual.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Well, turns out I do have the dreadded DC2-3 Drive.

    I have preordered a WODE. I think the money I will save in media, and my valuable time is well worth just being able to backup my ISOs on a hard drive and launch from there. Not to mention less clutter.

    Thanks all for the input. I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotabear View Post
    Well, turns out I do have the dreadded DC2-3 Drive.

    I have preordered a WODE. I think the money I will save in media, and my valuable time is well worth just being able to backup my ISOs on a hard drive and launch from there. Not to mention less clutter.

    Thanks all for the input. I really appreciate it.
    Good choice, I have one on preorder too.

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