ok, being a noob i'm still learning all this stuff. one of the things i did that might clearify is i used nusd , updated it. went down through all the ios it had and installed updated versions to my wii. so every ios should be to latest version, and installed them as wads.
now when i run any game it auto uses the 222, i never had to switch it to run any game so far. i thought originally that this was to be used when using my hdd. obviously i am wrong. but its working for me so far outside of 2 games. i tried switching to 249 and bricks to black screen. sorry for any confusion.