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    Question Choice, USB vs Disk loading

    Hi all! Iv'e been looking at modding my Wii for a while now but seem to be caught over which method to use.

    I bought my Wii just after it was released in the UK via preorder, I may have done one or two system updates (if forced) but apart from that the console is "as new". The S/N LEH10994*** means:

    There is a 49% chance that your drive chip is a GC2-D2B
    and a 51% chance that it is a GC2-DMS.
    Your Drive Pins are most likely not cut.

    Having read more about this, i assume i can install the "no solder" cards fairly easy.

    However... Should i use the USB/HDD combo? I do have :TP by chance (it was the first game i bought), but i've been reading that softmodding can be detected easily and harder to install.

    Am i being naive in thinking that a wiikey (or similar) could easily be removed from the console to 'restore' leaving no traces of modding?

    I just wanted to see what you guys thought i should do, and wether i shoul take advantage of my wii being an earlier released one.

    Thanks!

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    Use Shadow Sonics guide for 4.2

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...y-4-2-wii.html

    or this for any system menu before 4.2

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html



    Softmod = free hard mod in the eyes of a lot of people

    Usb loading is far at the top of the list for best and easiest ways to run backups.

    You look like you could do both methods so id go with USB in my op


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    USB! You'll never have to screw with burning discs

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    USB and make sure that if you choose a thumb drive you can return it if it is to slowwwww. I have a 16gb Diesel that works perfectly. I have a 4GB cheap free giveaway drive that is too slow and locks up games.

    I've read on this forum that DVD backups wear out your drive much faster than retail discs. I'm not sure i agree with this but i would love a technical explination if anyone understands this theory.
    Last edited by raidrunner; 05-13-2010 at 04:08 PM.

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    No backups spin at 3x(Ive heard 2 people say that they wre having choppy play because of this yesterday).
    The genuine articles run at 6x and usb obviously transfers data faster so would make it faster( an estimated 8x)


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