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    The highest I have ever gotten is 7.0mb/s or so... but the larger the game the "faster" it seems to write near the end (the aforementioned was SMBB). If your game is smaller (2.0-2.8 gb) then maybe that number is right. Personally, I don't think there is anything to worry about, seeing as it still writes. But I'm not an expert, I only play one on TV.
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    Judging from the fact that your drive makes noises, I think it may be near its end.

    You could continue to rip games like this and risk the drive dying while a disc is in there (meaning you have to open the drive to retrieve it).
    Or you could get a new drive and install it (costs money and you'll have to open your wii up to install it)

    But the best option would be downloading the games you bought and putting them on the harddrive with your computer.
    It's not piracy if you own an original copy of the game so don't worry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganoderma View Post
    But the best option would be downloading the games you bought and putting them on the harddrive with your computer.
    It's not piracy if you own an original copy of the game so don't worry about that.
    Technically under US law yes it is still illegal and yes it is piracy. Unless there have been some recent revisions to the US copyright laws and DMCA that I don't know about. Not being judgmental or anything but it's the same gray area BS that's been floating around the net forever. There is some room for interpretation in law but copyright laws are pretty clear cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    Technically under US law yes it is still illegal and yes it is piracy. Unless there have been some recent revisions to the US copyright laws and DMCA that I don't know about. Not being judgmental or anything but it's the same gray area BS that's been floating around the net forever. There is some room for interpretation in law but copyright laws are pretty clear cut.
    Well, I don't live in the US so I don't know much about the US copyright law to be honest.
    But I recall one of the staff members here saying it's allowed to download games if you own an original copy (in the october contest thread)
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    Its a fine line..... because there is no one that can verify that you have the game, so they just call it piracy for everything..... maybe soon we will get digital copies like we see on blu-ray movies.... as I'm gonna go with dvd media will soon be HISTORY.......



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    Getting back to the original question: if you're doing DVD to USB HD and asking about the throughput, consider the following ---- best case, 6x read speed on a pressed (read: original disc) to HD, 3x read speed on a burned DVD to HD. Those are the theoretical limits, often real world performance would fall short of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marketpantry View Post
    Theres something shown on rthe web about a metal thing that makes noises when a disk is in there. couldnt tat just be the issue and my drive isnt in fact dying?
    A rule of thumb for me is just moving parts+unusual noise means it might break any moment. Never had any experience with the Wii on this so you could be right that it's harmless.
    I just thought of harddrives that make clicking noises, they usually die within a few weeks.
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