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    DVD backups question

    I have been messing around with my Wii the past week, reading guides and information and softmodding my Wii. With the guides from this site I have successfully installed everything I have wanted (except for emulators which I will get to later). There is however, one thing I am concerned with and that is the life of the disc drive when playing DVD-R backups. I have successfully backed up 5 games so far and they all work without a problem. Does playing these backups shorten the life of the drive by too much to be worried about? I know everyone here uses USB HDD but I can not afford to do that at the moment. My little sister plays the sims for hours and hours nonstop most of the time and if what I have read is true this could be a problem for my system since the drive thrashes around so much on this one particular game.

    Sorry for any unorganized thought/wording and if this topic is covered anywhere else, I did search for it but maybe have used wrong keywords. Thanks for any info!

    Edit: Just noticed I did a double post when I edited somehow, sorry about that also >.< Looks like I'm not really making a good first impression here. XD
    Last edited by twister03; 02-18-2011 at 12:22 AM.

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    my Wii dvd-rom has been working for 3 years.
    once it retires, u could softmod the console at anytime.
    surely ur little sister can hv years of fun,
    why worry ?

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    You can buy a 60gb drive for 20.00 on internet I can get Approx 25 games on them ( depends on the size once the unneccessaries are removed) Fat 32 Cfg60 WBFS game files. Less than the price of some games. You can then store your originals in the Desk. No scratched Discs & simple loading with remote. Your Disc drive is only used when you are transfering originals to HDD Then It will sit Quietly wait for your next exciting purchase, Stand Alone units that are powered by your Wii console, come in many sizes. I have replaced a burned out drive motor, (Two discs inserted by a Child OOPS!) Again a resonable price, Don't worry too much there is usually some way of pulling off a repair. It's the system that seems to be vunerable, ENJOY YOUR Wii
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    or, an IDE hdd from a retired Notebook will be fine.............. lol

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