USB Harddrive/Thumbdrive: Is Hardmod neccessary?
Please forgive if this is in the wrong category, but I don't know where else to put it since I am definitely a noob. I am getting confused because I thought from the quide that a softmod wii uses usb harddrive for storing backup games and playing them without discs (and then I wouldn't have to change disc which would be awesome). Then I read a post that said only hardmodding can allow USB. What is up with that?
Also, can someone reccomend a model/s of external harddrive that would be most compatible with wii usb because I don't want to waste money buying something that won't work. The only harddrive I currently have that is external is a Retail Plus 1Tb. It would be especially good if the harddrive didn't separate power supply, such as a usb powered 2.5 inch. I had planned to try using my Zune as a usb harddrive, but it turns out Zune's can't be modded that way. Thanks so much.
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You are referring to gamecube backups. They can only be read from disk if softmodded, else a hardmod is required to play from usb source.
There is a compatability thread in the recommended guides section for harddrives
Thanks so much. That helps a lot. But FYI to others, I had to google "wii hacks harddrive compatibility" to get the list.