Playing WUP games on a 128gb Pen drive.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by Milo5789, Jan 11, 2017.

Jan 11, 2017
  1. Milo5789
    OP

    Newcomer Milo5789 Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Country:
    Chile
    -title-

    I'm thinking on buying a big pen drive instead of the hdd. Is it recommendable? Does the WiiU supports this much storage without energy issues?

    Thnx.
     
  2. ItsKipz

    Member ItsKipz l33t hax0r

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,014
    Location:
    The C: drive
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, but iirc hdds are better and faster, so consider that before you buy.
     
    CeeDee likes this.
  3. TotalInsanity4

    Member TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Under a rock
    Country:
    United States
    Pen drives are generally cheaper tho, so that's another factor to consider (price/performance)
     
    CeeDee likes this.
  4. xtheman166

    Member xtheman166 *Insert custom title here*

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4,712
    Location:
    somewhere in the middle of nowhere
    Country:
    United States
    I've been using one myself and never had any issues.
     
    invaderyoyo and CeeDee like this.
  5. KevinX8

    Member KevinX8 Trashtemp Scrub

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    741
    Location:
    Down there
    Country:
    Ireland
    no, NAND's are always more expensive than HDD's, you can get a 128GB sd/usb drive for about 30 euro but a 1 TB HDD for the same price so its about 8 times more expensive to get NAND based storage.
     
  6. DinohScene

    Member DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    13,235
    Location:
    В небо
    Country:
    Antarctica
    I've got a 128 GB USB in me Wii U.
    Haven't got any problems with it.

    It's a USB 3.0 tho.
     
  7. Milo5789
    OP

    Newcomer Milo5789 Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Country:
    Chile
    How come?? I didn't really get your message. Why the NAND?
     
  8. KevinX8

    Member KevinX8 Trashtemp Scrub

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    741
    Location:
    Down there
    Country:
    Ireland
    NAND is the most common type of flash storage that's why I was refering to it as so. I was just showing that HDDs where much cheaper than Flash based/NAND storage

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Also I've been using one too lol since I got a 128GB for loadiine but have like 4 32GB ones so I just swapped out the homebrew sd with one of them and popped the 128GB sd in the usb drive with an adapter
     
    Milo5789 likes this.
  9. TotalInsanity4

    Member TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Under a rock
    Country:
    United States
    You can get some pretty dang cheap legit 128 gig pen drives on Amazon (if memory serves, around $20, but I could be wrong)
     
  10. KevinX8

    Member KevinX8 Trashtemp Scrub

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    741
    Location:
    Down there
    Country:
    Ireland
    That's still not cheaper, also 1 time deals don't really Count as the average price of one..
     
  11. invaderyoyo

    Member invaderyoyo invader

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    493
    Location:
    Southern California
    Country:
    United States
    I've been using a 128 gig SanDisk Ultra Fit and have had no issues. The thing's so tiny and it's only 30 bucks.
     
  12. Lokote2134

    Member Lokote2134 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    223
    Country:
    United States
    I been using this sandisk cruzer glide usb it's 128gb and I was able to fit alot of games maybe around 15? I don't remeber but it worked perfectly I think they go for $30 but I wanted to upgrade and just brought a $50 portable hard drive that was 1tb didn't need that much space 500gb would of been fine but a 500gb drive was the same cost as this 1tb one I got so yea might as well lol
     

    Attached Files:

    shadoom and KiiWii like this.
  13. ddurdle

    Member ddurdle GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2015
    Messages:
    209
    Country:
    Canada
    Pen or flash drives are not cheaper then hard drives by the GB. A 500GB hard drive must be less then $100 now (it has been at least 4-5 years since I needed to buy a traditional 2.5" hard drive, and they were about $120 at the time). A reliable 512GB is going to cost to many times more $.
     
    Ryccardo and TotalInsanity4 like this.
  14. Lokote2134

    Member Lokote2134 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2016
    Messages:
    223
    Country:
    United States
    TotalInsanity4 likes this.

Share This Page