3x or 6x ?

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  1. Keylogger
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    Hi,

    Wich is the best drive speed? 6x or 3x?

    With 3x speed, the drive is more silent and loading times are longer.
    But I don't know if it's good or not for the lens.

    I have a Wiikey v1 (1.9s) but I can only use 3x speed with my backups (6x never worked with wiikey, even with 1.9b or 1.9g)

    What do you think? 3x ou 6x?
     


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    wow...this is really important. lol.


    just do 6x.
     
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    it should work, how do you know that your only getting 3x with your backups?
    and for the record 6x is by far the best [​IMG]


    e.g. what would you say if someone said to you what's better a pioneer 8x speed dvd writer or 16x speed writer, think you'd choose 16x yeah??
     
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    speed wouldn't affect the laser anyway, more the motor, but its made for it.


    are you talking about how Wiikey didn't appear to "save" 6x when you selected it?

    it's a stealth chip, if you picked 6x, it was reading 6x, it just defaults to 3x as a choice you can save when you view it using the disc.
     
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    exactly, i'm sure if you thrash your wii all-day long with your 3x speed backups, some things going to get faulty within some short time [​IMG]
     
  7. Beatchu

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    8x or 8x? lol
     
  8. Keylogger
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    I think it's because with backups, I can't hear the fan that i heard with my legit games.
     
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    hmm, lol you been ear-wiggin miss Wii?? [​IMG] haha
     
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    I'd go with 6x, it's faster than 3x and it always works just fine with good quality DVDs.
     
  11. Keylogger
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    You should read:
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  12. Slimmmmmm

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    I have a WiiKey, after the 1.9b it DID revert to 3x speed, even on their site (wiikey.cn) they posted about this around the time of SMG. They were supposed to have fixed it by the 1.9s, but never. The stealth mode I understand 100%, but as someone that does a lot of testing, I know the speed stayed at 3x I'm very OCD at times [​IMG]

    I think this is what killed my Wii drive as I had it at 3x A LOT (running some GC apps/homebrew from dvd).
     
  13. Keylogger
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    so, what I said is true.
    Wiikey doesn't allow backups to be read at 6x
     
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    that's too bad and very douche-y

    of course, my wiikey(s) [2x] wouldn't read backups AT ALL

    pieces of crap,
    glad for wasp.
     
  15. Rocco Savadgie

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    How do you know the original wiikey only plays at 3x speed?

    Seems to be 6x to me.
     
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    Prolly because lots of people noticed it was only 3x and the people behind wiikey verified this. ;-p

    3x or 6x won't make a difference to the life of your DVD drive - if 3x is fast enough for you then fine.

    Anyone who has flashed a 360 will have had the choice of setting their drive to read at the original 12x or 8x, 5x or 2x. 12x is just too loud for me so I stick with 8x - not really that much slower at loading but a fair bit quieter. 5x was a little too slow for me, but some people are happy with it.
     
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    By loading Xvids in GC mode on MFE long story short (was VERY noticable). Times greatly increased on the WiiKeyv1 when going from 1.9b to 1.9g.
    At the time many people posted all over the internet wanting to "revert back to 1.0b" I'm sure if you google you could find many examples.
    At the time the actual WiiKey site was down, then up then down if anyone remembers.
     
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    I think that all our problems and doubts about DVD reading on Wii can solve one thing - Backup Loader with sdhc or usb game loading supports. Something like this is possible, but there still isn't some specific informations about these solutions from developers of backup loaders.

    What's your oppinion about that? [​IMG]
     
  19. Slimmmmmm

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    Good point.

    In my opinion, HDD loading cant come quick enough. Not for piracy, but more to save drive replacements like mine.
    Think it wil be a good while yet though [​IMG]
     
  20. Rocco Savadgie

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    I tried it and you are completely right. Wiikey with 1.9g firmware plays backups at 3x. With an original in you can hear the drive spin up faster than the backup.

    Since upgrading to 1.9s would have the same problem, what firmware should I downgrade to in order for 6x to be restored?