4GB Transcend SD Works w/ Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by ften, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. ften
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    Transcend 133x 4GB Model# TS4GSD133
    NewEgg Link

    Link to my spread sheet with different partition/formatting settings;
    Spread Sheet

    Tool used;
    Command line (format h: /fs:fat) This allowed me to format partions greater then 2GB with fat16 in XP, "h:" of course being my SD drive
    Partition Magic 9

    Tested with;
    Wii Data Management
    Copying the Wii Sports Save
    HBC
    Snes9x emulator
    FTPII
    Guitar Fun
    Mplayer

    What I found;
    The default format of the card (3,815MB or 3,991,941,120KB) was not readable by the Wii Data Management, but seems to be fully read/write in HBC.
    Repartitioning the card to (3,812MB or 3,989,635,072KB) made it readable by the Wii Data Management, although it will not let you copy saves from the Wii to the SD card and will not display the space left, but seems to be fully read/write in HBC.
    Partitions bigger then 2,102.23MB lose the ability to copy saves from the Wii to the SD card and you lose the ability to see the remaining space on the card in Wii Data Management.
    Fat32 or Fat16 does not seem to make much of a difference in whether or not the Wii can read the card.

    Assumptions
    The Wii potentially has some static number hardcoded in it for the maximum amount of free space blocks to expect and when your SD card contains more of these said blocks it your Wii says screw you when you try and copy a save to the SD card.

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  2. olosi

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    thanks ften to inform us, but, from my point of view 2 Gb card is more then what I need.
     
  3. Livin in a box

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    The only reason that you'd need a 4GB SD Card is if you were copying Wii games onto it, but even then the games are too big for it.
     
  4. ften
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    I have quite a lot of songs from Frets on Fire, a few movies, and a bunch of roms on mine.

    Also the post was about show 4GB cards can be used, as a few previous posts stated the Wii couldn't read larger then 2GB cards. So I just wanted to provide a little detail into the fact that they could be. [​IMG]

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  5. Livin in a box

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    But the HBC can detect all 4GB, and so the applications will presumably be able to too?
     
  6. ften
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    From my testing, yes.

    -FTen