Are any of the LG Drives that work with Wii games external?

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  1. misticknight
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    misticknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i've got a laptop so i have no way of changing my current DVD drive, but i want to have an easier way to copy Wii games instead of Waninkokos DVD dumper. of the LG drives that read Wii discs, are any of them external ones so i can use it with my laptop? i hadt he list of all the LG drives before so i coulda done my own research but i dont know what happened to it.
     
  2. ften

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    From nintendo-scene.com Wiki;
    ....
    Hitachi LG GDR-8161b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8162b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8163b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8164b (IDE)
    Hitachi LG GDR-H10NBLK (SATA)
    Hitachi LG GDR-8082N - USB SLIM Portable Drive
    ....

    The GDR-8082n is a notebook drive, also couldn't you just place the LG drives into an external IDE drive case.

    A really long/good thread can be found at http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/563020 on Wii DVD ripping.

    -FTen
     
  3. misticknight
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    misticknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    "also couldn't you just place the LG drives into an external IDE drive case."

    i would not even know what that means to be honest, not very computer literate specially when it comes to hardware, but thanks for the names of the drives. doing a quick search on the web there all a bit to expensive, but i spose i CAN think about it as the price of a chip (which i wont need to get) and all these "free" games i'll be getting, so i mayas well just order one. thanks agian.
     
  4. nash79

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    I prefer dumping DVD through WIFI, of course it takes around 5 hours (depending on ur router and wifi antenna) but it's really hussle free. U can also use the SD Dumper but I dont like the SD swaps and the "copy /b" stuff. If u have a router, that's the way to go.
    As for the external enclosure, here's a link to what the member ften was suggesting ("5.25" Cases for CD/DVD):
    http://images.google.com/images?um=1&h...ard+Drive+Cases
    What you do is u fix ur DVD into this enclosure, and u connect the enclosure through USB as if it was a USB stick or external HD.
    I hope this helps
     
  5. misticknight
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    thanks alot nash that does help quite alot actually. but to ask about the WiFi thingie, does dumping the disc via WiFi count toward the monthly download quota cause if it does than theres no way i can do it. if not however, then stuff buying all this crap, i'll save my money and do that instead lol.
     
  6. nash79

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    No dude,
    It's just ur WII acts as a HTTP Server, and sends you the information kept in the Game Disc (if u want to see it this way). So you wont be downloading anything from your ISP. By the way, u can even unplug the "phone" cable from your router and it still will work as it has NO relation with internet. It's all in ur local network [​IMG] So keep ur money [​IMG]

    BTW here's a link to the APP that dumps disc through WIFI :
    http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Wiihttpd
     
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    Yeah, mine is just in a 5.25" Icy Box Enclosure and works perfectly.
     
  8. misticknight
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    thanks alot nash you've been a great help, and saved me basically $100 or more. i still might get it one day if i find it easier to just stick it into a DVD drive instead or doign it through the Wii but for now this is good enough. thanks again.
     
  9. misticknight
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    actually, can you please tel lme how to use that program, i put it on my Wii now and i didn't get anything. does it work like Waninkokos one, which also btw i dont know how to use. thanks in advance.

    EDIT: actually i found out how to use Waninkokos one, does that one also not effect the download quote or does it use a different system, cause if it's the same i'll just use his one.
     
  10. SenorClean

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    Traffic on your local network won't count towards download quota...

    Dumping over wifi with cIOS is my weapon of choice right now. Works well.
     
  11. nash79

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    I told you that it doesnt; read up what I told u, anything that's not downloaded through ur ISP wont affect ur download quote. [​IMG]
     
  12. kedest

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    download quota? i thought that was something from the previous century.
     
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    Australia has the worst internet deals of any country I've seen.
     
  14. misticknight
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    misticknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    ^ this, it's friggin retarded down here. anyways thanks all, Waninkoko's DVD dumper it is then, i'm hitting the video store tomorow [​IMG]
     
  15. Sir-Fritz

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    Yep, our internet plan allows only 4gb download per month. Only today i saw a major isp with an ad like "Massive 6 gb for only $79". I know quite a few people with about 20gb but i also know people that have like 1 or 2 gb per month.

    EDIT: Also speeds range from about 512 kilobits/ps to about 24 megabits/ps. (i have 768 kb/ps)
     
  16. Warren_303

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    You could always get an 8 GB SD card and dump it in one shot.
     
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    I would not like to live in Australia. I like my 150+ GBs downloaded in a month so far.
     
  18. agentgamma

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    Live in Australia and get
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    [​IMG] What a great country (not)
     
  19. SenorClean

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    6gb for $79? that's a bit of an exaggeration!

    I'm on 25 peak + 40 off peak for $69.96 - upto 24mbit (actual, due to distance from the exchange ~13.5) 1mbit unmetered up.

    We have a sparse population and are isolated from the rest of the world. Backhaul costs a fortune. They're not just doing it to be jerks.


    There is more to life than tech... For example, we get excellent food cheaply compared to much of the world. Generally, our cost of living is quite low.
     
  20. inuyasha09

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    Yeah I got the same plan as you, never herd of 6gb for $79 either u live in the middle on no where or that company is a rip...
    SenorClean you with iinet?