Can I use a USB flash drive or SD card to run Wii backups?

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  1. morrisseyshair
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    I softmodded my 4.3U Wii yesterday. I want to try a Wii game backup today but am lacking an external hard drive. Can I use a USB flash drive or SD card to run a WIi backup instead? If so, is there any limitation to how big the capacity can be?

    I have an SD card that's 2GB and a USB flash drive that's 8GB.
     
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    Not sure about SD card (I would assume so) But you can definitely run backups off your USB, & I have a 1TB HDD I use & it's never given me any trouble, so I don't think there's a size limit.

    Get Wiiflow.org, it's the best backup loader.
     
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    You can use an SD card. I use cfg usb loader. Works like a champ
     
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    I am currently in the same situation. Don't have a HDD, but do have a 8GB Stick and a 4GB SD Card. CFG USB Loader can run games from the SD Card while Wiiflow can not. Your USB Stick should work fine just format it to FAT32 if you want to also run Homebrew from the USB Stick. I am using a Sony 8GB Thumb drive which has Super Paper Mario and Xenoblade Chronicles and have Zelda Twilight Princess on the SD Card. Do remember that you will also need to install cIOS files onto your Wii to have Wii USB backup capabilities. Those can be easilly installed using Modmii.

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