Can I use an SDHC for LetterBomb?

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  1. xNickx123
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    Title says all.
     
  2. petethepug

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    You can.
    But it may be less compatible. So in the case you think something may not work while installing things on the Wii, use non SDHC for best compatibility.

    Sourced here;
    I would recommend referring to this guide some FAQ's. I would also recommend a 4GB non SDHC SD Card if you plan on adding tons of Mod's onto it.

    https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/before-you-begin
     
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    Is there any Non SDHC 4gb for like $5?
     
  4. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Nope, there isn't. It's because of the card's format; when the capacity is =<2GB, it's formatted to FAT16. When the card is =>4GB (SDHC), it's formatted to FAT32. When the card is =>64GB(SDXC), it's formatted to exFAT.
    You can format SDXC cards to FAT32, since this format supports volume up to 2TB. However, since FAT16's max volume size is 2GB, it's impossible to format any volume bigger than 2GB with it.

    (Well, to be exact it's not entirely true. There is a revision of the FAT16 format - FAT16b - which supports up to 4GB volumes, but it's unsupported by most devices. And cards natively formatted to FAT16b are really hard to find these days)
     
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    You can look here for a list of compatible SD Cards. I would highly recommend getting one that works with the Twilight Hack, and Homebrew since that will leave you with the best compatible SD Card for modding.

    http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/SD/SDHC_Card_Compatibility_Tests

    I bought four SDHC Cards (4GB) for about $20 USD all the way from HongKong on EBay. It took a week to ship though, it's a Kingston 4GB "Micro SDHC Class 4 with Micro SD Adaptor." Still works fine for me, but I wouldn't be 100% sure it works perfectly.

    So far I been using it since April 2016.

    For cheap SD Cards go with 2GB. But it's still best to use 4GB for storage (Note: It's possible to use multiple SD Cards at once. So if you want to use one for modpacks, and ones for Wii Emulation that is totally fine, and possible. However you will need to switch them out in the SD Card Slot if you want to use one of the other.)
     
  6. Jack Daniels

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    SD capacity: 128MB tot 2GB, Standard formaat: FAT16.
    SDHC capacity: 4GB tot 32GB Standard formaat FAT32.
    SDXC capacity: 64GB tot 2TB Standard formaat: exFAT.
    according to sandisc it means that if a card is over 2 gb's it's automaticly sdhc.
    so if it can handle 4 gb's it can handle up to 32 gb's, if it can handle 64 gb, it can handle up to 2tb.
    except for one thing, slow cards can still get you to get errors because of sync.
     
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    That's not true. If it supports FAT32 formatted 4GB cards, then it can support up to 2TB volumes formatted to FAT32. It can have some issues, like you said, but it'll still be supported.
    If it supports exFAT formatted volumes, then it can support whatever the maximum capacity exFAT supports (I don't remember).
     
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    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/LetterBomb

     
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    i used a 4 gb microsd-hc for letterbomb. no issues
     
  10. Jack Daniels

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    no cause if the hardware can't handle sdxc it can't handle above the 32gb, that's hw related limit, software however doesn't see a difference as long as it's fat16/fat32. the filesystem isn't the proble, when it's about what hw is compitable, it's the standards it can read. wich for the wii is with the right ios/exploit writeup up to 32 gb's and for wiiu 2tb if i'm correct... but like i said speed of the card can still cause problems.
     
  11. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Once again, that's not true... For example, the 3DS only supports up to 32GB officially, but 64GB, 128GB, and even 256GB cards work if formatted to FAT32. However, if those card are formatted as exFAT, they won't be recognised by the console.
     
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  12. Jack Daniels

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    old fw wii's could read up to 2 gb sd, 4.1 and up fw could read up to 32 gb, so part of it is driver/firmware... some old cardreaders could get upgraded by software updates to read 32 gb's that doesn't mean all can... some of them were limited to the standard limited by design. the reader fabric made a promice to nintendo... thier quality seemed better then expected... no reason to fight... 2gb thoesn't proof much, still if a system can read 4 gb it's able to read at least 32 gb, if it can also read 64 gb it can even get to 2 tb... i wasn't talking about nintendo's story, about the misunderstanding that there were 4gb non sdhc sd cards. it's not possible.
     
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    I had tried getting a normal Sd card but never managed to buy 1 and instead I used this with letterbom and modmii works great

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