Can you use flash drives with a USB loader?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by DarkMario616, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. DarkMario616
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    Like a micro center brand or a kingston?

    >_> stupid question I know.

    Oh and...how many would approximately fit on a 8gb stick
     
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    yes you can, and you cant really give a number, wii games vary in size from like 2-300Mb to 4.1gb so it depends on the game, but you should be able to fit 2 or 3 quality games on there or maybe in 5-6 crappy ones
     
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    Yup you sure can. I'm using a Kingston 16GB. Compatibility isn't guaranteed but they do work. As far as how many games the sizes of games vary widely, as few as 2 as many as 7-8 depending on their size
     
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    I meant, if the drive is in that weird format [wfs or something]...the wii games get heavily compressed...SMBWii went from 4gb to .3 gb...
     
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    yeah, thats what we mean, not all games will shrink to such a small size, mario is just one of the small ones, games like Modern Warefare etc are still 3gb+
     
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    Ooooh I see, maybe I'll just keep my 132 GB HDD
     
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    be a man, cough up for a big ass 2.5" laptop drive and chassis, no power supply [​IMG]
     
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    Thats what i did!

    20gb harddrive FTW!!
     
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    What do you mean "chassis"
     
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    a chassis is a empty case that you can put any hard drive inside, but the good point of a 2.5" laptop one, is they very rarely (i've never seen one with) need a external power source, mine runs from 1 USB cable alone.

    like this
     
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