Flash Drive?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by jmhannz, May 2, 2017.

  1. jmhannz

    jmhannz GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 4, 2017
    United States
  2. biggan1

    biggan1 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 9, 2016
    Flashdrives works used myself while i waited for the harddrive to arrive when I bought Wii u some months Ago.
    I used a SanDisk 64gb but another modell. Worked quite well.

    Worst case in scenario would be lag and longer loading times ofc. I recommend to buy an Y cable aswell and its just as Good as a harddrive. The flashdrive just needs mode power, thats all. They are really cheap and worth investing in!

    Hope you find what youre looking for. Maybe a external HD.

    Got some laptop which you dont use?
    If so you can buy an usbcasing making it and external harddrive! Its also good and Cheap way to get a usable storage device! Just ask if you cant find the casing.Manyppl got laptop harddrives just dusting around. Not many know its fast to make it and usb device.
    Last edited by biggan1, May 2, 2017
  3. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    They're nuts. It may give worse performance (If you cheap out) or wear out faster (probably not) but to the system usb is usb, unless it requires usb3 or something, to the Wii U it shouldn't even be able to tell if it's flash or magnetic.
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  4. wolfmankurd

    wolfmankurd GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 20, 2013
    Every flash drive I've thrown at my wiiu works fine.

    That said Nintendo don't recommend them explicitly and have no conflict of interest that I know of.

    Many usb don't use wear levelling (unlike ssd) so autosave in particular can end up hammering the memory. They aren't really designed for frequent small changes to files.

    But I really doubt you will have any issues.
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