How is the data on the wii-disc structured?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by goku21temp, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. goku21temp
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    Hey guys,


    let´s say i have the SCRUBBED ISO of wii-music which is about 500MB.

    where is the data now on the written DVD?


    is all gamedata moved to the beginning ( to the inner rings ) of the dvd ? or is it spread out a clustered with dummy-data?


    thanx for all answers

    peace
     
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    I think the data is randomly scattered across the disc. That's why scrubbed games have long loading times. But you can un-scrub an iso by using wiiscrubber.
     
  3. goku21temp
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    wait!

    why do scrubbed games load longer? this is the first time i heard it...

    when i uncompress them from winrar aren´t they all back to 4,37 gb?

    i have all my games scrubbed , so should i unscrb them and reburn? or is the speed-difference small and not worth it (on wiigator gamma)?
     
  4. Pikachu025

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    Second poster has no idea what he's talking about.

    Wii Disc's game data is stored on the OUTER end of the disc, not the inner. That applies for originals, backups, and scrubbed backups - unless you modify them with trucha or similiar, in which case it could be anywhere depending on where you place it.

    Scrubbing does NOTHING except overwriting the dummy data with zeroes. The location of the data on the disc is not changed.