Is my Wii a "newer" drive?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by xModesty, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. xModesty
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    Hi,
    I have a
    Red Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Wii.
    Is the drive of this Wii a D3-2?
     
  2. DKAngel

    DKAngel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yes sir it is
     
  3. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Yep, get onto External HDD loading.
     
  4. Randamin

    Randamin GBAtemp Regular

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    It will only truly be a problem if you want to load backup gamecube
    games because those can't be loaded from a HDD loader except
    if using the WODE but that would mean having to buy an additional
    piece of equipment.
     
  5. EmbraceFiction

    EmbraceFiction GBAtemp Regular

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    I can confirm that it is with the new chip set.

    I modded my friends Wii, and it was of the same type. It would refuse to load
    any game on a dvd-r.
     
  6. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

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    Wow had no idea nintendo would do this to temporarily kill Hard Modding
     
  7. Donkey Plonk

    Donkey Plonk GBAtemp Fan

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    They didn't do it to temporatily kill hard modding.
    They originally done it to completely destroy hard modding. What they failed to do was secure their software and so it made no bloody difference anyway, lol

    Basically, they wasted money, it had no effect. Although I suppose it did create a new market for older drives, lol.

    Why do they bother? The amount of money they must waste trying to fix hacked consoles and then we ALWAYS end up finding a new way to hack em, so just why waste the money?
     
  8. bazamuffin

    bazamuffin RESIDENT DILF

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    Although GC USB Loading s being worked as we speak from what Ive read.