More Than One USB Drive?

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Oct 22, 2009
  1. burrellbloke
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    Newcomer burrellbloke Member

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    Do any of the USB loaders support use of more than one USB drive yet? I know the cfg loader can read from multiple WBFS partitions on the same drive.

    I am wondering if I had two USB hard drives connected through a powered hub would a USB loader be able to select a drive to read games from - or is this impossible?
     
  2. dsfanatic5

    Member dsfanatic5 Team ICO Freak

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    Newer cIOS revisions such as 14 require you to use the bottom USB port (when Wii is laying flat) for all USB hard drives, so having two drives at once isn't possible as of right now. As an owner of two 500gb drives, it would be nice if they could both be used at once within a loader, but having to swap the cable between the two is hardly something to complain about.
     
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    Newcomer EJ Wells Newbie

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    Is there any chance that a USB hub would work for more than one device on the bottom port? I use a thumb drive for playing movies and am getting sick of all the unplugging and plugging in myself. Heh.
     
  4. Fat D

    Member Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    Nope. The EHCI driver is one hell of a hackjob, and implementing USB Hub support would be difficult and might break stuff. See also http://wiibrew.org/wiki/CIOS_usb2#Driver_limitation
    But it is no problem to use a partitioned hard drive with USB Loaders. In fact, I have a FAT partition for data, a WBFS partition for games and two Linux partitions (ext2 to install some MiKe implementation later on and some swap space for it).
     
  5. EJ Wells

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    Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     

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