Need fast answer regarding USB stick!

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by noler, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. noler

    noler Newbie

    May 18, 2013
    I have a softmoded Wii U (or the vWii mode). I play games from my external drive and it works flawless (though finding a fiting y-cable was a pain!).

    Now I wonder, is it possible to use a USB stick and put games on it instead of my external drive? Or does it have to be an external drive with y-cable?

    Thanks for fast answers.
  2. ModderWizard

    ModderWizard Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    United States
    Yes, It should work (It does for me).
  3. rg

    rg GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    It works fine on my setup, 32GB usb flash.
  4. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

    Nov 26, 2012
    United States
    United States
    USB flash drives work, however Nintendo recomends Self powered HDDs. (the ones where it plugs in the wall)
  5. blinkzane

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    it works but since a USB drive only has so many writes, it will kill the USB faster, and It may lag a bit in some areas of the game through proven experience. I've also had where the games take longer to boot up and freeze more frequently. HDD is preferred because of these reasons.
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