Question about male to male USB cabes

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by JNewton, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. JNewton
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    Hello.

    My disc driver can't read my games anymore. I'm currently using a 8GB pendrive to play SSBB. However, I can't put any other games on it.

    Is there any way to connect a male to male USB cabe between the Wii and my computer to use it as an USB Hard Drive? I've searched here, but I couldn't find what I wanted. For those who don't know, here's a pic of it:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Thanks!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    You should only see a male-male cable on two occasions.

    1) Random (usually Chinese) non spec stuff. I have an odd PCI computer error code reader that has such a cable.

    2) When the cable has a bit of logic inside it.

    The standard USB protocol has no options for communications between dumb cables. The cables with logic in them pretend to be one thing to the PC side of the equation and a normal USB drive to the other side of the cable.
    These things are quite rare, indeed I have never seen one in person, but they should be too hard to find. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/usb-windows-transfer-cable-a-male-to-a-male-a42hf is an example of a slightly slower one in the UK. No idea where to find one in your country.

    You are far better off just buying an external hard drive and using that.
     
  3. JNewton
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    Thanks.

    I think I'm going to save some money and get an external HD, in this case.