Hey guys. Been lurking around the site for quite a while now, but finally needed to ask something for myself, so I signed up. Anyways... I'm trying to figure out how to run Wii games off of an 8GB flash drive, mainly so that I can set up an educational game for my kindergarten-age little brother. (His birthday was too late for him to enter kindergarten by only a couple of days, so we're trying to home-school him.) I'm borrowing a flash drive from my sister to try and get this set up with, and am testing this with an ISO of "Sonic and the Black Knight". (My computer won't access the site to download the kindergarten game right now, and I'm working with what I've already got.) I originally assumed it would be as easy as copying the game to the flash drive, plugging it into the Wii, and playing it from there, like when I use the SD card to play GameCube games. It isn't registering, so I spent a bit of time looking things up to figure out the problem. It seems that I need to set up the flash drive as an external hard drive before I can do anything with it. This is where my questions come in. First off, like I said earlier, this is a borrowed flash drive that may be needed later on for storing schoolwork on. After converting it as a hard drive, will it still be usable as a normal flash drive? If not, is the process reversible? Second, how would I actually do this? I have the "Panasonic SD Formatter" program on my laptop from setting up an DSTT card for my DSLite, would that work, or do I need something else? Final question, and this is more about the game file itself than anything else. I'm trying to use WiiScrubber to shrink down the file size and compress it. The initial settings when I compressed it into a .ZIP folder only shrunk it from around 4GB to about 3. I re-did the settings to as much compression as possible, and am re-doing it. However, my computer says 7-Zip is going to need a couple hours to do this. (Not a top-of-the-line laptop) Did I do something wrong at some point, because I've read of people compressing their games down to around 300 to 400 MB. Will it play on the Wii while compressed, or does it need un-compressed first? Sorry if it seems like I'm asking a lot. The different guides don't seem to explain it quite well enough for me, and I don't want to screw anything up by mistake.