Recommended Hard Drive for Back-Ups and Emulators.

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  1. xcrimsonstormx
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    xcrimsonstormx He called me a Nerd, I called him an Ambulance.

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    What is the recommended HD size for the Wii I was thinking about 250GB to 500GB just not sure how big the games and files get wanting some other peoples opinions.:lol:
     
  2. Psionic Roshambo

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    I think my external is 150GB, most Wii games are under 4GB, some of them are even under 1GB. I can't really talk about emulators I keep those on a 8GB SD card so yeah... I guess to answer your question, I would say either drive is probably fine?
     
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    How many games does a 150GB take I might just get that then.:huh:
     
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    If U wanna have BackUps & Emulators on 1 drive I would recommend at least 500GB so u can have a Single partition. WiiFlow is best I think for AIO setup
     
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    Hmm... not sure yet what about DVD-RW are they any good.:lol:
     
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    U can bypass HD all together and just Burn ur BackUps on Disc......That way U can also Print out Covers and whut not
     
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    Yeah true but those can get pretty expensive too what DVD should I get if I took that route.
     
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    Any DVD-RW should be fine Burned at Min speed for best results....NEVER use DVD+RW as i've heard those come up with errors alot

    Remember use - not + :mthr: I usually buy em at a FRYs Electronics when they R on special 100 DVDs for like $15-20 not bad.........
     
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    Thanks for the tip I'll look it to it a little more so which would you recommend DVD's or HD
     
  10. macmanhigh

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    It all Depends Budd on ur preference.....I have a HD to have a Clear playing Space with my Wii As i use it for Playing & Viewing I play all my Wii,GC and Emu stuff thru WiiFlow and use WiiMC fro my Movies and Shows

    Now i had my Sweet collection of BackUps i Burned and Made sum nice Cases with Custom covers :) was the Envy of my cousins and friends..."Whoa is that a Limited Edition NSMB u got there?"........But i gave em all away to my niece and nephew for their Wii they got
     
  11. VashTS

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    2 tbs all the way and stick with western digital.
     
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    Hmm... I'm just not sure I mean on one hand you have cheap upfront DVD but will cost more in the long run but then with the HD will cost a little more but work for other things as well.:unsure:
     
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    That's a little much for me I wont be able to use that much memory I would be fine with a 250GB or a 500GB.
     
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    Like VashTS say's a HD is ur Best option in the end i think.....Setup is almost minimal now as all USB Loaders are near Flawless for registering up first time with little issue here or there

    Most important is setting up ur HD correctly for all ur content to be read as intended....Theres sum nice Threads here to for AIO emulator & covers and USB troubleshooting which again should be minimal :yaywii:
     
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    I use a 160gb hitachi hdd thats oem in a lot of older laptops with a cheap ebay external case and it works fine.I dont see the need for a monster hard drive on the wii since games are small compared to other systems.On my 360 with Wasabi i use a 750gb hdd since you cant scrub the iso's and they can range from 6-8gb each.
     
  16. cobleman

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    I use a 1tb Seagate powered HDD(around 400 max games). But I back all games up to dvd-r discs (so if the HDD dies I still have the games on disc) UsbloaderGX , CFG or Wiiflow are the choices of most! Find the 1 that best suites your own preferences(I use UsbloaderGX )
     
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    I use a 8GB pendrive, loads pretty fast and since I play one or two games at a time, it's perfect.

    Wii games are not that big, so even a 80gb disk will do.
     
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    Get a 750GB or 1000GB one. You will be happy.

    >>> GBATemp-Wiki : Wii USB Devices Compatibility List <<<
    >>> GBATemp-Wiki : Wii USB Devices Compatibility List <<<
    >>> GBATemp-Wiki : Wii USB Devices Compatibility List <<<

    And always remember this:

    If the Device automatically spins down due to inactivity
    Some drives are configured from the factory to automatically spindown after a set number of minutes of inactivity, which could cause issues. Configuration software is usually available to configure such devices to disable this feature.