Recommended USB stick speeds for Wupinstalled games?

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  1. Xirix
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    I'm looking to try out putting games and such on a USB stick as I have been told it is faster than SD card loading, I don't want to get a HDD for this, probably just a 32 or 64 gig stick, what kind of read speed should I be looking for at least to make sure the games run nicely?

    Also what should the stick be formatted to, or does it not matter?
     
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    Speed doesn't matter, most pendrives are slow as hell. [Still, they load games quickly]
    I don't suggest getting a pendrive unless you want to unplug it after you're done playing.
    [Pendrives are easily corrupting with Wii U because it does ALOT OF STUFF IN THE BACKGROUND...well, sorry for caps]
    Hm, every USB Storage device needs to be formatted to Wii U format which is unreadable by anything that isn't a Wii U.
     
  3. KiiWii

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    Pen drives work fine as long as you get decent brands.
     
  4. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I recommend buying a micro SD and X-in-one USB adapter.
     
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    I've played games on two USB sticks, both of them working in a nice speed, but... Wii U has killed them already. Yes, USB sticks have limited life, so I'm going to buy myself a cheap HDD (of 128 or 256 GB) with the Y cable (already had another one, but as it is impossible to create a separate partition for Wii U's format... and I don't want to lose all my stuff).

    So I'd personally suggest going for the HDD, because you never know when will USB sticks stop working (especially when saving data, I wouldn't like corrupt data)
     
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    How long did the sticks last and were they bought just for and solely used on Wii U?
     
  7. Hayleia

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    And were they $10 sticks from Walmart or actual sticks from a reputable brand?
    Note, I am really asking, not making fun of anything. If you tell me they were from a reputable brand, I'll switch to HDDs...
     
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    About two months each... and got them from a random street tech store (gift from an aunt). No idea of their brand (those with cute covers/shapes). I tested some other "brandless"/chinese and those died instantly or didn't even were recognized by the machine : P
     
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    I myself used my Kingston 32GB USB Stick [Or it was something like 8-16GB].
    It died in 2-4months because i always had it inserted into my Wii U.
     
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    Same here various brands, mainly used for game testing, before adding them to my hdd ( nothing worde than to redo a full wiiu hdd )

    Brands were sandisk 32 GB and 64 GB.

    Kingston 32 GB, and a samsung 16 GB.

    All have been corrupted beyond repair.

    My cheap 1 tb laptop hadd with a cheap sata to usb cable flawelessly for as long as I have usb loading on Wiiu

    USB stick tend to get very hot.....
     
  11. KiiWii

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    I have had a Kingston 16gb plugged into my 8GB WIIU since wii fit U digital demo came out (years ago) used it almost every day for months and then recently formatted it for use with BOTW when it leaked in Feb.

    I could be wrong here, or just very fortunate, (and I'm probably hexing myself) but I haven't experienced any heating or issues and I have 120+ hrs on BOTW now....
     
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    Bruh, mine just shat itself after having it plugged into my Wii U for 2 months :wacko:
     
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    Hmm, perhaps I'll try a small capacity HDD with a Y Cable then, I tried one of the USB sticks I had just lowing around and it didn't work because of a low power error.
     
  14. H1B1Esquire

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    I'm going to name that as the culprit. I guess those kinds of drives are still okay to make literal backups to copy data in emergencies.....but probably only save data or smol games.
     
  15. EclipseSin

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    I'm with you. Real name brand products do not die so quickly unless you get a dud. I have a 256MB pen drive that is ancient as fuck and it is still working at 20MB/s as it always has. Yea, that's slow, but it's from 2004, possibly manufactured before that and still works. Has been used for various projects, ps3 hacking, ps2 launchelf shit, arduino/teensy projects...
     
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