Replace D4 with D2B drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by MarioWaza, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. MarioWaza
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    I want to place a Wasabi DX modchip in a new Wii family edition. But there's a D4 drive in it, is it posible to replace the entire drive with a D2B model and place the modchip on that one?
    Or will there be a problem with the drive because there are no GC ports on the Wii?
     
  2. wiismodrome

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    AFAIK, you should be able to swap in a D2B drive with a modchip. If you're planning on connecting the Wasabi Zero via the drive cable, it will be limited to 3x read speed just like a softmod, so there's not much of an advantage over a softmod. A wired install will allow full 6x read. Any reason why you don't want to go softmod and USB loading? There's little reason to use discs at this point.
     
  3. wiismodrome

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    Also, if you have a D2B drive, Wiikey v1 is probably cheaper than Wasabi Zero.