SD card performance

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by fwb, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. fwb
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    Since SD cards are getting very cheap, I'm considering putting all my games on a 128GB SD card instead of a hard drive. Is this possible, and if so, how does it affect performance? Anyone try it?
     
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    I forgot
    I believe Wii's can only support SD/SDHC cards (which only go up to 32GB AFAIK) So no, you'll need to get a 32GB one.
     
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    there where conflicting reports of fat32 formated sdxc cards working
    search the forum for details

    usb sticks are another option
    they should be cheaper than a sd card

    or use an sd/usb adapter
     
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    I think SDXC cards have worked for some, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g8HSDybeEE
     
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    The SDXC cards available just now are not "true" SDXC they are actually SDHC cards. The 32GB limit of SDHC is artificial. So as long as you format the card to FAT32 you be fine (they come as exFAT).
     
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    you have to format to fat 32 so you can';t use sd formatter cuz that will format to exfat
     
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    Cool, so it seems it will work. Now I'm interested in performance. Has anyone tried using SD cards for backup loading a lot? Is there any noticeable difference in speed?