SD Card Size and Speed

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  1. gamecaptor
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    Is there any SD card size limitations with the Wii U?

    Does the Wii U benefit from faster cards?
     
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    64GB SD card works, also microsd too, but i think 128 GB is currently unstable by loadiine.
    Yeah, buy a FASTER card if you want to load games quickly, like the disc,
    Slow cards works too, but depeding of the game, you may wait. 30 s. To 1/2. Min. For load!
     
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    ok, that's good to know. Thank you for the info!
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Is the Wii U even capable of UHS-1? It doesn't officially supportSDXC so I doubt Nintendo would make it capable of protocols exclusive to SDXC. Though I do have a "600X" 128GB card and I'm happy with the speed.
     
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    I think Wii and Wii U doenst support SDXC cards.
     
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    I'm using a 128GB card with 70GB of Wii and Gamecube games installed and playable - just upgraded from 64GB and am adding to my collection. You just have to force-format the card as FAT because Windows insists on using ExFAT for SDXC cards.
     
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    wtf o.o
    I tried with SDXC card and the say me: This SD card inserted is not compatible ://///
     
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    You have to use special tools to format it as FAT, then it is fine. I used FAT32 Format which worked great. My computer and Wii U recognize it as a 128GB FAT drive and don't complain or anything.
     
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    Oh :'^)
     
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    I have a 128GB SD Card / 95MB on my WiiU and it work great with loadiine. All games I played loaded very fast.

    Just need to format it as FAT32 instead of exFAT using a partition tool.
     
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    i bought a 256GB (this one) and formatted to fat32. no problems so far.