SD cards, max size? SDHC or SDXC?

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  2. Peniskoker

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    It works, i have the same one.

    U have to use a program to format it though
     
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    Since there doesn't appear to be a hard coded limit, I would guess the actual limit would be 2TB but the only way to know for sure would be to either reverse engineer the firmware or to build a sata hdd to sd adapter which currently don't exist.
     
  5. Dvdxploitr

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    Since the Wii U is capable of reading SD/SDHC/SDXC, I would assume the limit is as high as SDXC can go. When the Wii was announced, the only thing that stopped it from reading 4GB+ cards was the software couldn't read SDHC, they later patched this with 4.0 firmware...I would say you aren't going to have a problem with SD cards for the Wii U considering it can read SDXC cards and WHEN we get a full IOSU hack, people will favor external USB hard drives due to their cheaper costs per GB....(Sandisk has a 200GB card for $80 on Amazon right now...for $80, you can get at least 1TB if not more in an external hard drive
     
  6. Keylogger

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    UHS 2 ou 3 are better for loadiine
     
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    Is it worth to go from a class 10 to an UHS 3 for loadiine games (especially twilight princess) ?
     
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    UHS 3 is good for TPHD (format your card with 64k cluster)
     
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    What would you get for loading times with an UHS 3 ?
    For me it's about 10-15 seconds.
     
  10. Keylogger

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    About 4-8 seconds
     
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  12. apachehavok

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    Dumb question. What program are you all using to format FAT32 and specify a 64kb cluster size?

    Also, is that the best thing to do? 64kb cluster size instead of 32?
     
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  14. apachehavok

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    I am using the GUI version of that ^^ Does the GUI version not give you cluster size options?

    Thanks!
     
  15. sj33

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    It does, but in bytes not kilobytes.

    Under 'Allocation Unit Size' choose 65536.
     
  16. apachehavok

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    I think im blind sometimes. Thanks a ton!

    I wonder if it would be worth it to compile speed and loading reports of different SD cards?
     
  17. miesssiee

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    Maybe a dumb question, but isn't it even better to format to 128kb cluster size?
     
  18. BIFFTAZ

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    That Kingston is the exact one I bought the other day & it works a treat!! I used fat32formatter to format to fat32 64 cluster, haven't had any issue with it at all.
     
  19. niño de cobre

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    on nintendo site says this about wiiU:
    so im confused, loadliine enable 32+ UHS-type SD? or nintendo info is outdated?
     
  20. enigma85

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    Nintendo just doesn't tell it supports higher than 32gb because usually you can't format a SDXC (64gb and up card) to fat32.

    I use a 256gb Patriot SDXC UHS-1 with no issues.