"Slow" SD card problem in loaders

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by jooozek, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. jooozek

    jooozek Advanced Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    I'm saying "slow" because my SD card isn't really slow


    The problem is that both USB Loader GX and Wii Flow takes good 20 seconds before they load.

    This is the folder structure that I have on my SD card currently (I've reformatted the card to FAT32 with default cluster size too and that didn't change anything:

    │  ├───trailers
    │  ├───themes
    │  ├───settings
    │  ├───screenshots
    │  ├───plugins
    │  ├───music
    │  ├───languages
    │  ├───help
    │  ├───fanart
    │  ├───custom_banners
    │  ├───covers
    │  ├───codes
    │  │  ├───wip
    │  │  └───gct
    │  ├───cache
    │  │  ├───lists
    │  │  └───banners
    │  └───boxcovers
    │  ├───themes
    │  │  ├───stripes
    │  │  ├───GreyMatter
    │  │  │  └───opt
    │  │  ├───Glass
    │  │  ├───Console_Only
    │  │  ├───circles
    │  │  ├───cfg_3D
    │  │  └───Blue 2011
    │  ├───resources
    │  ├───languages
    │  ├───covers
    │  │  ├───full
    │  │  ├───disc
    │  │  ├───cache
    │  │  ├───3d
    │  │  └───2d
    │  └───codes
    │  └───optional
        │  └───css
        │  ├───theme
        │  │  └───tmp
        │  ├───language
        │  ├───images
        │  │  └───disc
        │  └───cache_bnr
    Also, when I use Wii Flow, it takes up to one minute for the white loading bar to appear since launching the game.
  2. jooozek

    jooozek Advanced Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    I've copied over the files from the SD card on my HDD and dropped them on a quite-filled microsd card. Used an microSD to SD adaptor... and USB Loader GX doesn't stop for 20 seconds on it. What gives? I'm just gonna use that microSD card with adaptor for time being but that SD card having this issues is what I would want to fix. Wii Flow also works now perfectly.
  3. Augusta

    Augusta GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 14, 2011
    Can't say I've had this problem but have had a similar problem when loading my backups on DM Lite.
    No matter what game I loaded, the opening would stutter. Just got a new SD and all is well again.
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I have an SD card not detected at all by the Wii.
    it works fine in PC and other media, but not the Wii.
    The HBC doesn't even see there's a card inserted/removed (bubble should be popping out if the card was detected).

    That card used to work, and one day it became reaaaaly long until it got read/detected, and it's not detected anymore now.
    I tried to format it few times but it didn't fix it.
  5. IMakeDurbStep

    IMakeDurbStep Member

    Dec 6, 2012
    United States
    Austin, Texas
    I had this problem for a while.
    (I switched recently to a MicroSD 16gb using a converter and have had these issues. This is how I fixed it. using the Micro SD)

    It turned out to be caused by the fact that I had previously used an External HDD with it..
    And when the hdd was replaced by a newer larger HDD it would take up to 3 minutes roundabout for boot time.

    I just replaced wiiflow all-together freshly unzipped onto the SD card then put all my covers and my settings and such back in and that fixed it.

    But, thats just my case. I upgraded HDDs and it I guess was expecting to see that older HDD.

    Also. If you keep your games on a hard drive then boot it without the hard drive plugged in it kinda acts funny too..

    As a side note... I've had a few games cause the sd card to freak out aswell. Smash Bros Brawl being the number one.

    Newer SD Cards (Not MicroSD) Have always given me problems at least once every week or two.
    Thus this is why I switched.