Ok, so my launch Wii decided to take a dive on me recently and I figured "What better time to get myself a black wii?". Before I do that though, I had some questions about softmodding that I had hoped someone on the forums could help me out with. First of all, what firmware do the new black Wiis come with, and is the current method of downgrading/hacking still usable on the black system? Second, if the same method still applies, could someone link me to a guide to get me started? (It's been quite a while since I did anything on my launch Wii.) Finally, I know it's probably obvious to most of the people in the know, but does the black Wii have any issues with using a USB hard-drive (Don't know if it might have a new motherboard/optical drive) Thanks ahead of time for any help and as always, I appreciate it.