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Recently while working on RawkSD we've had to dump a few discs (RB1/GH3/GH:A/GH:WT/GH:M/GH:SH) and I thought I could make a much faster dumper than the available ones. So using the source code for CaitSith2's dumper (based on nitrotux's work) I went ahead and did it. The results are pretty impressive: around half an hour to dump a single layer disc and an hour to dump SSBB.

Link to SuperDump v1.2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7VN7URD8
Or: http://www.mediafire.com/?jjjdvszyeey

Features:
- Dumps to SD, USB2 or USB1 (fallback if USB2 is not detected)
- SDHC support under any IOS (although it tries to use IOS249 if available)
- Ability to choose chunk sizes (mainly to suit 1GB, 2GB and 4GB SD cards) and which chunk to start dumping from
- Checks for available free space before starting dump
- Detection of FAT partitions other than partition 0
- Shows time remaining (for current chunk only)
- Unlike the USBLoader, produces 1:1 disc images and works with FAT partitions

If you have a picky USB2 device (like kingston datatraveler DT100 keys), try starting superdump with no USB devices connected and only plug it in after the text appears. For me this avoids the "USB2 device not found, using USB1 instead..." message and I get full speed writing. Also the "Checking free space..." step can sometimes take a long time to complete for large FAT32 drives.
 

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Hey tueidj,

First off, just wanted to say THANKYOU!! I was looking forward this new SuperDump release. I recently started looking into newer dumpers (was still running Waninkoko's DVD Dumper 1.2) and saw WiiDump 1.5 along with your SuperDump. When I was reading that you were making a new version which improved the USB writing speed to be equal to the SD speed the choice became pretty clear for me.

I will try your SuperDump as soon as I get home from work today. I just have a few questions for you in the meantime:

1) Did you have any test runs from the improved USB writing speed? Did it really equal the SD speed or atleast get very close to doing so? I ask because I plan to be dumping mainly from a USB Flashdrive 8gb (since I only have one SD card 2gb and use that for homebrew, ect. and don't want to be copies files to and from my computer all the time.)

2) What USB 2.0 cios do you recommend? I have not installed any on my Wii as of yet (since I didn't have a need for one until now) but I want to know which do you prefer and why?

Thanks again and can't wait to try this new version!
 

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The USB speed actually ended up being slightly faster than SD, but it varies depending on the devices used; I dumped a single layer disc to my old maxtor 60GB HD in 31 minutes while it took 34 minutes writing to my kingston class 4 16GB SD card.

For the cIOS I think I have one of the rev13s currently installed, but I don't think it really matters as long as it has USB2 support (if it doesn't superdump will tell you it's using USB1).
 

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Going to test the USB speed now.. will post the outcome
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Thanks for this great app !
 

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I'm just wondering if there would be a big difference (in terms of disc usability for such things are RawkSD) between this 1:1 dumper, and creating an ISO from a WBFS dump.

Since that's a nice easy way of dumping all in one shot, is there a reason not to do it that way?

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There's not just the fact that it's a 1:1 image, but also this doesn't need a WBFS partition or even a 4+GB drive - you can take a half-filled SD out of a camera or something and dump the image in a few parts instead of needing a dedicated drive.
 

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OMG !! Just dumped Mario Kart Wii to USB in 15mins 39secs total (dumps in 2 parts), Checked with quickpar2 (had some pars made from when i dumped with RawDump and it passes 100%
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Thanks a load for this great app !! only thing now that could make it better is a nice gui
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So just to verify, if I have something big enough that I can do a WBFS dump, and then create an ISO from that, although it's not a 1:1 copy, it should still have all the info, and I can use it, either as an ISO, or as a scrubbed image to burn?

It's just nice to be able to dump with no interaction or splitting if it works just as well.

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tueidj said:
The USB speed actually ended up being slightly faster than SD, but it varies depending on the devices used; I dumped a single layer disc to my old maxtor 60GB HD in 31 minutes while it took 34 minutes writing to my kingston class 4 16GB SD card.

For the cIOS I think I have one of the rev13s currently installed, but I don't think it really matters as long as it has USB2 support (if it doesn't superdump will tell you it's using USB1).

Thanks for the quick reply, thats good to hear that the speed is eqaul (and sometimes better) than the SD Card. I'll just upgrade to one of the rev13's just to be on the safe side. Also, the feature that tells you whether or not your running on USB2 or USB1 sounds GREAT! Can't wait to try it!

Thank you once again!
 

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I'm running v1.1 right now, I'll have to try v1.2. I wish that part sizes could be extended to the full SL disc, as using an 8GB card and having to concatenate the parts seems unnecessary.

Dumps made using a USB loader are not 1:1, and are 'scrubbed' (or some variant of it) so that they don't fill up the whole 4.37GB of space.

When merging the parts, you can also use a hex editor such as HxD, which beyond being awesome and free has file concatenation and splitting built right in.
 

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You have to use WADDER (although I think that dev has stopped). I haven't successfully done it yet, but I believe that's the way to do it.
 

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WB3000 said:
I'm running v1.1 right now, I'll have to try v1.2. I wish that part sizes could be extended to the full SL disc, as using an 8GB card and having to concatenate the parts seems unnecessary.

Obviously the file size limitation of FAT32 requires splitting the .ISO. Since this type of disc dumper is using raw sector reads it is not file-system aware, so it cannot tell an update partition from a data partition or garbage data. Therefore "scrubbing" is not possible (afaik).

I prefer having a complete raw dump from an app like this anyway.
 

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jservs7 said:
I didn't see any info on this, but does this work for Gamecube games as well?

That's a good quetsion... I know WiiDump 1.5 does so I may still need to use that app atleast for the gamecube dumping if SuperDump doesn't do so.
 
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