USB 3.0??

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May 14, 2010

USB 3.0?? by WiiFan2012 at 6:20 AM (6,450 Views / 0 Likes) 43 replies

  1. WiiFan2012
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    Has anyone tried to use a external hard drive with USB Loader that is actually USB 3.0?

    Thanks!
     


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    The wii's USB slots are not 3.0, so it'd transfer at 2.0 speeds.
     
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    There is USB 3.0? When did this come around? But I can confirm that the wii currently transfers data at USB 2.0 speeds.
     
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    Look, I found a usb 3.0 hdd here. I didn't think they finished up the standard but it looks like there are allready have $7 usb 3.0 cables too
     
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    hey guys, let me ask you this, how did they turn the wii from usb 1 to usb 2 through just a driver?
     
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    I have no idea but you will probably need a hardware mod for usb 3 because I think it has 6 wires 8 wires instead of the usual 4.
    it is from 1.1 to 2.0
     
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    ya, but wondering how thats possible

    i mean nintendo built a 1.1 usb controller

    with some magic software it becomes 2.0

    could someone explain to me how that happens and why it cant be the same for 3.0?
     
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    i have a 1TB HDD like this.
    It's not USB 3.0, its 2.0.

    I'm even using "TERACOPY" and the maximum transfer speed is about 35 MBytes/s average
     
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    usb 3.0 will be impossible on the wii without a hardmodd because usb 3.0 uses 8 wires instead of 4.
     
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    The hardware of the wii is USB 2.0. They included 1.1 drivers in the wii software/IOS. cIOS 202/222/249 are using an EHCI module to forward USB messages to 2.0 calls or something like that. Technically speaking, I don't know what I'm talking about, but it's something like that. [​IMG]
     
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    interesting, any idea why they did that?
     
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    Does the wii provide 500 ma when running a cios? usb 1.1 only gives 100ma.
     
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    Possibly because when the Wii was designed the USB 2.0 standard wasn't fully ratified - the hardware was there, but still choices had to be made about how it operated - so send it out as 1.1 on 2.0 capable hardware. Then a simple update to give 2.0 operation.

    They could have put it out as a USB 2.0 draft device, advertised it as such and then had a raft of CS calls and bad press when Nintendo USB 2.0 draft didn't work with USB 2.0 draft.
     
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    how do i find out if my computer has 3.0 on it?
     
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    what do you mean?

    we have had usb 2.0 stuff for nigh 8 years
     
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    Unless you bought your motherboard later than about mid-Jan of this year, it doesn't.

    But you can always look up your computer online.
     
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    My usb 3.0 ports are blue and have USB 3.0 written between the two ports as opposed to the normal usb symbol next to it. Not sure if that's like a standard or anything though. Only have 2 of those ports as opposed to the 8 regular usb 2.0 ports in it.
     
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    Then more likely that big N foresaw no need for anything beyond USB 1.1 at launch and pushed out a subsequent update when they did have a need.
     
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    go to your mainboards manufactures website and look at the MB's specs
     
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    nope it isn't o well who gives a shit
     

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