USB Hard Drive Capacity of Wii

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Aug 1, 2011

USB Hard Drive Capacity of Wii by DroRox at 9:32 AM (1,048 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. DroRox
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    I was wondering since my 500 GB backup ISO hard drive is in WBFS format I'd need a new hard drive or USB Drive in FAT32 to be able to store my emulator ROMS.

    My question is:
    How many USB memory utilities (i.e hard drives, usb memory sticks) can be plugged into the Wii at once?

    I ask because I know for a fact my GFC Loader's hard drive HAS to be plugged into the slot nearest the edge. So I guess another question would be:
    Do all HD have to be connected in the outside USB slot?
     
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    Yes, only one drive at a time.
    ANY size will work, 2TB to 4GB formatted to FAT32 entire drive.
     
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    Sweet. Thanks a bunch.
    So 1 drive at a time on the slot NEAREST the edge?

    Is it possible to get an adapter that splits the edge slot into multiple usb slots? (I have one of those)


    EDIT: Silly ol' me! EXTENSION not ADAPTER.
     
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    Get a new pc and download emulators for it even your old pc would probably work too and buy a pc controller if you need one
     
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    I don't enjoy games on PC's. Never really have. And if I can have an all-in-one with my Wii I say why not.
     
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    I wouldn't usually reply to someones reply because that can get really annoying but why don't you like emulating on a PC the emulators are better you don't have to move files from device to device you can mod the ROM's more higher res's and overall it's just better I don't understand
     
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    Just a personal thing I guess haha. I like using things for what their meant for. Computer for internet, work, school, GBAtemp [​IMG]. Amd Wii for games and entertainment.
     
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    Hermes cIOS allow the use of both USB ports.

    So it all depend which homebrew you are using.
    If it's application, or emulators, it should be FAT32 and placed on port0 (the one near the edge).

    If it's USBloaders compatible with both ports, you can connect your WBFS drive to USB port1 (the other one [​IMG]).
    You will have to check USBloaders compatibility with Hermes cIOS's second USBport feature first.


    USBLoaderGX is compatible with both ports, and you can even load games from both at the same time (listing all partition of both HDD), so you can store games on WBFS + FAT32 and have them listed on the loader [​IMG]
    Just remember to load the loader with a Hermes cIOS (222, 223 or 224).
     
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    Ugh, I'm already using CFG Loader unfortunately. -___-
    Well thanks a bunch for the info Cyan [​IMG]
     
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    PunEmu might be another solution. It basically lets you put the emulators and roms in a single .iso or .wbfs file, so you can run them through a USB loader. Sadly though it only supports NES, SNES, N64, GBA, and Genesis.
     
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    why not get a bigger drive, copy everything there and use the 500g for something else
     

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