USB Loader dump speed trick

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  1. moosh01
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    When dumping through the usb loader on the Wii, if the speed seems slow press the eject button. It does not eject the disk, but starts it spinning again and will speed up the dump process! Try it and give feedback. It has worked on two disks for me: WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw, and Sam and Max Season one. Seemed frozen or very slow(.01% per minute) and hitting eject made 1.46:58 dump in less than 5 minuites. [​IMG]
    (I am using a WD My Book 500GB ext drive)

    Edit: This only seems to work for a frozen dump, otherwise it will result in a bad dump to your HDD.
     


  2. dmonkey21

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    Hmm I should try that I didn't really have a problem dumping originals (Wii Sports took like 1 1/2 min [.31GB] and Brawl took like 30 min, but it's dual layer [6.98GB]) and for backups it takes longer (20 min for Metal Slug [1.36GB], but I assumed this was just because the Wii can only read the data from a DVD backup at 3x instead of 6x). Did you get these results with backups or original games?

    Right now I find it fastest to just put the backups in my computer and extract the image [takes around 8 min] and then just put them on the HDD with the Windows command line tool [takes roughly 1-3 min, depending on the size the .iso will be on the HDD].
     
  3. dope_X

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    how do you extract the images in 8 min. ?
    do you got that special LG-Drive?
     
  4. moosh01
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    This method may be faster then extracting the iso on your computer. The first of the two games I noticed this on, I dumped from USB Loader were so slow, I tried ejecting the disk. It did not eject, but made the disk dump much faster. The game I tried after that, I started the dump and five to ten seconds in I hit the eject button and it sped up.

    Please post results so I can see if it is just my HDD or works on a bigger scale.
     
  5. searos

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    I can confirm that this works.
     
  6. jservs7

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    Cool beans moosh. [​IMG] Just tried it and it its definitely moving faster, but I wonder if this does anything to the quality of the image. [​IMG]
     
  7. dmonkey21

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    No, you only need a special drive to read original Wii discs. If it is just a backup, any drive can read the iso, and it's reading at 16x so 8 minutes is pretty normal.
     
  8. moosh01
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    Image quality seems fine. No stutters so far!

    Warning: Do not hit the eject button twice!! Disk will eject and your dump is screwed!
     
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    or just use WBFS and get it done in 1 minute
     
  10. kirakills

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    it does work, but only press eject once, if you press it twice it ejects
     
  11. moosh01
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    Yes that is what I use for games I have an ISO of, But for already burnt games that you no longer have the ISO for, this is alot faster than just sitting and waiting for the dump, or redownloading and adding from WBFS.
     
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    Sam & Max Season 1 works in the usb loader? If yes it's kinda surprising, and i really need to know, please.
     
  13. moosh01
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    No sorry, I found out the hard way too. I was just using that as an example because that was the second time I noticed this.
     
  14. gblock247

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    So you found the Wii equivalent of a laxative??? [​IMG]
     
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    Without the burning asshole! HAHA [​IMG]
     
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    well use imgburn to rip the iso
     
  17. FenrirWolf

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    Not everyone has fancy drives that read Wii discs, though.
     
  18. moosh01
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    I have still found this faster than ripping and adding to the Hdd via WBFS_win.
     
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    dont need a fancy drive (if its not an original)
     
  20. ..::MaxWell::..

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    OMFG! IT WORKS! Mario Party kept on getting REALLY slow and then I pressed eject and TADA! DONE IN LIKE 2 MINUTES.