Using a USB flashdrive vs an External HD on a Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by gblock247, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. gblock247
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    gblock247 GBAtemp Fan

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    My external HD went kaput a while back. Was considering picking up a 32gb flashdrive for the time being (only $18.00 this week) since I don't play a ton of console games and the ones I do play will fit on that space. Question is, is the lifespan of a flashdrive considerably shorter due to the Wii constantly reading the game off of it (say with daily or every other day use) would the flashdrive last a considerable amount of time (over one year) or should I just bite the bullet and get another external HD?
     
  2. DamianNuez

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    flash drives get worn out with each write and erase, not by reading. so as long as you dont keep changing games waaaay often it should last considerably longer than a normal hard drive, and even so, usb flash drives are more relaiable than a mecanical hard drive, if you dont need huge amounts of space a flash drive is your best bet n.n
     
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  3. gblock247
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    Sweet, just the answer I was looking for, thanks Damian!
     
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