Using an SD instead of hard drive?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by markmcrobie, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. markmcrobie

    markmcrobie GBAtemp Fan

    May 24, 2008
    I softmodded my Wii years ago and use a 320GB hard drive loaded up with games, with USB Loader GX.

    Is there anything to stop me putting the Wii rips onto a large SD and using that instead of a hard drive?

    What about Wii mode on a softmodded Wii U? Does that accept large SD cards?
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
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    USBLoaderGX is stopping you.
    it reads wii games only from USB.

    SD for wii games "might" be added in the future. I don't know when.
  3. mightymuffy

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    Not exactly sure about USB Loader GX - the clue's in the program title: it's meant to be for usb...(I could be wrong though - EDIT: Ninja'd by the man himself :lol: )
    Wiiflow does the job using an SD no problems.

    ....but, have to ask 'why' here, have you got a big SD card doing nothing, or are you planning on buying one? For the price of a large sd you could easily buy a much larger portable usb that you can simply hide round the back of your Wii (U), better compatibility (especially with USBLGX), and more space for more games - win win!