Using SD card as external HDD

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Gooner30, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Gooner30
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    Gooner30 Newbie

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    Hi guys i couldn't find this on the site so thought I would share, I have plugged a 32Gb SD card into a USB SD adaptor and been able to transfer demo games to it and play them, also the eShop lets me download directly to the SD, thought this info might be useful for people to know
     
  2. metroid maniac

    metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    It's fairly obvious to most of us here.
     
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  3. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    Any USB memory should work just about from what I understand.

    I was reading at Nintendo that they don't recommend flash drives because they have a limited number or writes...what's that about. They recommend externally powered HDD.
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Correct. Flash memory like USB flash drive or SD card have limited number of writes compared to external HDD. If you frequently download & delete they wear out faster than external HDD.
     
  5. lucifer6e

    lucifer6e Newbie

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    I'm thinking of purchase a 64GB SD card, and plug it into the front SD slot of the Wii U.
    I wonder if the WiiFlow can read it and play Wii ISOs from that SD card.
    If so then I could get rid of the Format HDD notice appeared every time when I open the WiiU.
    Can anyone tell me is this possible?
     
  6. metroid maniac

    metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    This is possible.
     
  7. Unsought

    Unsought Stop being a fucking dinosaur and get a job

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    Somewhere that is here but isn't here
    This is correct.